Chara – SOUL KISS

Under That Watch-clock
3.5
Even If a Big Earthquake Comes
3.5
Is That Right?
2.5
No Promise
3.5
Why Are You Laughing?
3.5
Equipment for a Love Suicide Bombing
3.5
Soul Kiss xxx+
2.5
Pain
2.5
Put Your Right Hand Ontop of My Right Hand
2.5
Time After Time
2.5

thoughts. B+.
I hate how under-rated Chara is because she really has some good albums. I think the main reason why people are so put off by Chara is because her voice is one of those acquired taste voices that takes a little while to get use to, because it took me a little minute to get use to her voice. I love it. SOUL KISS is her second album and I think it’s safe to say that it’s a step up from her debut. There are a lot more stand out tracks on this, and her voice was surprisingly pleasant. As to where a couple of the tracks on her debut where a little grating, no track on this album was. I love how Chara plays around with her sound, so no one song sounds the same. I thought it started out strong, then tapered off toward the end. It’s still a solid album from Chara. I really think she is one of those rare artists that doesn’t have an album I really dislike.

  • favorite track – Even If a Big Earthquake Comes
    least favorite track – Time After Time
    guilty pleasure track – Equipment for a Love Suicide Bombing
    under-rated track – Under that Watch-clock

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Chara – Sweet

Rainbow Gossip
2.5
Heaven
3.5
Don’t Get Used To Lying
2.5
Sweet
3.5
Xmas
3.5
No Toy
2.5
I’ve Passed You
3.5
Break These Chain
3.5

thoughts. B.
I’m trying to figure out if this is different compared to her later albums… I mean it’s like debut albums tend to be: either hit or miss. I’d say though that this album is somewhere in-between; it’s not bad but it’s not one of my favorite’s or even one I find myself going back to. It’s very rare for me to like a first album ’cause they’re always either very safe or very forgettable. A debut album hardly ever wows me and in the case of Sweet I only really care for two songs on this album: Heaven and Sweet. Those are in my opinion two of the most stand-out songs I have ever heard an they seem like they would be a lot of fun to sing live. Heaven because of it’s sultry air and Sweet because of how innocent and carefree it sounds. I think this is a decent, no, really decent debut. I actually kinda like Sweet. It’s not my favorite, but it’s OK in her voice is actually incredibly tolerable compared to the breathy rasp found on her later albums. The only song I can say rubbed me the wrong way is No Toy and Rainbow Gossip, a little.

  • favorite Track – Heaven
    least Favorite Track – No Toy
    guilty pleasure track – Sweet
    under-rated track – Xmas

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