Posted 25 January 2012 - 05:35 PM
01.Mythology ～Ai no Album～
05.Renai Moyou -- Tokunaga Chinami, Sudou Maasa, Kumai Yurina, Sugaya Risako
06.Ai no Dangan
07.Amazuppai Haru ni Sakurasaku
08.Atarashii Hibi: Shimizu Saki, Tsugunaga Momoko, Natsuyaki Miyabi
09.Aa, Yo ga Akeru
10.Seishun Gekijou (Berryz工房 Ver.)
Posted 30 January 2012 - 03:56 PM
Posted 31 January 2012 - 11:37 AM
I just ordered this album along with the Blu-ray of the Berryz/C-ute "Collabo" concert. Of course, I have to wait a month to get them.
I'm going to wait till the Convention to buy my album. Chances are they'll be some sort of something attached to buying it. If not... well then screw them! They could have had my money at a premium!
Posted 31 January 2012 - 06:40 PM
I would ask them to have English phrases that at least make sense, but that takes half of the fun out of JPOP!
Posted 31 January 2012 - 09:48 PM
That's why. Poor Berryz look like 17th century choir boys.
Posted 02 February 2012 - 05:11 PM
Serious and serene for Limited:
Posted 03 February 2012 - 04:44 AM
and I know jack about fashion!
Posted 03 February 2012 - 12:12 PM
They look like prettier versions of a snuggie.
One of their songs better be a choral number. That's the only way I'll call these outfits intentional.
Posted 03 February 2012 - 12:24 PM
Posted 04 February 2012 - 04:15 AM
Posted 04 February 2012 - 04:32 AM
Because you wouldn't be able to see the others behind her if she was in the front.
Seriously though, unless she's singing she always likes to hide somewhere in the background
Posted 04 February 2012 - 05:02 AM
Posted 04 February 2012 - 05:42 AM
She's in back as punishment until she gets that face of her's back to normal.
Oh, yeah. Hardcore blatant duck face in the limited cover.
Posted 04 February 2012 - 01:37 PM
Posted 16 February 2012 - 03:58 PM
Chinami looks like Rika's mom in the limited cover.
Posted 16 February 2012 - 08:27 PM
There's finally a preview, but you'll have to download it.
Yononaka Barairo preview. It's not a full preview, but it sounds like standard Berryz.
If you don't want to download it, Youtube has a link up right now.
Sounds like a TNX group song, or even a softer, kind of more retro version of Icchoume Rock! from last year's album. Man, that album was so good. I probably made the same comparison to TNX when I reviewed Icchoume Rock!, actually.
Posted 17 February 2012 - 03:37 AM
Posted 18 February 2012 - 01:59 AM
Song isn't bad, though - kinda whatever from the sound of it. I think that chorus is the biggest turn-off.
I actually like the sound of Renai Moyou a lot. It had a lot more potential as a slow R&B track, but it was still a nice effort. Once again I feel the chorus mucked the song up a bit, because everything else was completely on point!
Posted 22 February 2012 - 09:52 PM
Mythology ~Ai no Album~ This is pretty old school. I like the verses more than the chorus.
Shy Boy I might be alone, but I think this would have been nice as a single. Also Sayu's autotune overflowed a bit into this track.
I'll update with the other tracks if they get put up.
Posted 22 February 2012 - 11:13 PM
Mythology sounds like the opening to some sort of stage musical with top hats, lights and dancing canes and then dissolves into a 70s disco. Boogie Woogie style. Please let Chinami have the afro. Please?
And it's just you, I'd shoot myself in the foot if I had to sit through that snore of a PV. I'll come back later with a better review.
Posted 23 February 2012 - 11:15 PM
Yononaka Barairo, it's ok, but it doesn't seem like they tried very hard to make this anything more than the generic happy rockish song that appears on many H!P albums. I almost forgot to even mention this track.
shy boy is exactly what I expected, other than the autotune. It's really a pointless feature to the song. They get it so right with Robo Sayu, but this doesn't work at all. Still, a cool AKIRA track. I think this should/could have been a C-ute song.
Because happiness, More happiness -since the rest of the album is emo musume x 10.
Renai Moyou is interesting, it's kind of creepy, depressing, and part of the intro vaguely reminds me of Champagne no Koi.
Atarashii Hibi I can't take that FINAL COUNTDOWN 80s synth seriously. Hey, you can play it with this song and it kind of matches in some places.
Seishun Gekijou, I can imagine them in the potato sack outfits while singing this.
There's a bit of an overall late 80s, early 90s vibe. It also got heavier than I would have expected from Berryz. Aa, Yoru ga Akeru kind of inspires the direction of this album.
Chisato's solo track from the C-ute album would fit in really well with most of these songs.
Overall, pretty good, it'll probably grow on me, but I don't expect it to surpass my fondness for 7 Berryz Times. Wait, I made the damn thread last year, Ai no Album 8 doesn't stand a chance.