September 19th, 2010

[misc] Rainbow Brite

[Album] NERDHEAD


BEGINNING OF THE END ~ 1st Album
01. WHERE'S THE LOVE? (feat. THE CHOIR) ♥
02. BRAVE HEART (feat. 西野カナ) ♥
03. FORGET ABOUT U (feat. AYUSE KOZUE)
04. NEVER CHANGE (feat. TOKO) ♥♥
05. FLY HIGH (feat. WISE)
06. もう一度 ~GET UR DREAM~ (feat. TOKO, KAZMANIAC, FEROS, U-KI, NAMBA) ♥
07. FAKE REALITY (feat. 光永泰一朗, KAZMANIAC)
08. LIKE A FIRE
09. DANGEROUS (feat. ITT)
10. GET NERDY (feat. KAZMANIAC)

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♫ NOTES:
NERDHEAD is a new group made up of Giorgio Cancemi (Producer/MC/Lyricist/Composer/Arranger/Mixer), So-Hey! (Violinist), and Yamada Hirokazu (Pianist/Keyboard). Giorgio was previously part of the Urban-pop duo So'Fly with singer TOKO, but the two decided to pursue solo acts. I'm not sure on the backgrounds of So-Hey! or Yamada Hirokazu, however.

I'm not too fond of the opening of WHERE'S THE LOVE?, but getting past the first 25 seconds, I really enjoy this song. It reminds me a lot lyrically of the Black Eyed Peas song with the same name (well, Where is the Love?) - though this song is a lot chiller and feels smoother. BRAVEHEART was the first single, and it was the song that drawn me to NERDHEAD. It's best described as an orchestra ballad meets rap. Sounds like a strange mix, but the end result is beautiful. NEVER CHANGE is like listening to So'Fly all over again. TOKO is back! I won't lie, this song makes me cry. It is a break-up song, but even more it's about telling someone you care about to never lose the amazing qualities that you first fell in love with. もう一度 ~GET UR DREAM~ is a bit more upbeat and like So'Fly again. Feeling so fun, and again with TOKO!
[text] beautiful girl

[album] Beyond Pink


Beyond Pink ~ Barbie/Christie/Teresa
01. You Are The Universe
02. Boys Will Be Boys
03. Slide
04. One Love, True Love
05. From The Jump
06. Happy Together
07. Think Pink
08. The Girl of Today
09. Wonderland
10. Rainbow

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♫ NOTES:
This album is being uploaded as a tribute to my teen years! My best friend in Jr. High had this album, and we would listen to it ALL THE TIME! Most of the songs are super cheesy, and have me thinking "is that how I thought love was supposed to be?!" but yeah... I did XD Where has my innocence gone?

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mihimaballads ~ Compilation
01. Love Letter
02. Shiawase ni Narou ♥♥
03. diverge ♥
04. Koisuru Kimochi ♥
05. Love Is... ♥
06. So Merry Christmas -TAKE06-
07. Squall ♥
08. disconsolate ♥
09. Hoshi no Suna -TAKE10-
10. ALIVE ♥
11. Sayonara no Uta
12. YES
13. Omedetou ♥♥
14. Kakegae no Nai Uta ♥
15. Te wo Nobaseba ♥♥
16. Koisuru Kimochi ~Five Years Later~ ♥♥

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♫ NOTES:
Not that mihimaru GT really needed another best-type album, but I have to admit I do love their ballads. I mean, look at all those ♥'s! I'm not going to describe each track, I'll just touch on the new song & remakes.

The first remake would be Hoshi no Suna -TAKE10-... I can hardly tell the difference between the original :\ I've tried listening to both versions back and forth, and I honestly can't hear any difference, which makes me really sad. I was hoping for a different arrangement or change in vocals, but it appears the song has only been remastered and sounds almost the same as a result. Lame. Koisuru Kimochi ~Five Years Later~ however, sounds very different from the original! I think I even prefer this version. There is more of a beat, and more mixing, added to this version. Instead of being a typical ballad, it sounds more like a urban-pop-ballad - the sound mihimaru GT is well known for. Another big change... the original song had only Hiroko's vocals, but now a rap was added for Miyake. It does seem a little 'out of place', but it isn't terrible. Te wo Nobaseba is one of my new favorite songs. Much like their ballad michishirube (which I wish would have been included!!) it gives me a slightly sad, and very nostalgic feeling. And Miyake's rap is my favorite part. The way the music changes... I can't describe it. I'm just in love.
[DBSK] b&w beach

[Soundtracks] Koikyokusei + SungKyunKwan Scandal


Koikyokusei OST
01. 恋極星を見上げて (Koikyokusei wo Miagete)
02. 好きです。(Suki Desu.) → Aoyama Thelma
03. Disconsolate -acoustic ver. → mihimaru GT
04. 想い出の君へ (Omoide no Kimi e)
05. ファースト デイト (First Date)
06. Love is...Shine → Kurose Manami
07. Say Love You → DAIZO
08. 世界が敵になっても (Sekai ga Teki ni Natte mo) → ANNY PUMP
09. RESISTANCE
10. Our Ferris Wheel
11. 奇跡なんて起きない (Kiseki Nante Okinai)
12. 春のカケラ (Haru no Kakera)
13. キミの為に僕が強くなる (Kimi no Tame ni Boku ga Tsuyoku Naru) ~Acoustic Letter~ → Honey L Days
14. 来ない人 (Konai Hito)
15. 星の降る丘 (Hoshi no Furu Oka)
16. 奇跡 (Kiseki) -acoustic ver.- → Okano Hironori

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♫ NOTES:
Another CD that only had me interested because of mihimaru GT! I've never seen the movie, though I think it sounds interesting... Aside from the gorgeous version of disconsolate (so chill... gives me goosebumps); I really enjoyed Love is...Shine by Kurose Manami. The "Love is..." part of the song is a cover of mihimaru GT, while the "Shine" part is all original. I don't think I've ever seen a half-cover like this before.



SungKyunKwan Scandal OST
01. 성균관 스캔들 (Sungkyunkwan Scandal)
02. 찾았다 (Found You) → Jaejoong, Junsu, Yoochun
03. 그대를 그리다 (Drawing You) → Yun Jung
04. Too Love → Junsu
05. 너에겐 이별 나에겐 기다림 (Waiting for You to Tell Me Goodbye) → Jaejoong
06. 청춘스캔들 - Youth Scandal → Lee Min-Yeong
07. Sad To Say → Kim Dong Wook
08. 사랑이란 - Love is → Jung Sun A
09. 그대를 그리다 - Drawing You (Acoustic Ver) → Dara
10. 너에겐 이별 나에겐 기다림 (Waiting for You to Tell Me Goodbye) -Voice Ver.- → K
11. 자운영 (Chinese Milk Vetch)
12. TROUBLE MAKER
13. 유생들의 나날 (Larvae of the Day)

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♫ NOTES:
I LOVE LOVE LOVE SKKS! So I was DYING to get my hands on this OST~ The music in this drama is so beautiful. Each piece fits the mood(s) perfectly. Found You is the ending theme; performed by Yoochun (who is in the drama) and his two buddies Jaejoong and Junsu. Because YC is in the series, it makes the song so much more special I think. Jae and Junsu also have solo tracks on this OST. Jaejoong's song Waiting for You to Tell Me Goodbye was featured in episode 5. The scenes where this song was featured were very bittersweet and motivational, and this song pulls that emotion off very well IMO. Junsu's Too Love has yet to appear in the series (only on episode 6 so far), but it's a more positive, and sweet song. I'm looking forward to where this song will fit. </jyj_fangirling>
[BoA] Rawr~

[album] HURRICANE VENUS


HURRICANE VENUS ~ 5th Korean Album
01. GAME ♥
02. HURRICANE VENUS ♥
03. Dangerous
04. Stand By
05. M.E.P. (My Electric Piano)
06. Let Me
07. Implode
08. Adrenaline ♥
09. Ordinary Day
10. Don't Know What To Say
11. Romance

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♫ NOTES:
Finally BoA is back in Korea! Where I fell in love with her! :D

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All in all, I think this album is all over the place. Back and forth between dance and ballads. But, while the flow could be much better, the tracks are amazing. BoA is truly at her BEST!