Perfume – love the world

August 6, 2008 at 1:52 PM | Posted in Perfume | 3 Comments
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Tracklisting
1. love the world
2. edge
3. love the world -original instrumental-
4. edge -extended mix-

This is Perfume’s 7th major label single (12th overall) and it was released on July 9, 2008. The single reached #1 on the Oricon Weekly Charts and sold 135,117 copies.

Following the success of Perfume’s first studio album GAME, the girls quickly follow it up with a new single! Honestly, I thought that love the world was kind of a downgrade compared to most of the material on GAME since it’s less electronic and more pop. It reminded me a lot of the group’s earlier Yasutaka Nakata produced songs because the music has a more cutesy sound but it still maintains a steady beat with light synth. The upbeat chorus is pretty catchy though. The trademark distorted vocals always remain present too.

The B-side was definitely more to my liking. “Edgy” is the perfect word to describe edge, a penetrating techno track with awesome synth riffs and more assertive vocals. The music really stands out and the girls can really pull off these more serious electronic songs quite well too. I hope they keep it up with their next single.

After the instrumental of love the world is the extended mix of edge. It’s 2 minutes longer than the original 6 and a half minute version but I did like those longer instrumental sections. It’s a nice addition to the single and I didn’t even notice those extra 2 minutes. The extended mix just seemed to fly on by without being too boring as well.

Overall Rating 

3½ stars

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  1. I kinda like love the world more than edge, but I do agree with you that they really can pull off edgy, more aggressive song.

  2. I love Love the World.

  3. I like “Loved the World” but I LOVED Edge, I hope they keep up the more serious sounding stuff, although not that they should abandon the happy stuff completely.


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