i can’t believe that you and me are falling out of love
and everybody used to be so envious of us
chemistry like apple and cinnamon
what we had was just too good… good to last


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this is the one | utada (2009) ★★★★★
yep the second full-length english studio album from utada hikaru (宇多田ヒカル) under island records after the failure of her english debut ‘exodus’ in 2004 (in fact exodus album is one of my favorites! i guess because of its deep, complex and very futuristic sound in the album did not meet the mainstream standards)

hikki is now back with her new english album ‘this is the one’ filled up with r&b, ballad, & contemporary tunes. this is a great comeback. all songs written and composed by utada hikaru, except “merry christmas mr. lawrence – fyi which hikki uses samples of sakamoto ryuichi! (坂本龍)

in one word; the album is just splendid! every song is really really good. hikki brilliantly delivers such a universal style of music yet sounds very unique in her own term.

2009.03.17