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I Loved Yesterday (Normal Edition)(Japan Version)

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I Loved Yesterday (Normal Edition)(Japan Version)
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Yui's new full-length album has arrived. The follow-up to last spring's no. 1 album Can't Buy My Love, I Loved Yesterday features such tracks as My Generation, the theme song of the TV Asahi drama Seishokun, and Love & Truth, which can also be heard in the movie Closed Note. Her latest hit theme song Namidairo, featured on the TV Asahi drama Yon Shimai Senteidan, is also on the album's track list.
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Product Title: I Loved Yesterday (Normal Edition)(Japan Version) I Loved Yesterday (普通版)(日本版) I Loved Yesterday (Normal Edition)(Japan Version) I Loved Yesterday (通常盤)(日本版) I Loved Yesterday (Normal Edition)(Japan Version)
Singer Name(s): YUI YUI YUI YUI 유이
Release Date: 2008-04-09
Publisher Product Code: SRCL-6768
Language: Japanese
Disc Format(s): CD
Other Information: Album
Package Weight: 100 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
Publisher: Sony Records
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1010666736

Product Information / Track List

通常盤
07年4月発売『CAN’T BUY MY LOVE』に続くYUIの3rdアルバム。シングル「My Generation」(テレビ朝日系ドラマ『生徒諸君!』主題歌)、「LOVE&TRUTH」(映画『クローズド・ノート』主題歌)、「Namidairo」(テレビ朝日系ドラマ『4姉妹探偵団』主題歌)ほか収録。


01. Laugh away
02. My Generation
03. Find me
04. No way
05. Namidairo
06. Daydreamer
07. Love is all
08. I will love you
09. We will go
10. OH YEAH
11. My friend
12. LOVE & TRUTH
13. Am I wrong?
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Professional Review of "I Loved Yesterday (Normal Edition)(Japan Version) "

April 21, 2008

Who said cute 21-year-old Japanese girls can't rock? With a spunky high-tone voice more fit for children's songs than rock-pop, young Japanese musician YUI returns on the heels of her most successful year yet with her 3rd album I Loved Yesterday. Unlike her American contemporaries such as Michelle Branch and Avril Lavigne, YUI lacks the powerful voice of the typical female rock artist, but it's the summery spunkiness in her music that makes her a better fit for the genre than a typical female Japanese pop idol.

With all the tracks written by YUI herself, I Loved Yesterday is a guitar-driven album that falls in between two styles - rock ballads and light rock-pop. The rock-pop genre gets a nice start with the bright Laugh Away (Track 1). Featuring a memorable hook in the chorus that tells its listener to always laugh (hence Laugh Away), the inspired lyrics and the energetic composition makes this a prime candidate for a popular summer pop hit. In fact, the album then segues into last year's summer pop hit, the engaging rock song My Generation (Track 2). With its youth-oriented lyrics and a brisk electronic guitar arrangement, the song surprisingly works best with a young voice such as YUI's, even though her vocal is clearly not powerful enough to match the chorus. Meanwhile, tracks such as Daydreamer (Track 6), We Will Go (Track 9), and OH YEAH (Track 10) are American-style pop-rock tracks that fill in nicely as side tracks.

The rock ballads, while not a large part of the album, end up being the more memorable tracks of the album. The melancholic Namidairo (Track 5) has a composition and arrangement that are typical of a YUI ballad (the 2006 hit Good-bye Days being one of them), but her vocal here clearly matches this genre better than the other tracks on the album, making it a winner. A little closer to power ballad, but equally effective is Love and Truth (Track 12), the theme song for the romance film Closed Note. While the song itself doesn't match the tone of the film, the track sports a memorable melody, allowing YUI's vocal to stretch effectively. However, the arrangement is sometimes too melodramatic for its own good, with a distracting presence of electronic guitar throughout.

Several tracks in I Loved Yesterday also fall in between rock ballad and rock-pop. The best among them is Love is All (Track 7), which features a spirited vocal performance by YUI and a bittersweet composition to make a touching track that never loses its energy. Other rock-pop-ballads don't fare as well - I will love you (track 8) is a sweet rock ballad with a light tempo and fitting vocal, but is ultimately too light to stand out. My Friend (Track 11), the only song on the album to feature the piano, echoes Love Psychedelico a bit too much to stand out as more than a side track.

I Loved Yesterday's biggest mistake may be its release date. Early spring is a prime season for the Japanese music market, but the tone of the album is a perfect fit for the summer. With dynamic energy and vibrant vocals, I Loved Yesterday will surely be a popular album through the summer. While YUI's music style of choice may not be the best fit for her young voice, she serves as an effective bridging gap between commercial youth-oriented pop and loud power rock. Even though her voice is closer to Ai Otsuka than Shiina Ringo, YUI has worked out surprisingly well as a rock artist. After all, "girls who rock" is a popular trend in Japanese music in recent years, and this girl definitely rocks.

Recommended Tracks: Laugh Away (Track 1), My Generation (Track 2), Namidairo (Track 5), Love is All (Track 7), Love & Truth (Track 12)

by Kevin Ma

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Customer Review of "I Loved Yesterday (Normal Edition)(Japan Version) "

Average Customer Rating for this Edition: Customer Review Rated Bad 6 - 6 out of 10 (1)
Average Customer Rating for All Editions of this Product: Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9.2 out of 10 (5)

Rebekah
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December 31, 2014

This customer review refers to Yui - I Loved Yesterday (Korea Version)
must buy Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
If you listen to YUI, then From Me To You, Can't Buy My Love, I Loved Yesterday, and My Short Stories need to be in your library and that is all there is to it. Every song is a song that I'm happy to get stuck in my head, but I have a soft spot for Am I Wrong... but honestly, I wouldn't call that song a favorite by more than a fraction of a point.
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Elly
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June 13, 2008

This customer review refers to I Loved Yesterday (ALBUM+DVD)(First Press Limited Edition)(Hong Kong Version)
Wonderful album! Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
The album contains a lot of catch songs. I love the guitar acroustic in 'Laugh Away'. Yui did it again, never fails to impress. I love this album!
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angel-suju
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May 9, 2008

This customer review refers to I Loved Yesterday (ALBUM+DVD)(First Press Limited Edition)(Hong Kong Version)
Recommended Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
I've just receive my copy of 'I Loved Yesterday' a couple of hours ago and after hearing all of the songs, I would say that Yui is getting better and better. I would really recommend this edition of her 3rd album to everyone, especially to Yui's fans, because this album comes with a dvd where some of her music videos such as 'Goodbye Days', 'I Remember You', 'Rolling Star', and 'CHE.R.RY' and her concert at Budokan. The 'Live at Budokan' only consists of the parts where Yui sings her songs, but it's really interesting, especially the opening part when Yui is walked on the front of the stage, sat, and open her guitar case, and light a candle just like what she did on 'Taiyou no Uta'.

I'm really recommending this and no doubt, it's worthy to buy this edition.
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Quarrel
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April 16, 2008

Good, but not great. Customer Review Rated Bad 6 - 6 out of 10
The title says it all, this album is good, but far from great. YUI's previouse albums has been really good from the first track to the last one, but "I loved yesterday" was quite a disappointment. The only track that's really good and wich hasn't been published on a single before the album is "Laugh Away", this song is really really good, but except that one, none of the new songs pleases me. It's hard for me to say this, but YUI, this album isn't that great.
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ChoSoo
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April 14, 2008

This customer review refers to I Loved Yesterday (ALBUM+DVD)(First Press Limited Edition)(Japan Version)
She does it once again.. Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
I have waited for her album since I heard Love & Truth.. and I have to say she has done it again! it's an album with ballands and up-tempo songs, a great combination! and I love that she has written all songs herself, as always!! I love her voice too..
My fave songs are Love & Truth, Namidaro, Daydreamer, Love is all, No way, Laugh away and Find me..haha you can say I love the whole album!! I also love that this edition comes with a dvd!! Since I'm not able to see her live this is my only option, for now!! Well done YUI!! :)
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