Friday, June 19, 2009
1st Music Review!!
Today will be my first music CD review!! I got in my import cd, YUI's newest single, Again! (from Playasia.com) It came with a fairly big sticker of Ed and Alphonse from FMA:Brotherhood on the back, and inside the case was a smaller sticker of the alchemic circle used in the show. Fitting as this is the new OP for the show! =D
1. again- *****. The whole reason I preordered this CD!! I LOVE this song!! Upbeat pop song, sounds a little sad, but determined. The japanese is fast, but she sings it beautifully, and interspersed are some slower parts. (I love the fast parts!)
Here is the translation... http://sziur18.wordpress.com/2009/06/09/yui-again-lyrics-translation/
I also like that it's a long song. It doesn't feel like it to me, because I never want it to end! The first time I listened to this song, I couldn't get enough, so I listened to it 5 or 6 times in a row!
2. Sea- ****. A lot slower than the first song. I feel like this song really shows off her voice. I feel a definate sense of longing in this song. It too has a bit of a sad sense, but it still makes me smile. It's very calming. I also feel so accomplished when I can understand a few words here and there, like "minna minna, genki desu ka." haha!
3. SUMMER SONG ~YUI acoustic version~- *****. I'm a sucker for acoustic songs. This is a playful song, makes me think of summer memories! Sadness gone! Maybe a sense of remembrance, but HAPPY remembrance!
4. again ~Instrumental~- **. I don't care much for the off vocal versions of songs. Nothing much to say... haha
Overall... AMAZING CD!!! I really wish I knew all the words to the songs... all of these are songs that I would LOVE to be able to sing in the car with the windows rolled down, and people giving me stange looks. (I can do that partly for again, but not the other 2!)