Crystal Kay – FLASH

June 28, 2010 at 9:46 PM | Posted in Crystal Kay | 5 Comments
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The cover of the limited edition

FLASH is Crystal Kay’s 2nd mini-album and it was released on June 16, 2010. The mini-album reached #29 on the Oricon Weekly Charts and sold 3,197 copies.

I’m not a fan of the hair because it’s very Bride of Frankenstein. lol

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Remember that “premium disc” on BEST of CRYSTAL KAY? We got our first glimpse of Crystal Kay experimenting with some electronic based tracks like Over and Over and Step by Step. On this mini-album, she does a little more of that and then some. After the crazy Intro -Genesis- (it sounds like the end of the world in music form), the title track FLASH comes in with heavy synth and aggressive vocals. The song shows off her sexy side as well (OMG have you seen the PV? It’s hooooot). Following that is Victoria which has a similar sound. I don’t know who this Victoria is but she’s a ~super sexy lady~.

That’s it for the super hot tracks because Never say goodbye is a much tamer song. It’s still on the upbeat side but the synth is reduced to little bips mixed with a nice dance beat. The mini-album then transitions into 2 ballads. The first is a cover of Michael Jackson’s Happy (one of his early Motown songs) and I really liked her take on the song. Since it’s a just a simple piano arrangement, her voice resonates. I pray has an acoustic R&B sound and it’s nicely done. Ending the mini-album is a pretty Outro that features strings and simple adlibbing.

Contrary to some opinions, I didn’t find FLASH to be boring. I know that everyone has been raving about the title track and Victoria but I thought the rest of the mini-album was great, too. Never say goodbye is catchy and the ballads are interesting so I thought this was a pretty well-rounded release. Being a mini-album, it’s to the point and concise but still shows some range. I also like that Crystal Kay is trying out different sounds because she does pull it off.

Pros: I liked every song and the song FLASH is hot hot hot.
Cons: NADA. This isn’t Shining. XD

BASICALLY…CK worked it! I’m anticipating her next release.

Overall Rating

4½ stars

Tracklisting

1. Intro -Genesis-
2. FLASH
3. Victoria
4. Never say goodbye
5. Happy
6. I pray
7. Outro

Note: My favorite tracks are highlighted in blue!

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  1. i only liked “flash”, but u will give this one a 2nd chance.

  2. lmao i meant “i will give this one a 2nd chance”, sry

  3. I was afraid you’d only like the title track and give the mini 3 stars. Hopefully we won’t have to wait like a year for her next release! D:

  4. psh that hair looks fierce!

  5. ^ It’s a hot mess and you know it! </3


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