ドラマチックMay 16, 2007
The third time I came to Japan, it was to stay. In March of 2002, I moved in with my friend’s parents and started my exchange program at Sophia University in Tokyo. This album had been out for a while, and I went out to get it at my first opportunity.
This album has strong memories associated with it; until Vapor Trails came out, this was what I listened to on my two-walk, three-train commute to class every day. To me, it’s the surrounding sound of coming to live in that discombobulating town.
What still makes me pause and shiver is the way each song segues perfectly into the next one (between “Rainbow” and “Koiwazurai” gets me every time). The whole album fits together like a long, perfect meal, where every dish is perfect, the conversation is crackling, and you get espresso at the end.