Otsuka Ai (大塚愛) – Love is Born 7th Anniversary Review

I realized that I’ve been listening to Otsuka Ai for a long time. Her single “Smiley” was the first time I listened to her and she has grown a lot since then.

Still, I prefer her ballads to her pop songs, and in the last few years she experimented with strange styles. Her vocals remained her strength with all her music.

Love is Born 7th Anniversary is a live album that goes through a lot of her later songs. It’s an impressive album because it’s long. Containing twenty-one tracks without her breaks, it accurately shows off her voice.

For any Otsuka Ai fan, this album is a necessity and for any Japanese pop fan or starting listener, she is a standout artist.