Lately it feels like this blog is becoming really Jdrama-centered, but yeah, I haven’t forgotten about my “roots” XD.
Since #1 is completely impossible, let’s aim for Oricon #2 instead \(^o^)/! Who’s our competition this week?
KAT-TUN’S new single is pretty meh, except it will sell anyway. I hate myself for saying this but lol the b-side (THE D-MOTION) is kind of catchy despite the crap auto-tuning and ENGRISH. “i like the way ur move”? “feel the heat i busted up that burning ur body?” Christ, Akanishi sure as hell wasn’t studying when he was in LA. During the bridge, I keep hearing Kamenashi sing “I know he’s an asshole” instead of “I know it’s a miracle” LOL. Everybody else’s voices sound the same to me after the auto-tuning.
Hmm, other releases that I also kind of care about… Momusu’s releasing today too. The song is not that bad, but far from the spectacular that they need for a revival. The Utaban appearance for this song was pretty gold though with Linlin being unknowingly rude and Tsuji getting mad that Nakai thought her husband was Kamen Rider (he’s Ultraman).
supercell’s second major single was also released this week. So they’re keeping Gazelle as vocalist? Awesome, because I’m totally smitten with her clear, transparent voice.
A-ahem, that was kinda getting out of hand there. Anyways. Quick impressions of the four tracks:
Silent Bible – Mori Haruki’s first demotape would’ve been pretty impressive… if it had not been in a style so reminiscent of Agematsu. I’m part of those Nanatards that gobble up Agematsu’s songs like crazy anyway, so this song is really by no means bad, though I don’t think I’ll be looping it very often after the initial hype.
Polaris – This is like that global warming song, by which of course I mean ray of change (ULTIMATE DIAMOND). I actually liked ray of change so this is great.
UNCHAIN∞WORLD – Has an rock-like intro like Bring it on! (GREAT ACTIVITY) but turns out to be more like Tenkuu no Canaria. Agematsu the man himself. Grand orchestra sounds.
undercover – This one is also kind of like ray of change. Anything with strings arrangements is good in my book. Probably my favourite out of the four.
Right now I lean towards Polaris and undercover. Oddly, Polaris is what kept me going at 5 AM in the morning despite it sounding like a lullaby. There’s too much of the Agematsu EleGa songs lately. Hopefully the next single will bring more variety. I think it’s time for volume 3 of Agematsu siblings x Nana!
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