HaRuRiNaMaMiToMo wrote:I'm not a musician or expert or anything and I posted that already somewhere, but honestly their sound didn't changed THAT much lately.
Well it's always different if you initially only have one album to judge them on and then see the progression over time, vs. having this whole body of pre-existing work that all blends together. I don't mean to say an early fan's perspective is "better", just different. When I started listening to them, they did not have pop songs, they did not have ballads. "Doll" was as pop as it got for them, and that's totally a punk song. The other stuff all came later, so it's not part of what makes Scandal Scandal to me.
That's why I initially got into them - they were basically a garage/punk band made up of four really cute/sexy girls wearing heavily modified school uniforms who made no apologies for any of that. That gave them a "bad girl" image and their music just seemed somehow *wrong* (in a good way). And they seemed to be getting popular with that, which I thought was awesome. They were so different than anything else in either Japan or the US, but still people were getting to like them.
I've stuck with them through their changes since then (ballads, pop songs, full-on synthesizer-based songs, auto-tune, heavy processing, ditching the school unis, etc.), and even got to like them *more* after seeing them at Budokan. But there's a limit beyond which they're just not the same band anymore, and I start to feel a little detached, and a little less interested. They're approaching that for me, if they haven't reached it already.
(btw I think this is still on-topic because it is a topic about what we don't like about Scandal, and for me, it's that they're becoming too generic.)
I'm still a fan, don't get me wrong, just at an ebb in my interest right now. The "Awanai" single was good but that seems more like an exception than a rule lately.
ariadne32391 wrote:Haru's current weight. I like skinny people but Haru is alarming me.
Yeah... I've mentioned it before too but she just continues to lose weight. She can't be unaware of it at this point, so I wonder what's going on.