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B’z – B’z

| 21 September 2012 | Reply

Label: Vermillion Records

Release Date: July 25, 2012

Rating: 9/10

Reviewed by: ToddStar

I previously reviewed the last CD from these Japanese rockers (2011’s C’Mon).  I really dug them when I didn’t understand the vocals.  Keep the great rock in place and add English lyrics and you have a real winner.

What guitarist Tak Matsumoto and vocalist Koshi Inaba have done on this release is take  some of their better rock tracks from the last few years, dropped the Japanese lyrics, and added English.  The results are stellar.  These guys really know how to construct a song, regardless of language.  The songs translate well sonically and the addition of vocals in English add to the depth and quality of the tracks.

Do yourself a favor and check these guys out.  Every time I listen to this disc, I find a new favorite song.  “Into Free” seems to be my go to track though.  Opener “Love Bomb” is another that rocks.  They all rock, but the disc opener and closer seem to really drive it home.


Category: CD Reviews

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ToddStar - that's me... just a rocking accountant who had dreams of being a rock star. I get to do the next best thing to rocking the globe - I get to take pictures of the lucky ones that do. I love to shoot all genres of music and different types of performers. If it is related to music, I love to photograph it. I get to shoot and hang with not only some of my friends and idols, but some of the coolest people around today.

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