CD Review :: V6 - Oh ! My ! Goodness !
CD + DVD A
CD + DVD B
1) omg !
4) Sexy.Honey.Bunny !
6) only dreaming
9) Bari Bari BUDDY !
10) Otona (Adult) Guyz
11) ROCK YOUR SOUL
12) Senko Hanabi (Sparkler)
13) Shinai Naru Kimi e (Dear To You)
14) kEEP oN.
15) orz ...
Oh ! My ! Goodness ! is V6's 12th album & it was released last month on 20th Feb .
The group's last album release was 2010's READY ? , Oh ! My ! Goodness ! includes 5 singles ie. 3 single A-sides & 2 double A-sides . With regards to the 2 double A-side singles , only the 1st A-side in each double A-side offering is included .
In addition , 2 album tracks Supernova & Otona (Adult) Guyz received music videos .
After the opening track omg ! , the album dives straight into Supernova , which's the 1st of 2 album songs that received a music video .
Honestly , I love Supernova the very moment I 1st heard it as it's a very catchy song . A lot of fast paced punchy beats , I can understand why this track among the other album songs received a music video as it really deserves to .
In fact , Supernova is 1 of my fave album tracks in Oh ! My ! Goodness ! .
BING♂ is the 2nd album track . Not a song that I would consider it as my fave as I find it a bit cheesy for my liking but I think it's overall ok . It has almost the same music style as Supernova but surprisingly somewhat a bit more laidback .
Sexy.Honey.Bunny ! is the 1st A-side in V6's 38th single Sexy.Honey.Bunny ! / Takaranoishi . The 2nd A-side Takaranoishi (Treasure Stone) is not included in the album .
This song was selected to be used as the theme no. for the 3rd season of Shin Keishichou Sousa Ichi-ka 9-gakari that starred member Inohara Yoshihiko .
I remembered when Sexy.Honey.Bunny ! was released alongside with Takaranoishi , I really disliked it as it sounded really cheesy despite the fact that it was a music style that V6 never tackled at that point of release .
I'm ok with it now , it's just that even up to now , I still prefer Takaranoishi a lot more over Sexy.Honey.Bunny ! & it's definitely a pity not to see it in the tracklist of Oh ! My ! Goodness ! .
Maybe is the 3rd album track & on 1st listen , it sounded like a simple straightforward acoustic guitar driven song but soon after , it gets mixed with quite a heavy dosage of autotune .
I don't mind autotune in songs but I just thought that without it , Maybe would have sounded a lot more better in this case .
only dreaming is the 1st A-side in V6's 37th single only dreaming / Catch . The 2nd A-side Catch is not included in the album .
This song was selected to be used in the 5th season of Asahi TV's drama Shin Keishicho Sosa Ikka 9 Gakari drama which starred member Inohara Yoshihiko .
Precious songs of the group were also used in Inohara's drama , which include Good day !! (2006) , Jasmine (2007) , Chou (2008) & GUILTY (2009) .
Unlike Sexy.Honey.Bunny ! , only dreaming is something I have no issues in seeing it in the tracklist because frankly speaking , Catch is pretty much forgettable to me & I can't even remember how it sounded like , even though by right only dreaming / Catch is a double A-side single .
The next 2 songs are album tracks . D.I.S. is probably the shortest song in the album but it's catchy stuff .
On the other hand , Exotic・Trip is interesting . I thought it was going to be something cheesy but I was surprised it has quite a hard sound & it's 1 of the rare songs in the album that has a serious vibe attached to it .
Bari Bari BUDDY ! is V6's 39th single . An energetic tune , the A-side was used in the ads of Eabara's "Ougon no Aji" in which V6's sub unit Coming Century starred in .
I remembered when Bari Bari BUDDY ! was 1st released , I was quite stunned just how random if not downright wacky it sounds but in a good way as it was & still 1 of their most random over the top songs V6 released in recent times .
But despite this , Bari Bari BUDDY ! did received some positive feedback from the general public & the dance moves that accompanied the song in the video were quite difficult to mimic to say the least .
Otona (Adult) Guyz is the 2nd album track that received a music video , the 1st was Supernova .
Unlike Supernova , Otona Guyz is only ok for my liking . It's neither good or bad even though it does sound quite cheesy . I would prefer another album track to have a music video but that's just me .
ROCK YOUR SOUL is V6's 41st single . This was selected to be used as the image song for the Hokuto Musou game .
Out of all the singles included in Oh ! My ! Goodness ! , ROCK YOUR SOUL is the only single that has a mean sounding in your face vibe & I guess this's to fit the whole theme for the Hokuto Musou game .
The next 2 album tracks are the only mid temp sounding no.s in Oh ! My ! Goodness ! but ironically , they're 2 of my fave tracks .
Senko Hanabi (Sparkler) is as the song title implies , it's a really nice ballad that truly sparkles in the album . After a whole series of non stop back to back fast paced no.s , Senko Hanabi is such a great breath of fresh air & this song proves just how great V6 sounds together as a 6 member band .
Likewise , the same thing goes for Shinai Naru Kimi e (Dear To You) as it's an under-stated mid tempo track that has a really good calming effect . Perhaps it's no surprises that I enjoy both Senko Hanabi & Shinai Naru Kimi e a lot .
kEEP oN. is V6's 40th single & it was used as the theme song for the 7th season of Asahi TV's drama Shin Keishicho Sosa Ikka 9 Gakari that starred member Inohara Yoshihiko .
Described as an ambitious dance song that moves across multiple genres in 6 minutes , it's also the last single included in the album .
I remembered when kEEP oN. was 1st released , I was blown away just how unique it sounds as it basically felt as if it's 4-5 songs that have been mashed up to create kEEP oN. .
kEEP oN. is definitely still 1 of the group's most unique sounding if not entertaining/enjoyable single that's for sure .
orz ... is the final track in Oh ! My ! Goodness ! . With a time duration of 6:04 mins long , it's the longest track in the album & it's actually a hidden track of sorts .
The audio for orz ... starts at the 4:14 min mark , with each V6 member going oh my goodness just like the opening track omg ! .
After a wait of almost 3 years , V6 has finally released their 12th full-length album ! Oh ! My ! Goodness ! with it featuring 13 tracks , that includes singles only dreaming , Sexy.Honey.Bunny ! , Bari Bari BUDDY ! , kEEP oN. & ROCK YOUR SOUL . Also on the album is the 1st physical release of Supernova that was 1st unveiled during the group's 2011 live tour .
It's really hard to believe it has been 3 years since V6 last released READY ? & truth be told , I really got quite a big shock just how different if not very experimental Oh ! My ! Goodness ! was on 1st listen as both this album & READY ? are total polar opposites of each other , sound wise .
And for certain songs in Oh ! My ! Goodness ! , I disliked them on 1st listen as I found them quite tacky/cheesy even though in due time , most of the new material have grown on me quite a fair bit . I suppose due to the very experimental style V6 has chosen to do this time round , it does really made me go oh my goodness which ironically is a homage to their latest album title .
But with due respect , V6 has been around for a very long time & the fact that they're still releasing material for the past 18 years , it's no joke but what I would like to see in their next album will be something more stripped down & back to basics .
Oh ! My ! Goodness ! is not for everyone to enjoy as this's something that's really out of V6's musical comfort zone but if you want to take an out of this world music journey , then this might be the album for you to try .