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Mar 7 17 3:18 PM

Apparently Lola Blanc's Slay is demo of WFACE

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Mar 7 17 3:34 PM

yeziirl wrote:
This album is lit! The only complaint I have is weird and annoying shhh sound at the background of Cupcake

agreed, but its not a shhh, it sounds like a cat moaning from an orgasm far away in the background. 

other than that i might call this my second favorite album of hers 

Last Edited By: mishidabo Mar 7 17 4:18 PM. Edited 1 time.

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Mar 7 17 4:30 PM

Now waaaaaaaaaaaaait @ Heartless slaying my life like this >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>


NOW WAITTTTTTT BASSLINE

YAWWWWWLLLLLLL

Okay okay okay so Outside is definitely something 


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Mar 7 17 5:20 PM

Damn Real

I'm tired of drying my tears everyday
I don't even know what F* day is today
That person who knows didn't come back
When will those usual everydays get back?

Drunk memories
Go on when you close your eyes
As if you're drowning in the sea
I want it to be filled in a deep blue palette
A sad melody brings reality back to me

Flash back pushes aside
A wandering wave swimming in the blue
Although the the true future there
Was dancing with you

If I could turn back time now
I'd like to have a dejavu of that time
And I'm drowning again on my feelings for you...you...
Please for dejavu...you...

Ur damn real...

Don't listen to the rumours you don't want to
It's not my fault but I hate you too for saying that
I don't know why you look at me more than the other girls
At this point there is nothing I could say to become your Queen

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Mar 7 17 5:31 PM

Puta do Pop wrote:
Lips lined, beautiful
She's fine, always
The veil she wears turns everyone's face

The real her and also her no ways
Combined become myself

The version of me I want you to see
And the one I don't one anyone to know
inside & outside, Which do you like?
yass bitch, yass bitch, yass bitch slay
yass bitch, yass bitch, yass bitch slay

ding dong, the gong resounds
it's impossible to win
got swag, you stupid
I shine more than bling and ice

I'm ba-ad
(The baddest, the baddest, the baddest,)
I ha-ave
(I have it, I have it, I have it, I have it)
godda-amn (Goddamnit, goddamnit, goddamnit, goddamnit)
I am the No.1

the way I sing
the way I dance
the way I cry
the way I talk
My charm prisoners you
I'm killin it, killin it, killin it, killin it

the way I sing
the way I dance
the way I cry
With me to the place where everything should go

yass bitch, yass bitch, yass bitch slay
yass bitch, yass bitch, yass bitch slay

Tellin' all them hoes wher they stand, and where she stands!

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Mar 7 17 5:36 PM

Heartless

I pretended not to know and turned back to reality
If this is okay, I'd like to sleep again

So surely, and more, the heart thinks
That's what I always say and run away
That's what I always do and run away

This part of me hates me
I don't wanna say I don't care
But it's always closure, closure to good bye
As if the other me is heartless
So heartless it's killing me...

I've come this far without speaking my mind
So you won't think I'm uncool

This pain is only mine, you don't know me at all
That's what I always say and run away
That's what I always do and run away

This part of me hates me
I don't wanna say I don't care
But it's always closure, closure to good bye
As if the other me is heartless
So heartless

It's killing me...
Even if my tears hasn't dried
I have to open my door
Even when I'm wandering in pain
I want to believe tomorrow will come
Just make a think...
My dreams...

This part of me hates me
I don't wanna say I don't care
But it's always closure, closure to good bye

And I try make a dream
I don't wanna say I don't care
The bad me is closure, closure to good bye
As if the other me is heartless
So heartless it's killing me

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Mar 7 17 5:53 PM

The back of Imasugu hoshii


BASSLINE

With a different voice of always
Call me your baby
As if you're in the mood
Like a virgin
I'm going to sing baby
Call me your baby

I know that I know that I know that
I don't know
The candles light up
I know but I know but I know but I do know...

Feel the bassline
Getting closer with my waistline
I'll take you to the bedtime
Can you feel the bassline?

Hey, petit my hair as it is
I like the way you move
Tenderly wrapping Air
And oh I'm leaving it to you, go
Let our shadows flow
Let's entangle slowly and dope

Feel the bassline
Getting closer with my waistline
I'll take you to the bedtime

Beginning by the back
It's quite a good taste
You haven't felt the bass yet
Make my cheek blush
A sinful cherry
Prove it in one bite
screaming out my name

I know that I know that I know that
I don't know
The candles light up
I know but I know but I know but I do know...

Can you feel the bassline?

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Mar 7 17 5:57 PM

Puta do Pop wrote:
The back of Imasugu hoshii


BASSLINE

With a different voice of always
Call me your baby
As if you're in the mood
Like a virgin
I'm going to sing baby
Call me your baby

.....

Beginning by the back
It's quite a good taste
You haven't felt the bass yet
Make my cheek blush
A sinful cherry
Prove it in one bite
screaming out my name

I know that I know that I know that
I don't know
The candles light up
I know but I know but I know but I do know...

Can you feel the bassline?

So basically shes talking bout anal? omg i love this song

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Mar 7 17 6:17 PM

BANGERANG

I'll be waiting for you until you're falling in love
When I fasten my belt, my image is you
There's no flight that doesn't shake right?
Don't dive in the air

It's dangerous
Honestly I don't want to get bored
On my wings you don't get balanced
Wanna throw my hands up
Get your get your hands up

My mood is already in fever
Luggage preparation is over
Why don't serious?
Mind is blazing
You can't think hard
Is this pounding fake?

I wanna go and dance now BANGERANG
I wanna go and dance now BANGERANG

If you're sacred don't scream your mama
Shut up, sit down, don't be afraid
Don't mess up, so down
I feel like I'm going to dive boy, I need to breath

It's dangerous
Honestly I don't want to get bored

Pretty let's go for it Irie
I'm calling the beat, ready I'm ready
I'll beckon to the light
Invite me on the floor...

I wanna go and dance now BANGERANG
I wanna go and dance now BANGERANG

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Mar 7 17 9:30 PM

I noted in Koda Kumi Tieba (the Chinese forum) - they mostly prefer Inside rather than Outside - some of them even saying Outside is WOML 2.0. I love WOML though but I do think it is very different from W Outside. W Outside is definitely more urban, and Kuu slays as the Urban Queen of J-pop, can't stop looping W Face, Damn Real, Bangerang and Bassline. Hope she slays the Oricon chart as well lol

Anyways, that "I know that, I know that" in Bassline chorus - I thought I was hearing some sort of Latin / Mexican slang - Anora Anora or something. Guess the lyrics makes more sense now lol

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Mar 7 17 10:20 PM

Outside kicks Inside's ass, sorry but Inside is so generic by comparison. None of the songs can compare to how amazing Outside is. It has her style yet its a fresh take on it, its amazing. Inside has some pretty great songs too but wow Outside is just amazing.

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Mar 7 17 10:34 PM

I know you may not love it, but Inside is very necessary
Without it we wouldn't have any tie in
This is also part of the theme

Outside is also what she wants to put out, it's a step up from WALK OF MY LIFE in terms of sound
Inside is what she always loved to do, her root

image

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Mar 7 17 10:49 PM

My opinion so far: outside >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> inside.
Inside is bad. Period. The only gem is on my way, the rest is either ok (bridget song, promise you, what's up, my fun), meh (yorokobi no kakera, stand by you) or bad (bring it on, sukideshita, kimi omoi). It's like she's cancelled all the growth she's had with the past 2 albums.
Outside...not outstanding like I was expecting but not as bad as the previews made me believe. 5 songs are killers (Insane, W FACE, Damn Real, Bassline, Shhh) Wicked Girls, Bangerang and Ultraviolet are okaysh, nothing mindblowing they have imperfections but in a 10 tracks album they feel lacking. Heartless is better than anything on "inside" but her vocals are too screechy, Kumi you're a contralto stop acting like a soprano, having said that it's great to hear her on such a raw ballad. Cupcake is ugly as ****

Overall I'd rate outside 7:5/10 and inside 6/10, the whole project together...maybe a 7/10, I don't know yet. The concept is cool but there's too much weak material this time around. WOML was such a fierce album with basically no fillers where each song, even the weaker, had a unique sound that set Kuuchan apart from her older self and her competition. Outside still has that fierceness but it sounds more calculated and contemporary, which might be a good thing especially with the release on spotify, it might get her a few extra fans.
Anyway, after 2 years of waiting I'm slightly disappointed but I'm happy she's done something different with this release and that the albums are available in 24bit (they sound AMAZING!). Kumi works hard every year and I know it was going to be hard for her to top WOML so I'll cut her some slack this time around.

After hearing inside I'm not really sure if I want to go to see her live this year...I don't want to save money and organize a busy trip schedule in Japan and squeeze a few Kumi dates in there. I don't think it'll be worth it if she promotes more than half of inside.
Anyway, working on a full scale review on our website, always great sharing our opinions no matter how different they can be.

Last Edited By: Pillis Mar 7 17 10:53 PM. Edited 1 time.

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Mar 7 17 11:22 PM

I love inside as much as I love outside. It feels like a natural progression from WOML.

And I don't care what people say, Stand by you is GOOOOOORGEOUS, it's so Unmei-ish, so 2006. ♥


I just want to guess something for those hating on inside: did you listen to outside first? 

Last Edited By: Kaled Kalil Mar 7 17 11:29 PM. Edited 1 time.

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Mar 7 17 11:41 PM

I find it really cool that Kuu got to work with Chara, especially after she covered Swallowtail Butterfly on ETERNITY. You can definitely hear Chara's sound shine through the song too, even though Kuu also made it her own
I'm listening to outside now, just finished inside. It's not a super strong album, but it is cohesive. It is to be expected though, with more mid-tempo songs and ballads (and the occasional upbeat tracks). I'm a little sad Bring It On sounds like it lost some of its initial edge, but I've also found lately that going from live > studio always detracts some sort of energetic ambience. Stand by you was a pleasant surprise to me for some reason, probably cuz it was the one song that I didn't hear any preview for (I don't count the instrumental previews those did not make ANY impression for me). Yorokobi no Kakera and On my way are my other two standout tracks for inside. But overall I can already tell I need some digesting for inside (maybe not so much outside, it's definitely a little more immediate)

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Mar 7 17 11:43 PM

I do love Inside - don't get all the hate, I think it is a mature sound of her ballads and happy songs. Bridget Song in particular, is definitely a step up from Comes Up, You are not alone and In the air etc. But yeah I do agree Outside > Inside in terms of creativity.

Also!! Today marks the 11th Anniversary of Best Second Session (released on 08/03/2006) - and thus it has been 11 years since I first got into Kumi lol and she's still actively singing and performing - a really good feat I suppose!

In saying that, the first week of Best Second Session is around 900k? I hope W Face Outside & Inside could at least reach 20k each lol it will be considered a success by today's J-pop female soloist standard.

Last Edited By: LiLo Mar 7 17 11:47 PM. Edited 1 time.

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