Gold Hikari Reviews Koda Kumi Deja Vu


Die has a thoughtful, critically balanced take on this album from Kuu-chin, once the towering figure in the Avex diva firmament – though, as Die himself admits, her popularity peaked years ago. It’s a detailed track-by-track review, but one whose nooks and crannies are filled with interesting insights on song choices and the slow decline of Kumi. Perhaps a re-invention is in order for her? I’m sure she can pull it off, actually. I may not follow her work anymore, but she can be a lot cannier and savvier than her naysayers think. When not discussing reproductive organs, at least.