Kimi Sae Ireba Nani mo Iranai
A B C D E-cha E-cha Shitai (Limited A, B, C, and Regular B only)
Tokimeku Tokimeke (Limited D only)
Itsumo to Onnaji Seifuku de (Limited E only)
Rock no Teigi (Regular A only)
Kimi Sae Ireba Nani no Iranai (Instrumental)
So I’m so amazingly surprised with the first A-side of the single, Brainstorming. It’s like Tsunku took what he did the last couple of singles and meshed them altogether and this came off with an extra sprinkling of badass lol. Just like all the singles from “One Two Three/The Matenrou Show” to now, it’s an electro fest but this song has a some electric guitars in the background giving it that special kick. The members seem to stand out more, especially Masaki, Haruna, and Ayumi as they all have some lengthy solo lines, but everyone else gets the same treatment as they did in “Help me!!”. There’s just something about this song that just makes Tsunku’s saturation of electropop seem so perfect!!! Yeah, one of my favorites so far this year!
2. Kimi Sae Ireba Nani mo Iranai
Moving to the other A-side of the single, Kimi Sae Ireba Nani mo Iranai is more of the electroness that Tsunku’s been drawn to but this song is a bit more strange for me. I mean the different ideas aren’t as bizarre like in “Brainstorming” but there is just something about the song that seems a bit more leaning towards the Platinum era songs. Add in Tsunku’s ~2000 people on the dancefloor~ and I’m just a little bit weirded out haha. Though Ayumi gets a nice lengthy part while everyone just kind of lays back here. Not bad of a song, but after “Brainstorming”, this is a bit disappointing.
3. A B C D E-cha E-cha Shitai
The B-side sung by all the members is even more electro goodness, actually a bit more trance in certain areas. I really liked the song because it has a lot of interesting solo lines but there’s a lot of staccato lines in the song and repetition, but it sort of works given the situation. It’s a really catchy song and surprisingly one of the better B-sides the group’s done!
4. Tokimeku Tokimeke
The other B-sides are split into groups this time being youngest to eldest and that sort of thing. First up is the older girls which are: Sayu, Eripon, Fukuchan, Ayumi, and Harunan. Their song is also in the veins of the other synth-heavy tracks and of course Tokimeku Tokimeke is pretty good. Add in the voices that mostly are kind of in the range of good to meh, plus most of the voices are under some auto-tune soooo. It does remind me a bit of “A B C D E-cha E-cha Shitai” because of the synths found in, but this has a bit more filling! It’s a pretty cool song as well! Definitely the better of the two split tracks!
5. Itsumo to Onnaji Seifuku de
The remaining girls, Riho, Zukki, Sakura, Maachan, and Kuduu get the other song and it’s a song that doesn’t sound like it fits the single because it doesn’t have anything to do with electronics much. It’s kind of like “Seishun Domannaka” but not as peppy. I mean with Masaki and Haruka getting most of the lines that’s good…but this song just doesn’t fit on this single period! Sore thumb of a song!
6. Rock no Teigi
You might be wondering, what about Reina? She’s a part of this group right? Yes, as this is her final single Tsunku gave her an original song as her graduating present (because they were dumb enough to not give Aika or Gaki their own song). Even though the song has the work rock in it, it’s not really one but more of a synthed up track (sort of like “Brainstorming”). I had no problems because the song is energetic and has power unlike Ai-chan’s solo track >.>. It’s quite a cool track to go out with and Reina sounds great in the song. Definitely a fitting track to say goodbye with!
As this is Momosu’s 3rd single (and possibly the last before an album), Brainstorming/Kimi Sae Ireba Nani mo Iranai is definitely the best the era had to offer. I mean the leading tracks were both pretty good, but Brainstorming was SOOOOO good and surpassed both “Wakuteka Take a chance” and “Help me!!” by a huge amount. Kimi Sae Ireba I would say is a moderately good A-side as well kind next to the previous tracks. As for the B-sides, they’re all good except Itsumo to Onnaji Seifuku de where it just felt out of place for the single. I can’t wait to see what’s on board next for the group ESPECIALLY since Reina is leaving after this single (makes me thing Riho and Sakura are gonna take charge).