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Kyoiku (Japan Version)

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Kyoiku (Japan Version)
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Customer Rating: Customer Review Rated Bad 7 - 7 out of 10 (8)

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Shiina Ringo has been the poster girl for J-pop 'cool' for years, building a reputation for writing her own songs, playing the guitar and constantly pushing musical boundries. Her latest project is Tokyo Jihen (Tokyo Incidents), a 'superband' consisting of the best of Japanese music. The group's previous two singles, Gunjo Biyori and Sonan have receiving much critical acclaim, and now the much anticipated album, Kyoiku, is finally here!

Tokyo Jihen has Shiina Ringo as lead vocals and guitarist, and also includes Hata Toshiki, who has worked with Nakashima Mika; PE'Z member H Zetto M on keyboards, Hirai Ken, SPITZ and Shiino's producer Kameda Sezi on bass, and Hirama Mikio as lead guitarist. The album will include the two singles, as well as some new songs played at this year's Fuji Rock Festival including "Service", "Eki mae" (In Front of the Station), "Omatsuri Sawagi" (Razzle-Dazzle).

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Product Title: Kyoiku (Japan Version) 教育 (日本版) 教育 (日本版) 教育 (日本版) Kyoiku (Japan Version)
Singer Name(s): Tokyo Incidents (Tokyo Jihen) 東京事變 东京事变 東京事変 동경사변
Release Date: 2004-11-25
Publisher Product Code: TOCT-25452
Language: Japanese
Disc Format(s): Copy-Protected CD, CD
Other Information: Album
Package Weight: 100 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
Publisher: Toshiba EMI
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1003843038

Product Information / Track List

アーティスト:東京事変
タイトル:教育

椎名林檎を擁するバンド、東京事変のデビュー・アルバム。「林檎の唄」「群青日和」「入水願い」「遭難」「クロール」他、全12曲を収録。

曲目 Disc1
1.林檎の唄
2.群青日和
3.入水願い
4.遭難
5.クロール
6.現実に於て
7.現実を嗤う
8.サービス
9.駅前
10.御祭騒ぎ
11.母国情緒
12.夢のあと

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Customer Review of "Kyoiku (Japan Version)"

Average Customer Rating for this Edition: Customer Review Rated Bad 7 - 7 out of 10 (8)

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March 4, 2006

Music Good, but Over-compressed Customer Review Rated Bad 5 - 5 out of 10
I was first introduced to Tokyo Incidents by a friend who show me the Dynamite Out! DVD. I was instantly captured by the tight musicianship and showmanship. So I had high hopes for this album. I was looking for some fusion-infused rock.

Sure the songs in the CD was very innovative and energetic. But boy was it LOUD! The hi-hats of the first song was so piercing I just have to skip it. Too much compression to the point of distortion. It's over-produced and mastered to a point that there are no nuances whatsoever. I'd hope they removed some of the processing, master it, lower the levels a bit so I can listen to the instruments as they should sound like.
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December 22, 2005

Didn't grab me Customer Review Rated Bad 5 - 5 out of 10
I love Shiina Ringo, but there wasn't a single song that grabbed me. If you want a great album with Shiina and the Tokyo Jihen musicians (and they are fantastic) backing her up, get Electric Mole. This is an all region DVD of live concert material and features Shiina's solo album songs, especially from KSK.
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August 20, 2005

Noise?! Cool! Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9 out of 10
Kyoiku is a natural progression from Ringo's Karuki Samen Kuri no Hana album. Gone are the synth beats from KSK and in come a full band. Just like KSK, Kyoiku is a rock album that is heavily jazz influenced (some say Ringo's music was always jazz influenced since her Muzai Moratorium days) the addition of Mikki (lead guitar), HZM (keyboard), and Hata (Mika Nakashima's drummer) give Tokyo Jihen a low-down dirty and raw sound; good ol' Kameda is playing bass as usual. The perfect combination for rocking!

Songs range from gentle piano numbers to all-out crazyness ("Service" is a jazz song you can mosh to). Some are just strange ("Love for the Homeland").

Ringo has confessed in interviews that she is burnt out from solo work and needs to share the workload. HZM lends a hand and composes 2 tracks for the album. Very Good.
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Anonymous

July 25, 2005

1 people found this review helpful

Noise... Customer Review Rated Bad 1 - 1 out of 10
My ears are still hurting from listening to this awful album. I don't know what Shiina was thinking when she decided to make this album, but I really wish she'd go back to just being Shiina Ringo because Tokyo Jihen is a chapter in her life that I can't wait to forget.
Aweful, loud, irritating music with nearly incomprehensible vocals. Total waste of my money.
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Anonymous

March 28, 2005

Shiina Ringo does it again! Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9 out of 10
I love Karuki Zamen Kuri no Hana and all, but it's nice to see Shiina go back to what made me fall in love with her music in the first place. This album is all about her old style, so if you like the type of music that's on Shouso Strip you're going to dig this too. It's a fairly diverse album so you might find a couple of the tracks to be "hokey," but she's known for her versatility and it definitely shines here. A must for all Shiina Ringo fans--highly recommended!
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