Posts tagged ‘MONKEY MAJIK’

MONKEY MAJIK – TIME

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
10. WEEKDAY
11. MORNING-EVENING
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.
Read the rest of this entry

Advertisements

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.

IT’S MY TWO YEAR ANNIVERSARY! =D

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

Tracklist
1. Aitakute
2. MORNING-EVENING
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.

Read the rest of this entry

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.
Read the rest of this entry

August 21, 2008 at 12:10 pm 1 comment


Archives

Feeds