So i finally have the chance to listen to it fully. I've prolly listened to it 2 or 3 times in the background.
YEAH! is pretty dope. A solid dance track and intro. i dig it. I like Minami/Cream. I don't like the other dude too much, so i like just hearing her. Although i don't really listen to jpop music anymore, i like the fact that Minami has her sound. You know it's her, and i respect that. BUT, i'm starting to notice she sounds the same on almost every track she sings. Like, the Cream album although decent, sometimes it sounds like a 50 minute song.
TONITE grew on me. I still think Minmi can't sing for sh!t. But, regardless, it works. I really like it.
#395days skit beat is pretty dope.
NO WAY starts off bangin'. But the actual 'meat and potatoes' of the track, its not my thing.
Das Dance, its like modern classic house. dope. I grew up on that sh!t. Reminds of 'dance to the underground' 1990s house on 808 drum machines.
Butterfly, there's something i dont' like.. the tempo? Like, it has all the sounds, but, its just, 4/4 kick. Its not dynamic enough. Every sound is on the beat. its so structured.. Dunno if you get what i mean.
CHANCE, Verbal is more prominent on this album. It's kinda teasing your ears for the first part until the chorus comes in to bring life to the song. Its alright, i can listen to it. Future skip track though.
One in a Million, i really hate the synths =P It works, but its so basic.
LOVER is dope. i really like it. judging the album as a whole, it kinda just doesn't fit with the rest of the album. But, that could be a good thing, because up until now, the album is a pretty basic dance album.
#anotherreality so, i'm ashamed to say despite me listening to jp music and watching anime for all these, i still have trouble translating japanese =) I should really take it more seriously. Lyrics and words are so powerful.
FNKY ALGORTHM, i hate the beginning, but the jungle/D&B is refreshing compared to the first half of the album. Even though its a simple D&B groove, this is more Square One to me.
#neven. Refer to #anotherreality. Square One had a theme didn't it? An alternate reality? i'm kinda glad they didn't call this one Square Two like i originally saw. It's not Square Two.
JOURNEY X, wow, haven't heard Taku do a garage 2step groove for a while now. It's alright. Reminds me of like... Perfume but not as good at Yasutake Nakata
TRANSFORMERZ, the scratches and basslines really give it a transforming feel =)
Comparing it to Square One which was a 9 to me, this would be a 7 (Neven!). It's full very straightforward and simple club tracks. It solid, but i already know i'm gonna get bored of a lot of the songs in the future. The songs, they're all very typical. I dunno, i'm kinda let down on the production. It's like taku toned it down too much. Like Journey from 4:11 to 4:41. Such a big lead into nothing. One and a Million starts off the same as Transformerz. things like that.
It feels too safe of an album, and doesn't push any boundaries.
Square One is way more memorable.
wtf happened to the sq1 remix album? Doesn't m-flo put one out for every album? =)