2.) Love, Day After Tomorrow
3.) Secret of My Heart
4.) Stepping Out
5.) Baby Tonight -you and me-
6.) Can't Get Enough -gimme your love-
7.) NEVER GONNA GIVE YOU UP
8.) Stay By My Side
9.) Everything's All Right
10.) Happy Days
11.) Kimi to no Jikan
When I got this CD, I expected... well, I dunno.
In general, the music is more American-ish than lots of stuff I've heard.
Apparently Mai has music out in the US (this warrants a trip to a music
store in the near future for yours truly), and she's known as Mai K.
I think it sounds cool, don't you? On to the review.
The title track, "Delicious Way" is pretty good.
It's a really nice song to open up the album because it's a pretty good
representation of Mai K.'s style. If you don't like this track, you
probably won't like this album. Track 2, "Love, Day After Tomorrow"
is one of the ones Mai K. is more famous for. It's R&B, or at
least R & B inspired. It's fun, and you can dance to it.
The chorus always gets stuck in my head. The next track, "Secret
of My Heart" is one of the slower songs on the album. She sounds
really good in this song, and it has pretty instruments. Then comes
"Stepping Out", which is one of my favorite tracks on the album.
It's catchy (I say that a lot about her music, but it's true). "Baby
Tonight" was the track where Lily or Lisa suddenly burst out "this sounds
like American music". I don't really like this song that much, but
it's not really for that reason I don't think. It sounds so much
like a Boys II Men song (I don't know which one though). The next
track is "Can't Get Enough", and at this point I went "Hey Lily, look,
it's your favorite, Japanese rap!" (she likes the stuff). That was
more a joke than anything else, but the song does have that sort of rhythm
to it. After that is "Never Gonna Give You Up", which actually does
have rap in it, although in English. The song is pretty blah, I don't
like it very much, but it would appeal to some people I suppose.
My favorite song on the album, "Stay By My Side" is next. This was
the first Mai K. song I heard (during Hey,Hey,Hey!), and it's still my
favorite. Mai's voice is beautiful in this song, and the harmonies
are awesome. And I love the lyrics! "Everything's All Right"
is a more fast paced song. The first time I heard this I was like
"am I really hearing what I think I'm hearing?" The lyrics are interesting...
but the lyrics aside it's a very catchy song. It's fun, it's bouncy,
and I like it. "Happy Days", the next track, really doesn't sound
that happy, but it's nice. It has a great beat, and I like the lyrics.
The last track is a slow song, "Kimi to no Jikan". It's very pretty,
and it's different from her other stuff, so it's a good way to end the
album. While it's not traditional J-Pop, Mai K. has a fresh quality
to her that's pretty cool. Unless you can't stand R&B, I'd reccomend
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