Recently got my hands on this album by Kobukuro (コブクロ), been listening to it non-stop:
Now I just felt like throwing some thoughts down 🙂
Despite it’s grammatically awkward album name – this album really is indeed a compilation of best singles.
It’s one of those rare albums where you (well me anyway) enjoy every single track!
Alright a bit on how I stumbled on it – as some of you may know, I’ve been watching (and reading now) Cross Game. The opening to this anime is a song called Summer Rain by these guys.
It’s a nice song and it’s one of those songs that after listening to it for awhile it becomes a really easy breasy song to listen to – makes me want to watch the OP of the anime everytime.
So afterwards I [finally] decided to YouTube this band and the first result is a song called Tsubomi (flowerbud):
It was a beautiful song with a very nice PV – anyway, afterwards I did a bit of searching because I wanted to hear more.
Over the years, I’ve discovered one of the best ways to enjoy an artist/band you never really listen to is to try listen to a compilation album of their best/popular songs. Luckily Kubokuro had one!
It’s the type of style I can enjoy, good songs to sort of relax to.
So if you want to try something new, there’s a recommendation 🙂
Here’s the tracklist:
1. Kimi to Iu Na no Tsubasa (君という名の翼; Wings Called You)
2. Anata e to Tsudzuku Michi (あなたへと続く道; The Road that Follows You)
3. Koko ni Shika Sakanai Hana (ここにしか咲かない花; The Flower Which Only Blooms Here)
4. Maiasa, Boku no Yoko ni Ite (Sweet drip mix) (毎朝、ボクの横にいて; Every morning, You Come to My Side)
5. Million Films
6. Towa ni Tomo ni (永遠にともに; Together with You)
7. blue blue
8. Takarajima (宝島; Treasure Island)
9. Yuki no Furanai Machi (雪の降らない街; The Town Where Snow Doesn’t Fall)
10. Negai no Uta (願いの詩; The Song of the Wish)
1. Kaze (風; Wind)
3. miss you
4. YELL (YELL~エール~)
6. Wadachi -Street Stroke- (轍; Wheel)
7. DOOR ~the knock again~
8. Taiyou (太陽; Sun)
9. Sakura (桜; Cherry Blossoms)
10. Mirai e no Kaeri Michi (未来への帰り道;The Return Road) (Bonus Track)
(Bolded are my favourites)
P.s. It’s unfortunate that Summer Rain and Tsubomi aren’t in this album! Though Summer Rain is in their newest album – CALLING (which also topped #1 on the charts).
P.s.s. almost forgot – props to here: http://omgasians.wordpress.com/2007/08/18/kobukuro-all-singles-best/ for some of the information 🙂 (you can also dl there, I think.. not sure if the links still work!)
Sit back, listen and enjoy!
Have a lovely weekend.