Sakanaction – Shinshiro Review

sakanactionWhile Shinshiro is a rock album, there are a lot of other influences that show up in the tracks. I believe that the band uses synth or at least a keyboardist in their arrangements and their funk influence is seen early on in the album.

I hear an Asian Kung-Fu Generation hint and then the album flies into a full-on electronica track with “minnanouta.” The mixture of the styles on Shinshiro belay the stronger rock tracks and make it a little difficult to get into the music overall.

The album is a good one, with a lot of strong tracks, but the in-betweens could have shortened the album considerably reducing the album to an EP.