河合その子 - DANCIN' IN THE LIGHT
Dancin' In The Light is one of my favorite albums by my favorite 80s idol, 河合その子 (Kawai Sonoko). she was part of a group of idol pop singers that focused on melancholy instead of joy and cutesy love (i love both styles). her voice is cute, but it expresses frustration and sadness (probably just over being lonely, or a boy not understanding her; i must stress that this is indeed still idol pop) instead of sheer giddiness.
my favorite track on this album is the opening, "Libra". it sounds like what the blooming of a rose (or some other equally luscious flower) would sound like. it's incredible. it kills me every time i hear it. my heart pounds faster every time the verses begin.
track number two ("生まれたままの風") is mind blowing. it's not obvious at first, but when the chorus begins you will have no doubt that this is a masterpiece. i can't get over how perfect that chorus is.
the whole album stays this good. it's one of my all time favorite idol albums, as well as an all time favorite album in general.
5. Marvy Lady
6. Crazy Thing
10. Dancin’In The Light