Kana Nishino – Best Friend

March 6, 2010 at 3:07 PM | Posted in Kana Nishino | 5 Comments
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The cover of the regular edition

Best Friend is Kana Nishino’s 9th single and it was released on February 24, 2010. The single reached #3 on the Oricon Weekly Charts and sold 23,506 copies.

Stay out of Kana’s covers, Ayu! Thieving bitch! It must be that blonde hair.

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Out of the 3 singles that Kana Nishino has released so far in this new era, Best Friend proves to be one of her more interesting A-sides. It’s not a mellow track like Motto… or Dear… so I was glad to hear some more enthusiastic music from her. The upbeat piano and strings are very nice and I swear that Nishino’s vocals get better with each release. The song features the best high notes I’ve ever heard from her.

Here’s a serious R&B tune! ONE WAY LOVE was produced by HIRO, the guy behind Koda Kumi’s TABOO and Maki Goto’s Fly away. I was expecting a hot dance track or something but this will suffice. The music is slower paced but features prominent beats and a lot of synth. Just like the A-side, it has a very catchy chorus.

The 3rd track is the most energetic on the single. Konya wa PARTY UP is a fun, synth filled song, complete with the sounds of people cheering in the background. I wouldn’t mind more festive tracks like this from Nishino since it reminded me of GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN, another one of her cheery B-sides.

Pros: I didn’t think she would top her last single Dear… / MAYBE, but she did! =O
Cons: None. This was a flawless release.

BASICALLY…she’s the only singer worth stanning for (besides Namie Amuro). ♥

Overall Rating

5 stars

Tracklisting

1. Best Friend
2. ONE WAY LOVE
3. Konya wa PARTY UP (今夜はPARTY UP)

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  1. Is she really that good? I’ve heard a lot of good things about her but I’m too lazy to look her up and her image turns me off.

  2. Indeed. This release was awesome.

  3. I agree with the first comment. I just don’t get her image or appeal. As always, very good review. <3

  4. I just don’t care enough to bother with her at the moment.

    Maybe later in the year when my musical taste open-up a little more?

  5. LOL YA’LL NEED TO CHECK HER OUT LIKE, RIGHT NOW <33333333333 ME AND LEX ARE THE MAJOR STANS FOR HER YA'LL~~~~~


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