Kobukuro – 5296
5296 is Kobukuro‘s 6th Album and their first since they released their smash hit Best Of ALL SINGLES BEST. It topped the Oricons Charts for 4 amazing weeks selling 960,000 copies during that period. The Album heads straight to the million and has a great chance to top the Yearly Music Charts of 2008 as well.
- Aoku Yasashiku (蒼く 優しく; Bluely Gently)
- Coin (コイン)
- Tsubomi (蕾; Bud)
- Donna Sora Demo (どんな空でも; Even at Any Sky)
- Kimi to Iu Na no Tsubasa (君という名の翼; Wings That’re Named You)
- WHITE DAYS
- Kimiiro (君色; Your Colour)
- Suimen no Chou (水面の蝶; Water’s Surface Butterfly)
- Kaze no Naka wo (風の中を; In the Wind)
- Gekkou (月光; Moonbeam)
- Kazamidori (風見鶏; Weather Vane)
- Fragile mind
To be honest, I got interested in Kobukuro during WINDING ROAD era but I didn’t like the song at all (I still don’t)! Then came TSUBOMI which I didn’t like either (now I do!!!) after that Aoku Yasashiku was released and I did not bother listening to the song :p
After listening to the Album, I really recommend it, even HIGHLY recommend it! Their music is so simple yet extremely beautiful and catchy! I LOVE KOBUKURO!!!
Recommended tracks are:
Aoku Yasashiku, TSUBOMI, Kimi toIu Nano Tsubasa, Kaze no Naka wo & Fragile Mind
The rest is very good too, depends on taste.
General Rating: 92%