Fetch, the newest release from Melt-Banana, has made a number of year-end lists for best albums of 2013. Rolling Stone magazine ranked it #17 out of their top 20 metal albums. I guess it would have ranked higher had it actually been a metal album (they admit as much). Ian Martin, writing for the Japan Times, declares it the "absolute best [Japanese] album of the year." I need to give the others in his article a listen! At least one person on the Kansas City music scene likes it. And Spin magazine made it their "Album of the Week" way back in September, just before its official release date.
They made it onto at least one more list, but I can't seem to find the link and I'm out of time. Got classes to teach and all that good stuff. Anyway, congratulations to Melt-Banana!