Kimi Ga Suki

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Kimi Ga Suki * Raifu
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 22, 2003
RecordedJanuary 2002
GenreAlternative rock
LabelRCAM Records
ProducerMatthew Sweet
Matthew Sweet chronology
To Understand: The Early Recordings of Matthew Sweet
Kimi Ga Suki * Raifu
Living Things
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars [1]
Pitchfork Media(7.3/10) [2]

Kimi Ga Suki * Raifu (lit. "I Love You - Life") is the eighth album by alternative rock musician Matthew Sweet. It was released on RCAM Records in 2003.


Released in April 2003 as a "thank you" to Japanese fans, it received a United States release the following year. Sweet stated in the liner notes of the album (which is translated in Japan as: キミがスキ・ライフ) that he wrote the album in the course of one week in January 2002, and enlisted the help of some of his Girlfriend-era bandmates during the recording. Sweet mixed, produced and engineered the album at his house. The album cover was designed by Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara. Also in the liner notes, Sweet described the album's title as an attempt at reverse Engrish: "If I did it correctly, the title should seem a little strange or wrong, but still meaningful! The true definition is supposed to be a 'love you' life, one devoted to loving someone or something, even life itself!"

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Matthew Sweet.

  1. "Dead Smile"
  2. "Morning Song"
  3. "The Ocean In-Between"
  4. "I Love You"
  5. "I Don't Want to Know"
  6. "Warning"
  7. "Spiral"
  8. "Love is Gone"
  9. "Hear This"
  10. "Wait"
  11. "Tonight We Ride"
  12. "Through Your Eyes"