ストレイテナー (Straightener) – リニア (Linear) Review

Straightener has been an outlier band for me over the years. I enjoy listening to the band, and their album are among the most solid of Japanese rock.

But I find that I never listen through their albums from start to finish and rather enjoy listening to the albums on random.

Linear showed a lot more variety in the songs starting with the opening track “Clarity.” The band took a different approach to the music, even though they retained their sound.

“Six Day Wonder” is in the top three favorite songs from the band. A much more ballad indie type song that still has a very flowing tempo. It showed a different side to the band, one that I wish they would return to.

The album is amazing, showing the talent and ability of the members. It is a change in style from earlier albums, so it’s not the best place to start. But it does need to be listened to.

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