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Yay, I updated again! This is great, I was sure I wouldn't get all my studying done this weekend, but look! I did! :D Yay! Enjoy this one. It's shorter than I wanted it to be, but I need to get to bed early tonight. I hope you like it! :D
Koda Kumi: flower
Album: flower single
This is Koda Kumi's newest single. It's a kind of so-so, midtempo song. It doesn't really make me want to dance or anything. It's not terrible, just not stellar.
Hitomi Yaida: Pajama Holiday
Album: Here today-gone tomorrow
This is from Hitomi Yaida's excellent new album. She's a very unique artist - you can't mistake her voice for anyone else's. This song is really fun and I like the chorus a lot. I just love the way she sings, and I love the little breakdown about 2 minutes into it. This is probably my favorite song from the album. Enjoy!
Aya: Sentaku no Asa
Album: Senjou no Hana
This is the original English version of this song (Japanese version is below). Aya is definitely a rock artist, and says she's influenced by the Seattle grunge scene of the early 90s. I really like Aya, so give her a try. :D
Aya: Sentaku no Asa -JAPANESE VERSION-
Album: Sentaku no Asa single
This is the above song sung in Japanese. I like the Japanese version best, naturally. I think this version just sounds better. It's neat to compare the differences, though.
Shiina Ringo: Kareha
Album: Utaite Myouri
This is actually a cover of "Pareil a la feuille morte" (lit. "Same as the dead leaf", but called "Autumn Leaves" in English), from Shiina Ringo's cover album. It's not in Japanese, but in French and English, which was bound to happen because those are the two languages I actually speak (heh, you'll probably see a song in Russian here one day). :P I think Shiina Ringo is fantastic, and her French and English is beautiful. I love the way she sings this song, especially the "my daaarlin'" parts. :D
Shiina Ringo f. Hikaru Utada: I won't last a day without you
Album: Utaite Myouri
This is another song from the same album, this time featuring Hikaru Utada. I'm going to force you to listen to Shiina, and if I have to bribe you with Hikaru Utada, then I will! They both sing so fantastically in this song. I don't know if I could think of a more unlikely duet, but it does sound quite perfect.