MilkyWay – タンタンターン! [2nd Single]

October 31, 2008 at 5:00 pm (MilkyWay) (, )

Milky Way’s 2nd single, entitled タンタンターン!, was released on 10.29.08. The title track was used as the seventh opening theme for Kirarin Revolution while the B-side was used as the eleventh opening theme for the same anime.

タンタンターン! is a sweet cute number. The song starts off with a twinkling and happy instrumentation that gives off a dreamy and magical feeling for the listener to enjoy. Then the first verse starts and the vocals sound very enjoyable here managing to keep the softness to support the music while giving enough strength to show what these girls can do. The chorus could have been a little stronger had there been a more dramatic instrumental change but it’s still enjoyable, particularly when they sing the title of the song. One of the strongest parts of the entire song is the pure instrumental section, which just sounds so pretty and light-hearted that the listener can’t help but fall in love with it. This title track is quite enjoyable and a step up from their last A-side.

The c/w track is ガムシャララ. Opening the song is part of the chorus and there is a slight mature element to the music and the girls’ vocals that the listener can pick up on right away. On the verses, the girls’ vocals continue to be strong as they hold the last notes of certain words with ease. The music has a slightly dark atmosphere to it and it makes for an interesting compliment to the lightness that the girls’ usually go for. The pure instrumental section is absolutely fantastic as the guitar is spotlighted for the listener to fall in love with. By taking a different sound, ガムシャララ emerges as an immediately addictive song that could have served as the A-side.

In order to promote the single, a PV for タンタンターン! was made. The video is really simple, featuring the girls dancing in the area from the covers. They look cute but there really should have been more going to capture the viewer.

Single Ranking: A

MIlky Way certainly turned things up for their 2nd single. タンタンターン! is a cute song that holds the pretty element so well while ガムシャララ has a slightly darker atmosphere that really stands out to the listener.

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MilkyWay – アナタボシ [Debut Single]

October 31, 2008 at 5:00 pm (MilkyWay) (, )

MilkyWay’s debut single, entitled アナタボシ, was released on 04.30.08. The title track was used as the sixth opening theme for Kirarin Revolution while the c/w was used as the tenth ending theme for the same anime series.

アナタボシ takes on some Irish sounds in order to make it stand out. The song starts off with an upbeat and cute instrumentation fueled by Irish instruments to make a smooth transition into the first verse. The girls’ vocals sound very cute nice here and are a little bit deep, which makes them stand all the more. On the chorus, the instrumentation becomes more energetic and the girls’ vocals give more energy to match.  The song is quite catchy and definitely worth checking out.

サンサン GOGO is this single’s c/w. The song begins with a nice midtempo instrumentation, driven by slight rock tints. On the first verse, the girls’ vocals are great and go quite nicely with the music. The chorus is nice but it could have been stronger because the music was just a little too simple to really make it stand out. Luckily the pure instrumental section made a very strong impression giving off the atmosphere of a cold and deserted world. It’s actually a pretty catchy song and has its strong moments that can be enjoyed.

In order to promote the single, a PV for アナタボシ was made. As usual, the video is nothing to go crazy over but there is a cute atmosphere that matches the song’s atmosphere.

Single Ranking: B +

The Irish sounds of アナタボシ are what made this single really stand out and the B-side was an enjoyable song too, which made the single an enjoyable package.

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