Tsukiko Amano – Idea

August 9, 2006 at 9:37 AM | Posted in Tsukiko Amano | Leave a comment
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Tracklisting
1. Idea (イデア)
2. ID

This is Tsukiko Amano’s 9th major label single and it was released on November 3, 2004. The single reached #70 on the Oricon Weekly Charts. The title track was used as the 4th ending theme for the anime Konjiki no Gash Bell!! (Zatch Bell overseas).

Idea is a lot more upbeat and poppy than her previous singles, which followed a more serious J-rock style. The song begins very gently with calm vocals from Amano and then explodes into upbeat rock and synth. I absolutely love the chorus because it is so catchy and the simple English phrases “Stand out” and “Hang on” are really nice too. The song itself is very enjoyable to listen to.

The B-side, ID, is more serious and faithful to Amano’s style of rock (with a little grunge on the side). The song is short and very sweet with amazing verses and more use of synth. The bridge is my favorite part of the song because it’s very playful. Amano always has AWESOME B-sides on her singles.

Overall Rating

5 stars

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