Kobukuro – All Singles Best

Recently got my hands on this album by Kobukuro (コブクロ), been listening to it non-stop:

Album Cover

Album Cover

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)
2. YOU
3. miss you
4. YELL (YELL~エール~)
5. Bell
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.

MoeMoe Hado~kyun!


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