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Utada English New Album "This Is The One"
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27 / F / Melbourne, Australia
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Posted 3/21/09
This album has been on repeat for a few days now.

Personally, I think it's DAMN AWESOME. Probably not as good as her Deep River album, but definitely my favourite after that one.

Yeah, it is a little more mainstream, but Utada just can't fail to be Utada. She gives every song a touch of her own style, not to mention, her voice owns everything.

Right now, I'm in love with On & On (I can dance to this one all night! Catchy as hell), Apple & Cinnamon (freaking addictive chorus) and This One (such a beautiful song!). Of course, FYI will always be gold.

Utada's really done it. Much better than Exodus (which kind of hurt my ears, though it wasn't all that bad).
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Posted 3/21/09
I heard the whole album! its amazing. I heard her song on the radio and the mall too.
i was so happy. I think utada will do better than BoA on alot of levels
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Wow, I really have been behind... I like Utada though and will gladly support her so I'll be buying the album. BoA's doing OK over here, nothing groundbreaking yet. I haven't heard a peep of Se7en tbh. I have a feeling Utada will do better just because she already has some recogonition for the Kingdom Hearts singles and her first U.S. album. If she does a lot of promo and gets enough airplay, she could become a lot more popular and her fanbase could get a lot bigger. That's just my opinion, though.
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Posted 3/21/09
Love the album especially "Come back to me". I think that it'll be more succeed than the other asian artist. I just heard the song on the radio and it is also on the "top 25" of KSFM hottest song and on the "top 10" most request song too. Plus most of my friends been adding it to their profile on myspace. Wish the best for Utada!!! Also the other artists too..
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Posted 3/21/09

tongiethao wrote:


mizocutie wrote:

Hmmm....I wonder.... D: Who's going to make it bigger? BoA, Se7en or Utada...?


i think Utada.
i heard her new song
"come back to me" on
the radio. in the USA.
haha i haven't heard BoA's
or Se7en's yet. lol


I agree. On 107.9 the end, they were talking to her about her goal in America. And her song is getting heard very fast. Almost all of my friends have her song on their myspace.

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Posted 3/21/09
The only way Utada'll beat BoA is if we start supporting her more!
BoA already has over a million hits for Eat You Up and I Did It for Love.
Come on people - don't just download her songs for free; let's actually support her by buying her album on May 12th.

Personally, I'm disappointed with BoA's album. It's way too digitized and tries too hard to hit the club scene. BoA sounds awfully accented singing and speaking English, so I have no idea how she will pull off longer interviews.

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Posted 3/21/09

JessicaHliLee wrote:


tongiethao wrote:


mizocutie wrote:

Hmmm....I wonder.... D: Who's going to make it bigger? BoA, Se7en or Utada...?


i think Utada.
i heard her new song
"come back to me" on
the radio. in the USA.
haha i haven't heard BoA's
or Se7en's yet. lol


I agree. On 107.9 the end, they were talking to her about her goal in America. And her song is getting heard very fast. Almost all of my friends have her song on their myspace.



yeah i know. i've heard it on 106.3 and
other radio station like b95. haha. she's
gonna make it big. as for se7en, idk even
if he had lil kim in his mv he doesnt seem
to get anywhere with it. and BoA? idk. ha.
she doesnt seem to get anywhere either.
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Posted 3/21/09

chocolateislove wrote:

I'm liking what I've heard of it so far. I'm waiting for the physical release in the U.S. to listen to the whole thing. I don't think it's her masterpiece or anything, but it's definitely fun, definitely unique, and defintely Utada. I know how some fans have been complaining about how it's too mainstream, but it's better than the stuff I'm listening to on mainstream radio.

I think it's too early to say whether she'll make it in the U.S. this time around, but I'm counting on it. She's definitely getting a lot more promotion this time. Plus, the promo pics are way cute.


the sound of her new album will surely get her to the top. It's mainstream 'cause she wants it to be a hit unlike Exodus. It didn't have the beat this new album does.
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Posted 3/22/09

tongiethao wrote:


JessicaHliLee wrote:


tongiethao wrote:


mizocutie wrote:

Hmmm....I wonder.... D: Who's going to make it bigger? BoA, Se7en or Utada...?


i think Utada.
i heard her new song
"come back to me" on
the radio. in the USA.
haha i haven't heard BoA's
or Se7en's yet. lol


I agree. On 107.9 the end, they were talking to her about her goal in America. And her song is getting heard very fast. Almost all of my friends have her song on their myspace.



yeah i know. i've heard it on 106.3 and
other radio station like b95. haha. she's
gonna make it big. as for se7en, idk even
if he had lil kim in his mv he doesnt seem
to get anywhere with it. and BoA? idk. ha.
she doesnt seem to get anywhere either.


to tell the truth i don't think that American people
even know who se7en or BoA is.
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Posted 3/25/09
Good News!! Utada "Come Back to Me" MV is free on itunes!!! If you have itunes go get it please!! It's free so you have nothing to lose!!
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The album cover could have been better. But I love all the songs! Utada for the win!
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If she wants to succeed she needs to get her mv on popular programs. When u c 7 n boa doing us perfs u c mostly Asian ppl there, u need to also attract more white/black ppl to succeed.
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Posted 3/25/09
Well, This Is The One is currently #19 on the iTunes album chart. Well it was a couple hours ago. I haven't checked since then, but it was even above Kelly Clarkson's album (both editions). But it will probably drop again after the rush of fans buy it.
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Posted 3/27/09
After listening a few times, I do like 'This Is the One' -- it is waay better than Exodus imo, and I think the first single's "Alicia Keys"-esque vibe might work in Hikaru's favor. In comparison with BoA's album... it's interesting. While I believe Hikaru has stronger individual tracks, I feel BoA's album is slightly ahead. Simply put... the songs I hate on Hikaru's are worse than the ones I hate on BoA's : P

BoA's album suffers because at a glance, all her songs sound really similar. Not much of a problem if you like a decent amount, but I've heard a lot of people express that they wish she had more range; a ballad or two. I admit the lyrics are simple (and a little cheesy at times) and a little repetitive.
Hikaru on the other hand, takes more risks but the ones that don't work really don't work (for me). My issues with her are that she can get a little wordy (less so than on Exodus) and the repetition of lyrics drives me nuts (I'm looking at you, Apple and Cinnamon!) - the biggest blow was a fleeting thought of, "Maybe this wouldn't be so bad if she wasn't singing it"

Another thing is Hikaru's songs sound very Pop/R&B while BoA's more into the Pop/Dance. It's more likely to hear more BoA songs in a club, while I can hear more of Hikaru's on the radio. But to get that, the album/single has to do pretty well...

Basically, good efforts on both their parts, but both need to develop some personality and need more promotional efforts to really stand out!! (If you couldn't tell, I support both :D)
Posted 3/27/09
I'd admit, this album is pretty good, but iono what's up with all this cheating. . .. . dirty. . . all that sexual stuff. I guess hiki must up what her songs mean? not trashing here because I've been her fan since First Love album.

Her songs still have a very asian flavor, very utada's style. It's not a bad thing, just wondering if that will be a huge obstacle for her. . . .for american kids who don't have any asian influence to like the songs. . .hope so
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