Lets do a review, been some time since I last came on.
1. Lolita - Hurry Up Hurry Up
The new decade begins with none other than Elena Gobbi herself, To me, A Lolita song means high quality, but this song is not quite near the level of Stop the time tonight
, Goodnight Kiss
(a.k.a The recent hits). The verses are pretty good, but the chrous just cannot create an ultimate hook, Vocals are also good as always. Good job, and also a good start for the 19x.
Grade : 9
2. Babby One - Manga Super Robot
After a good start in the album, the level of the album goes right down with Manga Super Robot
. Boring chorus, Boring verses, Boring melody. Overall, just boring. Skip.
Grade : 6
3.Leo River - Runaway
New vocalist, and definitely one heck of a strong name, Definitely GGM at their best. Well made intro, well made chorus, well made melody overall and the vocalist just add the whole extra punch. Exactly how I enjoy my GGM. Good job !
Grade : 10+
4. Garcon - Ride On My Speedy Car.
With that, we start off another HRG production ... and we are treading on a better selection. Ride on my speedy car is a solid song that succeeds its predecessors in so many ways, they are all beaten. Agressive, catchy and also all round, well produce, nothing more I can say. Oh, and the sirens do add half a mark to the song.
Grade : 9 1/2
5. Ducky Chix - Looking for lovers.
If you ask me, I certainly haven't enjoyed Sinclaire productions but alas, this can't be all that bad overall. This songs is slightly annoying at some points of the song, but overall, it really isn't all bad. Just not a bullseye.
Grade : 7
6. Powerful T. - Into The Game
And here we have A-Beat-C, which is IMO, having a roller coaster ride back in 180s, but they are really getting better and songs like that shows us that ABC is still not a label to trifle with, The overall song is just good, chorus is catchy, everything is catchy. Wonderful job by ABC, hope we see more of such productions in the future.
Grade : 10
7.Mickey B. - A Neverending Night
Add another ABC here, and AGAIN, we have another hit in our hands. Its been a while when we heard Mikcey B and her powerful songs. Whenever Mickey B is mentioned, my thoughts go all the way back to songs like Let the rain and Snowgame fighters
, and A neverending night just continues that pattern, topping both songs. I would indefinitely name this as my top Mickey B production to date. Looking forward to more.
Grade : 10+
8.Mark Foster - Kiss Me Divine
More divine revisited, first we had Tokyo Tonight
, which I had thoroughly enjoyed back in 188, what about this ? Probably fell a notch below Tokyo Tonight
. Mark's vocals are as good as always and if you know Divine
, you know what to expect from this song, just a level higher but not quite as good as Tokyo Tonight
Grade : 8 1/2
9.Jay Lehr - Wildlife
Whenever I see a Jay Lehr song, I rarely get my hopes too high, even when most songs are pretty much quite enjoyable to me. Wildlife is a revisit to the styles that are used in his previous songs, and probably not quite as good as say Mystic Love
, but still a good song nonetheless.
Grade : 8+
10. Daniel - My Gasoline
This song didn't orginally strike me as enjoyable and I was about to diss this song off as Daniel's worse song to date, but as time passes with heavy airplay , this song finally revealed to me that its definitely a hit, and a bullseye at that. Even as I am typing this review, the catchy chorus and Daniel's wonderful vocals just keep getting stucked in my head, the part where Daniel says "Down, Down wanna get you down down"
sounds irresistable and this song is just that, irresistable. Daniel has yet to appear in a bad song and this follows the successful formula that made songs like Frontal Impact, One more try, Full Metal cars and Spirit of the night a success
, maybe even better. He is easily my favourite male artist at the moment, Well Done !
Grade : 10+++
11. Annalise - Fantasy World
While Powerful T and Mickey B strikes the bullseye, Annalise just missed it. This song is standard Annalise fare and I don't really enjoyed much of Annalise songs, maybe except Promised Land.
Nothing much to add here except this song doesn't create the necessary hooks to catch me.
Grade : 6 1/2
12. Go 2 - Purple Emotion.
So after the not-so-awesome Music Come On!
, We got another ballad called Purple Emotion, but this song do have an exceptional hook to it and a higher level melody that makes it rise above Music Come On!
, a cool melody, nice chorus, not a bullseye. Give me more Power
Grade : 8
13. Got to be certain - Cherry
A cover ? Maybe just better. Not anywhere near the level of the best cherry has to offer.
Grade : 8
Final Grade : 9+
Final words :
With that, we begin the 19x decade, There are technically no bad songs but very mediocre songs, A new themed album is fine but there are some songs that just doesn't suit the theme but are still good to listen somewhere else. I am pretty much torn for the best songs as this album has more than 3 good songs. On to 192 we go, stay tuned.
Best 4 songs :
Daniel - My Gasoline
Leo River - Runaway
Powerful. T - Into the game
Mickey B - A Neverending Night
Worst 3 Songs :
Annalise - Fantasy World
Ducky Chix - Looking For Lovers
Babby One - Manga Super Robot
Honorable mentions :
None Given, its either good or bad in this album.
Objectives: Eurobeat (OF COURSE!) [Member of EBP].
My Favourites: Too many to be named !
Current hook : Midnight Love - Neo
Notice : None Yet.