Any fans of Shiina Ringo around? Shiina Ringo is my favourite Japanese musician, and one of my favourite artists overall. Yeah, her voice can be an aquired taste (Though I can't imagine her songs being sung well by anyone else), but her music is unique and has this funky jazziness to it which is awesome. My inability to describe music beyond 'it's great!' and 'it's terrible!' is showing here, and I feel guilty for not starting some large hundred thousand word tribute thread covering every single song of hers, but I wanted to know if she has a few fans on GAF.
I'm not a huge fan of Tokyo Jihen, the band that she's currently in. The songs are OK, but not amazing like her solo work.
Favourite Shiina Ringo/Tokyo Jihen songs, in no particular order:
1. Yami ni Furu Ame
2. Yattsuke Shigoto (album version),
3. Shuraba (Tokyo Jihen. Both Adult version and single version)
4. Kabukichou no Jyoou
5. Maru no uchi sadistic
7. Tsumi no Batsu
8. Pretty much the entire Karuki Zamen Zuri no Hana album
Like her? Loathe her? Favourite songs? Least favourite songs?