View Poll Results: Which Album Do You Like? Ayu's Secret or Kuu's Black Cherry?

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    Default Koda Kumi's Black Cherry or Ayumi Hamasaki's Secret album?

    Which album do you like better? Ayumi Hamasaki's Secret or Koda Kumi's Black Cherry?

    Please vote only after you had listen to BOTH albums at least 2 times, this is to be fair to both artists.

    My views:
    lucky i did not have my hopes too high for Black Cherry, i'm most interested to see the drama(from the CD+2DVD, limited edition) more then anything, so i find the album not bad.
    i had already like 'koi no tsubomi', 'With Your Smile', I'll be there', 'Ningyo hime', 'Unmei', 'Cherry Girl'. I would prefer it if 'futari de.....'is in the album then 'Yume No Uta', but 'yume' was okay.
    'Won't be Long just sound weird without EXILE while 'Twinkle' could be better with kuu's pronouce. i don't think i will understand it if i don't have the lyrics!!!!! from the album track, i love 'Get Up & Move', 'CandleLight' isn't bad, it's starting to get to me. As for the other album tracks, i still have to get another listen.

    while ayu's Secret, i had like all 4 single tracks. then, i was hooked to the whole album with all the album tracks too. ayu's vocals is stronger and better, i was very impressed that 'Secret' was recorded in a take!!!!!

    overall, i'll vote for Secret.
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    i would of bet that too, even without you telling us that. From you username and sig...its safe to assume ur a big ayu fan. hahaha....i used to be a big jpop fan...but i become too busy to keep up with it...so it slowly faded away.

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    Black Cherry is the first J-pop album I have seriously considered buying.

    But Secret made me actually LIKE Ayu again.

    What the hell, they're both really good. ^______^
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    Quote Originally Posted by deuce22 View Post
    i would of bet that too, even without you telling us that. From you username and sig...its safe to assume ur a big ayu fan. hahaha....i used to be a big jpop fan...but i become too busy to keep up with it...so it slowly faded away.
    ye, indeed i had been a big ayu fan for a very long time since 2001. i was having a rough time and wanted to commit sucide, but ayu's 'a song for xx' gave me the courage to live on.
    but, i'm a very objective person, my vote is seemly based on their 2 albums and nothing else.
    my number 2 fav artist is kuu-chan, she's just after ayu.

    EDIT:a reaso why i request that voters should vote after listening to the albums twice is that kuu's Black Cherry is NOT a album that you will like on your first listen, so please be fair to her and try the album again
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    I liked it on my first listen - but then again, I did hear half the songs previously, since they were released on singles. I still think there should be an option for both, though. ^_^
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    Well, I ordered Secret earlier and have yet to listen to it the whole way through. I know that it's good from all of the reviews i've heard but it always takes me a bit to get use to Ayumi's songs. Just a habit of mine.

    As for Black Cherry, I ordered that as well (Limited Edition!) but I had a chance to listen to the whole thing before hand. I immediately LOVE it upon listening to it. All of the songs are awesome, especially Tsuki To Taiyou (which has become my fav song at the moment), Get Up&Move!!, Yume no Uta and Ningyo Hime. I'd say that strongest part of the album is the beginning, as you can tell, but the whole thing rocks as a whole. So as of now, I vote for Black Cherry.

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    Secret has an intro track, right? Introduction (Black Cherry) >>>>>>>>> Secret's Into. Sorry, but Kuu's introductions are always AMAZING.

    *hasn't voted. can't decide. ^_^*
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    ^yes, 'Secret' intro is 'Not Yet'.

    below are the tranlations and romanji of some songs in 'Secret' album. Credit to AHS forum-masa.

    Not Yet
    Kimi ga mada shiranai
    Himitsu o oshieyou

    * Kimi wa mitsukeru kana
    Koko ni aru himitsu o

    ** Kimi wa shinjiru kana
    Koko ni aru kiseki o

    Himitsu o
    Kiseki o
    Himitsu o
    Kiseki o

    * (repeat)
    ** (repeat)
    ----------------------------------------
    I'll show you my secret
    You don't yet know

    * I wonder if you will find
    The secret here

    ** I wonder if you will believe
    The miracle here

    The secret
    The miracle
    The secret
    The miracle

    * (repeat)
    ** (repeat)


    Until that day
    Mada mada owarenai tomatte irarenai
    Itsu datte sou yatte norikoete kita n ja nai ?
    uh- lalala...
    uh uh-

    Nagedashi chatta ra se o muketa ra
    Ano toki nagashita namida ni shitsurei ja nai ?
    uh- lalala...
    uh uh-

    Nee konna karada nante itsu datte dou ni datte
    Kiriuri shite kamawanai dakedo kokoro dake wa
    Hoka no dare ni mo akewatasanai

    Nee tokidoki itsu made nan no tame ni kou yatte
    Tada mae ni susumi tsuzuke nakya naranai no kana
    Nante omou hi mo aru ni wa aru kedo
    Anata ga mite te kureru kara

    Sonna ni tanjun ja nai kokkei de mo ii
    Jibun no tame dake ni ikiru nante tsumaranai
    uh- lalala...
    uh uh-

    Nee chotto hohoende kotoba o kawashita dake
    Sonna n de marude subete wakatta you na ki ni
    Natte ru soko no hito ookina machigai

    Nee kono egao no wake nee kono kotoba no imi
    Tsutawatte ru wake nai datte tsutae tai tomo
    Omowanai kara shikata no nai koto
    Sou anata ijou ni wa dare mo shiranai
    Hontou no watashi o

    Nee moshimo itsu no hi ka watashi ga kono basho o
    Tobidashite tta toki niwa manzoku sou na kao
    Shite kitto ookiku te o futte ru wa

    Nee moshimo itsu no hi ka watashi ga kono basho o
    Tobidashite tta toki niwa manzoku sou na kao
    Shite kitto shizuka ni unazuite ru wa

    Anata wa mimamotte ite ne
    Itsuka no sono hi made ...
    ----------------------------------------
    I can't yet end up, I can't stop
    I've always got it over in such a way, haven't I?
    uh- lalala...
    uh uh-

    If I throw it out and turn my back
    It's rude to the tears I shed at that time, isn't it?
    uh- lalala...
    uh uh-

    You see? I don't care at all
    Whenever and however I may sell this body by the piece
    But I never give over my heart alone to anyone else

    You see? There sometimes are the days
    When I think until when and for what purpose
    I just have to keep on going forward this way
    But because you are watching me ...

    It's not so simple, I don't care even if I look laughable
    It's uninteresting to live only for myself
    uh- lalala...
    uh uh-

    Hey, that person thinks as if he knew everything about me
    Just after we smiled and talked a little together
    A big mistake

    Hey, the reason of this smile and the meaning of this word can't be understood
    Because I don't even want to make them understood
    It can't be helped
    Indeed, no one knows about real me
    More than you

    You see? If I run out of this place some day
    I'm sure they will wave their arms
    With satisfied looks

    You see? If I run out of this place some day
    I'm sure they will nod quietly
    With satisfied looks

    I ask you for keeping on watching me
    Until that day ...

    JEWEL
    Under the grey and square sky
    Is filled with all kinds of desires today
    But I don't lose sight of the light among them
    And can walk, looking forward
    Because you always show me
    That there remains a purity even in a corner of this city

    Breathing calmly, I looked at you
    Who had fallen asleep, so exhausted
    The sweet, unprotected profile
    That no one in the world but me knows

    One day when the sunlight poured and the wind blew gently
    As if it were nothing special
    I felt alone that something was changing in me
    Slowly, firmly and surely

    Though I wasn't sad at all, tears fell down
    Because your feelings sank painfully into
    The scar in the depth of my heart
    And changed it into tenderness

    If you come across deep sorrow
    I wish you will share it with me
    I'll be able to do anything for the smile
    My precious treasure
    My precious treasure

    It was
    Kimi no koe ga kikoeta you na ki ga shite
    Boku wa futo tachidomatta n da
    Iru wake ga nai koto wa wakatte iru noni
    Soredemo sagashi tsuzuketa n da

    Kimi ga ita ano kisetsu wa nani yori mo mabushikute
    Me ni utsuru mono subete ga kagayaki ni michite ita
    Bokutachi wa itsu no hi kara motome sugite shimatta no
    Tada soba ni iru dake de sore dake de yokatta hazu na noni ne

    Kimi ni nita yokogao o tooku michi no mukou
    Mitsuketa you na kiga shita kedo
    Boku wa mou tachidomaru koto o sezu ni
    Mae o muite aruki tsuzuketa

    Kimi to ita ano kisetsu wa nani yori mo mijikakute
    Me ni utsuru mono subete ga itooshiku kanjite ita
    Bokutachi wa nani o nokoshi nani o ushinatta no kana
    Soshite sore wa ato dorehodo toki ga tateba uketomerareru no kana

    Kimi ga ita ano kisetsu wa nani yori mo mabushikute
    Me ni utsuru mono subete ga kagayaki ni michite ita
    Boku wa mada koko de hitori kore de yokatta no kana
    Nante totemo akirame no warui kangaegoto o shite iru n da
    ----------------------------------------
    I stopped somehow
    I felt like I heard your voice
    Though I knew you couldn't be there
    I continued to search for you

    The season I was with you was the most dazzling one
    Everything we saw was full of brilliance
    Since when did we come to want too much?
    Though it should be just enough that we were close

    I felt like I found a profile like yours
    Far across the road
    But I didn't stop any more
    I looked forward and kept walking

    The season I was with you was the shortest one
    I felt everything we saw was sweet
    What did we leave and what did we lose?
    And I wonder how long it takes from now until I can accept it

    The season I was with you was the most dazzling one
    Everything we saw was full of brilliance
    I'm still here alone and thinking over whether it was good
    Like one who can hardly resign oneself

    momentum
    Kimi o aishita hibi wa boku no saigo no kiseki

    Daremo ga mina hitokoishiku naru kisetsu ga
    Kotoshi mo mata atatakasa to tsumetasa o
    Tsurete yatte kita

    Osana sugita bokura ga mada nani mo shirazu
    Waraiatte shigamitsuite aruite ita hi o
    Omoidasu

    Oshiyoseru konna itami ni
    Donna iiwake o sureba ii

    Shiroi yuki ni hitori de kogoesou na yoru demo
    Kimi o aishite ru no wa boku no saigo no yuuki

    Itsuka kitto yurusaresu to shinji nagara
    Jikan ga tada sugite ku no o matsu no wa
    Oroka sugiru no kana

    * Afureru omoi dakishimeru
    Koborete shimawanai you ni

    Shiroi yuki ni futari no te ga todoku sono hi made
    Kimi o aishite ru no wa boku no saigo no yuuki

    * (repeat)

    Shiroi yuki ni hitori de kogoesou na yoru demo
    Shiroi yuki ni futari no te ga todoku sono hi made

    Kimi o aishite ru no wa boku no saigo no eien

    Kimi ni deaeta koto wa boku no saisho no kiseki
    ----------------------------------------
    The days when I loved you were the last miracle to me

    The season when everyone longs to be around people
    Has come again this year
    With warmth and coldness

    I remember the day
    When we were too young with no knowledge about the world and walking
    Laughing together and hanging on each other

    What excuse should I make
    For this wave of pain?

    Even in the night I'm freezing alone in white snow
    My love for you is my last courage

    I wonder if I'm so stupid
    Just waiting for the time passage
    Believing that I'll surely be forgiven some day

    * I hold the rush of feelings
    So that it may not spill down

    Until the day our hands reach white snow
    My love for you is my last courage

    * (repeat)

    Even in the night I'm freezing alone in white snow
    Until the day our hands reach white snow

    My love for you is the last forever to me

    That I could meet you was the first miracle to me

    1LOVE
    "Soko ni ireba hana wa kareru koto naku sakitsuzukeru sa" tte
    Nan no bouken mo naku shigeki mo nai hoken dake o kaketa negoto ni
    Tsurarete nemuku naru mae ni iku wa hoshii no wa sou
    JUST 1 LOVE

    * Itsu datte nazeka retsu kara hamidashichau no ga atashi no shoubun
    Sasu nara togatta kotoba de gojiyuu ni osuki ni douzo
    Mae ni nante naratte irarenai

    "Soko ni ikeba itsumo kirei na hana ga kazatte aru n deshou" tte
    Nan no yousha mo naku utagai mo nai mama ni mukerareta hitomi ni
    Joudan desho to iu no o koraete atashi o sukuu
    JUST 1 LOVE

    ** Ikiru tte no wa tsune ni jibun no te de sentaku o shitsuzukeru koto
    Hasamu nara kuchi demo nan demo gojiyuu ni oki no sumu made
    Sonna mono ni yuraidari wa shinai

    Tsurarete nemuku naru mae ni iku wa hoshii no wa sou
    JUST 1 LOVE

    * (repeat)
    ** (repeat)
    ----------------------------------------
    "If you are there, flowers continue to blossom without dying"
    An insured sleep talking with no adventure nor excitement
    I go before I get sleepy with it -- What I want is
    JUST 1 LOVE

    * It's my nature to always get out of a line somehow
    If you want to sting me, feel free as you like with sharp words
    I can't follow a person ahead of me

    "If you go there, the place is always decorated with beautiful flowers, isn't it?"
    They look at me with their eyes with no mercy nor doubt
    I refrain myself from saying, "Is it a joke?" -- What saves me is
    JUST 1 LOVE

    ** To live is to keep on choosing always with our hands
    If you want to interrupt me, feel free to your heart's content with words or whatever
    I don't waver with such things

    I go before I get sleepy with it -- What I want is
    JUST 1 LOVE

    * (repeat)
    ** (repeat)

    kiss o' kill
    Kanashimanai de watashi wa itsu demo
    Hitomi tojireba hora anata no soba ni iru

    Kodoku wa itsumo riyuu o sagashita
    Fuan wa itsumo hakeguchi o sagashita

    Tsutaete tooku temo
    Sakende chikaku temo

    Tsuyogaru hodo ni yowasa ga mieru yo
    Kiba o muku hodo itami ga mieru yo
    Marude warau you ni namida o nagashite
    Marude naku you ni warau anata da kara

    Karada ga ikura samayotte ite mo
    Kokoro wa itsumo kekkyoku yorisotte ru

    Kikasete kore made o
    Hanashite kore kara o

    Arinomama de ii yo uketomete iku kara
    Kowagaranai de ii yo wakatte iru kara
    Marude warau you ni namida o nagashite
    Marude naku you ni warau anata no koto

    Tsuyogaru hodo ni yowasa ga mieru yo
    Kiba o muku hodo itami ga mieru yo
    Arinomama de ii yo uketomete iku kara
    Kowagaranai de ii yo wakatte iru kara
    Marude warau you ni namida o nagashite
    Marude naku you ni warau watashi tachi
    ----------------------------------------
    Don't be sad, if you close your eyes
    You see? I'm always close to you

    The lonely heart always sought for the reasons
    The restless mind always sought for the outlets

    Carry your thought to me, even if you are far
    Shout to me, even if you are near

    The more you pretend to be strong, I see your weakness
    The more you bare your fangs, I see your pain
    Because you shed tears as if you were laughing
    And laugh as if you were crying

    However much our bodies may wander
    Our hearts always come close together in the end

    Let me hear about your past
    Tell me about your future

    You can be yourself, I'll accept you
    You don't have to be afraid, because I know you
    Who shed tears as if you were laughing
    And laugh as if you were crying

    The more you pretend to be strong, I see your weakness
    The more you bare your fangs, I see your pain
    You can be yourself, I'll accept you
    You don't have to be afraid, because I know you
    We shed tears as if we were laughing
    And laugh as if we were crying

    Secret
    Surechigau shoujo tachi mabushikute me o sorashita
    Mujaki na mama no kodomo no you na
    Jiyuu na hane o motte ita

    Kurayami no mukou gawa hikari sasu basho o motome
    Hitotsu nokotta tsubasa hirogete mo
    Shinjitsu ni dake todokanai

    Soko kara miru watashi no sugata wa
    Donna huu ni utsutte imasu ka
    Konna konna itsuwari darake no
    Hibi o warai tobashite kudasai
    Teokure ni naru sono mae ni

    Tobu koto ni tsukarete mo hane orosu yuuki mo nai
    Moshimo negai ga hitotsu kanau nara
    Isso koko kara tsuredashite

    * Ima mo koko de watashi wa kawarazu
    Ibasho o zutto sagashite imasu
    Douka douka anata ni dake wa
    Kono omoi ga tsutawarimasu you ni
    Hoshii mono nado hoka ni nai

    Soko kara miru watashi no sugata wa
    Donna huu ni utsutte imasu ka
    Konna konna itsuwari darake no
    Hibi o warai tobashite kudasai

    * (repeat)
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    I turned my eyes away from the girls I passed by
    Because they looked dazzling to me
    They had the free wings like an innocent child

    Even if I search for a light place over the darkness
    Spreading the only wing left for me
    I can't reach the truth alone

    How am I looked
    In your eyes from your place?
    Please laugh away
    These days of mine filled with false things
    Before it's too late

    Even when I get tired of flying, I don't even have courage to rest my wing
    If I could have a wish come true
    Take me away from here, please

    * I'm still here and have been searching as before
    For a place I can fit in
    I heartily wish
    This feeling could reach you at least
    I want nothing else

    How am I looked
    In your eyes from your place?
    Please laugh away
    These days of mine filled with false things

    * (repeat)

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    For people who had not yet heard Koda Kumi 倖田來未 latest album, 'Black Cherry'. here's the link i just upload.

    CD+2DVD Cover


    CD+DVD Cover


    CD only Cover


    tracklist:
    01. introduction
    02. Get Up & Move
    03. Ningyo Hime
    04. Yume No Uta
    05. Tsuki To Taiyou
    06. Puppy
    07. Koi No Tsubomi
    08. Won't Be Long(Black Cherry Version)
    09. JUICY
    10. CandleLight
    11. Cherry Girl
    12. I'll Be There
    13. Unmei
    14. With Your Smile
    15. MILKTEA(kuu's first compose song)

    Bonus track(limited press for CD+2DVD)
    16. Twinkle(Kuu's solo English version)
    17. GO WAY!!!
    18. Won't Be Long(Red Cherry Version)

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    as for downloading ayu's Secret, i will load the album later.
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    Well, I ordered Secret online, but not Black Cherry yet - so I guess that says it all. ^^;; (Maybe cancel that preorder for A Best 2 -Black-? Um... no. ^_^)
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