RYDEEN ~Dance All Night~ 3/5
I’ve only ever listened to the first 20 seconds of this song because the music is annoying and gives me a headache. Now listening for the first time, this song gives me kpop vibes. It has a very flat, central melody that’s sort of boring. However, the song get’s really interesting midway at the versus. It’s this sort of whispery/talking thing. I would have loved if the chorus was different, maybe I would have enjoyed this song more.
Gomennasai no Kissing You 5/5
This is the groups most successful song. I think they have better singles out there, but this one is still one of their better one’s. It’s straight pop, like most of their songs, however, I think the success of this song lies in it’s repetition of words, great versus, and the slow singing part of the last part of the chorus. The “SOSOSO” part is pretty awesome too.
Diamond Only 4/5
Not one of the groups best singles, but still pretty decent. The versus are a little bland, but the chorus makes up for it. Like many of their other songs, they have a lot of electronic effects which work towards their advantage. In addition, the instrumental has some nice sounds. Along with SHIZUKA’s deep vocals, this song is pretty decent.
This is a nice, upbeat song. Somehow, It feels like it could be speed up just a tad bit to sound better. I absolutely love all of the random English lyrics in the song. The chorus with the spelling of the “ASAP” parts is definitely the best part.
Fancy baby 5/5
The b-side to Gomennasai no Kissing You. This song is more serious and mature. The instrumental is pretty cool. Along with the versus being catchy with the repetition of the “nee” parts, the chorus, as well as the end of the chorus is really good. I love the whispering vocals as well. This is such a good song for a b-side.
B-side to Kuru Kuru. This song isn’t quite a ballad, but the tone is more slow and serious. While the song is amazing, I think what really makes this song is the outstanding vocals! The members with deeper voices sing in this song (Aka Reina and Shizuka), and the duet just sounds right together. I especially like the “konna konna ni mo…” parts at the end of the chorus.
Mirai e 5/5
Here’s the real ballad of the song. Of course its slow paced and quiet, but unlike most ballads, it doesn’t drag. The versus are slow, but in the chorus, it definitely picks up the pace! The singers in here are Shizuka, Reina, and Ami, and I feel like Ami’s voice kind of stands out in a bad way. It’s not really suited for ballads (In my opinion) but she does sound nice in her “juu nen..” solo part near the end. Overall, this is a very heartfelt ballad, perfectly suited for this album.
CHEWING GUM 5/5
Here, we pick of the pace with this next song. This is a super super cute song sung by Ami, Ichika, and Yuzuna. The instrumental is adorable, and really makes me think of chewing gum. I love the “Chew Chew Chew” part. In addition, Ami sounds great here, as her voice fits the song nice. The other two girls did good as well in their solo songs, and they all sound great together as a group. This is a great album song!
Kuru kuru 4/5
I think this is one’s of the group’s weakest singles… The opening music is very nice with the music and everything. It sounds very light and upbeat. It reminds me of MM’s Seishun Collection. However, I just think somethings missing. It sound very boring, and there’s nothing really in it that makes me want to listen more.
I heard a rumor ~uwasa wassap~ 4.5/5
This song has some cool sythns in it’s instrumental! The versus are a little bland, but the chorus with everyone singing “I Heard a Rumor” sounds really good. There’s good line distribution. Overall, this is a nice b-side to kurukuru, but they definitely have better one’s out there.
Boogie Woogie Train 5/5
Another one of the group’s “cooler” b-side’s. I absolutely love this song! While the solo’s in the versus, and the shouting parts after every line are good, what really rocks in this song is the slow part after the chorus, the “Nandemo, Odoreru, Konna mo…” part that Shizuka (I think) sings. She sounds flawless!
Winter Love ~Ai no Okurimono~ 3.5/5
This b-side comes from kuru kuru. This songs starts off really good with Shizuka’s solo line. However, the bridge and chorus is just kind of bad in my opinion. It rises in tone, and just doesn’t seem to fit with the rest of the song. It kind of ruins the song.
Yakusoku no Basho 5/5
Another great album song from the group! I love the slow pace of the song. The song has great vocals in the versus. Even the chorus is good. The “la la la” parts are the best part of the song because it kind of ties the melody together, and makes the transition from chorus to versus effortless.
So here’s E-girls 2nd album! In terms of experimentation, there didn’t seem to be much, but there are definitely less cutesy-pop songs on here compared to the last album. This album had more original songs (Aka non single or b-side) on here that I liked compared to the last album. Overall, I think this album and their previous album are about the same in terms of quality. In the future, I’d like to see this group try out new things!