I posed a few weeks about AKB48’s upcoming 1st album. Well, now we have more details on the album. We have the covers, track list, and the album name. The album is entitled Koko ni Ita Koto. Since I don’t make entire post about covers I don’t have all the covers posted here. But above is my favorite cover of the album. Watanabe Mayu in a lolita dress is just pure win.
And you can check out the track list below. 1. Shoujotachi yo 2. Overtake (Team A) 3. Boku ni Dekiru koto (Team K) 4. Renai Circus (Team B) 5. Kaze no Yukue (Kuramochi, Sashihara, Takahashi, Oshima, Minegishi, Kashiwagi) 6. Wagamama Collection (Oota, Maeda Ami, Komori, Sato S, Watanabe, Matsui J) 7. Ningyo no Vacances (Takajo, Nito, Yokoyama, Kasai, Kitahara, Sato A, Masuda) 8. Kimi to Boku no Kankei (Maeda Atsuko, Itano) 9. IIKAGEN no SUSUME (Katayama, Kojima, Shinoda, Akimoto, Miyazawa, Matsui R) 10. High scool days (Team KKS) 11. Team B Oshi (Team B) 12. Chance no Junban 13. Beginner 14. Ponytail to Shushu 15. Heavy Rotation 16. Koko ni ita koto (AKB48+SKE48+SDN48+NMB48)
I’ve been wondering how they were going to do the album since they have 48 members. And I was completely expecting their solution. Most of the girls aren’t featured prominently on the album. Only about half of the girls are featured in songs that aren’t team songs. Which is a little unfair. But that’s the breaks in an idol group were popularity determines when you sing. However, they could have fixed this a bit if the 2 Matsuis from SKE weren’t included and if the Kenkyuusei didn’t have their own song. Because honestly, I think both are a bit unnecessary. Song wise I’m looking forward to hearing Renai Cirus the most, because the covers have a circus theme and this is the only song that has anything to do with a circus. XD I also really want to hear Koko ni Ita Kot because all the 48 groups in one song, makes me think of Hello!Project All Stars. And anything similar to that is just amazing. I’m also looking forward to see how much this album sells. I think there’s definitely going to be some record breaking going on.
A radio rip for a song off of Berryz Koubou’s 7th album, 7 Berryz Time, was released. The song is called Girls Times. And all I can say is finally. Even though Berryz Koubou’s album is being released 3 days before C-ute’s album, this is the first preview of the album we are getting. C-ute’s album has already had 3 song previews.
The song has this laid back back almost beachy feel to it. It reminds me of Madayade but 50% less upbeat. Even though the song is really mid tempo, I actually don’t find it to be boring. The way that it’s sung, and the soft bells in the background give it this adorable aspect. The bass and the shu ba do was, also give this song a 50’s feel. I don’t think the song isn all that impressive. But I do really love it. It feels pretty much like a B-side, but I think it’s a little bit better than a B-side becuase the music is a little impressive. And of course I also love it because of how fair the line distibution is.
Another full song radio rip for C-ute’s upcoming album Chou Wonderful! 6, was released recently. This time it was the song Midnight Temptation. I know this preview has been floating around for few days now, so sorry for just getting to it now.
I have to say out of all the songs we’ve heard from this album so far this is hands down my absolute favorite one! This should have been used as the opening song, forget Chou Wonderful. The music of this song is incredibly. It’s following the feel of Kiss Me Aishiteru. The music is very intense and danceable. I’ll be looking forward to seeing this song in concert. And since this is a group song the line distribution is completely fair. Also, what I can understand of the song sounds good. Of course that’s only like 1/3 of it. But so far it sounds good. XD
Now, it might sound stupid but I was under the impression that AKB48 already released albums. I guess stage albums and their greatest hits albums don’t count. Who knew? XD This is extremely exciting news for AKB48 fans. Personally I am looking forward to hearing the songs. AKB48 always releases good songs, so I can’t wait to hear what types of songs are on the album.
But I also have to wonder how the album is going to work. AKB48 is an insanely huge group, so how are they going to decide who sings when? It’s not like singles were they can do a janken tournament or hold senbatsu elections. It’s also not a stage where they are already in their teams. So, how exactly is this going to work. If they split the songs into already existing teams or sub-groups, how is that different or exciting? I don’t know about you but if I wanted to see them in their predictable teams, I’d watch one of their stages. But I’m afraid that, that’s what’s going to happen. But if AKB48 is going to continue to stay on the top they are going to have to constantly be creative and different. Granted, albums do sell less than albums do. But since it’s AKB48 this album is sure to sell a million copies at least. I have extremely high hopes and expectations for this album. I hope I’m not let down.
Another song from C-ute’s upcoming 6th album, Chou WONDERFUL!6, has just been released. The theme of C-ute’s new album is there will be no solo songs, instead each girl will be a center of a song. The song that was released is 3ban hoomu 3ryoume, and is Yajima Maimi’s center song.
The beginning of the song where the music skips reminds me of another H!P song, and I can’t for the life of me remember which one. And it’s like eating me up! But that’s neither here nor there. The song itself is pretty mid-tempo, but is still too soft for my taste. This is the second album song to be released and I’m really not won over by this album yet. And I didn’t think it was possible but the chorus is slower and softer than the chorus. It’s actually worse than the verse. Which is not a good thing. The chorus defines the song, and with this definition I’m just not feeling it. Don’t get me wrong, the song it’s absolutely terrible. It’s just painfully mediocre and forgettable. Also, this song is supposed to be centered around Maimi but instead the line distribution is almost fair. Maimi only has about 3 or 5 lines more then the other members. Which is hardly a center song in my opinion. SHOCK is a center song. Tokaikko Junjou is a center song. Most of C-ute’s song are Airi and Maimi center songs. This just doesn’t feel like one to me.
I have just realized that I didn’t write anything about C-ute’s upcoming 6th album. I really want to be into C-ute, but I can’t seem to care anymore. Since Arihara Kana left C-ute my interest in them has been really falling. To where I’m at the point now were I hardly even care about them anymore. But that makes me incredibly sad, because before Kana left I used to like C-ute more than Berryz. But now Berryz Koubou has completely surpassed them. But now I’m going to take about C-ute because I know my readers are interested in keeping up with them.
On March 23rd Hello! Project group C-ute will be releasing their 6th album entitled, Chou Wonderful! 6. The track list for the album is as follows:
1. Chou WONDERFUL! 2. Midnight Temptation 3. Kiss me Aishiteru 4. Iza Susume! Steady go 5. Ru ru ru ru ru 6. Wakaretakunai 7. Aitai Lonely Christmas 8. Circle 9. Dance de bakoon 10. San ban home, san ryome 11. Campus life ~ umare te kite yokatta ~
The radio rip for the album’s title track has just been released. The song has a rock beat, but it is soft enough that the music still comes off as being absolutely adorable. I really like the style the song is going for. It might not be as aggresive or danceable as Dance de Bakoon, but the music is still really great. And since this is an album song the line distribution is pretty fair. The song is still lead by Maimi and Airi like it always is. But you do get to hear the other girls too. It’s mostly Chisato and Mai that you hear. Poor Saki I think I only heard one solo from her. Even though I think the song is cute I think it’s actually pretty weak to be an opening for an album. C-ute hardly ever has strong album songs, so this is probably as heavy as this album will get. But I’m still looking forward to hearing the rest of the album. We’ll probably be getting more previews in the next week or so.
Also, you can buy their 6th album from CDJapan by clicking the links below.
It was released about 2 weeks ago that Berryz Koubou will be releasing their 7th album on March 30th entitled 7 Berryz Times. Well today the track list for the album has been released.
The track list is as follows:
1. Icchoume Rock! 2. Heroine ni Narou ka! 3. BOMB BOMB JUMP 4. Masshiroi ano kumo 5. Maji Bomber!! 6. Joshikai The Night 7. Girls Times 8. Onna no Pride 9. Shining Power 10. Magical Future!
I am really excited for this album mostly because Berryz Koubou is my second favorite Hello!Project group. (Following right behind Morning Musume, of course.) I am also excited for it because I thought their last album was really incredible. Their albums are always really great, but I found myself loving 6th Otakebi Album even more than their other albums. I’m also really excited to hear the song Onna no Pride. Since I’m a girl I always love the songs that are super empowering or relatable for girls. Which is why I love Very Beauty and Baka ni Shinaide so much. I’m also interested in hearing Bomb Bomb Jump, just because it seems like it will be similar to Maji Bomber. And as many of you know Maji Bomber was one of my favorite songs of 2010. I’m also hoping there’s a song about unrequited love, because those are always my favorite H!P songs in general. XD
And of course you can buy this album from CDJapan by clicking the links below.
I’m sorry that this is so late guys. I’ve just been really busy helping my family get ready for Thanksgiving. But since Thanksgiving is officially over, and I’m stuffed full of turkey, I can blog 100% again. Anyway, I should probably talk about the topic at hand.
With the release of Morning Musume’s 11th album, Fantasy! Juuichi, just 5 days away Momusu released yet another radio rip. This time the song is entitled 1 Kara 10 Made Aishite Hoshii.
I actually really like the music of this song. It’s got a real 1970’s feel. It sounds like a mix between disco music and funk music. And I do like that this song is mainly sung as a group. I think it gives it a really cute and endearing quality. However, I really hate that the only members we hear with a solo are Ai and Reina. So far 3 songs have been previewed. I certainty hope either these previews have just been to short to hear LinLin and JunJun or the remaining 6 songs we have yet to hear are full of LinLin and JunJun.
With Fantasy! Juuichi’s release date right around the corner Morning Musume previews another song from the album. This time it’s Fantasy ga hajimaru, but the preview is only 1:40. Which means there’s obviously no way it’s the full song. At first listen I am absolutely in love with the whole night club type of music is has. It another club sounding song like Berryz’s Dakishimete Dakishimete and Momusu’s SONGS. But it actually sounds a lot like DEF.DIVA’S Suki Sugite Baka Mitai. While I do like the overall sound of the song I am completely disappointed by it at the same time. The song is basically a Sayumi solo song, she sings pretty much the entire time during this preview. Except for the short Reina solo part And Ai’s solo part at the very end. And it sounds like Ai and Eri also have one line solos during the verse, but with their voices being practically autotuned I can’t tell if it’s them or still Sayumi. I guess Sayumi’s It’s You solo from Platinum 9 Disc wasn’t enough, she needs another practically solo song. I mean she is graduating after all. Oh wait, that’s LinLin and JunJun. I don’t understand why I bother complaining anymore. I’m obviously not to get my dream Ai and LinLin duet, Risa and JunJun duet, and JunJun solo song. I also have to get used to Sayumi getting more and more solo lines since she’ll be one of the oldest members in the group once Eri, LinLin, and JunJun graduate. I’m actually more excited for Aika to get more lines because she’ll be a senpai to the new members. But I’m just ranting now.
Morning Musume’s 11th album Fantasy! Juuichi is being released in less then 2 weeks. And to promote Morning Musume was a guest on FM-Fuji radio show, so now we have a preview of the song Itoshiku kurushii kono yoru ni.
The song is a slow sung song, but it still has heavy background music. Which is great for me because I hate slow songs. But as long as the background music isn’t soft, I don’t mind songs that are sung slow. I absolutely love the overall sound of this song. It’s soft and elegant, and upbeat at the same time. And Eri sounds incredible on her solo lines. I mean just really great. It really hurts to lose a voice as strong as hers. The only actual fault I have with this song is, it’s only sung by Eri, Reina, and Ai. I mean call me crazy, but I though this was Eri, LinLin, and JunJuns’ farewell album. Not just another excuse for Ai and Reina to line hog. I do realize that this is the first preview of the album, and I should be patient. But I cannot stand that JunJun and LinLin are getting shafted yet again! They’re all graduating but you can honestly only tell Eri is. I mean she’s getting a new solo photobook, and one with the 6th gen, and she’s leading this song. It’s as if LinJun never existed. I know they aren’t that popular, but they get nothing? Nothing at all! Where’s the 8th gen photobook? Eri has had like 7 photobooks, LinLin and JunJun don’t have any and will never get one now! Sometimes I cannot stand H!P.
My favorite JE group ever NEWS is releasing their 4th album on September 15th. Which is 2 days from now! You might remember I made about a month ago about my dilemma about deciding between NEWS’s and Miyavi’s CDs. Well, in the end I ultimately chose NEWS. However, because of my mom’s stroke I was unable to have her buy it for me. Which I’m pretty sad over. But my mom assured me that I will get it when she is gets a little better and we actually have the money for it. XD
Details about this album have been coming out periodically over the last couple weeks. But due to my infection I couldn’t blog about it. And I am extremely upset over that. I missed the whole moment of glee when the tracklist was released, and gushing over the covers. I feel like I missed out on a lot. I mean the song previews are even out! And have been for over a week! But whatever, I’m a HUGE NEWS fangirl and I intend to blog about their album to it’s full extent. Starting with the tracklist. The track list to Live is as follows:
1: Koi no ABO0 2: LIVE 3: Umare shi kimi e 4: Supernatural 5: Aki no Sora 6: 2hito/130000000 no Kiseki 7: Dancin’in the Secret 8: Wonderland 9: Sakura Girl 10: BE FUNKY! 11: D.T.F 12: Naiyou no nai Tegami 13: Endless Summer 14: Share 15: Forever (Unplugged Ver.)
And here’s the preview for each song.
The first songs that sticks out to me are Share and Forever. Obviously because they were both sang at NEWS’s Winter Diamond Party concerts. But they stick out for different reasons. Share sticks out to me because Share should not even be on the album. Share was released as a b-side track on their Koi no ABO single. Yes I do like the song Share. And yes I wanted a live version of it as soon as I heard it. But releasing it on the album seems lazy to me. Like they needed one more song on the album and just threw it in there. And Forever sticks out because as soon as I heard it on the Live Diamond DVD I wanted it to be released on an album. It was like Snow Express all over again. Overall I am completely in love with what I hear. They’re the standard happy sort of good feeling songs like I love about NEWS so much. And of course I love NEWS’s super upbeat songs over their softer ones. So 2hito/130000000 no Kiseki, Wonderland, Dancin in the Secret, and Be Funky being my immediate favorites. And Aki no Sora, D.T.F, and Live becoming my secondary favorites. As always NEWS delivers more than I expect. I don’t know about you guys, but whenever my favorite artists announces a new album at first I am extremely happy, but after that I’m in a state of utter panic. I am always worried what if the album turns out to be utter garbage. And I do that will all my music. From Idol music to Jrock to American music. I hope I’m not alone in that. XD
I also have a random thought about the album. Is it supposed to be live, as in to live, or live, as in they’re performing live. I have no idea what I’m supposed to even call the album! XD
Johnny’s Entertainment groups NEWS is going to release their 4th studio album entitled Live. And that is literally all I can say about this. I can not find any information about this anywhere! All I am sure of so far is that a release date hasn’t be announced yet.
Even though the facts surrounding this piece of news are sketchy, to say the least, it doesn’t make me less excited for this. As some of you may know NEWS is my favorite JE group and I’ve been feeling NEWS deprived lately. A new CD is just the kind of thing that makes me happy. And breath a sigh of relief at my paranoid they’re breaking up thoughts.
Even though I am overjoyed at the thought of a new NEWS CD, I really doubt I’ll be able to buy it. Miyavi’s first CD in a year and half is being released in October. And there’s no way I’ll be able to buy both. I’m going to have to think long and hard about which CD I decide to get. I hate decisions like this, I’ll be disappointed either way. :/
Oh and also, please have NEWS pull a No More Pain. Give them a PV from th new album! I’m dying for a new PV!