« on: January 10, 2015, 03:11:54 am »
Haha....kuso was right.
I do like this album very much and it's on par with OPUS 12 for me.
Unlike longlu, however, I love that Jay has something for everyone in his albums as he has the capability to compose in different genres quite well, for the most part. It's more fun to listen to and I would not want an album ENTIRELY of ballads or rap songs.
The only genre of his I would want compiled in an album is his zhong guo feng.
Back to AIYO NOT BAD:
Extra Large Shoes has the best MV and never fails to make me laugh out loud at the beginning, with Jay and GPow's bantering. Gotta learn the dance. :)
Handwritten Past, Listen To Father's Words and What Kind Of Man are typical Jay Chou ballads and destined to be karaoke favourites. Yes, they may sound similar to earlier songs but Jay has that something special for each to make it stand on its own.
Qie Ai is very intriguing! I love the rap/cha-cha fusion and the chorus really gets to me! Very, very Jay!
Love the duet with Cindy (What Happened). Much prefer it to Smile (from OPUS 12). This one is a lot more catchy and hip with the rapping.
Tian Ya Guo Ke, as the token zhong guo feng song lives up to my expectations. I generally like all his zhong guo feng (with the exception of Lan Ting Xu, for some strange reason).
Mermaid is beautiful! The intro brings to mind Love In BC and it is such a soothing song. Mermaids are quite the in thing now so he's right up there with the trends. Love it when he croons "Oooh...." during the bridge.
I like his version of Rhythm Of The Rain, perhaps just because I love his voice more than Queen's (fangirl bias).
Now for the fast songs:
Sorry, jaychoufanatic, but All In One Breath is just not my type of song, although I admire how he can sing so fast. Thankfully, it's only about two and a half minutes long, but I tend to forward to the next track...lol!
Yang Ming Shan is not too bad; it's good for a concert and so is I Want Summer, which Jay definitely wrote with singing it in a concert finale in mind. ;)
All in, I think this album is a winner and we should see him at the GMAs this year. ;)