Boku Dake no value (Undergirls)
Kimi ni Tsuite (MINT)
Nakeru Basho (DIVA)
Beginner (OFF VOCAL VER.)
Boku Dake no value (OFF VOCAL VER.)
Kimi ni Tsuite (OFF VOCAL VER.)
Nakeru Basho (OFF VOCAL VER.)
I really don’t know what happened after “Heavy Rotation”, but Beginner is probably their darkest song since forever and I like this quite a bit even though I have no idea at the various singers. The chorus is a little strange for being light, but the rest of the song has this dark groove to it that I was surprised they pulled off quite easily. I’ll admit I’ve been waiting for song to surpass “RIVER” for so long and Beginner easily took that cake and ran with it. Even the PV is just ubertastic…I mean AKB killing each other off ❤
2. Boku Dake no value (Undergirls)
After all that epicness, we have to hit ground again and since the rest of the single is split off into various groups, Boku Dake no value is the Undergirls tune and since it’s a different batch of gals, it’s gonna sound different and it sounds like an anime tune. It’s such a broad switch from “Beginner” but it’d be cute somewhere else, just not here.
3. Kimi ni Tsuite (MINT)
While I know what the Undergirls are meant for, MINT and DIVA are just kind of random ideas since they haven’t been mentioned once in the past, so I once again need your guys’ help telling me what’s the reasoning behind them.
All I know is that, MINT has only 5 members in this song and while it’s nearly impossible to tell who’s who by the vocals, the song is rather soothing to listen to (possibly Easy Listening). It’s pretty though and it flows quite strongly for something that isn’t supposed to be really exciting.
4. Nakeru Basho
Unlike MINT, DIVA has a lot of members when compared to the other, but this is a straight up ballad this time. I like that there’s a lot more solo lines given throughout and unfortunately, I still don’t know who’s singing, but I like that it has an ending quality to it that shines throughout the song.
Wow, it has been a while since an AKB single has impressed me by its A-side. Beginner is such an evil song (with an EVIL PV to go with it) and it’s quickly becoming a favorite of mine. The other three songs are all right, but it just missed the line against Beginner. Ok, Nakeru Basho might be the exception since it’s a heartwarming ballad and Kimi ni Tsuite was catchy enough. Boku Dake no value though was just blah blah blah.