Port Entropy

Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
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  1. Apr 12, 2011
    60
    Port Entropy finds Tokumaru-san at his most confident, but without the apprehensiveness apparent in the past albums, the tracks seem two-dimensional.
  2. Mar 2, 2011
    60
    Port Entropy is Tokumaru's fourth widely-available full-length and sees him taking his songs to greater aspirational heights than much of his previous work, which has been characterized more by restraint than indulgence.
  3. Mar 2, 2011
    60
    This is cheerful childhood innocence come to life - candy-floss dreams and rainbow rivers.
  4. Mar 2, 2011
    60
    While Port Entropy contains some of Tokumaru's most accomplished compositions yet, on the whole, it's a bit too monochrome for its own good.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Sep 16, 2011
    10
    A lot of musicians fall into the trap of trying to be unique rather than good. As a result they sing out of tune, use weird instruments andA lot of musicians fall into the trap of trying to be unique rather than good. As a result they sing out of tune, use weird instruments and arrangements and add technical oddities like the irritating sound of vinyl hissing and clicking to their sound (I just hate that). I was apprehensive to Shugo Tokumaru since the one thing I knew about him was that he plays an enormous amount of more or less strange instruments and mix it all together into his own unique style of music .
    I am glad to say that my apprehensions were unfounded. Port Entropy is an utterly delightful pop record with a number of extremely catchy songs. The fact that the sound is multi-layered and unique (in a very positive way) makes it possible to listen to the record over and over again without getting tired of it. As an added bonus Shugo Tokumaru is gifted with soft voice that is a pure pleasure to listen to.
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