Release Date: March 4, 2009
- You Are My Star
- My Angel
- So Special (Version A.I.) feat. ATSUSHI (EXILE)
- Kimi to Ita Basho
- Feel For You
- Sceam feat. Jesse from RIZE
- People In The World
- Like A Bird feat. Corn Head
- Day Vacation
- Nobody Like You
- Touch The Sky
- You Are My Star (Kocky & Trash Remix)
- Broken Strings – Jame feat. A.I. (Kocky & Trash Remix)
Viva A.I. is the 6th studio album (excluding compilations) from R&B songstress A.I. For the most part the album sits firmly within the R&B mold with a few detours along the way. Unfortunately that results in a couple of filler tracks that serve no real purpose but to take up space on the album.
I think if this were to be trimmed down by 4 tracks it would have been a much more cohesive album. But 4/16 is pretty good since most albums that go past 10 songs usually hit the 50+% mark for filler. Given that bit of information there is still a great batch of goodness to listen to.
You Are My Star is basically a clone of Ne-Yo’s Closer. I find it funny that a lot current R&B tracks are taking inspiration from that song in some way. Nobody Like You is a ballad that has a Teddy Riley/Blackstreet kind of vibe to it. Right down to the vocodered background vocals. It’s the kind of R&B ballad one would have hard back in the early 90’s.
People In The World is a funky party track with a touch of 70’s style soul. Really sweet stuff. But the most interesting song on this album is Scream. It’s a rap/rock hybrid with a killer lead synth line. It’s the one high energy track amongst a group of mostly mid-tempo numbers and definitely something that grabs your attention.
Overall a fairly decent album with the exception of the previously mentioned filler and a couple of rather pointless remixes tacked on at the end.
CD + DVD (Limited Edition)
CD (Normal Version)