Matsushita Yuya - 6 new songs from U ~BEST of BEST~
2 CDs + DVD A
2 CDs + 44 page photobook type B
A total of 6 new songs are included from Matsushita Yuya's 1st best album U ~BEST of BEST~ that was released last month on 5th Dec .
U ~BEST of BEST~ was released on the same day as his 1st music videos collection U ~BEST MUSIC VIDEOS~ DVD and Blu-ray .
With regards to the 6 new songs that're included in U ~BEST of BEST~ , 2 different tracks are found in each edition .
In 1st disc that's titled U Love Ballad Disc , the following 3 songs are found in each edition of U ~BEST of BEST~ :
- Key (2 CDs edition track)
- Just the way you are (2 CDs + DVD edition track)
- Ordinary Love (2 CDs + photobook edition track)
Personally I feel out of the 3 new songs in U Love Ballad Disc , Ordinary Love is the standout track with it being a very heartfelt emotional piano driven ballad that fits the concept of the 1st disc extremely well .
I also enjoy Key which's a nice mid tempo ballad but with regards to Just the way you are , it somewhat feel quite out of place & for this track , I thought it should be included in the 2nd disc of U ~BEST of BEST~ instead since I did not get any ballad vibes coming from Just the way you are .
In 2nd disc that's titled U Love Dance Disc , the following 3 songs are found in each edition of U ~BEST of BEST~ :
- Naked Night (2 CDs edition track)
- No rain , No rainbow (2 CDs + DVD edition track)
- Crazy Funky Holiday (2 CDs + photobook edition track)
With regards to Naked Night , it's the only new song to get a music video & its video is included in U ~BEST MUSIC VIDEOS~ .
I kind of understand why Naked Night is the only new track in getting a video as out of the 3 new songs in U Love Dance Disc , it's the most prominent if not memorable sounding .
As for the other 2 tracks , it took me quite a while to get used to them as on 1st listen , I do not really enjoy them so much .
No rain , No rainbow has almost a similar music style to SEE YOU's BEAUTIFUL GIRL but comparing with both tracks , BEAUTIFUL GIRL is much more stronger while No rain , No rainbow sounds like a poor cousin of BEAUTIFUL GIRL .
As for Crazy Funky Holiday , I wasn't expecting a rather dated sound as I thought it sounded really cheesy on 1st listen but it definitely does live up to the song title name but I'm not so sure if I can consider this as a fave track of Matsushita as he has other great dance tracks which I prefer over Crazy Funky Holiday .