Super Eurobeat 136
1.Matt Land - Pamela (A-Beat C)
When my favorite male vocalist is put as the album opener I'm always happy
(well like that happens very often [not the being happy, I'm actually
quite a jolly fellow]). Matt Land
has kept his charisma and the
song works pretty much only on his awesome singing. The song is his worst
to date, but it's not a bad performance, it just doesn't reach the level
of his previous classics. Perhaps I just have set too high standards for
him? Who knows...
Rating : 8+
2.Susy Wender - Look In Your Eyes
A very cheery song from a new name to the scene. Excellent vocals and the
interestingly variable backgrounds really make the song a great continue
for the album. The chorus could've been slightly more charismatic but as
it is, it also works really well. A great song to get your spirit high.
Rating : 9-
3.Kevin Johnson - Promises (Delta)
A boring intro turns out to be a false prophet. Kevin Johnson
done some nice tracks before and this one is one of those 'nice' songs
that don't really change anything but just sound good. A great melody and
an excellent mechanic solo in the middle.
Rating : 8
4.Kim Loren - Waiting For Your Love (Time)
had a really perky song titled The Logical Song
some time back and I was quite looking forward to new releases and now
she's here again. This song is your every day eurobeat dose that doesn't
change the genre not even slightly and doesn't offer anything to make it
stick out from the crowd. The vocals are good, and the c-melody works damn
well, but the rest... not too much to say about them.
Rating : 7
5.King & Queen - Fly Into The Moonlight (A-Beat C)
Yeah! New King & Queen
, the moment I heard the intro I knew I'd
love this song (well quite frankly I almost could predict it before
hearing the song). This eurobeat title has such a high standard with all
of their releases that you gotta respect them for that. This is one of the
strongest performances out to date, the song has enough edge for a couple
of eurobeat songs and the chorus in its simplicity is just awesome.
Rating : 9½
6.Priscilla - Crash Boom! Bang! Bang!
had some memorable songs on Euromachs some years back and
this song follows the formula of those great songs pretty closely. The
backgrounds are very happy and the vocals are plain nonsense but who
listens to them anyways? It's all in the groove.
Rating : 9
7.Ace Warrior - Fight For Love Tonight (A-Beat C)
A cool intro with electric guitars turns out to a hyper song with
tremendously energetic vocals. Pretty typical A-Beat C material in a way,
but at the same time it's got a distinctive touch that makes it feel more
special than many other songs. A great song that earns high points for the
Rating : 9
8.Nando - Black Or White (Delta)
's slow pace of releasing songs is quite strange as his songs
aren't all that good in the end anyways. He has done some okay tracks but
they sure don't got the potential that ie. many other Delta male vocalists
have. A song with good backgrounds, but the vocals don't have much in them
to make the song very good.
Rating : 7½
9.Sophie - Love Devotion & Surrender (Time)
is one of the most over respected name if you ask me, she's
been around for a long time but even though her long career she hasn't
released very many memorable songs (though the few classics she has
released are truly awesome). This song is very much like the majority of
her releases and is plain ok, nothing spectacular nor bad.
Rating : 7+
10.Monique - Ev'rybody Can Dance (A-Beat C)
The first impression is always important, this song didn't manage to make
a good one if I'm considered. The song goes on quite neutrally, it doesn't
offer any real highlights or good parts to grab to. The song though
managed to grow on me, after I had listened to the album quite a lot this
song got better all the time, Monique
's vocals aren't very good but
the track is at least rather good, just takes time to get inside of it.
Rating : 8+
11.Tokyo Future - Da Burning Tokyo (Delta)
This song was one of those songs that goes by and you don't even realize
there was a song there. There's a very non-existant melody somewhere deep
down in there, the sounds are crappy even the generally best part of
eurobeat songs the c-melody is boring, and when even the vocals are crappy
I can't do nothing but give this song a crappy grade.
Rating : 6-
12.Norma Sheffield - Sweet Heart (A-Beat C)
When I think back to my previous reviews I feel that I've said this before
as well, but: The song starts out with a beautiful intro, like oh so many
's songs. The song is a mid-tempo (That's mid-tempo for
eurobeat, for those wiseasses who'll whine to me otherwise) and sounds
very calm, but that's not necessary a good thing. The track would be a
good song probably if you wanted to fall asleep, but I wouldn't really
listen to this otherwise.
Rating : 7-
13.Time Force - C'Mon & Move On Up (Time)
It's always nice when flavours from different genres are mixed into
eurobeat, this time the track is flavored with a hint of R&B style guitars
and sounds. The track is rather crappy (well if it's got R&B style in it,
it can't be a good thing) and even the chorus manages to be very neutral,
it doesn't really bring out any feelings what so ever.
Rating : 6
14.Delta Queens - Time To Go! (Delta)
An excellent intro with a keyboard and female vocals backing the melody up.
As soon as the beat is added in the song turns into a real joyride. The
melody is really cool and the vocals create a huge appeal-factor for the
song. The track isn't the best one on the album but still from the better
Rating : 8½
15.Dave Rodgers - The Race Is Over (A-Beat C)
Cool guitars in the intro, I'm thrilled. Well let's not be mean to
, right? Actually I've got good things to tell this time,
where as I still don't like his vocals, this song is rather good. The
melody is good and the chorus is very catchy. It's very uncommon that I
like a Dave Rodgers
song from the very beginning, but this is one
of those few songs. Also the c-part works marvellously.
Rating : 9-
Final Words :
This album starts out pretty well with strong performances but it slowly
get's worse and worse, there's a small spark of light at the end but the
mid-parts of this album are pretty neutral and a couple of actually bad
songs are in the mix as well. Not all terrible of course and the King &
song offers a real treat for the fans of the band, also a good
song from Dave Rodgers
, so it's gotta be at least an okay album,
Final Score : 8-
Reviewed by Bore