Momoiro Clover – Ikuze! Kaitou Shoujo
It’s nice to see a fresh new group outside of H!P these days and Momoiro Clover definitely leaves you satisfied. They made their major debut with Ikuze! Kaitou Shoujo, one of the better “typical pop idol” songs I’ve heard in a very long time. From the very start, the fast paced vocals, bells, pounding drums, yelling and talking parts all hit you for a perfect first impression and really keep you interested. The girl’s also sounded vocally nice and there’s a nice variety of vocal styles. I love this song simply for it’s energy and how unique it is.
Surprise, surprise! The b-side, Hashire! doesn’t suck! Oh I forgot, this isn’t an H!P single. It’s another pop song but definitely calmer than the a-side and slightly more synth filled. The chorus isn’t as interesting as I would have hoped it to be, but it’s still catchy and the “rap” segment definitely makes up for it.
Yay for newly debuted groups that release singles better than H!P and get better sales! I’ve really fallen in love with this group and look forward to their future releases. Their distinctive vocals and high energy songs are their strong points.
Ikuze! Kaitou Shoujo is Momoiro Clover’s debut major single and it was released on May 3, 2010. It reached #3 on the Oricon Weekly Charts and has sold 23,435 copies.
1. Ikuze! Kaitou Shoujo
3. Ikuze! Kaitou Shoujo Off Vocal ver.
4. Hashire! Off Vocal ver.