E.G Anthem ~We are Venus~ 4.5/5
This is the perfect way to start off the album! E.G Anthem is an upbeat pop song, with plenty of shouting. Love the solo’s in the versus. We get to hear from a lot of members who don’t sing a lot. The chorus is great with the repetition of the words. In addition, I like how they incorporated the separate groups of E-girls in the song. It’s nice that E-girls finally gets an official theme.
Mr. Snowman 4.5/5
This song takes a long time to get used to. At first, it comes off as kind of plain and typical sounding, but it isn’t bad. The instrumental in the beginning of the song, that runs through the song is catchy. I don’t think this is even close to their best single, but it isn’t the worst.
Music Flyer 5/5
This song is very techno-like, with monotone vocals. I love that the group experimented with a different sound. It’s a breath of fresh air. Music Flyer reminds me of a lighter, more pop-ier Perfume or Capsule. I love the static “whoas” and the instrumental music is out of this world! I highly recommend.
Move it! 5/5
This song is sung by DREAM. I don’t understand why they say “Dream and E-girls” in the song, when it’s just DREAM singing, but whatever. This song was Snowman’s b-side. This song should have been the a-side. It’s a very fierce song, and I love the half rapping. It’s very catchy, and very E-girls!
Rock n Roll Widow 4/5
Like Dream Flyer, I appreciate the group trying new things! I hated this song when I first heard it. The opening was just too loud and annoying. I still think the instrumental is too loud. But after a few listens, it’s a pretty nice song. It somehow combines country and rock?? Love the “Gakko” parts, and SHIZUKA’s solo right after. The members with lower vocals sing, which I appreciate. Overall, I think this song was nice because it’s different from the norm, but it’s a little weird…
High School Love 5/5
One of the group’s better singles! High School Love is still very pop-ish, and very e-girls, but it has a different sound than most of their songs. The bridge is really good with the build up to the harmonization. In addition, the chorus is solid and catchy with the repetition.This was used for the GTO drama theme. It fits perfectly. Overall, definitely in my top 15 songs from them.
Odoru Ponpokorin 4.5/5
Again, love the experimentation from the group. It’s still very pop-ish, but it’s more childish due to it being used for Chibi Maruko-chan anime. Although it can get annoying fast, this song is very fun, with its over the top sound effects, and random speech and screams throughout the song. Everyone hates this song, saying “Why did they release this?” but I think it has great energy and fits well with the anime.
Jiyou no Megami ~Yuvuraia~ 3.5/5
Even reading a translation of this song, I still I do not understand what this is about. The title translates to “Statue of Liverty, Yuvuraia” What does Yuvuraia mean? I tried to look it up but nothing came up. It’s just a very weird song that doesn’t make much sense to me. I admit that the chorus is very catchy, but it feels like that designated weird b-side that shows up on idol singles.
Ureshii!! Tanoshii! Daisuki!! 5/5
This song is a cover of a DCT song. No wonder I like it so much! I heard the original already, and it’s not too different from the original. I love the instrumental of this song. The versus, chorus, everything is just awesome in this. As expected from DCT. E-girls sounds good in their version of it. Letting the members with lower vocals sing was a great idea for this song.
As soon as I heard the first 10 seconds of this song, I loved it. Mainly because the background music is gorgeous, especially the piano in the beginning. This whole song just has a very calming feeling. It’s very light, and airy. It reminds me of a summer day. It reminds me of SNSD’s older songs. The vocals really fit with this song. It’s definitely good enough to be an a-side!
Another really great b-side from the group. Chocolat has that same sweet and airy feeling as Again, but in a different way. The chorus in this song is really great, with the overlapping of the vocals. Ami’s opening solo made me cringe inside a little bit.
Kibou no Hikari ~Mirai wo Shinjite~ 3.5/5
I keep forgetting that this song is on this album. Every
idol girl group of course must have a ballad on it. I was surprised that there wasn’t more than one ballad. Anyway, this song isn’t the best ballad ever. But it’s not the best. It’s definitely not the group’s best. The versus are as boring as every other idol ballad, but the chorus is interesting. It’s very progressive, and each member adds a level of progressiveness. Not my cup of tea, but not bad to end the album.
So this is E-girls third album. One of the things that people complain about with this group is that their music is all the same. I agree. Their A-sides are all very pop-ish and are sometimes too similar, but with b-sides and album songs, the group makes up for it. This is probably my favorite E-girls album. It’s jam packed with really awesome b-sides, a cool cover, and cool original album songs are. Overall, I’m impressed by the experimentation, and hope that the group’s a-side songs improve!