BoA – LOVE & HONESTY

Rock With You
2.5
Shine We Are!
3.5
SOME DAY ONE DAY feat. VERBAL
2.5
LOVE & HONESTY
3.5
Be the one
3.5
EXPECT
3.5
OVER -across the time-
2.5
My Heart’s Letter
3.5
DOUBLE
2.5
Easy To Be Hard
2.5
Song With No Name -Kimi no Uta-
3.5

thoughts. B+.
BoA’s third and quite possibly my favorite Japanese album from her is LOVE & HONESTY. I tend to find myself flip flopping when it comes to her Korean and Japanese music, but I’ve always liked this album. As to where her previous two albums seemed very average, bland and almost generic in a way, this one seems to stand out in such an unassuming way. It’s not a great album… BoA doesn’t really have one particular sound she sticks to, even if I mostly see her as a mixture of pop and occasionally rnb. The album starts off pretty strong with Rock With You, followed by the addicting and fun Shine We Are! then it simmers down to the OK but kinda boring SOME DAY ONE DAY feat. VERBAL. LOVE & HONESTY brings everything back on track, a really sparkly, dream like sound that I loved. We then get a bunch of nice concert-sounding tracks: Be the one, EXPECT and Easy To Be Hard standing out. Song With No Name -Kimi no Uta- ending things on a nice, somewhat sad and melancholy note. It’s a step up from her previous two albums, for sure, but I feel like she could have brought it a bit harder. I always feel like BoA is playing it safe. This is my favorite Japanese album by her though.

  • favorite track – LOVE & HONESTY
    least favorite track – SOME DAY ONE DAY feat. VERBAL
    guilty pleasure track – Shine We Are!
    under rated track – Song With No Name -Kimi no Uta-

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