misono – Juunin Toiro

November 29, 2007 at 11:06 AM | Posted in misono | Leave a comment
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Tracklisting
1. Juunin Toiro (十人十色)
2. Gizagiza LIFE (ギザギザLIFE)
3. Juunin Toiro -instrumental-
4. Gizagiza LIFE -instrumental-

This is misono’s 8th single and it was released on November 14, 2007. The single reached #47 on the Oricon Weekly Charts and sold 2,524 copies.

Juunin Toiro has all the potential to be a great rockish type of song, but something doesn’t seem quite right. I liked the mid paced tempo of the music thanks to the awesome electric guitar riffs and percussion that are quick in succession, but never out of control.  However, misono’s vocals are what make this song sound so weird. Something is ‘off’ about her voice because it’s all over the place and it lacks any substance or direction. She also sounds out of synch, especially during the train wreck that is the chorus. I don’t know if this was intentional or not, but it definitely kept me from enjoying the song.

The B-side was a lot better because it doesn’t have the vocal problems of the previous track. Gizagiza LIFE is musically similar to Juunin Toiro, but it is less louder and features laid back riffs. misono’s performance in this song is exceptionally better so it’s worth a listen. Plus, it’s one of the better songs that she has released since her debut album never+land.

Overall Rating

2 stars

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