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Morning Musume ’16 – Engeki Joshi-bu Musical “Zoku 11-nin Iru! Higashi no Chihei, Nishi no Towa” Original Soundtrack June 27, 2016

Filed under: Morning Musume — solarblade @ 3:14 pm

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Track Listing

  1. Ai no Kotoba
  2. Higashi no Chihei, Nishi no Towa
  3. Suki Dakara..

1. Ai no Kotoba

The single opens with Ayumi singing along with a simple piano arrangement.  It’s quite nice to hear her singing a lot less forceful and in turn ends with a pleasant tone.  Then Haruka actually shows up and starts to sing and she’s got the husky voice going on and it sounds like a stark difference between each other.  Simple track, but it’s OK I suppose.

2. Higashi no Chihei, Nishi no Towa

As the theme of the stageplay, Higashi no Chihei, Nishi no Towa, I figured that it was going to be a lot more grandiose than the other two tracks of the single and it has a powerful sound to it, especially since Ayumi, Haruka, and Sakura have leads in through the track.  Of the three, I was impressed the most out of this one!

3. Suki Dakara..

So the 3rd track is a duet between Sakura and Haruka and already it’s got a little more oomph going on than in “Ai no Kotoba” that’s for sure.  There’s a low-lying beat to it with a flowing piano/strings melody going on.  I’m really liking Sakura here a lot as she puts a lot of strong power behind her lines.  Add on the melodic tones Duu adds here and it just sounds great!

 

 

I really hope there’ll be a fuller OST down the line because the single made me want more from this stageplay.  Higashi no Chihei, Nishi no Towa & Suki Dakara.. left me hoping that a lot more of the songs in the play are just as grand and powerful!  Ai no Kotoba is the weak link here, but it does show that Ayumi is getting better at handling soft songs overall.  As a whole, it’s decent, but I want more…

 

AAA – NEW June 18, 2016

Filed under: AAA — solarblade @ 4:39 am

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Track Listing

  1. NEW
  2. ~Interlude~
  3. LEAP of FAITH
  4. NEW (2BEDROOM REMIX) (Fanclub Edition only)
  5. NEW (Instrumental)
  6. LEAP of FAITH (Instrumental)

1. NEW

I felt it weir that AAA would have a tie-in for the soft drink, Sprite, but here we are with NEW and it actually has a decent hook to it.  I wasn’t exactly the biggest fan of the verses being under heavy muffled filters (though I could tell who is who).  While the chorus does open the vocals up all the way and I found the track to be catchy and stuff.  Still, I think the song needs to be resung without the filters and it would make things all better!

2. ~Interlude~

I thought only V-kei bands include random interlude in their singles (and Kuu at that).  Well, I suppose AAA is jumping on that track here and it’s a little random to see such a thing here.  After the summer tinted “NEW”, I wasn’t expecting a futuristic sound coming from just a minute-long track.  I like the creepy undertones that grown into this heavy-paced dance track, but it feels like a teaser for something.  Though once it gets to its peak, the song just immediately cuts out to the next track.

3. LEAP of FAITH

As the interlude cuts out, we enter the B-side, LEAP of FAITH which does sound like it’s quiet and haunting almost.  I was more surprised that the group decided to make this song mostly in English (though the accent is pretty heavy).  Then the chorus hits and the track turns into a beat-driven dance track (not like the previous track, mind you).  I like the track actually, though it’s funny that Misako and Chiaki get the only Japanese lines in the track.  Really interesting track that turned out better than expected.

4. NEW (2BEDROOM REMIX)

So on fanclub editions on the single it comes with a bonus remix of the leading track and I’m hoping that it’s a little better.  Already it’s impressing me more because those filters are thrown out the window and the summery arrangement turns into more of a tropical setting, but has a simpler arrangement…at first.  After the first round of the chorus, the track turns into this weird trap/dance sound and later brings in dubstep and more synths and it just sounds a bit two-faced of a remix.  It’s decent, but there’s better in their catalog.

 

 

After their slightly disappointing 10th anniversary album, I felt like AAA were either burned out or just phoning it in because not a lot of songs impressed me.  After taking a hiatus and doing solo releases, the group returned with NEW and for the most part, it turned out decent.  NEW is a pretty good summer song, though it could’ve worked better without the heavy filters all over.  LEAP of FAITH though is the better track and that’s coming from it being mostly an English track!  The remix is ok and the random interlude felt more like a teaser of a future thing…weird single, but it’s nice there’s more to the single than the last 8 singles >.>

 

Ami Suzuki – Panpaka Pants WHAT YA WHAT YA Rock June 16, 2016

Filed under: Ami Suzuki — solarblade @ 4:31 am

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Track Listing

  1. Panpaka Pants WHAT YA WHAT YA Rock

1. Panpaka Pants WHAT YA WHAT YA Rock

I wasn’t sure what I expecting from a cover like that, but it seems Ami took a different route with a track that isn’t drenched electronics.  Actually it reminds me of some surfer pop/rock.  The song itself is different and something she hasn’t tried since at least the “CONNETTA” album.  Ami though sounds a lot different though.  Her voice is a lot more scratchy and raw then her sexual lower tones.  It’s an odd song that’s for sure!

 

 

After being gone for about 2 years since her last release 2014’s digital single, “graduation”, I felt like she’s been REALLY quiet otherwise and then randomly releases this digital single back in April.  Not sure what the song is supposed to be for, but it’s what I’d say just a random thrown dart at the board.  Unusual, something that Ami isn’t known for and just kind of out of nowhere released.  I suppose it’s nice to hear something new, but I want her to come back for another album!

 

Let’s Talk Pokemon Gen 7! Corocoro & E3 June 15, 2016

Filed under: ~Video Game Writing~ — solarblade @ 5:01 am

So June has been a very great month so far for Pokemon news with the first two weeks containing a lot of nice information so lets get some of the main points out of the way!

  • Character customization is returning! (to what amount is uncertain sadly)
  • The bracelet is actually important, but Masuda passed over what that was about
  • The Pokedex actually is something different (but I’ll mention it later)
  • A Royal Battle was introduced that puts 4 players into a battle and the first one to lose their Pokemon ends the match
  • The battle menus are different, also shows what types are better than others on top of showing the amount of stat changes has happened.
  • Kukri is actually the Professor and not Hala
  • Hau is your friendly rival and Lillie is Kukri’s assistance but has been said she’s important to the story.
  • QR Codes can be used to try to locate Pokemon you don’t have.
  • Alola itself seems to have 4 main islands and one man-made island (there seems to be more islands though (and their maybe some secrets too!
  • I think the island is actually called Melemele Island (the place you start off at)

That being said, let’s get to the most important things

Solgaleo & Lunala

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So from our last post, we got a video to showcase the legendaries and to finally get the actual names for them (which ironically were the Japanese trademarks (though Lunala lost an “a”).  Solgaleo is the first here and for what we’ve seen of him, I wasn’t expecting to have it as a Psychic/Steel typing due to it’s look and some of its moves (especially its Signature, Sunsteel Strike which looks like a Fire-type move.  Though it does share its typing with both the Metagross line and Bronzong line which is meh and its new ability, Full Metal Body is just a lot like Clear Body (which Metagross has).

That being said, Lunala is a bit similar as well with its typing being Psychic/Ghost which currently is shared between itself and Hoopa.  Now this I could see being quite nice as it’s based off a bad (thank god, it doesn’t have the suffix -bat).  I do think it has the cooler attack in Moongeist Beam and it’s ability, Shadow Shield makes it so that when it gets attacked when its HP is full will take less damage.

Nekkoala, Iwanko

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Next up, we got two Pokemon announced from Corocoro!

The one on the left is Nekkoala and it’s a pure Normal type.  Nothing else really was noteworthy except for its ability which is new to the series called Definite Sleep (well not the US name for it).  This new ability makes it so that Nekkoala is immune to all status effects EXCEPT Sleep.  Which is ironic as it looks like it’s sleeping already.

Cute puppy and everything, but I wasn’t expecting Iwanko to be actually a pure Rock-type.  Now we’ve seen a small preview of it before the Corocoro leak happened (and funny they even mentioned this in the magazine.  Nothing too interesting here either, but Corocoro mentioned that this Pokemon alongside the starters hold a secret (is it this involving the braelet perhaps?)

Zygarde 10% & Complete Formes

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A couple days later we got a trailer announcing that at least these two formes are going to make an appearance in Sun/Moon.  I am wondering where the other formes are because in the trailer, 10% has an ability called Swarm Change where it turns into its Complete Forme.  Now the dog does contain two moves, Thousand Arrows & Thousand Waves (which were in X/Y & OR/AS so finally seeing it on something legit is nice.  Once it’s the hulking beast, it gains the move Core Enforcer.

Like I said, I like these two making the cut, but where does the Cells & Core fit in on top of the Snake forme (or as it’s called 50%).  Not sure what will be the idea behind them, but maybe in the future.

Yungoos, Pikipek, Grubbin

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Then our next batch comes out from E3!  Well, the first two made their appearance this morning while the 3rd was released via a trailer (I’m sure you could’ve ran into him, but the Treehouse conference didn’t have too much time for it).

The first seen was Yungoos, which might be our rodent of the first routes!   He looks a lot ferocious than previous entries in older generations.  Though what caught my attention was the name because it reminds me a little of Zangoose (and the fact that its profile mentions it being used to ward off an enemy (which are snakes as it’s based off a mongoose).  It’d be cool if it was a pre-evolution, but I wouldn’t hold my breath.  It does have a choice of two abilities, but one of them is new called Stakeout where the user can do double damage if the opponent switched mid-battle.

Next up is Pikipek which we saw as a wireframe model in the first announcement of the games.  I’m not surprised that it’s a woodpecker nor that its typing is Normal/Flying.  Not much of anything interesting, but at least it has two evolutions so that’s always nice to know.

Last, but not least, we have Grubbin while wasn’t a part of the Treehouse live, was found in the trailer that was released after.  Besides being a Bug type, there wasn’t really much else that was released about it.  Actually, the description it got did say it likes being around electrical things, so does this mean we have another potential Bug/Electic type?

Magearna

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While not much more was found out about Magearna, we finally got our first look of it in-game with its signature move, Fleur Cannon and we learn of its ability, Soul-Heart where it’s Special Attack is raised when a Pokemon is fainted in battle.

Solgaleo Rising Sun phase & Lunala Full Moon phase

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Finally. we have different phases (makes sense considering phases are a solar/lunar thing).  Supposedly these are just temporary forms they take in battle (I feel like this happens with their signature moves).  It’s interesting, but there’s not much info about these two forms, so sadly I can’t say too much!

Other Pokemon notices

  • Well, we see a bunch of older Pokemon on the islands, so that’s pretty nice (Ledyba is a part of the first Route, as well as Yungoos & Pikipek)
  • Popplio apparantly learns Disarming Voice (could it be a Fairy Pokemon after evolution?)
  • The game mentions 4 deities, one on each island and the first island is named Tapu Koko (whether these are humans or Pokémon is yet to be seen).
  • The new Dex is actually a Rotom?!?

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The question becomes that do we get ourselves a Rotom, or this is just a special case and we don’t even get a Dex entry for itself?  It’s strange, quirky and cute, but makes the most sense as Rotom takes control of appliances.  I kind of wonder about it

SEE YOU NEXT MONTH!

 

You Kikkawa – Ha wo Kuishibare!/Charming Shoubu Sedai June 8, 2016

Filed under: You Kikkawa — solarblade @ 6:42 am

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Track Listing

  1. Ha wo Kuishibare!
  2. Charming Shoubu Sedai
  3. Maneiro! (Limited B only)
  4. Ha wo Kuishibare! (Instrumental)
  5. Charming Shoubu Sedai (Instrumental)
  6. Maneiro! (Instrumental)

1. Ha wo Kuishibare!

I couldn’t really understand what transpired from this song.  Kikka sounds like she’s bring nervous and shy in the introduction, but then the song just goes on this weird route with the lyrics and the cutesy arrangement.  I just don’t understand what’s happening here.  Then I found out Seiko Oomori had a hand in this and while that makes a little more sense, it doesn’t make up for how nonsensical the track comes off.  Like ~have a nice mouth~ as its hook…it’s a bit out there.

2. Charming Shoubu Sedai

At least the other A-side made a lot more sense lyrically than it’s sister A-side.  Charming Shoubu Sedai has a much stronger pop/rock kind of groove in it and reminds me of some earlier Kikka songs from her first era.  I like Kikka’s cute vocals and she has a girly personality for the track that’s for sure.  Definitely the better leading track here!

3. Maneiro!

As the only B-side of the single (and found on one edition of the single, I wasn’t sure what there was to this track, but it’s definitely a summer-themed track as it has some tropical sounds and reminds me of Up Up Girls’ “Up Up Typhoon” with the energetic dance beats and aggressive bongos. The song brings out the bright vocals and it’s just nice to dance with.

 

 

After her “WILDFLOWER” album, I’m surprised that Kikka would ditch her electronic style and go for something a little more from her first album.  Ha wo Kuishibare! doesn’t quite fit the mold and honestly it is such a bizarre song that it really doesn’t connect with me.  At least there’s Charming Shoubu Sedai to remedy that with its pop/rock sound and bright sound.  Maneiro! is a pretty good (albeit familiar sounding) summer track…though it’s a B-side?

 

Kyarypamyupamyu – KPP BEST June 4, 2016

Filed under: Kyarypamyupamyu — solarblade @ 6:19 am

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CD 1 Track Listing

  1. KPP ON STAGE
  2. PONPONPON
  3. Cherry Bonbon
  4. Tsukema Tsukeru
  5. Kyary ANAN
  6. CANDY CANDY
  7. Fashion Monster
  8. Kimi ni 100 Percent
  9. Furisodation
  10. Family Party -album mix-
  11. Super Scooter Happy
  12. Yume no Hajima-rin-rin -album mix-

CD 2

  1. Ninjari Ban Ban
  2. Mottai Night Land
  3. 5iVE YEARS MONSTER
  4. Kira Kira Killer
  5. Invader Invader
  6. Kanzen Keitai
  7. Tokyo Highway
  8. Crazy Party Night ~Pumpkin no Gyakushuu~
  9. No No No
  10. Mondai Girl
  11. Cosmetic Coaster
  12. Sai & Kou

1. KPP ON STAGE

No surprise that Kyary would have an intro track to open up a best and it’s the technically only new track from the first disc as well!  It starts off with a bang with a nice mix of synths and guitars surprisingly.  Though the latter leaves quickly as Kyary starts to spell out her name.  After that it’s just music, but it closes things off quite quickly with a fanfare (which is random).

2. PONPONPON

As I said above, the rest of the first disc is actually done chronological from her major debut.  Kicking things off with a selection of songs from “Moshi Moshi Harajuku”, we have PONPONPON which is still argubly her most recognizable song in her discography (due to its popularity in the West).  Jumping back in time to re-listen to this track is just nostalgic for me (I mean it hasn’t been that long since this was released right?).  Being also the first song that Nakata had a hand in, this song to me had a certain MEG feel, but with cuter, but nicer vocals.  I do like the catchy beats and Kyary sounds so peppy and adorable!  It’s always been a favorite of mine!

3. Cherry Bonbon

I wouldn’t have thought a 2nd song would be represented from her debut mini-album, but if it had to be any, I’m kind of happy that Cherry Bonbon was that song!  While I love “PONPONPON” for the nostalgic vibes and catchy hooks, Cherry Bonbon is more for the beats here.  It has a certain 80’s vibe to it and Kyary while still emitting a cuter pitch, the song’s arrangement has a Nakata-esque cool vibe to it.  Though I still feel like Kyary says ~Jelly, jelly, jelly bonbon~…sounds tasty too…>.>

4. Tsukema Tsukeru

Jumping into the next batch from “Pamyupamyu Revolution”, Tsukema Tsukeru was the first A-side she released and after such a popular song that was “PONPONPON” she tried to strike gold again here with this song.  The fact that this time there’s a bit more of a smooth sound to go along with toy piano, it was an odd mixture and while I enjoyed the song back then as the next thing after her debut, it has somewhat lowered itself as Kyary released more and more songs.

5. Kyary ANAN

Which is very odd because while my adoration for the previous song dropped, our next song (which is a B-side from that single) ended up growing on me after a LONG while of listening to it.  It’s definitely a frantic song and it reminds me of an intro to a 90’s cartoon for some strange reason.  A lot of the song is pretty much repetitive lyrics and a grating kazoo sound, but when Kyary does sing actual lyrics, it’s bright and energetic.  Yeah, it might not be a song for everyone, but I do put on a smile everytime this song comes on!

6. CANDY CANDY

After the lukewarm “Tsukema Tsukeru”, I had wondered what Kyary was going to do with her 2nd A-side and she fixed everything up with CANDY CANDY.  Slowing things down a smidge, the tune is a bit more controlled and the use of guitar in the backing track is pretty interesting (something Nakata should use more!).  The atmosphere is still cute, but it’s smoothed out so it doesn’t feel like you’re being fed spoonfuls of sugar.  Which is felt so obviously being after “Kyary ANAN” here.  I really love this song and the PV was just as fun to watch too!

7. Fashion Monster

Moving to the “Nanda Collection” set of songs, we see a giant step of change from here on out starting from Kyary’s 3rd A-side!  I mean immediately right from the start, the tune is a lot darker but still retains Kyary’s cuteness.  After the previous tracks, this song was a fresh sound for her and the mix of cute and creepy was just awesome and Nakata did a great job making this one!  Still one of my all-tine favorites!

8. Kimi ni 100 Percent

It took me a while to remember this one because while it was an A-side (and used for Crayon Shin-chan) it never got a PV (as far as I know) and was quickly covered up by its sister A-side “Furisodation”.  It anything the song highly reminds me of “Tsukema Tsukeru” due to the lighter nature of the song, the use of piano/toy piano, and the overly cute vibe I get overall.  It’s a little bland and forgetful to me.

9. Furisodation

I think of the poppy cute stuff she released around this time, Furisodation is probably my favorite because it’s got a lot of interesting moments and the heavier amount of percussion and piano and less synth properties are actually refreshing.  It does run a little one-note and the arrangement can come off a little busy, but I thought the tune was fun and bright and left a nice impression on me, even today still!

10. Family Party -album mix-

Well, I thought the first disc was going to be chronological, but the only switch is between the two tracks coming up!  Because Family Party was the 3rd A-side she released for “Pikapika Fantajin” so I was a bit surprised to see this next and not “Ninjari Ban Ban”.  Even moreso that this is the version from the album!  I have to say though, the updated mix is a lot more electronic than the original single edit.  While the song is more of the cuter side of things, this was also more fantasy-like which is nice to hear.  I still don’t know why the chronology broke off here, but it’s whatever.

11. Super Scooter Happy

Then we jump back into the “Nanda Collection” album with this capsule cover (odd because “Mi” was probably meant to be here as it was the album’s promotional track >.>).  This song, a capsule cover is pretty cute and the muted sax/synth mix makes me think of Sesame Street for some reason.  It’s OK and at least it isn’t the worst of the disc lol.

12. Yume no Hajima-rin-rin -album mix-

Then the first disc closes off with the album rendition of the 2nd A-side released from “Pikapika Fantajin”.  I don’t feel like the changes from the single version of the song was as noticeable as “Family Party’s” was so I don’t really focus on this one much.  I also found myself kind of slightly bored of the song because it was a little empty sounding.  Though I will say that it was appropriate as the ending of this disc because the PV was showing how far she’s come since debut.

CD 2

1. Ninjari Ban Ban

I’m not sure whats with the second disc and it’s order, but it does clear out towards the end.  Going back again to the final two “Nanda Collection” A-sides, we begin the second disc with Ninjari Ban Ban!  Like with “Fashion Monster” before it, there was a heavy theme this time around and that’s with ninjas and Japanese culture in and of itself!  Kyary is really having fun with this one and I love the beat and chorus here.  I just think it’s one of her standouts from her best album!

2. Mottai Night Land

Then we jump forward again, but this was what started the “Pikapika Fantajin” era off.  As this was supposed to be related to “Fashion Monster” by theme, I didn’t feel it as strongly as the aforementioned song, but the song’s cutesy atmosphere is fun to listen to and there’s some parts where it feels like Halloween!  Kind of like “Family Party”, this song maybe could’ve used a little more oomph, but I think that’s why the PV was so interesting.

3. 5iVE YEARS MONSTER

Then we jump into one of the two new songs on the release!  I wasn’t sure what I was getting into with new songs, but hearing gritty guitars and a spazzy arrangement throws me off just a little bit.  Maybe it’s a little messy, but once Kyary is singing with minimal instrumentation, it’s pretty nice.  I do like the more rockin’ atmosphere, but it feels weird on an album with mostly electronics.  It’s also a bit short being under 3 minutes and all…

4. Kirakira Killer

I will never understand why they use the original and not the extended because this song is much better in that version (which is lucky that it’s on the 3rd disc).  Kirakira Killer is such an energetic song for Kyary and I was waiting for a song like it (because the other “Pikapika Fantajin” singles were kind of disappointing).  It’s got a stronger melody and that chorus is fantastic!  Add on that I love the backing vocals too..it just made the song adventurous and airy in a good way.  Love it!

5. Invader Invader

Hopefully the last of the “Nanda Collection” A-sides, we enter Invader Invader and coming after “Ninjari Ban Ban in her discography, I was wondering what she’d be pulling off as the last single before the studio album and she surprised me once again!  I mean it has a lot of odd things going on here (no surprise, it’s Kyary) but there’s some synth 8bit moments and some robotic things on top of some dubstep to surprise fans!  It’s a pretty interesting song to say the least and she suited this kind of track quite nicely.

6. Kanzen Keitai

The other new track, Kanzen Keitai sounds worldly from the intro with synths and smooth sounds.  Though Kyary jumps in and her voice does ind of get covered by the music a little and she hits some REALLY thin notes here.  I do like some of the song, but the forceful punch of the chorus (and Kyary’s vocal blows) do not work well and just comes off as a little mechanical sounding.  I mean we have “Slo-mo” for that kind of track.

7. Tokyo Highway

I was a bit surprised a “Pikapika Fantajin” song was chosen, but here we have Tokyo Highway!  I actually didn’t remember how this one went because a lot of that album flew over my head when I reviewed it.  As I listen to it, I feel similar to how I feel with “Kirakira Killer” with the arrangement and some of the tricks and chords.  Unfortunately, after a while I get bored since the chorus is so one-dimensional and repetitive to me so it honestly goes by my head.

8. Crazy Party Night ~Pumpkin no Gyakushuu~

Ok, so maybe the remainder of the album isn’t as in line as the first disc (or as I said earlier lol).  Moving into a last section of singles that were released for this best album, Crazy Party Night was the 2nd A-side and initially I didn’t give too much care for it.  Luckily, this is bringing me back and I can totally feel the Halloween theme in this song which is all over the verses (not-so-much the chorus, but she does say ~halloween~ during it).  The song does kind of remind me of “Mottai Night Land” in some respects, but this one is cute and the beat is fun to hear.  A lot better than I remembered!

9. No No No

Then we have one of the B-sides from “Crazy Party Night” next and I remember this one because it had a STRONG Perfume sound to it (well, duh it’s Nakata).  Honestly though, the tribal drums and the heavy piano and shuffling electro wasn’t helping the comparisons.  It feels like Kyary was actually trying to sing stronger for this one and I like the classy vibe out of this one.  It does somewhat stick out in this compilation, but I think that’s a good thing.

10. Mondai Girl

Then we have the first single to release before this released and it’s definitely a favorite of mine since “Kirakira Killer” at least!  Actually the song reminds me of some of the spark that happened in the “Nanda Collection” singles and that made me so happy because I love the electronics and flow of the tune!  One of the best songs in recent times for sure!

11. Cosmetic Coaster

Then in our final stretch is our two main songs from her last single!  Actually, it’s funny that the B-side came first this time to be honest.  Cosmetic Coaster definitely has a strong theme park feel, but I feel like I wasn’t sure whether having it appear as a song here makes sense as it’s one of her genki-cute tracks and it’s just a little generic in comparison to most songs on this album.

12. Sai & Kou

We finally get to the album which ends with the last A-side she released prior to this release and I was a little underwhelmed with it on initial release and while it’s been a month since its release, I wasn’t sure if anything would change.  Being the final track, it’s a little strange like “Cosmetic Coaster” in that it just sticks out in a weird way.  It can be catchy at some points, but there’s multitudes of other MORE catchy songs here!

Tracks Recommended

  • Fashion Monster
  • CANDY CANDY
  • PONPONPON
  • Kyary ANAN
  • Furisodation

  • Kirakira Killer
  • Invader Invader
  • Mondai Girl
  • Ninjari Ban Ban
  • No No No

Song of Avoidance

  • Kimi ni 100 Percent
  • Cosmetic Coaster

Wow, it feels like she debuted not that long ago and yet we are here a mini-album and 3 studio albums later, we finally have KPP BEST which chronicles her singles and some oddities there.  While I feel like she initially wanted to go by release it got messy for the ending of Disc 1 and most of Disc 2 and I was wondering if there was a reason to it.  A lot of the songs here are her best so I’m happy to see that, but there were some meh songs and the 2 new tracks (not counting the intro) weren’t up to snuff IMO.  Still, overall it’s nice and there’s even a 3rd disc containing most of the extended mixes she’s released over the years!