Artist: Kumi Koda
Release Date: July 8, 2009
Label: Avex Trax
Personal Rating: 3/5

1. 9:00 A.M. [Intro]
2. Lick me ❤
4. 12:35 P.M. [Interlude]
5. Hashire!
6. 4:20 P.M. [Interlude]
7. Lick me ❤ (Q;indivi-Yusuke Tanaka Remix)
8. ECSTASY (Caramel Pod E Remix)
9. Hashire! (420 Remix)
10. 12:00 A.M [Outro]
Just for the sake of the many interlude, I’m just going to sum all of the instrumental tracks into one paragraph. 9:00 A.M. [Intro] is just random beats here and there, 12:35 P.M. [Interlude], 4:20 P.M. [Interlude], and 4:20 P.M. [Interlude] were just “there.”

Lick me ❤ turns out to be a highly cheerful summer song that turns out to sound a bit annoying. Kuu does a good job with all of the pop/rock vocals but the parts after the chorus was a bit out of place and the arrangement sounded a tad unoriginal. At least the Lick me ❤ (Q;indivi-Yusuke Tanaka Remix) sounded a bit better.

I just noticed that ECSTASY was a name of a drug (which I think has nothing to do with the song)… That aside, ECSTASY actually sounds decent with nicer vocals. It’s no TABOO but there’s some catchy chuncks throughout the song. The ECSTASY (Caramel Pod E Remix) wasn’t that good since there’s so much of the same words being repeated over and over again.

I wanted to point out was that Hashire! was just blaring guitars and a screaming Kuu. I was like “WTF is this” when I first listened through the song. Sure there’s all of the music components like the verses and chorus but the only thing I could pretty much remember from this track is the shouting. The Hashire! (420 Remix) really didn’t do that good of a job of improving the song. (More distortion than actual screaming.)

The only interlude that is probably worth mentioning is the 12:00 A.M [Outro] which actually sounded a bit decent. It’s not that good but it’s something that shouldn’t be grouped with those other interludes.

Personal Rating: 3/5


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