Whoohoo the Oscar’s are on tonight who’s not excited WHOO!!!!!! XD. Anyways, here are this weeks first five on my iPhone!!!!
1. Stereopony – Namida no Mukou
The Song: Namida no Mukou is the band’s second single off their Hydrangea ga Saiteiru album, second single overall and was also a tie-in to the GUNDAM series (which I totally adore!!!!).
The Video: I was expecing something a bit bigger quality-wise with Stereopony’s song for the GUNDAM series since it’s so hard and filled with so much sound that I was expecting an explosive PV. It’s pretty basic for a band song which is mostly the band performance and close-up shots of the members doing different things around the city. I am curious of the whole flashing of english words like ~feeling sentimental~ and ~bittersweet~ and etc. To me there wasn’t enough of either NOHANA or SHIHO in this video and is focused way too much on AIMI (then again I guess it was because she’s the leader & main vocalist). Even weirder, the performance set looks oddly like SCANDAL’s recent single artwork for their single “HARUKAZE”….strange how that works >.>
So why’s it on your iPhone, Brett?: It’s my GUNDAM bias basically that got this song on the device. Without it though I’m sure it still would’ve made the cut because this song is one of their best songs period so that could be another reason…I just love the power of that song and AIMI’s vocals are great here!
2. New Order – Bizarre Love Triangle
The Song: God, such an old song here hahah. It’s one of the band’s most recognizable songs to date here. Also it was a single promoting their album, Brotherhood. However, I have the version found on the album rather than the single version there’s quite a bit difference between the two. The album cut is actually the more well-known version because it’s the optimal one played on radio these days while the single version is the less sounding version but has the video accompanied to it…strange right…oh the 80′s…
The Video: Even though I have the album cut of the song, I should review the video for that song either way. I really didn’t understand it much since there was so many things going by like random fireworks and discs spinning. Every time the chorus came up it switches to this lady and guy falling in the air in business suits but it looks like they’re bouncing on a trampoline to do so. Add in the very RANDOM scene for this asian gal and guy talking about reincarnation and calling the girl “fucked up” and it moves back to the trampolines xD. Also the band gets shown here and there performing but in a very blue hue…it’s an odd video XD
So why’s it on your iPhone, Brett?: I loved 80′s New Wave, I can’t deny that fact so this was one of the songs that really caught me off guard but I liked a lot (despite this song coming out two years before I was born >.<). I know there’s tons of different versions of this but I personally love the version from Brotherhood so much more IMO.
3. Koda Kumi – Boom Boom Boys
The Song: It’s actually an album track from Kuu’s album, JAPONESQUE. As of this post it’s pretty recent and is considered promotional material…then again all the tracks (minus the intro/interlude) were promotional so I guess that’s null huh? XD
The Video: I mean this is Kuu at her best when it comes to PVs. I mean she’s at the club, being brash and totally slaying everything that comes her way here. I mean there’s some odd allusions like rockets and bunnies eating leaves, but at the same time there’s all that wondrous stuff like Kuu flirting with a guy who doesn’t notice, then steals his drink, downs it, and gives him the finger…LOVE IT. Add in the weird USB port to the side of her head and she has a drive to go along with (which she does get the guy with it as well…I mean it’s a great PV but there are so many confusing elements to it >.<
So why’s it on your iPhone, Brett?: I loved the song and she pulled off rock quite epicly in this song. She’s just loud and proud and doesn’t cares who hears it or not and I loved that about this song. Plus it’s like I said, Kuu at her best element here. Just a kickass song here!
4. Gorillaz – DARE
The Song: DARE is a song from Gorillaz from their second album, Demon Days. What’s different about this song is that Noodle (bottom left) sings the song by herself (shock it’s a girl y’all!) and doesn’t feature any other member…Though she is joined by Shaun Ryder as the male voice found all over the song.
2. The Video: It starts off where their last video/single “Feel Good Inc.” left off and it scrolls around the building to Noodle’s room who walks up and opens her closet and smiles at her creation (which is a giant disembodied head of Shaun Ryder (freaky stuff already?). The whole video is ridiculous because majority of the time it’s Noodle dancing around her room and Ryder singing his parts as a giant head XD. 2D and Russel do notice the song is playing and so they have cameos. After a while, Noodle puts on a helmet and plays a keyboard to the end when it closes up on her face. Ryder then wakes up (since it was a dream) and then Murdoc tells him to go back to sleep and then Murdoc wakes from THAT dream in a cold sweat basically XD. Weird ass video and probably one of their weirdest ones XD
So why’s it on your iPhone, Brett?: I love Gorillaz and they’ve chosen amazing songs to be singles. DARE is definitely one of their unique songs because it’s so upbeat and moves away from their usual dreary-type singles. This was also one of those rare times that we get to hear Noodle…basically it’s Demon Days’ “19-2000″ since both are quite related as that odd but lovable Noodle track xD…It’s pretty good…but might be repetitive to some people to fully enjoy.
5. Electric Light Orchestra – Don’t Bring Me Down
The Song: Even older than “Bizarre Love Triangle”, ELO’s 1979 hit comes to us from their 8th album Discovery. To this day many people consider this their biggest hit (because well it’s their highest selling song) lol.
So why’s it on your iPhone, Brett?: I also enjoy classics like ELO and old bands in those times. Don’t Bring Me Down is probably my favorite ELO song there is but there’s a lot to like I mean Jeff Lynne’s falsetto is always great to hear and the mistaken, but humorous ~bruce~ which is actually…Gruß. Still it’s a good synth/rock song and stood the test of time IMO.
A LOT OF RANDOM THIS WEEK, WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK OF THIS WEEK’S CHOICES?