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[SINGLE] love the world – Perfume

Posted in Japanese Music, Perfume with tags , , , , on January 26, 2009 by bunnypukki

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1. love the world

2. edge

3. love the world (Instrumental)

4. edge (extended mix)

love the world is Perfume’s 8th major single and was released on July 9, 2008. This single came #1 at the Oricon charts selling 80,742 copies in it’s first week. This single was also the first techno pop song to chart at #1 on the Oricon charts.  I started to listen to Perfume after listening Polyrythmn. After that what would a pop freak like me do if i did not start liking them?

love the world starts with electro beats and is very upbeat comparing it to Polyrythmn. The distorted vocals of the three members merges with the beats making this song one of perfume’s best with it’s catchy tune and beats!

The b-side edge is a more dark track comparing it to it’s a-side but of course with more synthetic beats. This track is the type of track you would hear at clubs and I mean the good ones. Even though being the exact opposite of it’s a-side, I consider this song as Perfume’s best as well.

The extended version of edge isn’t that different, it’s just long. It starts with drum beats and is more extended in the middle which would be better for clubs and dancing.

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Rating: A+

Wow, having a #1 hit and making a history in the Oricon charts at the same time, you’ve got to hand it these girls they’re something. I was very happy with love the world and hope they make more great music in the upcoming future.

[ALBUM] Supreme Show – Ami Suzuki

Posted in Ami Suzuki, Japanese Music with tags , , on January 7, 2009 by bunnypukki

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The tracks in bold are the one that has already been reviewed.

-Track Listing-

1. TEN

2. can’t stop the DISCO

3. climb up to the top

4. SUPER MUSIC MAKER (SA’08S/A Mix)

5. Mysterious

6. Change My Life

7. LOVE MAIL

8. A Token Of Love

9. TRUE

10. flower

11. ONE

Ami Suzuki’s 4th album with Avex Trax, Supreme Show was released on November 12, 2008 to celebrate 10 year anniversary. The whole album is produced by Yasutaka Nakata so the whole album’s genre is electro pop! The album charted #16 on the oricon charts selling 13,094 copies.

TEN the first track celebrates Ami’s 10th anniversary. A really good album opener because the lyrics are all in English telling of Ami’s career from her debut to now.

All the songs from her can’t stop the DISCO single comes next. Like I mentioned before can’t stop the DISCO has a catchy tune and fun to listen to.

climb up to the top, the B-side of the single with the annoying yelling of Ami but with the club type of the music, it really grows on you.

The mix of her previous single SUPER MUSIC MAKER is next. SUPER MUSIC MAKER (SA’08S/A Mix) has less electronic music than the original one and it’s as good to listen.

Out of the new tracks from this album, Mysterious was definately one I liked. Beginnning with synthetic beats, the electro music makes this song a really catchy one! Even though the lyrics are repeated, it doesn’t matter as it goes well with the slow beatings.suzuki

The next track, Change My Life has a more fast paced music than the previous track. I specially liked the music in the chorus of this track. Even though this track is techno, it gives me a summer feeling.

As we keep on proceeding to new tracks, the music and beats starts to get more fast. LOVE MAIL has that fast paced synthetic rhytmn and beats. With Ami going “LOVE MAIL~!”, this song makes you want to groove.

Our next track, the B-side of her single ONE, A Token Of Love. This song gets better and better no many how many times I listen to it.

TRUE is another new track in this album that I liked a lot. Unlike in Mysterious the beats are more fast mixed with electronic bells. Another track in this album that makes you just shake your body.

flower has more slow paced music then any other tracks in the album along with it Ami’s vocal. It’s like an ‘electro ballad’ and it isn’t bad at all. The slow rythmn and beats makes this an interesting track to listen.

And this album comes to an end with it’s first single ONE. With all of it’s synthetic beats and fast paced music, this track was the right way to end Supreme Show.

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Rating: A

After being one of the most popular singers in Japanese music industry debuting alongside Ayumi Hamasaki and Utada Hikaru,to her downfall and comeback, Ami Suzuki’s this album collaborated with producer Yasutaka Nakata is a must listen for all electro pop lover. This also shows no matter what Ami’s going to be in the music industry for a long time.

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[SINGLE] can’t stop the DISCO – Ami Suzuki

Posted in Ami Suzuki, Japanese Music with tags , , on January 7, 2009 by bunnypukki

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-Track Listing-

1. can’t stop the DISCO

2. climb up to the top

3. SUPER MUSIC MAKER (SA’08S/A Mix)

This single released on September 24th, 2008 came #17 on the oricon weekly charts and was produced by Yasutaka Nakata.

can’t stop the DISCO has of course a very techno feeling with the Ami’s vocals. I really liked how Yasutaka Nakata has made Ami’s voice go well with his music arrangements giving us this really catchy track.

climb up to the top, has more of a club feeling to it. The song kind of gets annoying at first with Ami screaming at the top of her voice but after listening for a while, it grows on you if you like electro pop that is.

SUPER MUSIC MAKER was in her 6th album DOLCE and the original one was really good but I’m not saying this mix isn’t good either. Unlike the original one, this is short and sweet.

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Rating: A-

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