misono – Kyuukon / ?cm

March 23, 2009 at 4:39 PM | Posted in misono | Leave a comment
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Tracklisting
1. Kyuukon ~Yaruki Genki Sono Ki no Nekko~
    (球魂~やる気・元気・その木の根っこ~)
2. ?cm
3. Kyuukon ~Yaruki Genki Sono Ki no Nekko~
    (instrumental)
4. ?cm (instrumental)

This is misono’s 12th single and it was released on February 25, 2009. The single reached #40 on the Oricon Weekly Charts and sold 3,303 copies.

The first track of this double A-side single is Kyuukon ~Yaruki Genki Sono Ki no Nekko~, a light-hearted pop rock song. Compared to the material misono released during her “rock project”, this song is definitely more on the campy side. The music still maintains that upbeat rock sound but the electric guitars seem less aggressive next to those thumping drums. However, that’s not a problem since it is a pretty catchy song  but I wish that misono would soften up her vocals a little bit. She would sound a lot better if she did.

I thought the other A-side, ?cm, wasn’t as good. It starts off nice enough but the chorus is pretty irritating, mainly due to misono’s strained vocals when she sings the English parts (fighting girl, fighting boy, etc). It just gets progressively worse towards the end as well. The verses are pretty good though since she actually displays some control in her voice.

Overall Rating

3 stars

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