Transparent Things - Fujiya & Miyagi
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  • Summary: As their name suggests, Fujiya & Miyagi are an English trio who make German electronic rock. (OK, so maybe it doesn't suggest that.) 'Things' compiles some of the Brighton band's previously-released singles.
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. F&M's coy pose comes off as somehow original.
  2. When F&M stick to simple dance melodies and wound-up instrumental grooves, they're as good as anyone else out there.
  3. The difference between a wholly derivative artist and Fujiya & Miyagi is that they take their influences and condense them into one. [#17, p.91]
  4. It has its flaws, and it certainly isn’t some great reinvention of krautrock, but Transparent Things is an incredibly likeable album.
  5. 70
    They're fascinated with rhythm, repetition and duplication, like early-'70s German experimental bands Neu! and Can. [Mar 2007, p.136]
  6. The album's vocals exemplify the real problem here, which is that while the music is appealing and well-executed, everything feels perfectly coordinated and absolutely calculated.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3