The Band Apart  (album) Nazo No Open World (謎のオープンワールド)
the band apart was a big deal when indie rock took the japanese scene by storm 10 or so years ago. i like indie rock. i like it just fine. there are some bands that i LOVE. but the band apart is not one of them. they've got a sound i just can't get in to. at times its almost elevator-ish. this album is no different. there are moments here and there where i can appreciate parts of a song. but ultimately... this shit smells bad.