Aaaaaaah!!! Kumi-chan sexy as allways in this single!!! Great song + sexy video = Koda Kumi's Taboo. It's really a must have @_@
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TABOO [CD+DVD/ジャケットA] / 倖田來未
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TABOO [HOUSE NATION SUNSET IN IBIZA REMIX]
TABOO [HOUSE NATION Sunset In Ibiza Remix]
TABOO MUSIC VIDEO
TABOO Music Video
TABOO MUSIC VIDEO [ANOTHER EDITION]
TABOO Music Video [Another Edition]
TABOO PHOTO SLIDE SHOW
TABOO Photo Slide Show
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Kumi Koda's 41st single, entitled TABOO, was released 08 October 2008. TABOO was featured in both a music.jp CM and a CM for the Nintendo DS game, Saihai no Yukue, and was also used as the theme song for the Women's Wrestling Championships 2008. Composed and arranged by HIRO from Digz, inc, TABOO is a fusion of pop, dance and electronica, which is not unlike WILD by Namie Amuro and Just Dance by Lady Gaga. Unlike most of Kumi's other upbeat songs, TABOO is more dance orientated and has a sound that is different from the rest of her discography. While Kumi has always explored different musical genres, there have been times where these explorations haven't been all too successful. However, she struck gold with her exploration into electropop. There's no denying that TABOO is one hot song and is, without a doubt, one of Kumi's best songs. She should seriously consider exploring electropop some more. Always sees Kumi work with Daisuke "D.I" Imai once again and is a sweet love song that is simple and easy to listen to. While it doesn't stand out from Kumi's discography like TABOO does, it doesn't fall into the trap of being so sweet that one can get cavities just listening to it (Don't know what I mean? Listen to Birthday Eve or Wonderland and you'll see). In fact, it is this quality that makes Always a good song. Since the release of Birthday Eve, Kumi has regularly released sugary pop songs that haven't always been welcomed with the open arms of her fans. However, with Always, we see that Kumi can still make a pop songs that don't scare dentists. In a nutshell, Always is a good song that doesn't try to be anything that it isn't. Included on this single is a remix of TABOO, entitled TABOO -HOUSE NATION Sunset In Ibiza Remix-, which isn't really necessary in my opinion. The remix itself isn't bad but it simply pales in comparison to the original. However, one good thing about it is that it doesn't drag on like a lot of other remixes do. Even though it's almost 6 minutes long, it still manages to keep itself from becoming boring. Single ranking: A With TABOO, Kumi delivered one of the hottest songs that I have ever heard and since its release, TABOO has been one of my most listened to songs. While Always is a good song, it has nothing on TABOO and as for the remix, well, it could've been left off the single. Still, TABOO is one single that deserves to be a #1 single and proves that Kumi can still make some hot songs... when she wants to.
One of her best singles I'd say! This "taboo" side of her is what I like most about Koda Kumi. She's everything but boring. Huh. Don't think the song/PV Taboo needs much comments. It speaks for itself....and Always is a great song too, but the pairing was unfortunate. It should've been better put together with something less powerful. Taboo steals all the good points one can give to a single thus Always leaves an incomplete feeling. My advice: listen to them separately, never after each other!
Even thought I knew her full album was on the way too, I just had to get this single for the second version of the PV and the bona fide sexy covers, I admit it. I fell in love with TABOO on the first listen - it's a very catchy disco track and I just can't seem to get enough of it. Simply put, it's a totally rocking song. Same can't be said of the B-side song Always, which was undeniably boring after TABOO. Nevertheless, a fine release and one of the Koda Kumi singles you should have in your shelf.
My favorite song by Koda until she comes out with something hotter! I have this song on repeat most of the time and I never get sick of it! The b-side "Always" is also a nice mellow ballad. The remix is also great! Very deserving of the number one spot!
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