YUI – My Generation / Understand

June 22, 2007 at 6:40 PM | Posted in YUI | Leave a comment
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Tracklisting
1. My Generation
2. Understand
3. CHE.R.RY ~YUI Acoustic Version~
4. My Generation ~Instrumental~

This is YUI’s 10th single and it was released on June 13, 2007. The single reached #1 on the Oricon Weekly Charts and sold 135,093 copies. The first track was used as the theme song for the drama Seito Shokun and the 2nd track was the theme song for the movie Sidecar ni Inu.

My Generation is another great, upbeat song by YUI. Even though it doesn’t have the furious energy of Rolling star (a song that I disliked but not as much as before), it still has quite a nice pace. YUI’s vocals have a soothing quality to them despite the music’s speed and the electric guitars. This song isn’t her best work, but still one of her better ‘aggressive’ tracks.

The other A-side reminded me a lot of TOKYO, but with a stronger string arrangement. Understand is a little on the boring side and I thought YUI’s vocals were kind of bland as well. She’s not exactly a ballad singer, but her slower, more acoustic based songs are still pretty good (TOKYO, Why?, and Why me are good examples).

The 3rd track is the YUI Acoustic Version of CHE.R.RY. CHE.R.RY has grown to become one of my favorite songs from her because of the wonderful chorus and the tinge of pop in the music. Much like her previous acoustic versions, the entire musical arrangement is toned down but the vocals of the chorus still maintain a lot of energy.

Overall Rating 

3½ stars

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