Posts tagged ‘MONKEY MAJIK’


Track listing:
1. Tada, Arigatou
2. Aitakute
3. Together
4. goin’ places
5. brokedown
6. Closer to you
7. Bicycle
8. Akari
9. Fall Back
12. Hoshi
13. Utsukushii Omoide
14. Yakusoku

TIME is MONKEY MAJIK’s third major-label album (fifth overall), peaking at #2 on the weekly charts.

The album starts off with my favorite single, Tada, Arigatou, and the first song I ever heard by them. I think I’ve said this many times already, but I am in love with this song. The chorus is so catchy, the verses have a grade internal rhythm, the bridge is beautiful, and they manage to integrate the main solo piano line with a soul/hip-hop-esque beat. I could listen to it all day. The b-side to Tada, Arigatou, Yakusoku is also included in the cd-only version. It’s a beautiful piece against just a piano with gorgeous harmonizing by the two brothers.
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January 9, 2009 at 10:05 pm Leave a comment

Short and sweet ANNIVERSARY!

I was going to write something special, but actually I didn’t really have anything prepared and I had a midterm today, so actually…there’s really nothing but this short little message.


I still have more posts in the works, but for now I’ll just list some albums I’ve been enjoying lately
MONKEY MAJIK – TIME: this album is so good! The singles on the album were really good (esp. Tada, Arigatou) but there are also some great new tracks (like brokedown) I want to write some more on this later….
ayaka – Sing to the Sky: there are a lot of singles that I hadn’t really paid attention to but I am soo in love with Te wo Tsunagou, Okaeri, and Jewelry Day
OLIVIA – Trinka Trinka: as if I hadn’t said enough about this album, I LOVE it! It was so worth the wait, every time I listen to the album, I like it more and more.
Rie fu – Tobira: have been listening to this more often lately and am re-realizing how lovely this album really is.
Fish Leong – Sunrise: my very first Fish album! though I hadn’t really listened to it too much last year, lately I’ve been going back to my roots and it really is quite beautiful.

That’s it for now, hopefully I can get together my drama preview/review soon =)

November 5, 2008 at 2:37 am 1 comment

MONKEY MAIJK – Aitakute / MORNING-EVENING / goin’ places

1. Aitakute
3. goin’ places
4. The Letter
5. Aitakute -DJ Mitsu the Beats PM1:30 mix-

Aitakute / MORNING-EVENING / goin’ places is MONKEY MAJIK’s 9th single. It was released on June 25, 2008 and peaked at #21 on the weekly charts, so far selling around 10,000 copies.

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August 31, 2008 at 11:00 pm Leave a comment

MONKEY MAJIK – Together / Akari / Fall Back

MONKEY MAJIK is a four piece rock band consisting of Maynard and Blaise Plant (vocals and guitar), Kikuchi Takuya (aka tax, drummer) and DICK (bass). Maynard worked in Japan as a language teacher and later called his brother over, who was a solo musician in Canada. The band was formed in 2000 in Sendai and today they are still based there today. They’ve had a lot of success on the indie Oricon charts and usually chart #1 in the Sendai area. Now they’re signed on a sublabel of avex, binyl records. Their singles usual chart moderately well and their major-label albums have all made it to the weekly top 10.
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August 21, 2008 at 12:10 pm 1 comment