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Up Up Girls – End Of The Season October 16, 2012

Filed under: Up Up Girls — solarblade @ 1:10 am

Track Listing

  1. End Of The Season
  2. Beautiful Days!
  3. End Of The Season (Instrumental)
  4. Beautiful Days! (Instrumental)

1. End Of The Season

I’m not entirely sure what to think of End Of The Season because unlike their last single, the song takes more of a cutesy pop route and it does remind me of “Cyalume” and “Rainbow” with the abundance of synths.  Though the steel drums and auto-tune usage threw me off.  I like that one of these kind of songs are an A-side finally and I kind of enjoyed it, even if I had to get used to the nuances of it all.

2. Beautiful Days!

The B-side kind of runs in the same veins as “End Of The Season” with the sparkly gloss and heavily synthed arrangement.  I still wonder why I have to hear auto-tune in the song, but it’s not as easily evident like in the A-side so that’s a very good thing.  It’s definitely the better song off the single though.

 

 

Only one more single until UUG moves to T-Palette!  End Of The Season is actually a pretty good step up after the last couple of singles.  Both songs are synthy tracks that just sound glorious all over for the girls.  The auto-tune isn’t as bad as some other groups that abuse it, but I’m pretty happy with this for sure!

 

Up Up Girls – Namen na! Ashi Girls/Marvel Hero

Filed under: Up Up Girls — solarblade @ 1:01 am

Track Listing

  1. Namen na! Ashi Girls
  2. Marvel Hero
  3. Namen na! Ashi Girls (Instrumental)
  4. Marvel Hero (Instrumental)

1. Namen na! Ashi Girls

So UUG has seem to kind of went down the cute route for their next single.  This is pretty fast for them and I kind of like the synth/anison pop style they took for Namen na!  It’s pretty standard otherwise for an idol group to release which is pretty bizarre but at the same time kind of fun to listen to.  Not the best that they’ve released but it’s a good UUG song.

2. Marvel Hero

It does make sense since the cover portrays them as various superheroes from said franchise.  That being said, the song has more of a solid beat to it and is slightly slower than the previous track but it doesn’t really give me that superhero feel (like Berryz’ “Be Genki” did.  I’m not exactly the biggest fan of this song to be honest, but I guess it suits them.

 

 

Unfortunately, Namen na! Ashi Girls/Marvel Hero is probably my least favorite track for the group yet.  It’s not a terrible single,but there’s not a lot going for it when compared to their previous singles.  Namen na! is pretty fun and makes for a good performance live, but Marvel Hero is just kind of bland…