Posts Tagged ‘C.N. Blue’

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Hey Y’all

2010年 8月 5日

Hi everyone! Aoliwa here.

As you’ve probably noticed, Koweizhi and I have been rather absent lately. We just got back from a Taiwanese American camp and we’ve got lots of stuff.

  • Jpop releases by: YUI, Kanon Wakeshima, Nana Mizuki, VAMPS, alan, Ayumi Hamasaki, JASMINE, Namie Amuro
  • Kpop releases by: C.N. Blue (discography), BoA, and SHINee
  • Editorials: Kpop vs. Jpop (II), Summer of Tek
  • Live reviews: D’espairsRay, Dir en grey (we get to meet them :D)
  • New Polls
  • Aoliwa’s playlists for EVERYTHING

Also Koweizhi and I are doing some recording in the next couple of days so we might post that as well. Look forward to it!!

Much 愛、

Aoliwa

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C.N. Blue- The Way

2010年 6月 26日

Laid back and chill. Nice. But I don’t like the “1st single” part because this is actually their fourth release in Japan o_O

I was so excited to review this single. I’m usually pretty skeptical of new bands, but I was totally impressed with C.N. Blue. First, The Way ~One Way~ is an edgy rock song that combines great guitar riffs and rapping. This song is in English, so non-Japanese speakers can understand what they’re singing.

I can’t decide if I like The Way part 2~Ready N Go~ or ~Eclipse~ more because they’re both so good. The guitar work in this song reminds me of an AKFG song but, the MC and cheering crowds in the beginning make it stand out. For some reason I love the lyrics of this song:

Hey babe It’s rainy day
I can see the road in the rain
I have long sword
Makes me stronger

I’m not weak man
I will go to the world
I don’t need any more word
I seem to have set a trend

Last is a ballad, The Way part 3 ~eclipse~ begins with a soft, acoustic melody, but gradually picks up energy. This is the only song on the single that employs any kind of Japanese (which sounds pretty good still). It isn’t until the first chorus that we get some serious action. My favorite part of this song was the sweet guitar solo (comparable to those in the few ballads of Nightmare) in the middle of the song. Plus the lyrics are really sweet.

Overall: I can’t wait to review the rest of their songs!

Rating: 10/10

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Artist in Residence: C.N. Blue

2010年 6月 26日

After some recommendations from our beloved Tsuki no Ai readers, Aoliwa decided to check out Jrock/Krock band, C.N. Blue! I recently listened to their first Japanese single, The Way, and fell in love with the music. I’ll be reviewing their entire discography in the next couple of weeks, so keep on the look out. Also, I haven’t forgotten about Ayaka, and I’ll resume reviewing her music once I finish C.N. Blue’s. After some careful consideration, I felt that the “Artist in Residence” feature on Tsuki no Ai should really be used to promote new or underrated artists. Of course Koweizhi and I will work on discographies on the side, but we hope everyone will embrace this slight change.

Also, perhaps why I’m so stricken with C.N.Blue fever is because I have the same exact birthday as once of the members :D. Which one?

~Aoliwa