Nabuma Rubberband is my fave album this year thus far. The atmospheric sound is just beautiful. Every song flows very well into the next. I feel they stepped up their production and songwriting, and paired with Nagano's always perfect vocals equals a stellar project.
Spinned NR a few more times, I've decided it's their best effort as in album format. The tracks are quite cohesive after all, the 3 previous albums always had a few bulging tracks. All the tracks on NR are worth attention.
I believe that I love Nabuma Rubberband much earlier than I did when I listened to Ritual Reunion. I think Ritual Reunion is my least favorite album from them actually, although I still enjoy it. I just love how atmospheric and smooth Nabuma Rubberband sounds. I think it's such a banger too - I love having the volume up on this album!