Nogizaka46’s “Kaerimichi wa Tomawari Shitaku Naru” EP review

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Artist: Nogizaka46
Album: “Kaerimichi wa Toomawari Shitaku Naru”
Label: Sony Music Records
Year: 2018

Intro

After becoming a fan of Nogizaka46 by way of the single “Itsuka Dekiru kara Kyo Dekiru” during a trip to Japan, I wanted to check out more of their music which now brings us to their late 2018 release, “Kaerimichi wa Toomawari Shitaku Naru”.

Good

Outside of the lead single, the track that I really enjoyed was “Kokuhakuno Junban” because it has the classic idol sound with some heavy disco influences. “Shiritaikoto” is the other song I liked, and it has a slight touch of 70’s-80’s new wave. “Caravanwa Nemuranai” is one of the songs that really feels like vintage Nogizaka46.

Bad

If we’re going on a first initial listen, I didn’t like it. Actually, it took me several listens until I actually warmed up to it. Pretty much the entire EP is a creeper where it takes some time until you start liking the songs more and more. There isn’t a bad song, but no one particular song is considered amazing, but it’s pretty consistent in how decent each song is.

Overview

It took me like maybe ten listens until I started loving the album. The songs individually don’t hold weight, but the entire EP serves as an entire body of work. I think I tried to compare this EP to the one that got me hooked to this group, but I just wasn’t getting that kind of newfound enjoyment, but in the end, I liked this one after each listen.

Overall rating: 3.5/5
Reviewed by: Timtastic

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