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Buono! – Our Songs January 31, 2010

Filed under: Buono! — solarblade @ 12:38 am

Track Listing

  1. Our Songs
  2. MIRACLE HAPPY LOVE SONG
  3. Our Songs (Instrumental)
  4. MIRACLE HAPPY LOVE SONG (Instrumental)

1. Our Songs

Everyone who’s a fan knows that Buono! has has very consisten and pretty good A-sides except for one.  Our Songs feels more raw from the group because there’s just a lot more grit going around here.  Ok, so it might be somewhat like their last few singles, but why mess with something that isn’t broken?  That being said, I still like the song a lot.  We still get an equal amount of Airi, Miyabi, and Momoko and throw in a guitar solo and we get Our Songs.  Pretty cool song though!

2. MIRACLE HAPPY LOVE SONG

Wow, that titled freaked me out at first because I thought it was going to be sickingly cute.  To me, we actually ended up with a more serious sounding song.  It might come as a surprise, but I hear a lot of Airi in this song which is surprisingly not a good thing because she already does it in °C-ute.  Now the other girls of course get their own parts and the chorus feel slower than normal, but it still continues their list of good B-sides.

 

 

As the final single before the “We are Buono!” album, Our Songs is pretty good, it might not be as jaw-dropping as “MY BOY” or even “Bravo☆Bravo”, but at least it’s way better than “Take it Easy!”.  Our Songs is still pretty rockin’ so clearly I’m happy with the A-side.  MIRACLE HAPPY LOVE SONG, while still good, reminds me of Tsunku’s love of shoving the popular member to the forefront and Buono! should not be having this problem…still overall, a solid single.

 

Buono! – Rottara Rottara January 12, 2010

Filed under: Buono! — solarblade @ 8:28 am

Track Listing

  1. Rottara Rottara
  2. My Love
  3. Rottara Rottara (Instrumental)
  4. My Love (Instrumental)

1. Rottara Rottara

Well, by god, Rottara Rottara just pwned “Gachniko de Ikou?” in one fall swoop.  Really there’s just nothing stopping Buono! at this point because this song is the best thing to happen in forever.  This song is just hook after hook and how all the ladies just sounded excited and cute.  Even Momoko surprised me by being cute but not gross.  Three thumbs up for this song.

2. My Love

The B-side though is a little like “Lady Panther” but with more brass.  It’s got that same cuteness that’s found in said track, and at the same time I do like the more furious guitar riffs here though.  The girls once again are doing pretty well for themselves with their own solo lines and stuff like that.  Very cool song overall

 

 

While it was the 3rd single of the era, Rottara Rottara continues this wrath of amazing Buono! singles.  Rottara Rottara is just pure H!P fun and the girls really showed off what they were as a group, this song is Buono! IMO.  My Love is great as well, even though it’s a little bit like “Lady Panther”, it’s still a great single overall!

 

Buono! – Gachinko de Ikou!

Filed under: Buono! — solarblade @ 8:02 am

Track Listing

  1. Gachinko de Ikou!
  2. Lady Panther
  3. Gachinko de Ikou! (Instrumental)
  4. Lady Panther (Instrumental)

1. Gachinko de Ikou!

I think what really kickstarted the era, was the 2nd single of the era Gachinko de Ikou!  It could be my inner wota calling out to me but I just love this song a lot.  It’s different with the whole space-ish sound going on, even though I think the PV wasn’t like this…I do like how the song is about competition and such and made a good fun pop/rock song for me.

2. Lady Panther

To me, Lady Panther is a whole lot more energetic and gots the catchiest parts.  I know there’s a word to describe this tune, maybe a little bit old rock, Iono, but there’s just something I love and it could be because of Miyabi, Airi, and Momoko (I love her here).  Very cool track from Buono!

 

 

Could this be the perfect Buono! single?  I kind of think so because both tracks are so peppy and cute that I actually enjoyed it a whole lot.  It just might be the single most-handedly great single from H!P as of recent.  Could it get any better?

 

Buono! – Bravo☆Bravo December 15, 2009

Filed under: Buono! — solarblade @ 3:14 am

Track Listing

  1. Bravo☆Bravo
  2. -Winter Story-
  3. Bravo☆Bravo (Instrumental)
  4. -Winter Story- (Instrumental)

1. Bravo☆Bravo

Uh-oh, it seems Buono! is trying to rekindle that fire they had back in “Rottara Rottara”.  It’s got that idol feeling mixed in with a more hard rock feeling which is what keeping Buono! alive recently.  While the solo lines are a bit lighter than in previous songs we still get them from Airi and Miyabi who hasn’t really let me down on the A-sides.  Is it me or is their a true lack of Momoko until the middle of the song before the final run-through the chorus?  I might like this less than “MY BOY” but it’s definitely better than “Take It Easy!”. 

2. -Winter Story-

I’m surprised that the B-side’s winter song was more edgier and hard-rocking than the A-side.  I love the way the solo lines worked in the song because they just happened back and forth and Momoko’s lines aren’t out of place.  The chorus is of course a little cheesy and maybe a little boring, but I love the verses with the girls and the awesome arrangement.

 

 

I’m really happy Buono! stepped up for their final release in 2009.  Bravo☆Bravo brought back the fun, rock side to the girls.  -Winter Story- was also a great song as well, but I thought Bravo☆Bravo was a way better song altogether.  It seems like we might get an announcement of an album soon because we’re three singles in.

 

Buono! – Take It Easy! August 26, 2009

Filed under: Buono! — solarblade @ 1:16 am

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Track Listing

  1. Take It Easy!
  2. Kirai Suki Daikirai
  3. Take It Easy! (Instrumental)
  4. Kirai Suki Daikirai (Instrumental)

1. Take It Easy!

Buono! has steadily been getting better with their releases especially the last three.  However, Buono! kind of slipped with this release.  It doesn’t sound Buono! at all which is unusual.  I know them as the girls with gritty guitars, catchy lyrics and arrangements, and cutesy vocals from the girls.  This time around that’s all different.  Take It Easy! has a strange acoustic vibe with banjo also in there.  I guess it’s a nice sounding summer tune, but this is probably one of my least favorite A-sides from them.

2. Kirai Suki Daikirai

This is what I mean.  Kirai Suki Daikirai has the edgier sound that the girls are well-known for and I love it.  Though the melody reminds me of “My Sharona” in the most strange way.  The thing that threw me off from the single was that the transition to the chorus was pretty bad and quite awkward with the tempo change.  I think Momoko is also on the right page, vocal-wise since she sounded pretty good with Airi and Miyabi. 

 

 

After the awesome “MY BOY”, Buono! had to take a few steps down for this single.  I just think Tsunku slipped up with this single as neither songs really had the Buono! spark (maybe the B-side).  I don’t know but I didn’t enjoy this single much.

 

Buono! – Kiss! Kiss! Kiss! August 9, 2009

Filed under: Buono! — solarblade @ 11:53 pm

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Track Listing

  1. Kiss! Kiss! Kiss!
  2. Minna Daisuki
  3. Kiss! Kiss! Kiss! (Instrumental)
  4. Minna Daisuki (Instrumental)

1. Kiss! Kiss! Kiss!

I guess after their 1st album, Buono! continued on with Kiss! Kiss! Kiss! which is a bit more of a mix of their idol statuses and rock and synth mixed in a blender together.  I still find the fact harmonica is in the song a bit strange, especially when Tsunku is behind the ropes and all.  The ladies as usual sound the same as they’ve been.  Miyabi and Airi once again are the better vocalists while Momoko continues to be the fail of the group and only coming off as the uberly cute one…someone give her vocal lessons plz!

2. Minna Daisuki

As for the only B-side that made it into this era’s album, Minna Daisuki strips away the rock side of Buono! and left something that should’ve never really happened.  It’s a bit more of a mid-tempo pop track and the girls turned up the cute to the point that all the members are really bad.  Definitely not the right way the girls should be going.

 

 

Buono! began their 2nd era with a pretty meh single.  Kiss! Kiss! Kiss! isn’t like their last single which was their best at the time…it’s nice they stretched their sound out a bit to feature a harmonica solo, that was pretty cool.  Minna Daisuki though, was just horrible all-around and I rather not listen to it again…

 

Buono! – MY BOY April 26, 2009

Filed under: Buono! — solarblade @ 1:51 am
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Track Listing

  1. MY BOY
  2. Warp!
  3. MY BOY (Instrumental)
  4. Warp! (Instrumental)

1. MY BOY

Well, Buono! surely knows how to get the songs right this time around.  Once again there’s a lot of guitars and it sounds amazing with the songs mood and the PV also did the song justice for sure.  Miyabi, Momoko, and Airi all sound great here and the synth line after the chorus is pretty nifty.  Sad it doesn’t carry the power of “Rottara Rottara” but this is definitly a great song.

2. Warp!

Just like the name implies, the song is futuristic in arrangement, but it kind of is like the upbeat version of “Gachinko de Ikou” which doesn’t surprise me much since that song was awesome.  Warp! is more of like H!P infused more girliness into the track.  Once again the girls give a pretty cool performance, but I wished they took it more of a serious drive with this one.

 

 

Buono! kicks off their 3rd era with a pretty good single.  MY BOY right now stands at the top of my favorites list with it’s raw serious side and the song’s mysterious mood.  Warp!, is alright….a little too H!P-coated but it’s good for a B-side.  Maybe, they’ll do another space-themed song to replace this LOL.