February 10, 2017

Album and Concert Review : Joe Inoue

Joe Inoue is probably most well-known for his song "Closer" from Naruto Shippuden. He writes and performs all vocals and instrumental parts for his music. He does live broadcasts every now and then on Facebook and YouTube. 

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First off, I was surprised when I saw there was 16 tracks. I was expecting like ten, maybe twelve at most. This album is a variety of different genres which can appeal to anyone and everyone even if you can't understand the Japanese lyrics. "Loner Boner" was a bit awkward to hear at first, but it's now one of my favorites. My top favorite from this album has got to be "Krd". I saw Joe's video commentary about the meaning of the song and thought it was unique and beautiful how he wrote it. 
Pierrot's Rating : 5 of 5

Track Listing
Boys and Girls
The One
Straight Up (Killing Me)
Morning Light
Living Dead
Funk (Like It's a Sport)
Puck You
Loner Boner
Panic Attack

Joe Inoue : Live at Izumicon 2017
First of all, I'd like to say seeing Joe Inoue perform live was a dream come true for me. Although I hoped to hear him perform songs from his new albums,  I thought his set list was pretty good and I knew a good amount of the songs he sang. The acoustic version of "Krd" was definitely a highlight of the night. There were some sound issues, but nothing tech couldn't fix in seconds. In between songs, he interacted with the audience. From most of the concerts I've seen in the past, not many people have done that.  He performed "Closer" as his finale and even went live on Facebook for his fans. It was a great way to end the show.

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