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NEW Album "FAKIN' POP" (March 12th OUT!)

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gmail wrote:Thanks for the translation Marcus; i never knew/cared about his past because i love his voice & attitude/passion in his music. Out of curiosity, what did he study?!

Problem with releasing so many singles before the album is that it makes the release of the album less exciting. It's almost a collection of old works compiled. It might be for marketing sake but it's not as anticipated for fans (ie ME)...

Nevertheless, i'll buy the CD/DVD as soon as it is released. He's like a drug to me, sweet poison.

If I'm not wrong, I read somewhere that he majored in Marketing.
HAHA

Anyways, I have same sentiments with you on the album.
Nevertheless, I'm still going to get it!
I mean, the cover art is enough reason.

=D

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6 new songs are good enough for me. Smile Not mentioning the other 7 songs are great also. Very Happy This album, I hope, will be great!

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I am also waiting for the CD/DVD combos... I hope they will have an option for that! Surprised

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I definitely can't wait for fakin' pop to be out ! My mum's boss's currently stationed in Japan & I have let her know to get for me a copy once it's out in 10 days's time .

Psyched !

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album cover's not fantastic but I have to say the tracklisting looks really good & yay POP STAR's track 1 ! Very Happy

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Previews of all the tracks are up at MUSICO.

http://musico.jp/doc/080303hiraiken/

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thanks will check it out now

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oh wow UPSET & Shashin sounds great . Track 12 also .

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All i can say...I can't wait for it~!!
I finally pre ordered it and i also bought the new chemistry cd~!!

Now time to wait for march 12~

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chanman wrote:All i can say...I can't wait for it~!!
I finally pre ordered it and i also bought the new chemistry cd~!!

Now time to wait for march 12~

can't wait for it too . I preordered my copy last night from HMV Japan .

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chanman wrote:All i can say...I can't wait for it~!!
I finally pre ordered it and i also bought the new chemistry cd~!!

Now time to wait for march 12~

me too, I like the new Chemistry CD and will order it along with Ken's album, of course Smile

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Someone posted the album preview at youtube. From the descriptions, all of them are attached to some sort of drama/movie or commercial product... woah his promotion team is being fierce to let it all out~~ afro

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^ That was me, i was bored today so i decided to make that video xD BTW, Pain is the only song in the album with no tie-in.

I'm embedding the video for those lazy to serch for it at YouTube Razz

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LNany!!! You're awesome!

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Here is my little review of my favorite tracks of the new album (copied and pasted from jpopmusic forum)

Kimi wa Suteki Toko : contrary to most people here I totally love this song, as cheesy as it is.

Canvas : alright song but somehow it sounds better on the album, possibly because of where it is on the tracklist; it's right after KST and acts as a good contrast to the next track Pain

Pain: reminds me of his earlier songs like Yokogao, especially that high-pitch non-falsetto hold in the bridge towards the last chorus. The arrangement is a little bit awkward in the chorus but the melody is good

UPSET: I love this song only because of his singing style here. He's got that rolling tongue act in the early verse (like how Spanish people roll their tongues when they say arroz, which I can never do ) I dont think I have heard Hirai sing like that EVER....that thing in the song really turns me on lol

20!20!20! My favorite upbeat song of the album. Down-right poppy and I love the arrangements

Itsuka Hanareru Hi ga Kite Mo: longest song of the album. The intro doesnt really fit with the beautiful verses and chorus but I am not complaining. The last chorus is amazing with the strings and percussions, great contrast with the piano solo in the beginning.

Shashin: reminds me of the great Sentimental from SENTIMENALovers. A very apropros closing song

Oh and not forgetting to mention my favorite track overall: Utsukushii Hito. I just love anything piano solo!

I really hope a DVD will come out of the FAKIN POP Tour. I would really want to own footages of live versions of some of these songs.

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It's Judgement Day for Fakin' Pop!

Post your album review here. It would be nice if you're going to rate the song from 1-5. 1 the lowest 5 is the highest.


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Ken said on the NHK music programme that the song 'Shashin' is written for his dad who passed away in 2004.
One of the lyrics said 'I really think it's good to be your son'
I think his dad would be very proud of him as well.
A very touching song!

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goldfinger wrote:Ken said on the NHK music programme that the song 'Shashin' is written for his dad who passed away in 2004.
One of the lyrics said 'I really think it's good to be your son'
I think his dad would be very proud of him as well.
A very touching song!

His dad passed away???
Brand new news to me...
Damn i wish i knew japanese~

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Ken said 2004 is a very memorable year for him. Partly because his single 'hitomi wo tojite' was a mega hit that year and sadly in Nov. his dad died of cancer.

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Chanman Review

1. POP STAR
Rate: 9/10
- just love the lyrics and the beat, but it is a song that is 2 years old.

2. Kimi wa Su-te-ki (君はス・テ・キ)
Rate: 8/10
-the beginning always scares me a bit. The drumming in the bg is awesome, the beat is very addicting and the singing style is very interesting. One bad thing...bad dancing skills~ (i just have to rant about that..im sorry)

3. Kimi no Suki na Toko (君の好きなとこ)
Rate: 8/10
- very happy song, full of wonderful, cute lyrics.

4. Canvas (キャンバス)
Rate: 9/10
- I am a true sucker for Ken's ballads. Just his voice fits very well with any songs that is sung slowly. I love the violins.

5. Pain
Rate: 8.5/10
- One of the better songs on the album. Love the chorus, very well sung.

6. fake star
Rate: 7.5/10
- wasn't super fond of this song, but the music is very interesting and a very night cluby song.

7. UPSET
Rate: 8/10
- Very interesting and funny song. Love the cheerful beat (paradox???).

8. Utsukushii Hito (美しい人)
Rate: 10/10
- Best song on the album thats all i can say. No more is needed.

9. Elegy (哀歌(エレジー))
Rate: 9/10
- very touching song. Very different style from other songs.

10. Twenty! Twenty! Twenty!
Rate: 9/10
-this song is just a great song. Very popish even though i prefer R&B more.

11. By(e) My Melody (バイマイメロディー)
Rate: 8.5/10
- This song is also very pop styled, not much comment on it.

12. Itsuka Hanareru Hi ga Kite mo (いつか離れる日が来ても)
Rate: 9.5/10
-Like i mentioned before, i just love ballads, love the chorus in the song, lots of long cords. Just love it~!!!

13. Shashin (写真)
Rate: 8.5/10
- Lovely ballad, but wasn't as exciting and good as Itsuka Hanareru Hi ga Kite mo.

Summary:
The whole album is excellent, but I still prefer some of his older albums. In this album i would recommend Utsukushii Hito (美しい人), and Itsuka Hanareru Hi ga Kite mo (いつか離れる日が来ても). This is all my opinion and i chose those 2 songs because i love his ballads.

Album Overall rating
9.3/ 10

EXCELLENT~

Chanman~

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goldfinger wrote:Ken said 2004 is a very memorable year for him. Partly because his single 'hitomi wo tojite' was a mega hit that year and sadly in Nov. his dad died of cancer.

aw bless Sad . I didn't expect Shashin was written in memory of his dad . All the more Shashin's <3

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will post my review of fakin' pop later as soon as I write it in my music blog .

Karen

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ok my review of fakin' pop is out - http://karenpang.blogspot.com/2008/03/my-cd-review-of-ken-hirais-fakin-pop.html

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FAKIN' POP debuts at #2 in Oricon Charts. [LINK]

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LNany wrote:FAKIN' POP debuts at #2 in Oricon Charts. [LINK]

sob Sad . I hope fakin' pop will a-ok in time to come but I don't know if that's gonna happen considering Shibasaki Kou has 2 best albums in the top 10 .

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