|#4 - Welcome to the Dangerzone
||[Mar. 17th, 2007|12:50 pm]
|||||Vanilla Ninja - Dangerzone||]|
This month's rotation I decided to do things a little different. This rotation features the music from NANA the movie, as well as NANA the anime. I've been listening to Anna Tsuchiya inspi NANA and OLIVIA inspi REIRA nonstop, so if someone out there doesn't have these albums -- you need them. But just NANA by itself would be too picky, so I decided to make this entire rotation focus on girls who, like NANA, just plain rock.
NANA starring Mika Nakashima - The End
It's a very strong album all together, though I've never thought of Mika as a NANA. Even still, this collective of songs is fantastic.
YUNA ITO - ENDLESS STORY
Yuna Ito is SO, so, so, so good. This song is GORGEOUS, and her vocals are AMAZING.
YUNA ITO - TRUTH
If the first song didn't convince you that Yuna Ito is awesome, her second single as Reira, Truth, will.
OLIVIA inspi REIRA
I actually prefer OLIVIA for Reira rather than Yuna, simply because her sound is closer to a rock band. This album is simply a godsend. Every single track is worth listening to. There aren't many albums I can listen to over and over and not get tired of, but this is one of them.
Anna Tsuchiya inspi NANA
I also prefer Anna Tsuchiya for NANA rather than Mika, because Anna Tsuchiya has long since been experimenting with rock sounds even before she was picked up to do songs for NANA, so she has a natural talent for it. This cd is, like Olivia's REIRA cd, a godsend. I can listen to it over and over and never stop.
YUI - CHE.R.RY
Yui's newest single. It's the PERFECT song for spring.
Yum!Yum!Orange - Orange Wagon
Fun, bubbly ska sound, very sing along songish! I miss ska, so I'm glad Yum!Yum!Orange exists.
Danger*Gang - Feathers of Sorrow
A FEMALE visual kei band! They have a WONDERFUL sound, captivated by startlingly perfect vocals. Her voice suits this type of music perfectly.
GO!GO!7188 - Ameagari, Asphalt, Atarashii Kutsu De
What a title. This reminds me of sunny, California beach rock, and I love the vocals on this track.
Honey Bee - No Rock No Life
Fast paced, fun sounding song that's easy to rock out to!
Shonen Knife - Banana Chips
Don't blame me if you start singing along to it.
Tommy heavenly6 - Heavy Starry Chain
The Holograms - Are You Ready For It
SUPER fun, fast-paced, sugar energized track I can't help but love!!
MOXY - Sugar
The first of two songs titled Sugar (there's a reason I named this mp3 rotation Sugar Virus!). 60s rockabily style, very mellow and hip.
Plumb - Stranded
I didn't want to feature ONLY fast-paced songs so here is a nice, mid-paced song with sweeping vocals and guitar (from a VERY underrated band). It's very pretty and easy to get into.
Miss Angie - Lift My Eyes Up
Consider yourself very lucky to have this. Because I guarantee you won't find it ANYwhere else. Miss Angie cds are REALLY rare. The last cd she released was Triumphantine in 1999. I'll eventually upload her two albums because they're PHENOMONAL and this song is stardusty, 60s, rock n' roll at its finest.
Veruca Salt - Volcano Girls
I just LOVE Veruca Salt. They have such force behind their songs, ESPECIALLY in this one! It's chock full of rock energy!
theSTART - Gorgeous
Has addictive qualities and a glittery, trashy type sound (that's a good thing! A VERY good thing! :D).
Stretch Princess - Sugar
The type of song that makes me wanna get up and do something!
The Pipettes - School Uniform
VERY different, refreshing sound that goes back to the 50s with a slight modern twist.
The Veronicas - 4Ever
Besides the sound, I love the lyrics of this song! It describes perfectly how I feel towards the guy I like right now!
Vanilla Ninja - Dangerzone
The sound is incredibly cool, kind of rock with a little bit of 80s synth in the background, and Vanilla Ninja sounds awesome as always.
Ranetki Girls - Ona Odna
The sound is simple with great guitars and I just LOVE the way the russian language sounds don't you?
Crucified Barbara - In Distortion We Trust
If you like hard rock reminscent of early 90s, late 80s rock, then you'll like this track!
The Killer Barbies - Candy
This band is severely underrated! And Silvia Superstar is pretty damn cool, like Spain's NANA.
And now... THE MUST DOWNLOAD OF THE LIST!
Vanilla Ninja - Destroyed by You
Starts out soft and ends powerfully! It's very reminiscent of those epic, hard rock songs of the 80s, but it's actually a very recent song! The sound is just CRAZY, monumental good. Can you imagine hearing this LIVE in an amphitheatre?!
PVs for grabs!
Mika Nakashima - Glamorous Sky
It's not terribly exciting, but I like watching it, particularly for the expression on Nana Hachi's face (it flows better with the movie of course...).
Mika Nakashima -Glamorous Sky (Alternate Version)
I actually prefer this version to the other version. Even if it's live, I like the way they washed out the colors, emphasizing only the red.
Mika Nakashima - Hitoiro
I wish Hitoiro had more of a harder rock sound propelling it, but I DO like the video. I like NANA's outfit in this.
Mika Nakashima - Hitoiro (Alternate / Live)
I want to be at a Black Stones concert. =(
Yuna Ito - Endless Story
I get goosebumps everytime I watch this. It's one of my favorite "PVs" EVER.
Yuna Ito - TRUTH
With all these expensive, epic PVs, I'm beginning to think Yuna Ito is turning Ayumi Hamasaki on us with the PVs she's released. XD
Anna Tsuchiya - Rose
Anna Tsuchiya is SO Nana. Not my favorite video of her's though, but still worth a viewing!
Anna Tsuchiya - Lucy
This is really a union of both -- good video + good song! Anna Tsuchiya really rocks hard in this one.
Anna Tsuchiya - Kuroi Namida
LOVE this song, and the video's nice too, very clean, and lush, and Anna Tsuchiya looks fantastic.
OLIVIA - A Little Pain
I already adore the song, so the video was a step up. OLIVIA wears really interesting outfits in this one, and I love all the visuals that go with it.
OLIVIA - Wish
I like the cuts where Olivia is actually performing because she looks soo pretty and her outfit is so top notch! Overall I really like the whole video.
This month's rotation took a lot out of me cause it's bigger than the previous ones. Remember, as with all uploads, I don't require you to comment, but it's always nice to know if you liked what I put up! It helps me with future rotations! :D
NEXT ROTATION - Guys that rock! ;D Expect lots of jrock!