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Weather Girls – WEATHER GIRLS July 12, 2014

Filed under: Weather Girls — solarblade @ 12:58 am

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Track Listing

  1. Koi no Tenki Youhou
  2. Koi no Love♥Sunshine
  3. Koi no Love Game
  4. Koi wa Tokimeki Chuuihou
  5. CHEWING GUM
  6. Kaminari Day
  7. Cherry Cherry Boom Boom
  8. Loving Pass ~Koi no Password~
  9. Because of You -Hitori no Yoru-
  10. Namida no Ame

1. Koi no Tenki Youhou

The group opens up their debut album with their debut A-side!  Koi no Tenki Youhou was a nice way to get us into the group.  I still think the song sounds like it could’ve been a Girls’ Generation song because of it’s beat and cute vocals.  Plus the chorus is so K-pop that it’s just rather odd coming from a group like this.  Not a bad debut and maybe my favorite of the three?

2. Koi no Love♥Sunshine

Moving onto the 3rd and final A-side released, Koi no Love♥Sunshine.  It’s really more of the same that we got from our previous track funny enough, but the group sounds more together and throwing some emotion behind the lyrics which is a nice touch.  I don’t know but it didn’t have the same snap and memorability like the aforementioned tune.  It’s still passable with it’s peppyness and sweet vocals.

3. Koi no Love Game

Getting into our first new song, Koi no Love Game really harkens back to 80’s pop music and the beat is what is driving the song forward and I kind of like it.  Of course the song still has it’s K-pop tendencies which is nice and all but three songs in a row with it, might get tiresome.  Though the spelling and upbeat cuteness of the song kind of won me over.  I definitely think it’ll easily get stuck to me like “Kimi Youhou” did…it’s a fun song!

4. Koi wa Tokimeki Chuuihou

Wow 4 songs in a row that has a title that starts with ~Koi~  That’s really scary.  As the group’s 2nd A-side, Koi wa Tokimeki Chuuihou has charm but I’ve already lost interest in the song because it doesn’t really change the feel of the album yet.  Though the arrangement is more engaging to me, but everything else felt overdone.  It kind of makes me wonder if I heard this somewhere else on the album, I’d enjoy it better…

5. CHEWING GUM

Back into some more new tracks, CHEWING GUM comes first and it kind of continues a streak of not so memorable songs.  Te previous song felt like they had energy but this one felt almost too slow for me.  Plus the group is singing one-dimensional so it adds more boredom to me.  I don’t know what else to say about the song but it did nothing for me.

6. Kaminari Day

I don’t know why but now I feel like the album is going downhill.  Kaminari Day does kind of push the group from the K-pop sound to a more J-pop idol kind of track that includes piano and guitars.  That’s nice and all, but the group sounds uninterested again and even worse is that the song is kind of generic as well.  Meh…

7. Cherry Cherry Boom Boom

At least things switch up.  While the song keeps the guitars, the tune sounds a little more serious sounding than what I’ve been hearing on this album.  Add that the members actually sound really good here.  I was kind of expecting they were only able to cutesy songs, but this was a neat surprise.  Might not have made sense on the album, but I was expecting something like this and it’s one of the best songs on the album!

8. Loving Pass ~Koi no Password~

Of all the amazing B-sides the group released, they had to choose this one?  I still think the male intro is so creepy, but the song suited the album more towards the front (make it the 5th song with ~Koi~ in the title XD).  It’s not a terrible song and it’s got a lot of catchy parts and there’s some cool parts (although the male voice just needs to not be there).

9. Because of You -Hitori no Yoru-

Moving into our final patch of new tracks, Because of You is the album’s ballad.  It’s a pretty simple piano/strings/bass one and it seems like most of the members have lines to themselves which is a nice change and they sound really pretty when they want to be.  Might not be a ballad to stand the test of time, but it was a pleasant listen overall.

10. Namida no Ame

The album funny enough ends with a title that sounds almost sad “Rain of Tears” but turns out to be a mid-tempo dance track.  I thought it was OK, but acceptable as the final track, but there’s nothing significant to me.  At least the group has some good high notes here.  Still…meh…though the ending where they’re like ~I love you…bye bye~ and ends was so cute!

Tracks Recommended

  • Cherry Cherry Boom Boom
  • Koi no Love Game
  • Koi no Tenki Youhou

Song of Avoidance

  • Kaminari Day

So our Taiwanese idol group got their debut album!  WEATHER GIRLS as a debut was kind of disappointing.  It just felt like they were riding on the K-pop AND idol wave that’s been going on and unfortunately got some pretty generic offerings (sans a couple).  I wished they added “Kimi Youhou” and “Tonight’s weather” as they both were SO much better than most songs on this album…I hope they get better!

 

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