Kyarypamyupamyu – Pikapika Fantajin

July 13, 2015 at 8:36 PM | Posted in Kyarypamyupamyu | Leave a comment

ALBUM REVIEW
Kyarypamyupamyu – Pikapika Fantajin

1. Pikapika Fantajin
2. Kira Kira Killer
3. Yume no Hajima Ring Ring -album mix-
4. Mottai Night Land
5. Serious Hitomi
6. do do pi do
7. Family Party -album mix-
8. Ring a Bell
9. Tokyo Highway
10. Koi Koi Koi
11. Sungoi Aura -album mix-
12. Explorer

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Pikapika Fantajin is the third studio album by Japanese singer Kyarypamyupamyu, released on July 9, 2014. The album peaked at #1 on the Oricon Charts and has sold 70,256 copies.

The introduction track Pikapika Fantajin starts off in such an unexpected way with all these strings, it sounds so fancy for Kyary compared to her usual style. But then ofcourse the synths and sparkles come in and the whole thing just becomes like this remix of a regal introduction.

I remember calling Kira Kira Killer my favorite A-side of the era, let’s see if I still feel that way. I still like the energy in the song though, it kicks off the album in a very nice way. Sure, the lyrics don’t make any sense, but this is probably your go-to song if you’re in an overly happy mood and don’t care.

Despite the toy piano opening Yume no Hajima Ring Ring -album mix- this song isn’t as quirky as some of Kyary’s other songs. It has more of a pop vibe with electric guitars and synths and I like her take on it. In my current mood I actually like this a bit more than the previous track, but with Kyary’s music I never know what to expect at certain moments.

Another A-side and actually the only one that I could recall. Mottai Night Land is a fast paced quirky creation and I wasn’t very surprised that this was Kyary’s new Halloween themed song. There are some spooky little elements woven into the song but ofcourse it’s all happy. I liked that piano tune in the middle of the song. Not her best A-side but it’s very enjoyable nonetheless.

Serious Hitomi caught me totally off guard here because it opens with all these electric guitars! It’s nice to hear this as the first new track on the album because it actually sounds promising. I like what Nakata did to the arrangement, Kyary’s first rock song is pretty awesome and it stands out in a very good way. Random, but unique and catchy.

So I don’t know the original capsule version, but Kyary’s version of do do pi do doesn’t fully capture my attention. The chorus is quite catchy (but well, just repeat the title words yourself and you can make it catchy even then) and I like the central role of the piano in the music, but I’ve heard better, even from Kyary.

Family Party -album mix- was never my favorite A-side, the verses were even better than the chorus this time around. If I have to describe this song in just three words/terms, it would be: 8bit, cartoon and video game. I couldn’t even remember this from when it was released, I think that says about enough. It’s not terrible, but I just don’t really care for it that much.

Quite a pick-me-up after the previous song with Ring a Bell, which has this amaaaazingly catchy chorus I almost start to hate myself for singing along to it. It’s one of the new songs and it has this nice fantasy sound to it. The lyrics are mostly in English but even though they don’t make any sense at all (‘Let’s go to the studio / I’m happy today‘ is about all there is to it) it’s pretty much fun!

It’s hard to stay original after three albums of this kind of music and Tokyo Highway proves that a bit if you ask me. As always it’s pretty catchy, but the chorus tends to drag and it sounds very much like some of Kyary’s older songs. It has a nice quality to it, but I can’t imagine myself listening to this more than once.

Oh wow, such a change with Koi Koi Koi because of the minor tones in the music. It’s so… atypical when compared to the rest of the songs on the album. It’s actually nice for a change because it’s also a bit more minimalistic with just a piano, xylophone and bells. I don’t particularly like the melodies in the chorus, but the change is still welcome. It has grown on me after a while.

Darn it, Kyary… Sungoi Aura -album mix- was the B-side I really didn’t want to see here. It’s like her fastest song ever and the piccolo takes the cuteness and crazy themes to a whole new level. I never really liked it and even in this new context it still doesn’t work for me. It could’ve been fun, but she has taken it a bit too far with this one.

A marching band opens the final song, Explorer, which was quite nice. But then Kyary herself destroys everything with bad vocals… She doesn’t have a great voice to begin with, but this is beyond bearable if you ask me. Again the concept of the song is great, just like Sungoi Aura, but the execution is just lacking. Such a shame, Kyary!

Let me get this straight: I am NOT a fan of Kyary’s and never will I be one, but I kind of keep on reviewing her work because I’ve always done so and somehow her music is fun to listen to. But just once, after I review something I never really listen to it again because it’s not for me. But when I put all that aside and just listen to her music, there is something funny about it. It’s real happycore and you have to be in the mood for it, but once you are you’ll have a good time. This album, however, is my least favorite of the three. There were some good songs, even some surprisingly enjoyable ones, but the rest of it was just ‘meh’. Sometimes it’s such a bummer because the idea of a song is nice, but something goes wrong and I end up disliking it. Oh well, I’ll just keep on going…

Favorite songs: Kira Kira Killer | Yume no Hajima Ring Ring | Mottai Night Land | Serious Hitomi | Ring a Bell | Koi Koi Koi

OVERALL RATING
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2½ stars

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Kyarypamyupamyu – Kira Kira Killer

July 8, 2014 at 12:00 PM | Posted in Kyarypamyupamyu | Leave a comment

SINGLE REVIEW
Kyarypamyupamyu – Kira Kira Killer

1. Kira Kira Killer
2. Kira Kira Killer -extended mix-

Kira Kira Killer is the tenth single by Japanese singer Kyarypamyupamyu, released on June 11, 2014. The single was limited to 7,777 copies and the title track was used as the au “Smart Pass” CM song.

Kira Kira Killer sounds like a celebration single to celebrate the fact that this is the tenth already, and so it kicks off right away with a heavy beat and ‘l-u-c-k’ chanting. If you thought you knew what energetic really is, listen to this song and you’ll change your mind since this song is just all over the place. Nakata’s arrangement with synths and piano is very familiar, but he managed to make it work in another original way again. This might be my favorite A-side of this era. I skipped the extended version because, oh well, you probably know why.

OVERALL RATING
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4½ stars

Kyarypamyupamyu – Family Party

July 8, 2014 at 11:53 AM | Posted in Kyarypamyupamyu | Leave a comment

SINGLE REVIEW
Kyarypamyupamyu – Family Party

1. Family Party
2. Scanty Skimpy
3. Invader Invader -extended mix-
4. Family Party -instrumental-
5. Scanty Skimpy -instrumental-

Family Party is the ninth single by Japanese singer Kyarypamyupamyu, released on April 16, 2014. The title track was used as the theme song to the movie ‘Crayon Shin-chan: Serious Battle! Robot Dad Strikes Again’ and the single peaked at #2 on the Oricon Charts.

Ofcourse, an 8bit addition, how could I think it would be missing this time. Family Party is the definition of ‘cartoon’ and ‘video game’, but that 8bit is actually what makes this song so funny and even worthwhile. Let’s be honest, I don’t really like Kyary’s music, besides whenever I review it I never really listen to her music, but whenever I do it’s quite enjoyable in some strange way. This A-side is ofcourse the cutest thing you’ll ever hear, like Kyary’s other songs, but it’s very catchy.

I was wondering all the time what the heck Scanty Skimpy would be like (what kind of title is it anyway), and ofcourse one cartoony song must follow another. It’s almost too energetic for words and sometimes the chorus sounds like a mess of everything thrown together, but luckily there are some parts that are easier on the ears. It’s a funny song, in the way that it kinda makes you laugh. Really.

I guess they finally found out they forgot to include Invader Invader -extended mix- on a single for a long time, but here it is. I always liked this song best since it includes more techno and dubstep that Kyary usually uses in her music, it just instantly drew my attention. Nice to see it here.

OVERALL RATING
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3 stars

Kyarypamyupamyu – Yume no Hajima Ring Ring

July 8, 2014 at 11:35 AM | Posted in Kyarypamyupamyu | Leave a comment

SINGLE REVIEW
Kyarypamyupamyu – Yume no Hajima Ring Ring

1. Yume no Hajima Ring Ring
2. Slomo
3. Mottai Night Land -extended mix-
4. Yume no Hajima Ring Ring -instrumental-
5. Slomo -instrumental-

Yume no Hajima Ring Ring is the eighth single by Japanese singer Kyarypamyupamyu, released on February 26, 2014. The title track was used as a CHINTAI CM song, while Slomo was used as an ALOOK CM song. The single peaked at #9 on the Oricon Charts.

A toy piano opens Yume no Hajima Ring Ring and for a moment I thought the song would be filled with that kind of weirdness, but in the end the song is not too bad. I’ll never like Kyary’s vocals, but somehow her music is fun. This A-side has an uplifting pop vibe with a good beat, synths and some electric guitar riffs in the background. Kyary has talent for making a song very catchy and she did it again.

Slomo is Kyary’s take on a ballad, I wouldn’t really call it that but well it actually is. Anyway, I don’t think she’s ever released something like this before, it’s really interesting how it’s still rich of synths and beats but still manages to be more laid back than her usual songs. Her vocals are a little too high in the chorus for my taste, but this track still deserves its points by being so darn interesting.

Ofcourse there’s Mottai Night Land -extended mix- and it still reminds me of Tsukema Tsukeru because of the melodies. The extra 50 seconds are always presented as a huge treat, but nothing really changes in the song if you ask me (and that’s never the case with these mixes). Still love that quircky little piano tune in the bridge.

OVERALL RATING
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4 stars

The title track was used as a CHINTAI CM song, while “Slomo” was used as an ALOOK CM song. – See more at: http://www.generasia.com/wiki/Yume_no_Hajima_Ring_Ring#sthash.TS84azC5.dpuf
The title track was used as a CHINTAI CM song, while “Slomo” was used as an ALOOK CM song. – See more at: http://www.generasia.com/wiki/Yume_no_Hajima_Ring_Ring#sthash.TS84azC5.dpuf

Kyarypamyupamyu – Mottai Night Land

November 12, 2013 at 11:21 AM | Posted in Kyarypamyupamyu | Leave a comment

SINGLE REVIEW
Kyarypamyupamyu – Mottai Night Land

1. Mottai Night Land
2. Sungoi Aura
3. Ninjari Ban Ban -extended mix-
4. Mottai Night Land -instrumental-
5. Sungoi Aura -instrumental-

Mottai Night Land is the seventh single by Japanese singer Kyarypamyupamyu, released on November 6, 2013. The title song was used as an au commercial song. The single debuted at #7 on the Oricon Charts.

Wow, a new era already, the Kyary train is moving fast. Mottai Night Land is a fast paced and very cute song that reminds me a bit of ‘Tsukema Tsukeru’, probably because of some of the melodies. Besides that, there’s nothing generic about this typical Kyary song with a lot of quirckiness. I loved that little piano part right after the first chorus and the sightly spookier touch that the second verse had. It’s not as good as many of the ‘Nanda Collection’ era singles, but it comes pretty close.

Ehhhrm, what the heck? I know Kyary makes really cute songs, but Sungoi Aura takes this to a whole new level. This song is even faster than Mottai Night Land, as crazy as that may seem, and there are even some little piccolo notes playing in the background. This makes everything sound like it’s a kiddy song, you know, one that can be found on a CD for toddlers. It’s funny, but well, it’s not my style.

As always, we conclude the single with an extended version of one of Kyary’s older singles. This time, it’s Ninjari Ban Ban -extended version-. For once, Nakata actually worked in a longer and waaaay better introduction that is more ‘club-worthy’. It evolves into the same old song we all know and, in my case, love. Ninjari Ban Ban will always be one of Kyary’s best singles because it just stands out from everything else.

OVERALL RATING
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3½ stars

Kyarypamyupamyu – Nanda Collection

July 24, 2013 at 9:02 AM | Posted in Kyarypamyupamyu | Leave a comment

ALBUM REVIEW
Kyarypamyupamyu – Nanda Collection

1. Nanda Collection
2. Ninjari Ban Ban
3. Kimi ni 100 Percent
4. Super Scooter Happy
5. Invader Invader
6. Mi
7. Fashion Monster
8. Saigo no Ice Cream
9. Noriko to Norio
10. Furisodation
11. Kura Kura
12. Otona na Kodomo

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Nanda Collection is the second studio album by Japanese singer Kyarypamyupamyu, released on June 26, 2013. The album debuted at #1 on the Oricon Charts and has sold 191,972 copies to date.

Nanda Collection is the intro track to the album and it’s actually pretty much fun. It has taiko drums and Kyary chanting ‘pamyu pamyu’ in the background, so that’s pretty tribal, but then some bagpipe music comes in to change the vibe. Short, but pretty awesome.

The addictive Ninjari Ban Ban, beware. This song has a very Japanese and ninja-ish feel to it indeed, including the signature Nakata sound. It’s just a silly song, but I remember really liking the single because this song is bound to stay in your head all day long. It’s not something Kyary releases everyday, so among all those cute and silly songs she has something here that really stands out.

From the very beginning I really liked Kimi ni 100 Percent, mostly because of its amazing synth arrangement. It wasn’t as heavily promoted as Furisodation, which was a major song for Kyary, but I feel like this song should’ve gotten more attention. It’s a short track, but very catchy and cute and Kyary’s vocals aren’t overly cute o anything. Everything is just right, love it.

The first new full track on the album is a capsule cover, Super Scooter Happy, and it’s one wacky song. Including scooter sounds, really. It’s like a children’s show gone wrong (in a good way, how weird that may seem). It’s over the top cute and it has this bouncy children’s song quality, including a high xylophone and weird sound effects, but I guess it still works because it’s Kyary we’re talking about. Not too bad eventually, once you get over that ‘wtf’ feeling. It’s just a little too long at nearly six minutes.

The next track is the latest A-side, Invader Invader. It’s less of Kyary’s usual techno music and more oriented towards electro and dubstep, which I love. Finally she’s going places. It’s still silly to the core, but it’s amazing how the song suddenly drops into a dubstep break to really catch your attention. It surely caught mine. When it comes to the music, this could easil be one of the best A-sides of this era (together with Kimi ni 100 Percent).

Mi starts off with some kind of marching band drum, which is pretty cool, and it carries on that sound into the song by the use of some brass instuments as well. Mixed together with the techno dance sound, it’s pretty catchy. The only problem I have with this song is how repetitive it is, especially when it comes to Kyary singing the title words in the chorus. Like, that’s the only lyric she has. Nope, definitely not her best work.

Fashion Monster is the song I consider as essential for the album, since it completely changed how I felt about Kyary’s music. Before this A-side was released, her music was more of the same everytime. This is like Halloween gone wacky. It has some cute elements hidden in the arrangement, but most of the time it’s so much edgier and grittier than Kyary’s other songs. Major song, recommended.

It’s amazing how Saigo no Ice Cream has a slight 80s sound (and I ADORE 80s music). It really packs a punch, and I don’t know what it is but together with the cool ‘ice cream, ice cream’ lyrics in the chorus it just has this catchy groove that keeps me listening through the entire track. There’s something about the arrangement that is a little bit different too. Anyways, cool song.

I loved the drum intro that opened Noriko to Norio, but when the other instruments drop in it just sounds really off. It’s also like Kyary is sooo out of key, which is a total shame because I really feel this song could’ve had potential. It feels more poppy because of that real drum instead of a drum machine, but this song just hurts my ears.

The birthday song! Furisodation was meant to be the song to celebrate Kyary’s 20th birthday and it’s one happy and quircky song to do so! It’s all over the place with super fast beats and synths, it completely makes me forget the mess that Noriko to Norio was. It’s a wake up call, but it never becomes too much for me to handle because it actually makes me happy. Definitely one of my favorite songs of this era.

Kura Kura brings back the quirckiness in a major way again. It’s the shortest song on the album and just like the previous one all over the place, and although it has its good moments this one could become a little too much to handle indeed. Luckily, it’s just within my capability. Actually, once you give it a longer listen, it becomes weirdly cool. I don’t know where I stand with this song yet, to be quite honest.

Closing the album, Otona na Kodomo is less hyperactive and actually nicer to my ears. It has a nice arrangement with even some piano notes somewhere in the background, and ofcourse it has a cute ambience. In one way it reminds me to much of other songs, but on the other hand it has something unique as well, I just can’t seem to figure out what. Still, it’s a good song. Not the best, not the worst.

Nanda Collection is a better album than PamyuPamyu Revolution, but only slightly. The A-sides really kicked ass and they were well distributed over the album (I hate it when all the A-sides are clumped together) and some of the new songs were good too, but all the icky songs were new, which is not a very good sign. Luckily, there weren’t many songs I had a problem with, and except for Mi I could handle things very well. It looks like Kyary is really developing a good star status and she finally decided to incorporate some new musical elements in her songs. I’m curious to see where she’s going from now on.

Favorite songs: Ninjari Ban Ban | Kimi ni 100 Percent | Invader Invader | Fashion Monster | Saigo no Ice Cream | Furisodation

OVERALL RATING
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3½ stars

Kyarypamyupamyu – Invader Invader

May 19, 2013 at 4:55 PM | Posted in Kyarypamyupamyu | Leave a comment

SINGLE REVIEW
Kyarypamyupamyu – Invader Invader

1. Invader Invader
2. Point of view
3. Fashion Monster -extended mix-

Invader Invader is the sixth single by Japanese singer Kyarypamyupamyu, released on May 15, 2013. The title track was used as GU Japan commercial song. The B-side “Point of view” was used as the TV show AGERU TV opening theme song.

Invader Invader is a huge step away from Kyary’s usual techno music since it’s more oriented towards electro and dubstep, but it really works. I’m glad she decided to tackle something different now because some of her songs tended to sound alike in the past. One thing stays the same here: a lot of beats and quircky effects and Kyary’s own strange (but still appealing) vocals. I really like it when the music just suddenly drops into this amazing dubstep section and then resumes the slightly cuter main theme of the song. This could easily be the best A-side of the era.

At first I had to figure out where Point of view was going with its beat, but as soon as Kyary herself drops in I get the hang of it. Kyary can get a little pitchy every now and then (yes I know she usually is, but this is even pitchier than that okay). Still, there’s something about the song that makes it stand out. I guess it’s the woodwind solo halfway through the song and the fact that it has a poppier approach and not as dance oriented. The toy piano was present again though, but I thought it was pretty cute nonetheless. Catchy.

And we get a song that has another 15 seconds glued to it in the end, talking about you huge extensions *cough*. Anyway, Fashion Monster -extended mix- is a pretty convenient song on the single since it was a straight bullseye as a single. There are some slight alterations in the track but nothing major. I’ve always loved it because it’s much gritter than her other songs and another huge step away from those songs, so it fits really well on this single. Also because Nakata couldn’t help himself and he had to add another dubstep break here.

OVERALL RATING
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4 stars

Kyarypamyupamyu – Ninjari Ban Ban

April 6, 2013 at 3:53 PM | Posted in Kyarypamyupamyu | Leave a comment

SINGLE REVIEW
Kyarypamyupamyu – Ninjari Ban Ban

1. Ninjari Ban Ban
2. Unite Unite
3. Minna no Uta -extended mix-

Ninjari Ban Ban is the fifth single by Japanese singer Kyarypamyupamyu, released on March 20, 2013. The title track was used as KDDI au commercial song. The single debuted at #3 on the Oricon charts and has sold 35,584 copies to date.

Wtf her hair looks like a uterus with an umbilical cord. Anyway, let’s get to the song. A song that is called Ninjari Ban Ban has to sound very Japanese and ninja-ish, and in fact it does! This is another typically bizarre A-side, even for Kyary, and since I enjoyed Fashion Monster a while back she can’t go wrong with this. Sure, I wonder if I will ever really like her voice, but it will remain my guilty pleasure until further notice. Warning: this song has an addictive chorus.

Unite Unite is another uptempo Kyary song that Nakata made almost too catchy for words. This is the kind of music I shouldn’t like, and yet I find myself singing along to the catchy chorus. The arrangement is weird yet very playful and pleasant with a toy piano included in there somewhere. Very interesting to say the least, and maybe I’ll listen to this song more often.

Oh my gosh, Minna no Uta -extended mix- brings back the so called ‘new Mario Bros. theme song’ (if you ask me). It’s also like PONPONPON part II with some minor alterations. The arrangement is among the weirdest I’ve ever heard, very cartoonish with low synth notes working around harmonica music. It’s enjoyable nontheless, you’ll just have to be in the right mood for it. The ‘extended version’ part isn’t entirely true because there are only 44 extra seconds added to the original version, but oh well, that happens all the time with Kyary’s extended versions.

Ninjari Ban Ban is another one of those silly little singles I’m probably gonna listen to in one of my super happycore moods, because it’s sillyness all over. It’s even crazier than other Kyary’s other singles, admit it. The A-side did however incorporate some elements I haven’t heard before, like the typical Japanese ninja ambience that was pretty awesome. Nakata went all the way here with creating some new catchy and addictive songs, while bringing back one of the hits from her previous album. I wonder if she’ll release a new album soon after this..

OVERALL RATING
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4 stars

Kyarypamyupamyu – Kimi ni 100 Percent / Furisodation

February 1, 2013 at 1:28 PM | Posted in Kyarypamyupamyu | Leave a comment

SINGLE REVIEW
Kyarypamyupamyu – Kimi ni 100 Percent / Furisodation

1. Kimi ni 100 Percent
2. Furisodation
3. CANDY CANDY ~extended mix~

Kimi ni 100 Percent is the fourth single released by Japanese singer Kyarypamyupamyu on January 30, 2013. It is also her first double A-Side single, and was released to celebrate the singer’s 20th birthday. “Kimi ni 100 Percent” was used as the 15th opening theme for the anime Crayon Shin-Chan. The single debuted at #3 on the Oricon Charts.

Although the title reminded me a little bit of the B-side on the previous single, the overall sound of Kimi ni 100 Percent is very different from that song, or from any Kyary song for that matter. The cuteness still is the main concept here, as always, but the synth melodies make it more memorable and every now and then I feel some kind of army drum beat in the arrangement. This song is so happy, I love it.

Furisodation is meant to be a happy song to celebrate Kyary’s 20th birthday, which is like what the 21st birthday means to Americans and the 18th birthday to most Europeans (I guess her voice never aged from the moment she was 5). And DAMN, this song is all over the place! It’s super fast, synths all around, it’s just all crazy and quircky. Although this song is a huge wake up call, it doesn’t give me ‘too much’, it was just plain fun and Kyary actually sounds very happy besides just sounding cute.

Another older song from Pamyupamyu Revolution is returning for a single release, and here we have CANDY CANDY ~extended mix~. Usually I’m a little less enthousiastic about Kyary’s midtempo songs, and although this song is alright it’s not the best song I can think of. Besides, all we get is an extended intro and outro, so actually this is nothing new.

Kimi ni 100 Percent / Furisodation is a pretty cool single to celebrate Kyary’s 20th birthday (gratz, girl!), both A-sides were very enjoyable and something different for a change. The only iffy thing on this single is the extended version of CANDY CANDY, which gave the original song no extra kick or anything (which was the case with Tsukema Tsukeru on the previous single). I enjoyed this single, but only the title songs. But to me, that’s already enough.

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4 stars

Kyarypamyupamyu – Fashion Monster

February 1, 2013 at 1:12 PM | Posted in Kyarypamyupamyu | Leave a comment

SINGLE REVIEW
Kyarypamyupamyu – Fashion Monster

1. Fashion Monster
2. 100% no Jibun ni
3. Tsukema Tsukeru -extended mix-
4. Pamyu Revo Medley

Fashion Monster is the third single by Japanese singer Kyarypamyupamyu, released on October 17, 2012. The title track was used as the “g.u.” commercial song. The single debuted at #5 on the Oricon Weekly Charts and has sold 42,654 copies to date.

Fugliest cover EVER, I hate green. Anyways, Fashion Monster is a Halloween song in Kyary style, so expect some little cute elements every now and then. Despite Kyary’s high pitched vocals, she contributes very well to this song which is a little grittier than her usual stuff. I remember getting used to her as I listened more of her tracks (especially on her latest studio album) but most of those tracks sounded the same in some kind of way. This A-side is so different from her earlier songs in both style and arrangement that I’m sure it will stay with me for quite some time.

100% no Jibun ni is the B-side on this single, and the A-side really set the standards a little higher so I was hoping it would be a song like Fashion Monster. It’s a little cuter than that (well, actually a lot), but it has a very nice arrangement. I totally loved the crazy kick drums and synth accents and how they worked around the cuter xylophone effects. Again, it’s a Kyary song with a lot of repetition, but in this case it’s a good thing since the song is so catchy. I feel guilty for liking this.

I remember that Tsukema Tsukeru -extended version-‘s original version was on the ‘Pamyupamyu Revolution’ album and that it was one of my favorite tracks, despite the iffy vocals. I just didn’t remember what the song was like, but it seems as if they changed a little bit of the arrangement, the introduction and, duh, the length of the song. Overall, for just an extended version it was a pretty good one to balance the single.

Ofcourse, Pamyu Revo Medley had to start with an exerpt from PONPONPON.. It’s just a 45 second track with tiny samples from her album tracks, and although it kinda took me back to some songs like said song, CANDY CANDY, Drinker and Kyary ANAN, it just felt like a promotional track. Like, a commercial without visual stuff.

Surprisingly enough, I was pretty satisfied with how Fashion Monster turned out. The A-side was pretty edgy for a Kyary song, and the gritty stuff was overpowering the cuteness for a change. The B-sides were cute songs however, but Kyary is the definition of cute. The B-side won me over with its kick drum arrangement, while the extended version of an older track took me back to the album she released last year. I have no idea why, but I LIKE THIS.

OVERALL RATING
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4 stars

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