ZARD – I Won’t Search Anymore

Fushigi ne…
2.5
Mou Sagasanai
2.5
Sunao ni Ienakute
2.5
Hitori ga Suki
2.5
Forever
2.5
Lonely Soldier Boy
2.5
Itsuka wa…
2.5

thoughts. B-.
I actually had to listen to ZARD’s sophomore album I Won’t Search Anymore twice because I wasn’t quite sure if I had given the songs the correct ratings the first time around. It did play a bit better, but I was still left very indifferent. I know I say that they aren’t bad songs a lot, because they aren’t, it’s just something about them that I like but they don’t stand out as much as say the 3 star songs I rate. The only songs that I can say kinda stood out where Fushigi ne… and Lonely Soldier Boy. ZARD has a pleasant voice, so it saves the tracks from being boring or throwaway. Sadly, they just don’t stick in I’m left feeling somewhat underwhelmed once it’s over.

  • favorite track – Fushigi ne…
    least favorite track – Forever
    guilty pleasure track – Lonely Soldier Boy
    under-rated track – Mou Sagasanai

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Zard – Goodbye My Loneliness

Goodbye My Loneliness
3.5
Ai was Kurayami no Naka de
2.5
Koi Onna no Yuutsu
2.5
Oh! Sugar Baby
2.5
Onna de Itai
3.5
It’s a Boy
2.5

thoughts. C.
It’s mini album length. I mean it’s close enough, yet a full album to me is one with ten tracks or more. Felt the same way with Bonnie Pink’s Blue Jam; like I should have skipped over this one like I did with hers, going straight to her second album, which flows a lot better. Goodbye My Loneliness is Zard’s debut album and it’s like a majority of the albums I’ve reviewed. OK. It’s just a very odd listen as aside from the title track and Onna de Itai (which is a pretty good track), I just don’t get it. They’re not bad, they just go over my head. It’s a Boy is a pretty smooth track to end the album on, even if it does sound like another version of Oh! Sugar Baby to me for some reason. Sadly, Zard passed away in 2007 so as with Ritsuko Okazaki I will be reviewing their music released up until their deaths.

  • favorite track – Goodbye My Loneliness
    least favorite track – Ai was Kurayami no Naka de
    guilty pleasure track – It’s a Boy
    under-rated track – Onna de Itai

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