Release Date: March 2, 2016
- Rainy Room
- All For You
- Tell Me Why
- Hard Knock Days
- I Believe In Miracles
- … for you
SPEEDSTER is the third full-length studio album from GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE and it features the singles Evergreen, Hard Knock Days, All For You and AGEHA.
On the surface there is not much of a difference between EXILE and its affiliated male vocal groups. (With maybe the exception of DEEP) They all follow the same basic template of one or more vocalists surrounded by several performers. Also, they all generally cover the same type of Pop/R&B/Dance crossover sound. To get anything more would be like asking for money to rain from the sky. But one can always hold out hope.
Given that there are so many singles and their associated B-sides included on this album there isn’t much in regards to actual new material for long-time followers of GENERATIONS to take in. Of the album cuts the ballad Rainy Room and the club oriented TRANSFORM tend to stand out the most.
The best of the previously released material lies firmly with the ALL FOR YOU single and its B-side I Believe In Miracles. The question remaining after all this is whether SPEEDSTER helps set GENERATIONS apart from their brethren? Well, not really.
That may not sound like a ringing endorsement right? Thankfully what is on this album does a fine job of staying within the confines of what works and doesn’t wear out its welcome with over long tracks, attempts at faux thuggery or pointless interludes or skits.
After going through the entire album several times I can confidently say it is what one would expect from a group with such strong ties to its parent unit. Take that as you will I guess.
SPEEDSTER (Regular Edition CD + 2 DVD)
SPEEDSTER (Regular Edition CD + 2 BLU-RAY)
SPEEDSTER (Limited Edition CD + 3 BLU-RAY)