Kiss! Kiss! Kiss!
Shoushitsuten -Vanishing Point-
I NEED YOU
Gachinko de Ikou!
You’re My Friend
OVER THE RAINBOW
1. Early Bird
Oh, hell no…why did they had to start the album with such a giddy track. I guess it does seem cute but damn he synths are ear piercing and just hurts my ears. The girls doesn’t seem really interested in this song, so they tend to sound really boring unless it calls up for one of the kawaii girly moments, y’know the squeals xD.
2. Kiss! Kiss! Kiss!
I’m already sensing that the singles are gonna sound different from the new tracks because they seem to have a rock flair to them. Anyway, we begin with the A-side that started the era off in the first place. One things for sure, Momoko can not have solo lines anymore. She’s so ugh to me….even worse than Koharu…and that’s saying something. Miyabi and Airi sounds OK, nothing spectacular, but whatever. The chorus just reminds me of MilkyWay’s “Sansan GOGO”….The harmonica solo….ever weirder….
Well, I was wrong…KiraKira has a rock sound to it and sounds quite bouncy in the verses. You hear a low synth plaing in the background as well which added some interest, until the boring-like chorus happened. I mean they could’ve done something more explosive here. Wasted opportunity if you ask me.
4. Shoushitsuten -Vanishing Point-
I was surprised at our next track because it does sound different for the girls. Inclusion of the acoustic guitar and piano was a smart idea and Momoko doesn’t sound like crap here which is OMG thankful. It’s a little on the slow side, but otherwise a really strong new track before the league of old tracks.
5. Rottara Rottara
I’ll admit, this was my first Buono! song I ever heard and I was hooked because of a certain someone….*cough* Jin *cough*. I mean it has such a hook to it and such fun to it. I just love every moment lies one of the ~Rottara Rottara~ moments and the girls doing their girly stuff throughout. The chorus even made them sound more mature, even though Momoko is failing here. Awesome party song!
At least the B-side wasn’t included. At some points this is more harder than “Rottara Rottara” and sometimes it seems to be like their past stuff. Once again, I think they could’ve made the chorus more louder and profound than what we got. Other than that, this was alright, but not my favorite here.
7. Minna Daisuki
The only representative of a B-side on the album, Minna Daisuki was not my first choice to see appear here. It’s obviously drenched in girly cuteness and all the girls don’t sound good IMO. The lack of a rock element somehow affected this and knowing this was on “Kiss! Kiss! Kiss!” I probably won’t like it then either.
8. I NEED YOU
I NEED YOU probably wins the track that stands out award. For one it’s like the used an old style of rock here to go through the verses and made the worst translation ever into the chorus where things speed up way fast and it’s just loud and furious and then returns back to the smooth rock groove and repeat. I’d stay away from this track it just doesn’t sound good at all!
9. Gachinko de Ikou!
The last A-side to appear here is another great track representing them. The song has a pretty loud instrumental mostly in the drums where they are pounding. I love the spacey first part of the lyrics and its lead into the rock portion, so cool. All the girls sound good here as well, which like I said is rare xD. The middle instrumental part though was uhhhhmazzing!
10. You’re My Friend
I kind of guessed this would’ve been a light-hearted rock song, I just didn’t think they’d get it right with such a corny ass title. I actually enjoyed this track as it isn’t too much of anything just some softcore stuff then worked out for them. Their high notes are a little on the shaky side, but other than that it was pretty nice.
11. OVER THE RAINBOW
We finally get a ballad from Buono!. There’s something really nice and calming about hearing this. They seem to sound really good in the English department as well pronouncing ~rainbow in the sky~ right. The solo lines were good for Momoko and Airi, gorgeous singing voice and while Miyabi has a little trouble, it’s not too much of one. Nice!
We finally get through the album with Goal which wow. The guitar lines and how the girls were going about singing it reminded me of like something misono would do. The girls are in a lower tone and they sound amazing. I think they should keep up singing songs like this. I was expecting something like hard, but this was really cool.
Song of Avoidance
I can’t make assumptions since I haven’t listened to “Cafe Buono!” yet, but this album surely sounds well-made from H!P. Other than the fact that the early parts of the album were really bad stuff, the later half was just awesome one after another, minus I NEED YOU and Minna Daisuki, but from Rottara Rottara up, it was just awesome stuff. Maybe, I’m being too lenient on looking at other acts of the H!P franchise, but one things for sure NO JE ON THIS BLOG~~!!!!