Wednesday, September 20, 2017

CD Review :: V6 - The ONES

CD

1) never
2) Setsuna-teki Night
3) SOUZO
4) Beautiful World
5) Cloudy sky
6) DOMINO
7) Round & Round
8) Remember your love
9) Atte Hanashi o (20th Century) [Bonus Track]
10) Answer
11) Can't Get Enough
12) Get Naked (Coming Century) [Bonus Track]
13) Boku ・ Sora ・ Kimi
14) COLORS
15) Let's Go 6 Roku
16) The One

Limited A - CD + DVD & CD + Blu-ray

Limited B - CD + DVD

1) never
2) Setsuna-teki Night
3) SOUZO
4) Beautiful World
5) Cloudy sky
6) DOMINO
7) Round & Round
8) Remember your love
9) Answer
10) Can't Get Enough
11) Boku ・ Sora ・ Kimi
12) COLORS
13) Let's Go 6 Roku
14) The One

The ONES is V6's 13th album & it was released on 9th Aug .

V6's last studio album release was 2013's Oh ! My ! Goodness ! . 3 single songs are included in The ONES but for their 47th & 48th singles only the 1st A-side in each single are included in the album .

14 songs are found in The ONES , 11 album tracks and 3 single songs . All songs in The ONES have videos made inclusive of the only album interlude DOMINO .

The CD only has 2 bonus tracks by 20th Century & Coming Century which're the 2 sub groups within V6 .

For The ONES , this's an album that was completed by combining many individual parts . In 2017 , The ONES represent V6 as they're 'now' & the theme for the new album's material is 'the things that we , V6 want to do' .

On the new songs in The ONES , the members completely oversaw the production of 6 tracks in which they have a say in the choice of songs , the contents of the lyrics , who would be in charge of the solo parts of a song & the footage .

I will review The ONES based on the CD only tracklist .

Kicking things off in the new album is never followed by Setsuna-teki Night .

Setsuna-teki Night was produced by Okada Junichi . The video was created by Team Lab who was also responsible for creating Kobukuro's Kokoro video .

never & Setsuna-teki Night were performed considerably on various music shows and it's easy to understand why because both tracks are really good & strong . I love just how never sets the tone and it's a great opening no. for an album .

As for Setsuna-teki Night , it's a very cool edgy aggressive track which sounds different from never and Okada did a great job in producing this song as I enjoy it a lot .

SOUZO is track #3 & for this song , comedian Watanabe Naomi made an appearance in the video . SOUZO is quite amusing + funny and it's meant not to be taken seriously .

Beautiful World is V6's 46th single & it was used as the theme song for TV Asahi's Keishicho Sousa Ikea 9 Gakari drama starring member Inohara Yoshihiko .

Written & composed by Hata Motohiro , Beautiful World is still 1 of my favourite single songs & I'm still not bored by it .

Cloudy sky is the next song and the video was shot in Okinawa . I like how uplifting and empowering it sounds . Also this track has been performed as the last song in the current V6 LIVE TOUR 2017 The ONES .

DOMINO is the shortest track in THE ONES which's less than 2 mins . It's also the only interlude in the album . Despite this , I'm surprised a video was made for it . I wished DOMINO was longer as I like just how intriguing it sounds .

The next 3 album tracks were produced by the members themselves . Round & Round was produced by Nagano Hiroshi while Remember your love was produced by Miyake Ken .

And Answer was produced by leader Sakamoto Masayuki & it was used as the image song to promote Spanish football .

All 3 tracks back to back are equally good and unique sounding from each other . Round & Round is a mid tempo song , Remember your love is a rather sad sounding no. & Answer is just a great angsty emotional driven track .

Can't Get Enough is the 1st A-side of V6's 47th single Can't Get Enough / Hanahirake . The song was used as 7net's Spring promotional song & it's described as a cool dance track .

Hanahirake is not included in The ONES .

The next album track Boku ・ Sora ・ Kimi was produced by Morita Go . Out of the new album material in The ONES , Boku ・ Sora ・ Kimi is my least favourite as I don't quite like how slow paced the song's but I give props to Morita for working on it .

COLORS is the 1st A-side of V6's 48th single COLORS / Taiyou to Tsuki no Kodomotachi , The song was used to promote TV Asahi's Keishicho Sousa Ikea 9 Gakari drama starring Inohara & also in the ads of Prince Hotels & Resorts Natsu Puri 2017 .

Oddly even though Taiyou to Tsuki no Kodomotachi is not included in the CD , the video is included in the DVD/Blu-ray and for once , I wished the song made the cut in The ONES as I like the song .

Let's Go 6 Roku & The One are the last 2 album tracks and Let's Go 6 Roku was produced by Inohara Yoshihiko .

Unlike the other new songs , Let's Go 6 Roku has a fun jovial sound & The One is a nice heartwarming fitting track in concluding THE ONES .

V6's 13th album The ONES to signify that the album was created by combining many different individual elements together . The album's composers include Hata Motohiro , Ishino Takkyu , Ohashi Trio , Rekishi , Hamano Kenta & Akimoto Yasushi .

It's hard to believe it has been 4 years since V6 last released a studio album but to say the long wait has been worth it is an understatement as I'm pleasantly surprised how unexpectedly good The ONES is .

V6's last album Oh ! My ! Goodness ! saw them going quite excessively over the top crazy which I didn't quite liked . In The ONES , it showcases a considerable different number of music styles which V6 tackled them surprisingly relatively at ease , making their new album a very musically diverse , slick & well polished record .

Prior to The ONES , I was concerned if there will be enough new material in the album & I'm glad V6 decided not to include Kimi ga Omoidasu Boku wa Kimi wo Aishiteiru Darou ka , Namida no Ato ga Kieru Koro , Sky's The Limit & Timeless as these 4 single songs are already in SUPER Very best so it makes no sense for them to get re-included in The ONES .

Unlike what happened with ARASHI when they tried to incorporate their own personal input which backfired with regards to last year's Are You Happy? album (which gave rise to 1 of their most boring album to date unfortunately) , it's a relief to know that V6 didn't suffer the same fate as their juniors .

All in all , I really enjoy The ONES tremendously & this release is proof on why V6 still got it after 22 years & counting in the business & it's no doubt The ONES is hands down 1 of my favourite albums of 2017 .



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