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Re: [03/02] Idoling!!! 15th single [Yarakai Heart]
« Reply #40 on: January 31, 2011, 10:34:04 PM »
ahh!!!  XD, this is the Idoling!!! I know and love, upbeat upbeat upbeat!!!  :rock:

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Re: [03/02] Idoling!!! 15th single [Yarakai Heart]
« Reply #41 on: February 01, 2011, 03:25:23 PM »
From the first listen, I immediately thought AKB as well due to five things:
1) Constant thumping bass on the quarters, common in pop music, I guess.
2) Tempo
3) Overprocessed "wall-of-voices" mix, absence of solos
4) Bittersweet chorus progressions*** (probably the most important point for me)
5) Instrumentation, sparkley, synth string overkill!

The coupling track (粉雪が舞う街並みで) sounds like Rick Astley; somehow getting Rick-Rolled by Idoling!!! feels okay.

I'm hoping the 4th album has some sick original tracks.

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Re: [03/02] Idoling!!! 15th single [Yarakai Heart]
« Reply #42 on: February 03, 2011, 07:16:20 AM »
Yarakai Heart is Little Big Planet 2 CM song


Two tie-up in one CD. this will be strong, but looks like everyone disappointed with Queen Bee.
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Re: [03/02] Idoling!!! 15th single [Yarakai Heart]
« Reply #43 on: February 03, 2011, 08:23:10 PM »
^It's sad my PS3 has been YLODed :banghead:

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Re: [03/02] Idoling!!! 15th single [Yarakai Heart]
« Reply #44 on: February 03, 2011, 09:32:01 PM »
I can't even tell who is singing what in Yarakai Heart, I think that is the biggest letdown, and not necessarily anything to do with the song itself. I guess that's how AKB vocals sounds like, I think Idoling should emphasize their vocal strength in their songs like they have been doing, otherwise they would be losing one of their identities.

Putting in Korean lyrics into Queen Bee seems like a bad move, I can't really see the fans in Japan liking that. It's just a B-side song though so shouldn't be too much of an issue.

The other B-side executes a little better in terms of solo vocals, but it does sound generic as well, as soon as I heard it the first time it reminded me of a Zard song.

Overall, this single is a very weak effort, there's usually at least one song in a single I tend to like, but this time, there's none. I think Idoling is seriously having an identity crisis, and steering off course by mimicking AKB too much. 

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Re: [03/02] Idoling!!! 15th single [Yarakai Heart]
« Reply #45 on: February 11, 2011, 10:40:53 AM »
Oh yeah!!Idoling are back!!!

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Re: [03/02] Idoling!!! 15th single [Yarakai Heart]
« Reply #46 on: February 16, 2011, 03:37:16 PM »
Just pre-ordered 7 copies for the handshake tickets :banghead:

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Re: [03/02] Idoling!!! 15th single [Yarakai Heart]
« Reply #47 on: February 16, 2011, 06:04:01 PM »

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Re: [03/02] Idoling!!! 15th single [Yarakai Heart]
« Reply #48 on: February 16, 2011, 08:20:01 PM »
I wish they'd choose a better location other than in a studio, but Idoling!!! is inside so I don't care lol

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Re: [03/02] Idoling!!! 15th single [Yarakai Heart]
« Reply #49 on: February 18, 2011, 05:36:10 AM »

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Re: [03/02] Idoling!!! 15th single [Yarakai Heart]
« Reply #50 on: February 19, 2011, 07:25:27 AM »
Preview of いち恋 from Pony Canyon website
http://www.mediafire.com/?8vv8tm9tv4thh88

Very good song in my opinion :)

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Re: [03/02] Idoling!!! 15th single [Yarakai Heart]
« Reply #52 on: February 21, 2011, 07:56:52 PM »
Well even though いち恋 sounds a bit raw and not as polished like A-side songs, I think it's very catchy and a nice upbeat song. I think I like this song over any other song from this single. I was worried that Asahi and Kaoru may struggle with the vocals, but they pulled it off nicely by singing it in a casual way rather than trying to sing to impress. My impression on the A-side has improved vastly after watching the PV, hopefully this single will jump-start the popularity of Idoling!!! at last.


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Re: [03/02] Idoling!!! 15th single [Yarakai Heart]
« Reply #53 on: February 22, 2011, 06:35:19 PM »
I'm already addicted to Yarakai Heart and Queen Bee. lol

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Re: [03/02] Idoling!!! 15th single [Yarakai Heart]
« Reply #54 on: February 23, 2011, 05:00:22 AM »
LOL, i must admit that despite its 'copy cat' nature, Yarakai heart is a fun song indeed  :lol:
And Queen bee could be a good introduction to K-POP like sound  :P
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Re: [03/02] Idoling!!! 15th single [Yarakai Heart]
« Reply #55 on: February 23, 2011, 04:30:56 PM »
Team Gakuran's song sounds pretty sick.

I just hope this helps Asahi learn how to project more live; it'd be a shame to hear this live and have half of the solo lines be inaudible.

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Re: [03/02] Idoling!!! 15th single [Yarakai Heart]
« Reply #56 on: February 26, 2011, 06:31:24 AM »
NINKI poll.
01 201.70 Akanishi Jin - Eternal
02 74.20 Gukki - GOOD LUCKY!!!!!
03 68.30 Porno Graffitti - EXIT
04 61.40 Idoling!!! - Yarakai Heart
05 55.40 No Sleeves - Answer
06 35.80 Berryz Kobo - Heroine ni Narou ka!
07 24.10 The Cro-magnons - Ryusenkei / Tobinore!! Bonny!!
08 22.90 NEGOTO - Charon
09 21.10 CHEMISTRY - merry-go-round
10 20.50 Kitano Kii - Kizuna


WOW! was it always this high?? :shocked :w00t:

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Re: [03/02] Idoling!!! 15th single [Yarakai Heart]
« Reply #57 on: February 26, 2011, 02:32:53 PM »
Ooh they're up against Berryz and No Sleeves, that's gonna be interesting.

Sadly, this single is not for me. Not really digging what i heard so far. I like the brown outfits though, pretty original. However, it also gives me a winter/Xmas vibe for some reason  :lol:

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Re: [03/02] Idoling!!! 15th single [Yarakai Heart]
« Reply #58 on: February 26, 2011, 04:46:08 PM »
Three tie-ups on a single CD is pretty strong indeed.
Yarakai Heart > Little Big Planet 2
Queen Bee > Kiseki Taiken Unbelievable
Ichikoi > Yahoo! Japan

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Re: [03/02] Idoling!!! 15th single [Yarakai Heart]
« Reply #59 on: February 26, 2011, 07:03:16 PM »
^ Yeah, makes sense :P

hmm, what's the NINKI numbers for 'EVE' again?

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