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Citrus

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Everything Is On
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Strawberries
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New Years
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Thursday
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Strings
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Pink Cloud Tracing Paper
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Red Sea
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Goodbye
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Lions And Tigers
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Nefi + Girly
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Exotic Animal Parade
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Mizu Asobi
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Album Information
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Total Tracks: 12   Total Length: 47:26

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04.22.11
Asobi Seksu, Citrus
2006 | Label: Friendly Fire Recordings / The Orchard

Recalling Lush and the Cocteau Twins when they're hazy or Heavenly when they're more straightforwardly poppy, New York quartet Asobi Seksu's second album is one of the brighter shoegaze albums to be released after that style's early-'90s heyday. There is, of course, plenty of guitar distortion here, though James Hanna is as fond of the clean tone that epitomized the twee-pop aesthetic as he is of the aural sandstorms kicked up in My… read more »

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re: we say

lexmccall

hey michaelangelo ... the drummer on this album is not mitch spivak

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I love it alot

drjeckyl

I discovered this band by perusing another members playlist and I am HOOKED!! These guys are awesome!!! Yuki's voice is amazing!!! Check out Strawberries, Thursday, etc... I could list the entire ablum. The sound is full, textured and hits my sweet spot. I started with this ablum (which is my favorite) and have since downloaded their entire catalog.

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Juicy!

cuckoo

A luscious, satisfying and surefire way to get your shoegaze fix.

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Flipside to 23

senatorbobdole

Seriously, try it: Listen to Blonde Redhead's "23", then listen to Citrus. It's an incredible 1-2 knockout punch. This cd is everything i love about rock-- clean, overwhelming, pretty, loud, noisy.

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luv it

tqrnr

i love this cd, even without the sweet-ass bonus track

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DreamPop Shoegaze Goodness

labolavirus

This is one of those albums that grabs a hold of you from the very beginning and doesn't let go. Check your aversion to particularly high-pitched female vocals at the door. Once you've done that, it's easy to appreciate how sincere and self-honest Yuki's approach is toward the band's spiraling arrangements and truly delightful guitar effects. A true breath of fresh air to a near-dead genre.

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recommended tracks

tresadorable

(in no particular order) Goodbye, Thursday, Lions And Tigers, Strings, and New Years (If you like early 90's alt rock with girly Asian vocals-and I do.)

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“Citrus” that is Sweet, not Sour

ZestyPesty

Where should I begin? Asobi Seksu could be the greatest find on emusic. “Citrus” definitely delivers everything you would expect from a great band; fun, unique music that you will play all night long. Although the entire album is awesome, “Strawberries,” “Thursday,” “New Years,” and “Strings” are all standout tracks. Beware: you won’t be able to hit the stop button!

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sunshine

littlejeans

this is pretty. it is melodic and has a unified feel as an album. it is not traditional "pop" but isn't hard to like. listen to the whole thing through.

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eh, pretty good

don

They're really fun live, but the album isn't very unique or varied

eMusic Features

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They Say All Music Guide

Asobi Seksu are part of the contingent of bands who refuse to let shoegazing die. There are enough guitar effects on Citrus to make Kevin Shields proud and enough reverb and echo on the vocals to make Rachel Goswell blush. Asobi Seksu make judicious use of loud-soft dynamics, aren’t afraid to disappear into great walls of guitar noise, and most importantly, they write very good, adventurous, and memorable pop songs. On song after song they throw hook after hook at the listener, vocal melodies, guitar lines, basslines, atmospheres — everything here is a hook that draws you into the band’s cocoon of sound. Singer Yuki has a very malleable voice; one minute she is whispering girlishly, the next she is spreading her wings and coasting on a cloud of guitars. Guitarist James Hanna is very adept at over-dubbing, he turns himself into a swirling, marauding army of guitars that never overwhelms the tunes and always provides perfect accompaniment to the vocals. As the record plays you’ll think of Moose (especially on “Strawberries” and “Strings”) you’ll think of buzz pop bands like the Primitives (“Thursday,” “Goodbye”), maybe some Ride (“Lions and Tigers”), definitely My Bloody Valentine (just about everywhere!). When the record ends you’ll think that this is a damn good record by a damn good band, and who cares if you can hear their influences so transparently? There is no shame in keeping a sound alive, especially if you invest it with energy, new ideas, and some soul. It also helps if you bring songs that are as good as those that the originators had. Asobi Seksu have done just that and Citrus is as good a shoegaze record you will ever hear, regardless of release date. – Tim Sendra

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