misono – Mugen Kigen

February 13, 2008 at 11:10 AM | Posted in misono | Leave a comment

1. Mugen Kigen (夢幻期限)
2. Last Song (ラストソング)
3. Mugen Kigen -instrumental-

This is misono’s 9th single and it was released on January 30, 2008. The single reached #32 on the Oricon Weekly Charts and sold 3,002 copies.

misono’s music has been less than stellar lately, but Mugen Kigen is definitely a step up and a big improvement over Junnin Toiro. Being the last of the 3 rock-themed singles, did she save the best for last? This song does feel more epic and the riffs sound more refined and less grating. The only problem is they are very repetitive and don’t change all that much until the very end. That’s only a minor detail though, considering that the arrangement is of high quality. misono’s vocals are better too and she performs the chorus well.

The B-side is an adequate acoustic guitar song, but with some slight mess-ups. Last Song has a pretty depressing atmosphere and misono tries to match this with her voice. It sounds okay for the most part but there are some parts where her voice sounds like it’s going to break. Adding emotion is good and all, but it interferes with her vocal performance and it’s actually kind of a nuisance to the listener.

Overall Rating

3 stars


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