Momoiro Clover Z’s “Yume No Ukiyo Ni Saitemina” review

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Artist: Momoiro Clover Z featuring KISS

Album: “Yume No Ukiyo Ni Saitemina”

Year: 2015

Label: King Records

Intro

After seeing Momoiro Clover Z in concert, I wanted to check out more of their music outside the songs they did for Sailor Moon and Sailor Moon Crystal.  As I had written for the review of “Moon Pride”, I wanted to see what else they had.

Apparently, one of the selling points for their concert during Anime Expo was that KISS was going to be there.  I had no idea how they would mesh together let alone doing songs together.  Momoiro Clover Z + KISS = possibly the most creative thing ever.

Good

When you get one of the biggest JPop idol acts together with legendary rock and roll hall of famers, you’re bound to get magic to happen, and that’s what happened.  The lead hit was a smash so much that it was played a lot at their concert with videos playing often.  The song never felt out of place as you can feel them adapting to each other’s style.

Bad

I wasn’t feeling the Momoiro Clover Z rendition of “Rock and Roll All Nite”.  I like it when international groups do their own songs instead of a classic song from the West.  I felt that they both had the key to unlocking something awesome had they continued to work together to make more music.  It was as if they both put all their efforts into creating one song, and that’s what we get.
Overview

As this is pretty much a single album, there isn’t enough tracks.  “Samarai Son” is pretty much the KISS version of “Yume No Ukiyo Ni Saitemina”.

Overall rating: 2.5/5

Reviewed by: Timtastic

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