Koda Kumi- Can We Go Back

2010年 1月 17日

So we have grunge-tastic Kuu-chan. I kind of like this covers… even if Kuu’s wearing porn star makeup.

Since I don’t listen to American music I didn’t know that this was a cover of a Kelly Clarkson song. I definitely thought this was going to be a ballad xD. Anyway, this song is a powerful rock song. Most people don’t like Kuu’s voice in rock songs, but I actually like it. Kuu’s voice is raw and raspy… it reminds me of the way Nana’s voice should have been in the movies. I did listen to Kelly’s version on Youtube to compare. First of all I’ll acknowledge that in terms of vocals Kelly kicks Kuu’s ass. Kelly has a powerful voice and the instrumentals in her version are much heavier. Personally I think Kuu does a better job during the verses than does Kelly… Kelly is a bit breathy for my style. Kuu does a more sexy impression, but hey, that’s her. Unfortunately for Kuu her vocals just cannot compare with Kelly’s strong voice. IMO, the lyrics in Kuu’s version are better. The Japanese is less clunky than the English. Kuu’s redeeming point perhaps? Lastly… shut the fuck up Kelly Clarkson fans. I saw so many comments on youtube that were like “Kelly > Kumi Koda” “Kelly has more talent in her pinky finger than Koda Kumi has in her whole body.” Honest to God people. Yes Kelly does a better job and yes she has a better voice, but the the hell over it. Kuu did not “fuck up this song.” Kuu’s version is well done, but it is definitely different from Kelly’s style. If you don’t like it, then don’t listen to it, stop flaming, and GET A LIFE.

When I saw the title Good☆day I knew it was going to be another bubblegum song. Great. Actually this song is kind of fun. It reminds me of something Yuna Ito would do. Yes it does err on the side of bubblegum, but I think Koda Kumi can do these kinds of songs very well (example? Twinkle). Better than her other bubblegum singles of this year.

Overall: STFU flamers, Can We Go Back does not suck. But really, no more covers Kuu.. original material is always better. Good☆day makes you want to dance ^_^.

Rating: 7.5/10

Track list:

  1. Can We Go Back
  2. Good☆day
  3. Can We Go Back (inst)
  4. Good☆day (inst)

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