misono – Speedrive

November 16, 2006 at 12:32 PM | Posted in misono | Leave a comment
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Tracklisting
1. Speedrive (スピードライブ)
2. Ari to Kirigirisu ~10 years later~
    (アリとキリギリス ~10 years later~)
3. Speedrive – Instrumental
4. Ari to Kirigirisu ~10 years later~ 
    – instrumental

This is misono’s 3rd single and it was released on July 12, 2006. The single reached #21 on the Oricon Weekly Charts and sold 16,145 copies. The title track was the theme song for the movie Lovely Complex.

The word ’speedrive’ is a combination of the words ’speed’ and ‘drive’, similar to the play of words used in Ai Otsuka’s Frienger.

I’ll begin with this: Speedrive isn’t as good as misono’s 2 previous singles. The music is a little more laid back with slower paced vocals but with nice electric guitar riffs. I think the chorus is the best part of the song, as it combines electric guitar and brass. misono’s vocals are at their best though.

The next track, Ari to Kirigirisu ~10 years later~, is one of misono’s better B-sides. I like the swift electric guitar riffs and percussion of the chorus as well as misono’s fast paced vocals. The bridge features a short but sweet electric solo and a brief segment where her voice gets censored (I have no idea why but I thought it was pretty cool).

Overall Rating 

3½ stars

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