Koda Kumi: TABOO


2. Always

3. TABOO (HOUSE NATION Sunset In Ibiza Remix)

TABOO is Koda Kumi’s 41st single, released on October 8th, 2008. It reached #1 on Oricon and has sold 75 808 copies.

Koda Kumi has never been my style, but TABOO is a really addictive dance track, and a massive step up from the previous quadruple A-Side “MOON”. I won’t comment on the music video, which I’m surprised the Japanese public didn’t make into a taboo because of its racy and denotative lesbian content (I think Raid from Raid My Minibar made a pretty good analysis of the PV), but this song is just so catchy. She sounds hazy and sexy at the right spots, which is the only thing I like about Koda Kumi in the overall, her vocals.

Always is the contrary of TABOO, more on the cute an innocent side, with R&B influences. It’s not catchy or particularly beautiful, but it’s not bad, either, decent for a B-Side.

TABOO (HOUSE NATION Sunset in Ibiza Remix) is really nice, pretty catchy, although the vocals should’ve been worked on more here. It’s not all as bad as I thought it would be, because remixes of awesome songs are usually pretty bad, but I still prefer the original.


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