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mihimaru GT – Omedetou April 21, 2010

Filed under: mihimaru GT — solarblade @ 11:13 am

Track Listing

  1. Omedetou
  2. Fascinating Girl
  3. Omedetou (inst)
  4. Fascinating Girl (inst)

1. Omedetou

Hey, another ballad from mihimaru GT!  After some off choices from the “mihimalogy” era, Omedetou is kind of the upbeat kind of ballad since it’s got a catchy beat and hiroko sounds just as lively as the music of the song.  I do also love the strings in the song that gave it a more prettier feel than previous “Love Letter”.  Of course miyake is also in the song rapping his lines across, luckily the song is beat-driven enough to keep his rap alive.  Good song overall!

2. Fascinating Girl

While I’m not surprised that Fascinating Girl would’ve been a more funkier song from the duo and I kind of liked this song a lot.  While the more evident acoustic flow mixed with hip-hop disc scratches.  hiroko’s vocals are lively and once again very girly and miyake’s rapping here is nice.  I do get that summer feel from this song and trust me….didn’t we have enough of those recently?

 

 

While I’m sure it begins the duo’s 6th era, I’m sure Omedetou will be on “mihimaballads” which is a collection of ballads (surprise, surprise).  I actually liked Omedetou better than previous ballads which is definitely a step in the right direction.  As fitting as Fascinating Girl was on the single the other summer songs are still better TBQH.

 

kumi – Dare Yori mo Kimi ga, Kimi ga Suki

Filed under: kumi — solarblade @ 10:29 am

Track Listing

  1. Dare Yori mo Kimi ga, Kimi ga Suki
  2. Nagareboshi
  3. Dare Yori mo Kimi ga, Kimi ga Suki (inst)
  4. Nagareboshi (inst)

1. Dare Yori mo Kimi ga, Kimi ga Suki

You know it’s bad when there’s such a bland arrangement in the R&B genre, but I actually liked what we got with kumi’s 2nd A-side.  OK, so it might not be as jaw-dropping good like some others but I’ll admit that Dare Yori mo was actually catchy and has a much better production value than “Kimi ni Tsutaetakute”.  kumi’s vocals reminds me of someone’s…maybe BENI/Miliyah-ish perhaps.  I thought this was a pretty strong tune.

2. Nagareboshi

Now here we have a lyrically fast sung song in Nagareboshi and while it does add a beat to make it “more exciting”, it’s actually a bit more bland than the A-side.  At least it wasn’t cheesy like the least B-side, but dang kumi can sing fast, especially in that chorus.  It isn’t as memorable but still a pretty good song from her.

 

 

Thank god kumi picked up with her second single.  Both songs sound so much more better and better produced as well.  Not sure, but since there’s a single that needs to be leaked, this was nice to review beforehand and I actually liked the single so much more better than “Kimi ni Tsutaetakute”