So recently, Shiina Ringo has made some questionable career choices that have left me as a long term fan, pretty damn annoyed. However, lately, that has calmed down and I’ve been able to accept what has become of her. This is my seven stages of grief over the death of what once was. (Also this is all a bit of fun, don’t take it too seriously)
Stage 1: Denial– When I first saw the track-list and cover: Oh it’s OK! Them old songs are pretty good, so what if it’s only got an EP worth of new tracks, they’ll be awesome!
Stage 2: Pain– Oww my ears! This is mastered so badly! Uggh!
Stage 3: Anger– How could she do this to us? After 15 years of loyalty and now she turkey slaps us with THIS!
Stage 4: Depression– It’s all over, Baby Blue. Shiina Ringo is a thing of the past, no way she’ll ever recover. RIP
Stage 5: The Upward Turn– Hmm I guess this LG song ain’t THAT bad. The music videos are sorta cool
Stage 6: Reconstruction/Working Through– So what if Shiina Ringo isn’t remotely what she used to be, there’s still plenty of other cool stuff out there!
Stage 7: Acceptance– eh whatever, her old stuff is good. It’ll be fun to watch future train-wrecks. It is what it is.