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Maki Goto – LOVE May 5, 2011

Filed under: Maki Goto — solarblade @ 4:13 am

Track Listing

  1. “Nee…”
  2. lalala
  3. Sora to Kimi no Aida ni
  4. Aitai
  5. your song

1. “Nee…”

Beginning the mini-album off, “Nee…” is the promotional song and a bit of a surprise since it’s a ballad of all things.  She isn’t unfamiliar in the genre since she did “hanauta” off her last mini-album and such.  Still after the last mini, this song doesn’t really pull any strings and slightly comes off flat.  I do like Gocchin’s voice in this song though so it’s more of a good song vocally but boring song musically.

2. lalala

I really did think she did pick things up with lalala.  It’s kind of like the upbeat stuff she used to do under H!P with being happy and upbeat.  Add in the strings and latin guitar and we end up with a good mixture.  I also felt Gocchin’s vocals were more relaxed and pretty with this tune.  It’s a light and fluffy pop tune and I really enjoyed this (especially more so being after “Nee…”

3. Sora to Kimi no Aida ni

A Miyuki Nakajima cover, Sora to Kimi no Aida ni reverts back into the ballads again and as much as I’m surprised, it’s actually not that bad of a song to be honest.  There’s this low-lying synth playing in the background giving the song a darker glow.  The acoustics are quite nice and then after that the song opens up into this mid-tempo….almost Ayu-fied song but with Maki’s vocals.  It’s alright overall, but I wish it didn’t add the beats….it just felt bland after a while.

4. Aitai

Guh, I didn’t think most of the mini-album was going to be full of damn ballads.  Well this isn’t a pure one, more like an R&B track that’s pretty slow.  It’s pretty plain and simple of a song and doesn’t really stand out much unfortunately.

5. your song

Closing the mini is your song, which is probably the best song on the whole thing.  I found it very amusing that the opening with the guitars remind me a lot of “Roman ~MY DEAR BOY~” since it’s kind of the same upbeat and energetic performance we got.  I like Gocchin’s vocals here since they aren’t tight and pitchy.  Good closure to be honest ^_^

Ehhhh…I loved “ONE” and enjoyed “Gloria”, but her third mini-album, LOVE was just a bit of a bore when compared to the other two.  I do think that lalala and your song were pretty good songs, but the other three were ballads and well definitely not memorable at the least.  It’s just lacked a lot for me and made me sleepy most of the time.  Worst mini yet….can we get an album now?!?

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2 Responses to “Maki Goto – LOVE”

  1. M Says:

    Gacchan? Is that your own nickname for her? It’s usually Gocchin!

    • solarblade Says:

      LOL i messed up I always thought it was Gacchan……Gocchin was what I was meaning…stupid vowels XD…

      I do wonder who is Gacchan though hmmmmmmm…….


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