Release Date: March 26, 2014
- Hikari no Hate ni
- White Angel
- More Kiss
- Song For You
- Beat Generation
- No More Distance
- Tweet Dream
- Sweet Jewel
- Run With U
- Poker Face feat. MOMOKA
Fairies self-titled debut album was released in March of 2014. It comes in seven (yes you read that right, seven) editions and features all of their singles (as of the release date of this album) and one new song, Poker Face.
What that boils down to is a compilation album if you’ve collected all their releases over the past 2 years. There’s nothing new here for you if you have been paying attention to this group since their debut. In fact, you can probably just stop reading this if you already are on the Fairies gravy train.
For those who have not given this group a chance, be overjoyed that you don’ t have to buy any of their singles to catch up. Just save yourself some yen and pick this up instead.
Expect to hear the typical AVEX styled J-Pop and Urban crossover productions throughout. Unlike label mates Tokyo Girls Style who have a singular focus, Fairies are kind of all over the map when it comes to their sound. The result is a lack of cohesiveness with all their singles stringed together.
But you’re probably guaranteed to find one or two songs that will appeal to whatever your musical sensibilities may be.
So what about the only new song on this album? Well it’s not a Lady Gaga cover that’s for sure. It is however, a decent slice of dance pop that probably serves more as filler compared to the rest of the material before it.
In the end Faires’ debut album can most likely be seen as lazy effort to cash in on previously released material. Then again, if you think about it most idol group albums tend to be like that so it’s kind of a moot point isn’t it?
As stated earlier there’s no need to get this if you’re a long-time follower of the group. Otherwise pick up at your discretion.
Fairies [CD+Booklet / Limited Release]