Kurayami Monogatari

Would love a comment every so often <<

Nana Tanimura – TOXIC November 28, 2010

Filed under: Nana Tanimura — solarblade @ 4:45 am

Track Listing

  1. TOXIC
  2. CIRCUS WORLD
  3. TOXIC (Instrumental)
  4. CIRCUS WORLD (Instrumental)

1. TOXIC

I really don’t know why, but I was so on the boat with other people when she released “FAR AWAY/Believe You” and was hoping she was going to stick to that dark rock genre, but once again she switches gears and turns back into the dance style that she’s been getting better at.  TOXIC though is kind of missing something for me, but I’m not sure what it is since the beat is there and it’s affectious like other parts of the song, but I’ll agree that the chorus is the weakest parts of the song.  It’s ok, but it’s worse than “FAR AWAY”.

2. CIRCUS WORLD

As the B-side, the first thought that came to my mind is that Boobsmura was probably paying some sort of tribute to Britney Spears (seeing as she has songs titled “Toxic” and “Circus”).  Anyways, back on Nana, CIRCUS WORLD actually trumps “TOXIC” since it sounds more complete as song and her vocals actually sound a bit more sexier and huskier than in the previous song and I approve of that a lot.  Iono the darker atmosphere and sexual drive of the song worked more easier than in the A-side.

*sigh* Boobsmura, you debuted in mid 2007…you have 8 major singles and still no album?!? C’mon release that fuckin album woman this is getting ridiculous.  TOXIC does pull back Nana into her comfort zone, but this time it kind of feels like I’ve heard it already by someone else and it disappointed me.  CIRCUS WORLD however was the better song by a long shot and if she stays in the dance genre, she needs to keep songs like that going and not the mehness of TOXIC.

Advertisements
 

Nana Tanimura – FAR AWAY/Believe you March 24, 2010

Filed under: Nana Tanimura — solarblade @ 6:12 pm

Track Listing

  1. FAR AWAY
  2. Believe you
  3. Make It Numb
  4. FAR AWAY (Instrumental)
  5. Believe you (Instrumental)
  6. Make It Numb (Instrumental)

1. FAR AWAY

First song of the single, FAR AWAY is surprisingly dark for a Nana song to be honest.  I like the gothic-ness of the song mixed with the edgy arrangement.  While Nana’s vocals aren’t the greatest ever heard, she actually did a fine job with this track in particular and I loved her energy and the chorus was pretty sweet.  I really liked that hook of ~Take me away, take me far away~.  Pretty awesome A-side.

2. Believe you

The other A-side is a gothic ballad and while the thing that bothered me at first in the song was the bad Engrish I heard. she fixed it up pretty nicely for the rest and once the chorus comes in the guitar and piano become more apparant and it seems like a more toned down version of “FAR AWAY”.  It’s not too bad, but I think the other A-side is far superior.

3. Make It Numb

Compared to the other two songs, Make It Numb is just straight up rock and not full of the dramatics of the other two.  However, it comes at a price since it’s under three minutes and that’s a little bit meh.  I do like how Nana is trying to be sexy here and some of it comes off right, but some of it sounds like she’s aimlessly singing the song…I do love her ~yeahs~ and her ~make no~ and she even says ~bitch~ in the after chorus.  It’s a very dirty song, but pretty awesome.

 

 

I’m starting to wonder if we’ll ever get an album from Tanimura to be honest.  This new side to her is pretty damn exciting and I don’t mind if she becomes a rocker chick after this because this single might be her best one yet.  While Believe you was a little boring, FAR AWAY and Make It Numb were just surprisingly good and catchy as well, let’s see what direction she’ll take next.