Port Entropy - Shugo Tokumaru
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8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4

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  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 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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71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  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 28, 2011
    68
    Invoking the most sunny-day innocence of '60s pop with effortless amounts of homeland lyrics and layers, the overwhelming sweetness has the potential to wear thin for the duration of a whole album.
  3. Mar 9, 2011
    70
    The album is a true revelation, and its wonders continue to unfold and reveal themselves with each listen. [Feb 2011, p.68]