There’s Mr. Children of the Highest Purity
Mr. Children is a Japanese pop music band that has sold over 50 million CDs since 1992. It is No. 2 in Japan and then, they can undoubtedly be called as a band of pop music. Now, “Sense” is their sixteenth studio album published on December 1, 2010. That is their work which didn’t approach popularity most.
Please don’t misunderstand what I point, readers. It doesn’t mean “Sense” includes uncomfortable songs of difficulty or describes personal angst as a whole. Every song sounds comfortable and fascinating, if anything then, pop music of high quality.
Released on December 1, 2010
04. I'm talking about Lovin'
05. 365 Days
06. Alive is Rock'n'roll
※Blue underlines mean recommended songs.
Produced by Kobayashi Takeshi & Mr.Children
All Songs Written by Sakurai Kazutoshi
Highly remarkable is their way to have released “Sense.” Usually, they cut a song or two for a single and get a toehold to a hit. Though they published some preceding download singles, “Sense” includes no single songs. On the contrary, “Sense” had stayed a mystery until the release day, because we had got no information like its album name and included songs. Naturally, on any books and programs, there was nothing promotional.
It was a little wicked way, but “Sense” got the first place on Oricon Weekly Albums Chart for two consecutive weeks, in the name of “Mr. Children,” admirably.
Never considered they had funds for public relations, why did they get on that mysterious road in the particular case of “Sense?”
Every song justly sounds “Mr. Children.” When their previous studio album “Supermarket Fantasy” was released, “Mr. Children and I dare to be about to connect tighter on recording and live performance” said Kobayashi Takeshi, a Japanese record producer who had consistently produced Mr. Children since their debut album “Everything” released in 1992.
It could be considered Mr. Children and Kobayashi Takeshi; they tried to condense their group work without any destinations, and then, “Sense” was born. For that trial, they didn’t need anything promotional at all. As the result, all the 12 songs sound very comfortable for the high quality and are full of identity of Mr. Children.
Mr. Children is a band that has a plenty of hit songs like “innocent world,” “Hanabi,” “Tomorrow never knows” and so on. But you can find Mr. Children of the highest purity, apart from the times, on “Sense.”
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