YMMV: Akiko Shikata

  • Ear Worm:
    • The heavy, aerial drums in the verses of Hollow are pretty damn hypnotizing. And similarly in Queen of Sheba, on the same album.
    • KOWARERO KOWARE KOWARE KOWARETEYUKE!!! (BREAK, BREAK, BREAK, BREAK AWAY!!!) The chorus of ee wassa sos yehar will burn itself into your brain like a hellish drumbeat.
    • Kaze to Rashinban, an upbeat and peppy song in Harmonia, is almost at odds with the majestic atmosphere of the album, but damn is it catchy.
    Yobu koe waaa kaze ni kodamashite hirogaruuu… energie!
  • Magnum Opus: If you ask a fan what their favorite Shikata album is, they'll likely answer either RAKA or Harmonia.
  • Narm: Can happen when she tries to sing in a foreign language but bites off a tad more than she can chew. Notable examples include Hollow (English) and La Corolle (French) in Navigatoria, or Umineko no Naku Koro ni ~ Rengoku (Italian) in Harmonia. The latter is rather strange since she doesn't usually have this much trouble with Italian…
  • Tear Jerker: Byakumu no mayu ~ Ricordando il passato is bad enough in itself. Listening to it in the context of Umineko's ending is worse. Listening to it in context and understanding the lyrics is sure to empty your stock of tissues for the next year. It is basically a man talking about perpetuating the memory of his dead lover so that it is never soiled, and praying that she may now rest in peace after a life of suffering.