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Re: [2010.08.11] 2nd Album "TEMPTATION BOX"
« Reply #60 on: August 10, 2010, 09:44:11 PM »
I'm really addicted to "Hi Hi Hi" and "Aitai"  :heart: can't wait to get my copy of the CD+PB box  :inlove:

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Re: [2010.08.11] 2nd Album "TEMPTATION BOX"
« Reply #61 on: August 10, 2010, 09:46:43 PM »
Just got an email today (this late before shipping date) from CDJapan stating that the postage has gone up for their orders! Their EMS shipping service to N. American is 4500 Yen ~ 50US$ especially if you ordered both the DVD and PB versions :shocked

Many people at various Scandal forums have already posted that their shipping costs have gone UP as well due to the fact that the picture book is relatively big and bulky to ship.

I'm amazed that some of the members here already received their orders.

Just have to suck it up since I'm a Scandal fan  :P

Now to start saving Again for their new single  :cry:

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Re: [2010.08.11] 2nd Album "TEMPTATION BOX"
« Reply #62 on: August 11, 2010, 01:50:45 AM »
How is the new photobook, any comments on it yet? Still have to order this album... ^____^;

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Re: [2010.08.11] 2nd Album "TEMPTATION BOX"
« Reply #63 on: August 11, 2010, 04:17:41 AM »
More PB previews

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Re: [2010.08.11] 2nd Album "TEMPTATION BOX"
« Reply #64 on: August 11, 2010, 01:54:11 PM »


how would you like that. 2nd for SCANDAL. wonderful start!

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Re: [2010.08.11] 2nd Album "TEMPTATION BOX"
« Reply #65 on: August 11, 2010, 02:24:43 PM »
^Awesome!

The 'Best Scandal' album entered @ #3 and sold 28,772 in its first week... this should be interesting  :)

In addition, from what I've seen this PB is much much nicer than the previous one  :thumbup

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Re: [2010.08.11] 2nd Album "TEMPTATION BOX"
« Reply #66 on: August 12, 2010, 12:14:33 AM »
Part of the DVD:




That user just uploaded them, so the rest may be coming.

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Re: [2010.08.11] 2nd Album "TEMPTATION BOX"
« Reply #67 on: August 12, 2010, 01:27:50 PM »
SCANDAL - Temptation Box is still available via Play-Asia

SCANDAL - Temptation Box [CD+Photo Book Limited Edition]
SCANDAL - Temptation Box [CD+DVD Limited Edition]
SCANDAL - Temptation Box [CD]

Since I got a good amount of Affiliate Earnings, I used it to purchase the CD+Photobook and have it shipped for FREE via Air Mail.
I already got CD+DVD on it's way too.

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Re: [2010.08.11] 2nd Album "TEMPTATION BOX"
« Reply #68 on: August 12, 2010, 03:11:19 PM »
Hows the DVD? Does it have some performances? Or is it mostly boring talking parts?

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Re: [2010.08.11] 2nd Album "TEMPTATION BOX"
« Reply #69 on: August 13, 2010, 03:31:04 PM »
My copy of SCANDAL Temptation Box [CD+Photobook] has been shipped via Play-Asia. :D
Will not receive it until the first week of September. :(

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Re: [2010.08.11] 2nd Album "TEMPTATION BOX"
« Reply #70 on: August 13, 2010, 04:56:12 PM »
So I finally got my photobook edition. Its cool that the CD case is some A4 size casing. But I can't put it in my CD rack like the rest of my CDs. :nervous
I'm wondering what the pics are like from the booklet of the regular and DVD version. Love the white uniforms and the cover also looks a lot hotter than the photobook version.

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Re: [2010.08.11] 2nd Album "TEMPTATION BOX"
« Reply #71 on: August 14, 2010, 10:11:04 AM »
http://s911.photobucket.com/albums/ac316/RINA_BB/TB%20scans/

scanned by me. so if you bought the PB version, try not to look it since this is considered as spolier. yup.

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Re: [2010.08.11] 2nd Album "TEMPTATION BOX"
« Reply #72 on: August 14, 2010, 07:07:59 PM »
Following Azagrath example and I agree with most of it.  :)

1.  EVERYBODY SAY YEAH (5.5/10)
Don't really like the vocals on this one. Haruna sounds really nasal. The 'everybody say yeah' sounds really poppy.

2.  太陽と君が描くSTORY (8.5/10)
Love this song. Nice summer vibes.

3.  瞬間センチメンタル (9/10)
I like rock and metal, which is why I want Scandal too rock too. They do so on this track  XD

4.  放課後1H (7.0/10)
Tomomi's high pitched vocals are great imo. I just wished there was a bit more variation in this song, I keep waiting for it to finally take off..

5.  涙のリグレット (8.5/10)
This song really grew on me over the past weeks. Typical ballad, but well executed  :thumbup

6.  Hi-Hi-Hi (6/10) 
I can see it's appeal, but this style isn't my thing. Yes, I'm really picky.  :nervous Fast paced vocals like did never really do it for me.

7.  少女M (3/10)
Mami on vocals? It's a really boring song  :nervous

8.  GIRLism (6/10)
Scandal on autopilot. Short and doesn't stand out.

9.  プレイボーイPartⅡ (7/10)
Catchy into riff, nice beat. Ok song.

10.  Hello!Hello! (8/10)
Happy, feel good, nice mix of vocals  :thumbup

11.  会いたい (7.5/10)
I'm beginning to spot a theme here. It seems that most of the tracks are 'decent' or 'good enough'.. Like Azagrath mentioned, the mid-section saves the song. Why couldn't the whole song be like this? The rest is, once again, Scandal on auto-pilot.

12.  さよならMy Friend (8/10)
Very nice. Fitting song for the last song of the album, nice melodies  :thumbup

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What to say... Better than the first album? No, because it lacks catchy songs. A lot of these songs are kinda weak and don't stand out. They are not bad songs! But it lacks some power and catchy tunes. The singles are definitely the best songs on the album. This could mean two things. 1. The other songs need to grow on me too. 2. Maybe my perception of Scandal is just wrong. Maybe they aren't the killer rock band I want them to be at all. Which would explain why I keep expecting different things from them. I'd rate this album around a 7.5/10 on average; it's good, but not great.


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Re: [2010.08.11] 2nd Album "TEMPTATION BOX"
« Reply #73 on: August 14, 2010, 08:11:02 PM »
hmmm, i make a review too then. maybe i have different opinions but i make this not for any heated comments, is just my personal feelings. so yup.

1. EVERYBODY SAY YEAH (9/10)

i find this opening song much better than SCANDAL BABY. a mid tempo songs always can make people to listen the rest easily. it started with a cool guitar and drum set up. after that, Haruna and Tomomi interact very well, and as always Mami gives a cool guitar solo. it really brings the fans to stay with thier tempo.

2. Taiyou to Kimi ga Egaku STORY (10/10)

best of the best! that summer feel, that high tempo playing and once again, mami with the solo guiar part. is a wonderful song.

3. Shunkan Sentimental (9.5/10)

one of the best for FMA, this song is hell rock by the girls. very big thumbs up.

4. Houkago 1H (9/10)

well, is Tomomi alone for the 1st time and i must say, her high-pitch tone still suits very well. it makes as if i was in the school listening to her singing. reat effort by her! =)

5. Namida no Regret (8.5/10)

1st ballad, it wasn't that bad. the lyrics are way too sorrow. making me sometimes thinking of hurtful things. nevertheless, it can be better. a great 1st try!

6. Hi-Hi-Hi (9/10)

fast tempo songs are always a characterstic of this band. and this songs justifies why they are good at this. the rapping part at the start is wonderful, the interaction between the band can be well seen here. nice one!

7. Shoujo M (6/10)

yup, is true that this songs have far too high expectations due to Shoujo S. but i must say MAMI sings it alone for the 1st time and she's great. a very shy girl in the past till now, is quite a big step for her! but yup, is that ancestor of Shoujo S that pins down the rhythm of the song though. if it was given in other titles, i will give a higher score mark.

8. GIRLism (8.5/10)

yes is no, no is yes. short song, great music. and this so-called SCANDAL theory makes it cheeky for the fans to fall with it easily. with that hanging of No is, end. haha.

9. Playboy Part II (9.5/10)

i must say, this is a wonderful song, compared to the the original Playboy. another great music rhythm. and it easily rhymes.

10. Hello! Hello! (9/10)

great. just a great song. nothing much to say. can be better though.

11. Aitai (10/10)

i really like this song a lot. cause the meaning of this song is there, the music is there. every each of the ingredients are there. i cannot ask for more.

12. Sayonara My friend (9.5/10)

great end for the album. a soothing song. great for graduation periods. yup


Overall, you must say that this band has gone for wide varieties of musics for this album and is really good! they make that effort and it pays off! is true this band is usually presenting rock songs, but overall, most of the songs here are typicall rocky too. as always though, they can do better.
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Re: [2010.08.11] 2nd Album "TEMPTATION BOX"
« Reply #74 on: August 15, 2010, 06:45:30 AM »
They'll be playing an acoustic version of "Sayonara My Friend" at the Loups=Garous premiere (8/28).
http://www.sonymusic.co.jp/Music/Arch/ES/scandal/m_info.html#349381

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Re: [2010.08.11] 2nd Album "TEMPTATION BOX"
« Reply #75 on: August 15, 2010, 11:07:31 AM »
I'm wondering what the pics are like from the booklet of the regular and DVD version. Love the white uniforms and the cover also looks a lot hotter than the photobook version.
As I would love to scan it, I can't do it since I don't have a scanner ><"
Anyways, the booklet is awesome. IMHO, it's much better than the first album.

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Re: [2010.08.11] 2nd Album "TEMPTATION BOX"
« Reply #76 on: August 16, 2010, 08:46:51 PM »
ELSWORD PV that uses "Hi-Hi-Hi" is up:
http://static.hangame.co.jp/hangame/core/els/event/100804_scandal/

There are also two videos of them playing the game here:
http://static.hangame.co.jp/hangame/core/action/event/action_movie/

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Re: [2010.08.11] 2nd Album "TEMPTATION BOX"
« Reply #77 on: August 17, 2010, 02:17:35 AM »
WOO HOO :w00t:

My order (CD/PB and CD/DVD) came in today  :lol:

Now I can rip the songs properly and listen to them and savor the BIG... Pink... photobook!

It's bigger than the previous photobook but this time the pictures look so clear and bright  :D

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Re: [2010.08.11] 2nd Album "TEMPTATION BOX"
« Reply #78 on: August 17, 2010, 07:13:52 AM »
The album ranked #3 on the weekly chart with approx. 35,000 copies sold. The exact number will come out in a few hours.
http://news.music.biglobe.ne.jp/201008/article_49.html

Edit: 34,946 sold
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