Akogare Adoration 4.5/5
The bland, idol songs are the songs I hate the most. However, this is pretty good. the chorus in my opinion is what saves the song because the versus are boring. The chorus rocks, mainly to do with the member who leads the chorus. Her voice rocks!
I don’t know what to think of this song. I hate the synths and the whole instrumental. It just seems very “idol-ish” and typical. Also, it get’s kind of annoying after a while. Not my favorite from them.
Sentou Renai Shojo Robo B Gata no Yuutsu 4/5
Like Kaniko, this song is also very weird, especially the vocals near the beginning of the song. It sounds a mess honestly. Also the weird “system off” before the chorus is very odd. However, the chorus is actually very catchy and nice to listen to. Also, the members put a lot of personality and feeling into their solo lines. One thing though, the beginning sounds too alike to SUPER GiRLS Joshiryoku Paradise…
Bon Voyage! 4.5/5
This song starts off slow, but picks up (thankfully!!). It’s an ordinary idol song, but it’s quite upbeat and catchy to listen to.
Natsu no Ojousan 5/5
You can’t get more idoly than this! Despite the fact, this song is great! It’s really cute and catchy, especially the Icecream parts. What’s even better about this song is the chorus of the song. It doesn’t sound like a typical chorus. From the versus to the chorus, it’s just one smooth transition. Too bad this song is a cover, not an original.
Namida no Freesia 3.5/5
I hate idol ballads that sound like this. Their voices sound so lifeless and boring. The chorus isn’t bad, and the instrumental is actually kind of pretty, but with the lifeless vocals, it ruins the song.
Samui Yoru Dakara 3.5/5
This song is just as bad as the previous one. At least it’s a little more upbeat. It still has those really idol-ish synths though. I do like the beat of the song, it’s less boring than Samui Yoru.
Puri Kyun Survival 5/5
Finally an upbeat song to keep things moving! This song is great. It’s so catchy, and it has tons of solo’s in the song. Tons of solos equals less boring, draggy, parts. Plus the members put a lot of energy into their lines.
Here’s the real ballad of the single. It’s not an idol album without a nice slow ballad. For Idoling!!! though, this is actually towards the upper middle in terms of ballad quality. The chorus actually sounds nice because the voices don’t sound lifeless.
Shine On 3.5/5
And here’s the upbeat song to end the album. It’s very idol-y and frankly, kind of annoying. Sounds like a forgotten b-side…
So here’s Idoling!!!’s fourth album. They didn’t release one last year, which was weird. You’d think they’d have an album packed of out of this world songs since they skipped a year. Not quite. You could probably already tell, but this isn’t my favorite from them. There was no experimentation at all. All of the songs were either idol-sounding or a ballad. SISTERS didn’t really experiment much either, but compared to SISTERS, GOLD EXPERIENCE is a huge step back, which says something. SUNRISE still remains their best album, in my opinion.
Idoling!!! has always kept a nice balance between genres. They do pop, idol songs, pop-rock, ballads, and sometimes techno. The fact that they do a bit of everything is what made me like them in the first place. Looking at how bland and idol-ish their singles have been, and looking at this album, they are really pushing the “idol” in this group. They have plans to release another album next year. I hope this groups picks up the slack!