Mika Nakashima – LØVE

Venus in The Dark
3.5
Love Addict
3.5
aroma
3.5
Snow Flower
3.5
RESISTANCE -album version-
2.5
FIND A WAY
3.5
marionette
3.5
You send me love
3.5
Be in Silence
3.5
LOVE NO CRY
3.5
I Love You -album version-
3.5
LAST WALTZ
3.5

thoughts. A.
I absolutely love how Mika Nakashima did a complete 180 from her debut album. LØVE, her sophomore album sounds so completely different from TRUE that it’s almost as if you’re listening to a different artist. As where her debut sounded oddly generic an plain, this one is much more polished and sure of itself. Mika’s voice is very pleasant, especially on tracks like Snow Flower, You send me love and LAST WALTZ (Mika’s vocals on this album is a far cry from the sad rasp of her later albums). Every song just pops out at you in the most glorious way, and the sweet jazz of the arrangements are such a treat to the ears. I also really like her cover of I Love You, which is one of my favorite Japanese songs. All in all this was a really good album. I’m almost tempted to say my favorite, but Mika is one of those artists whose albums I always find myself enjoyingso the jury is out right now, but it’s most probably either this album or YES.

  • favorite track – Snow Flower
    least favorite track – RESISTANCE -album version-
    guilty pleasure track – Venus in The Dark
    under-rated track – marionette/You send me love

300px-Nakashima_Mika_LOVE

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s