Upbeat Ska Punk served up Kemuri style
sammyshoeshine | 11/02/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Kemuri is back with what it does best: catchy japanese ska punk with great horns and upbeat lyrics. If you loved Kemuri's other two albums (Little Playmate and 77 Days), you'll definately love this one too. If you haven't heard Kemuri yet, they're similiar to bands like Less Than Jake, Skankin Pickle, Slapstick, and fellow Japanese skapunk rockers, Potshot. My only complaint is that all of the linear notes are in japanese, whereas on all of the past albums they've been in english. Oh well, at least the music is great."
If it says 'Kemuri,' you know it's Quality
Andy | MA | 11/08/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Kemuri has always been a "beacon of quality" in the ska world. When other bands sing about chicks and beer, Kemuri sings about peace, happiness, and PMA (positive mental attitude.) This cd, unfortunately, cannot quite measure up to their debut "Little Playmate." However, there are very, very few cds that can. Taken for what it is, this is an excellent release. Fumio Ito's lyrics are again top-notch. The songs, especially Kirisame and Falling Down, are skankable indeed. And then there are incredible masterpieces, including Oneday and In the Perfect Silence. Kemuri fans, get this, but, to all who are just getting into them, start with Little Playmate."