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27 May 2009 @ 03:50 pm
[Review] Hikaru Utada and 2PM  

: Come Back to Me
Artist: Hikaru Utada (Utada)
Genre: Pop, R&B
Length: 3:57
Link to Listen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPd_c0X1b3w

"Come Back to Me" is the first single decided to be released off Hikaru Utada's new American album, "This Is the One". Trying to debut (for the second time) into the American market, Utada seemed to actually set the bar high for her new album. The entire album is full of catchy beats and soaring emotions, but this song in-particular stands out with its heart-felt lyrics and simple melody. The beat lands well in the pop/r&b category and may just get her the hit song she has been waiting for here in the USA. Personally, I love her music, everything she makes seems to be a hit in Japan, I only hope that America will accept her for the talent she honestly is.

Perri's Pet Peeve: Love Utada, but sometimes her lyrics get a little out of the ordinary. Great example, her first try at American debut with the song, "Easy Breezy", when she decided to sing, "You're easy breezy and I'm Japanesey." One word of advice: No.

Title: Again and Again
Artist: 2PM
Genre: Pop/Rap
Length: 4:05
Rating: 8/10
Link to Listen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUgReo37ECw

2PM is relatively new on the music scene in S. Korea, yet they are making waves with their interesting sounds, catchy beats and emotional voices.  The newest song off their single EP, "2PM Time For A Change", soared the band to new heights, making them #1 on many music countdowns and scoring #1 on the Hanteo charts.  The song, "Again and Again" is a mid-tempo dance groove, deep base accompaning the crisp vocals of the 6 boys as they mourn the loss of a lover. The song is enjoyable and makes you want to dance, they remind me a lot of either Chris Brown or Ne-Yo here in America.  Its catchy, very catchy, as I caught myself humming along to it in my head during Japanese class...it was slightly embarassing.

Perri's Pet Peeve: It gets repetitive after a while, just like a lot of the latest Korean songs seem to do now-a-days.


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