ARASHI – How’s it going?

Tomadoi Nagara -album version-
3.5
Lucky Man
2.5
Couple Without Size Difference
3.5
ONLY LOVE
2.5
Silence Before The Storm
2.5
Blue
2.5
Walking In The Rain
2.5
Paletto
2.5
Only Possible
2.5
Te Agero
2.5
15th Moon
2.5

thoughts. B.
ARASHI’s third album blandly titled How’s it going? is like their previous; not bad but not particularly good either. I found that I enjoyed their first album more than I thought I would, but this one was just all right. It was kinda like a mixed bag of average sounding sounds with: Tomadoi Nagara -album version- and Couple Without Size Difference being the only two stand out tracks, even though ONLY LOVE isn’t a bad track either. ARASHIto be a Johnny’s boy group have some really decent voices, so How’s it going?┬áis one of those albums that you can throw on and listen to as like background noise or something. Even so sometimes they can sound a bit obnoxious with songs like Te Agero; I am partial to that song though. I mean that’s the thing with ARASHI, they have some really obnoxious sounding tracks that I shouldn’t like but I do. So, I get why they’re so popular. They’re a guilty pleasure group for me.

  • favorite track – Tomadoi Nagara -album version-
    least favorite track – Te Agero
    guilty pleasure track – Lucky Man
    under rated track – Couple Without Size Difference

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ARASHI – Here We Go!

You Are Not Bad At All
2.5
Tokyo Towers Tune Night
2.5
ALL or NOTHING ver. 1.02
2.5
Sleepless Body
2.5
Because You Don’t Want To
2.5
The Fast
2.5
Tell Me That You Love Me
2.5
FreeWay of Stars
3.5
Let’s Talk About Love Now
2.5
WOW!!
2.5
Nice Spirit
2.5

thoughts. B-.
I don’t really have much to say when it comes to ARASHI’s second album, HERE WE GO! It’s like a lot of albums I listen to as to where it’s not bad, but it’s not good either. It sort of settles itself in the middle and is a pretty average yet decent listen. I didn’t feel like their voices stood out as much as they did on their first album. I say that because I really dislike listening to a song or even an album and once it’s over I completely forget it. That’s how I felt about a majority of the tracks on here; they weren’t bad when I was listening to them, however once the song was over I couldn’t really remember it at all. It’s an OK album, the replay value isn’t very high though and the only songs that stood out to me were FreeWay of Stars and Nice Spirit.

  • favorite track – FreeWay of Stars
    least favorite track – ALL or NOTHING ver. 1.02
    guilty pleasure track – WOW!!
    under-rated track – Nice Spirit

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ARASHI – ARASHI No. 1 -The storm calls the storm

A.RA.SHI
2.5
DANGAN-LINER
2.5
SUNRISE Japan
2.5
Sawarenai
2.5
Thank The Storm
3.5
Love And Courage And Cherry Pie
3.5
Deep Adventure
2.5
helpless
3.5
On Sunday
2.5
To Know The Fury
2.5
Scattered Heart
2.5
Typhoon Generation
2.5

thoughts. B.
I always find myself going back and forth with ARASHI. I like them one minute and then the next minute I don’t. I’m not really a group kind of person, especially outside of kpop, I much prefer my solo singers but in the case of ARASHI… I like them and I get why they’re so popular in Japan. With that out the way I want to start my review of their first album ARASHI No. 1 -The storm calls the storm (this title though) by saying I’m pleasantly surprised to be honest. I normally never really care for debut albums, I can only recall liking a few; YUI’s FROM ME TO YOU and Angela Aki’s HOME for example. This isn’t my favorite album of theirs (I think it’s Time), but it turned out to be better than I originally thought it would be. I also found myself digging their more down-tempo songs a bit more as they surprisingly didn’t drag the album down like down-tempo’s and ballads tend to do if they’re a lot of them so close together (and I’m a ballad whore). So, yea their debut was one of the better ones and their voices are pretty good too, they sound really nice when they all sing together.

  • favorite track – Thank The Storm/Love And Courage And Cherry Pie
    least favorite track – DANGAN LINER
    guilty pleasure track – A.RA.SHI.
    under-rated track – helpless

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