We were finally inside the Square and I didn’t know why we had to wait such a long time to get inside. It still was quite empty so we get the chance to pick our spots. Instead of standing close to the stage, we decided to stand near the media corner with the crowd control barriers on our back. We figured that it was safer there because we will not be pushed around much by the crowd and if something happens, we can call for help. Continue reading
Since I wanted to write about my whole experience, I must warn you that this will be really quite long even though I have divided them into parts. If you only want to read about Jason Mraz, I suggest you to read part 3. Continue reading
Sorry about the photo. I could only find this on his website. Btw, his website should have at least a proper album cover on the site.
Ye’ Lay’s third album, “Third Rhyme”, was released on September 25. I wasn’t enthused about it, but still I wanted to check it out and I like to post a review about it immediately after its release. However, as you can see, my review is five days late ‘cuz I wasn’t in the mood. I’ll talk about the album cover first.
When I checked out the album, I was disappointed with the cd cover. it’s not even fit to be called a CD cover as it was just made of cardboard. The CD was jammed in the cardboard and it took a while for my sister to take it out. Why couldn’t they just give us a real CD cover, for god’s sake? I swear, this whole idea with cardboard as CD covers was started by Sai Sai and now Ye’ Lay is also following his ideas. How are we supposed to keep their CDs and DVDs in good conditions if they keep putting them in cardboard covers. I don’t care that Ye’ Lay included a lyrics book, a poster and a sticker ‘cuz they don’t matter to me. Well, I’ve quite passed the age of getting exciting over posters and stickers. If he really wants to give these extra gifts, he could have either put them inside the CD cover or outside and cover the whole CD with a plastic cover. Did we have to pay 1900 kyats just for those ‘gifts’?
There are 14 songs in the album which is a lot of songs to listen and so many featuring artists also. I have already heard a couple of the songs from the album at Ye’ Lay’s birthday show on last January. It’s amazing that I was so into “Bar Sarr Hmar Lal Ah Ko” at that time, but now I’m no longer in the same mood. Perhaps, I haven’t given my full attention to this album but they all sounds pretty much typical for me. Some of the music are similar to his older songs.
One thing for sure, my music taste has completely changed. It kept changing over time. I would have been happy with this album a year and a half ago. Nine months ago, I was so into Korean Indies and I only wanted to listen to Indie artists. I still like them, but not I’m back to enjoying the typical mainstream Kpop.
01 Arr Lone A Tu Tu (feat. Joker)
I don’t like this song. It sounds so typical as I have always hear this kind of music as the intro songs in other hip-hop albums.
02 Ngar Bar Mah Ma Thi (feat Jenny)
I like this song, but Jenny’s voice sounds artificial, like it has been edited.
03 Koe Yat Kwat Lat
A pop ballad that suited Ye’ Lay’s smooth voice.
04 Bar Sarr Hmar Lal Ah Ko (feat. Htain Win)
This is actually intended for Thingyan, but it wasn’t included in any Thingyan albums. I keep thinking there’s another meaning in “What Will You Eat, Brother”.
05 Doe Han Yaut A Kyaung (feat. Thar Gyi)
So similar to 10 Seconds or Sai Sai’s songs from Every Golly.
06 One Two One Two (feat. Joker)
Just listen to the music intro and you’ll know it’s another Ye’ Lay song
07 Ma Hnote Sat Chin Buu (feat. Eaint Chit)
A duet with Eaint Chit. Pop lovers would love this but for me, it’s gonna take awhile for me to listen without skipping to the next track.
08 Kaung Ka Lay Ka Kaung Ma Lay Ko (feat. Izzani)
Again, pop lovers would love this. At least, I might listen to this more as I like Izzani’s voice.
09 Ma Hote Ya Par Buu (feat. Htain Win)
The only song that caught my full attention ‘cuz It’s so funny. It’s about the gossips about him appearing in photos and videos.
10 Yoe Myay Kya
Another pop song……
11 Min Nae’ Pyaw Chn Loh
Another song that caught my attention, perhaps it’s the r&b melody….
12 Nat Tha Mee (feat. Izzani)
Izzani’s voice sounds artificial. It doesn’t even sounds like him
13 Ta Yaut Ta Myo (feat. Ah Boy)
You know, if Ah Boy is going to sing in Chinese song, shouldn’t there be a translation in the lyrics book? Gosh, we are not Chinese. But still, a really nice r&b & hip-hop song. I’ve already heard this at his concert also.
14 Ma Hnot Sat Chin Buu (feat. Hlawn Paing, Eaint Chit, bobby soxer (Htet Htet))
I prefer this version especially the girl rapping. Much better than the typical pop ballad.
I am not writing this review just to diss him. I’m sure that other fans will like his songs. It’s just ironic that we (my sister and I) always buy original albums, vcds, and DVDs, but we rarely listen or watch them and yet those who actually like them don’t spend as much money was we do since they only buy pirated copies.
Btw, Moe Moe’s vcd is coming out on October 4th. I am going to buy it also since I really like his songs. I wonder how “Vampire” music video will be like. It’ll be cool if he dresses like a vampire with red and black cape and have those fangs on his teeth.
credit pic: http://www.yelayworld.com
That’s a good news for their fans but for me, I don’t support them anymore ever since their second album came out. But I still like Yee Mon as an individual artist. I have their 1st album and vcd in original format as I like them a lot back then. I saw their ad in the newspaper yesterday. The concert will be held on the 27th this month but the ad didn’t include the time and place of the concert. I guess they will advertise them later.
Forgive me for I have sin again by buying another pirate vcd and this time I really regret buying it, not because it’s terrible, but because it was so darn good. This has got to the second best vcd I have seen after Sai Sai live show in these days. Some of the vcds, such as City FM, are not even worth buying in pirate versions. One of the reason why I buy pirate is ‘cuz I only like a few songs in the whole album, such as those songs featuring Ye’ Lay, so I didn’t want to waste my money on the ones I don’t like.
But anyway, the vcd I’m talking about is L Loon War’s “A Sone Mae…Hmaw Lint Chat”. Truthfully, as I am more of a fan of hip-hop and r&b type in Myanmar songs, I only liked a couple of songs in his second album. And I have already seen enough of good albums turned bad which they were released as vcds so I didn’t think this one would be different from usual vcds. I no longer have the time to write in detail about each and every song so I will just write a brief over the ones I like.
First of is “A Phyu Yaung Thet Thet”, with Moe Aung Yin and Chit Thu Wai and of course L Loon War plays the keyboard while singing. I like the song and Chit Thu Wai is quite cute in the video but I don’t get the concept of the whole video.
“Min Bae Ko Chit Tae” starred Sai Sai and Phway Phway who is a new face for me. This is my favorite video in the whole album. The lyrics are about a guy who fell in love with his friend so he’s ready to confess to her but in the video, the couple seemed like they are already in love with each other instead of just as regular friends. The ending reminds me of a scene from My Sassy Girl when Sai Sai and the girl jumped over the fence to go into the park at night. The video also includes a short clip of them chatting with each other using Burglish.
“A Sone Mae Hmaw Lint Chat” is my favorite song in the whole album. The reason I like this song is because it is similar to Korean ballads and not many singers here sing like him, except copying the song directly of course. Ye’ Lay and Chit Thu Wai starred in the video. Even through I like the song and the couple look so sweet together, I find something missing while watching the video. Perhaps it’s the scene when Chit Thu Wai was trying to hold on to Ye’ Lay to not go away (I guess he’s going abroad ‘cuz he’s wearing a suit lol). I find that scene funny instead of feeling sad. And also the storyline is a bit weak as I couldn’t understand why they became separated.
“Mi Thar Su” is a more of a photo slideshow than a video. The lyrics are about how a kid’s feelings get hurt ‘cuz his/her parents are always fighting and unable to take care of the child’s education. The video is nice to watch at first but afterward, the slideshow kept repeating the same pictures over and over again and that started to annoyed me so I skipped to the next song.
I don’t listen to songs like “A San Taw Dialogue” but I like the background scenery in the video.
“A Chain Tine Min A Twat” is a really nice accapella song. I like seeing Moe Hay Ko in the video. She’s not actually necessary to be included in the video but seeing her smiles light up the video (I’m at lost at word here…..)
If you are living in Myanmar and really like him, I suggest you to support him by buying his album. Even through I bought the pirate version, my sister said she will be buying the original one, either to keep at home or to send to oversea friend, it makes me feel better that we would be supporting him. I would have buy it but I have too many dramas dvds to buy as there are many releases out in the market now.
I bought Ye’ Lay and J me album on Sunday. I had been waiting for that album release ever since I saw the album cover photo at Native Myanmar forum. I wasn’t disappointed with the album. There are 9 songs in total, J me sang 5 songs and Ye’ Lay sang 4 songs. And again the total number of songs is 9. Ever since 9 Night was released, this is the third hip-hop album with only 9 songs. I don’t think it’s a coincidence. Those people who aren’t satisfied with only 9 songs in J me’s solo album will be happy to hear these songs.
I like all songs by J me. The second song feature Bo Lay and the lyric book said he also sang in the fourth song but I don’t recognize his voice in that song. The fifth song 100 % Percent is sang in English and I’m surprised that it passed the censor board. Maybe it’s okay to curse in English but not okay to curse and use rude words in Myanmar.
I’m a bit disappointed to hear the first song by Ye’ Lay ‘cuz it’s just a regular mixed song between pop and r&b. My eyes were falling asleep while listening to that song and it only got wider on the second song. But I also didn’t like that song that much probably because of the chorus part and the way he sing hello. I like the rest of the songs by him. I think Chan Aye Win featured in the third song but I don’t recognize his voice. He performed that song with Chan Aye Win at his birthday show.
After I have listened to this collaboration album, I realized that I like J me more than Ye’ Lay.
I bought this album to show my support to both of my favorite singer and I suggest that you do the same also. I’m sure this album will be shared online and I’m also guilty for doing that ‘cuz I want to share them with my friends who are living aboard and unable to buy this album.