Aikawa Nanase – FOXTROT

Second Wind
2.5
Bitch
2.5
Heat of the night
3.5
China Rose
3.5
THANK U
2.5
The Silver Colored Ship
2.5
2 PM Lovers
2.5
Crying
2.5
Jealousy
3.5
A Time Where the Fireworks Are Over
3.5

thoughts. B+.
FOXTROT Aikawa Nanase’s fourth album has always been one of my favorites. I always feel like she is so under-rated as honestly I think the only albums I dislike from her are her first album and possibly her third mini album R.U.O.K. Anyway, this album has some of her best tracks: Heat of the Night makes me think fondly of Yumemiru Shojo Ja Irarenai. China Rose was one of her gateway songs that I use to always listen to as well as Jealousy which is such a guilty pleasure track for me. Aikawa’s ballads, which I think are super under-rated are pretty special on this album as well, especially A Time Where the Fireworks Are Over which really surprised me. Aikawa has such a lovely voice when she tries and it certainly shines in her ballads. The tracks I can say I didn’t too much care for are Bitch and 2 PM Lovers, but they’re just good enough to not be wrote off. This or 7 seven is possibly my favorite album from her.

  • favorite track – China Rose
    least favorite track – Bitch
    guilty pleasure track – Jealousy
    under rated track – A Time Where the Fireworks Are Over

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Aikawa Nanase – Crimson

OOOO?
2.5
Nostalgia
2.5
Hear a Good-bye
3.5
A Night Where I Can’t Sleep
3.5
Bad Girls
2.5
fragile
2.5
Velvet moon
2.5
Her and Mine’s Circumstance
2.5
Tender Song
2.5

thoughts. B-.
Crimson is Aikawa Nanase’s third album and it use to be my least favorite album from her. It honestly may still be… but I don’t dislike it as much as I once did. I think the main thing that turned me off of this album was how utterly forgettable it was in kinda still is. Crimson doesn’t have much of a presence, it’s kind of like a less annoying but blander version of her debut. The only track that really stands out is A Night Where I Can’t Sleep, such a beautifully poignant song. I thought Aikawa’s voice in this ballad was simply gorgeous and it’s actually my favorite song from her. Tender Song was also a good ballad, but it didn’t really stick and seemed to go on longer than it should have. The other tracks are OK, but I’ve heard better up and mid-tempo tracks from her. This is a decent album, but possibly her weakest offering, this and Red.

  • favorite track – A Night Where I Can’t Sleep
    least favorite track – Bad Girl
    guilty pleasure track – Hear A Good-bye
    under-rated track – Tender Song

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Aikawa Nanase – paraDOX

CAT on the Street
2.5
Tenshi no You in Odarasete
2.5
Troublemaker -trouble mix-
2.5
Akeru Koto no Nai Your, Shizumo no Nai Taiyou
2.5
Tori no Naretara
3.5
Koigokoro
3.5
Konna no Aishitemo – water ver.-
3.5
Love merry-go- round
3.5
Sweet Emotion
3.5
Two of Us
2.5

thoughts. B.
I really don’t want to sound like I’m repeating myself, because I said the same thing about the last two albums I recently reviewed. Yet it’s true, this is a step up from her first album. Aikawa Nanase’s sophomore album is paraDOX and even though it’s a little unmemorable to me, I do like it more than Red. It’s like half her first album, half it’s own thing. As it’s not as bland nor are the songs quite as weird. Koigokoro is one of the first songs by Aikawa I heard, and was at one point my favorite song from her. Sweet Emotion is also another good one, and they stick with you. I was also pleasantly surprised with how much I enjoyed Love merry-go-round. The ballads where nice, but sadly didn’t stand out as much to me and I hate that because I feel like her ballads are severely underrated. ParaDOX is OK, a bit better than her first; just wish it was more memorable. I don’t like listening to an album and then forgetting it, it makes reviewing it a chore.

  • favorite track – Koigokoro
    least favorite track – CAT on the Street/Two of Us
    guilty pleasure track – Love merry-go-round
    under-rated track – Konna no Aishitemo -water ver.-

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Aikawa Nanase – Red

The Light and Shadow’s Labyrinth
2.5
Yumemiru Shojo Ja Irarenai
3.5
LIKE A HARD RAIN
2.5
SHAKE ME BABY
2.5
Sayonara
2.5
BREAK OUT!
2.5
GLORY DAYS
2.5
Love me
2.5
BYE BYE!
3.5
The Last Night
3.5
imademo…
2.5

thoughts. C.
I had stopped listening to Aikawa for a long while and just recently not too long ago picked her back up. I’m not really a fan of rock music, however I adore Aikawa Nanase… she is such a special case to me. Red is her debut album. It isn’t as awful as I use to think it was, but it’s still not good persay. I always thought of it as very boring and forgettable, only liking maybe a small handful of songs. As it stands this is quite possibly my LEAST favorite album from her, maybe. There are some really stand out tracks on here; even from songs I didn’t too much care for when I first got into her like SHAKE ME BABY and BYE BYE! Decent enough debut.

  • favorite track – Yumemiru Shojo Ja Irarenai
    least favorite track – Love me
    guilty pleasure track – SHAKE ME BABY
    under-rated track – The Last Night

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