While the record from the first few listens is nothing fantastic that will outlive the massive success of some of the other artists in a similar lane right now; later listens establishes a love for select tracks while others fall to the wayside. The sound here is unfortunately predictable; there is the Ronny J production credit, the club hit, the single, and the slow, personal track; all while in the course of time, Sincerely, Tokyo feels generic and replaceable.
While MadeinTYO was never an artist that personally made the crowd go wild when his name was mentioned, he still had these hit tracks that would be fun to move with. Sincerely, Tokyo is exactly that, the record is fun to dance to and is very approachable with lots of visual appeal but no real deeper substance. The lyrics present here are not enough to keep the listener coming back for more and the production just feels too similar between tracks.
There just is not enough to make Sincerely, Tokyo feel like a full meal. It feels more as a collection of tracks rather than something that can be read through as one continuous journey. If the album was split into EP’s rather than one long jump, it could have come out to be slightly more palatable. With the production lacking in most aspects, the lyrics that do not possess any real punch behind them, and with an utterly boundary confined release; MadeinTYO does not hold enough power in his hands to perform on a feature-length album.