「COSMIC EXPLORER」 06/04/2016

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Re: 「COSMIC EXPLORER」 06/04/2016

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Re: 「COSMIC EXPLORER」 06/04/2016

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Re: 「COSMIC EXPLORER」 06/04/2016

Postby neuronauta » Wed Jul 20, 2016 9:30 pm

WEEK15. #139 - 463 copies. Overall - 177,940 copies sold
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Re: 「COSMIC EXPLORER」 06/04/2016

Postby Sho7 » Sat Jul 23, 2016 2:15 pm

Interesting trend I realised between the studio albums.

That One Mood Setter That isn’t an Interlude Series
Take Me Take Me -> Take Off -> The Opening -> Enter the Sphere -> Navigate

That Mainstream Crowd-pleaser Series
Polyrhythm > Dream Fighter -> Laser Beam (album-mix) -> Spring of Life (album-mix) -> Pick Me Up

Layered Melodic Goodness Series
Secret Secret -> I still love U -> Spice -> 1mm -> Miracle Worker

Overshadowed by the Other Fan-favourite Album Track Series
Ceramic Girl -> Night Flight -> Kokoro no Sports -> Clockwork -> Flash (album-mix)

The Audience Interaction™ Series
Puppy Love -> The best thing -> MY COLOR -> Mirai no Museum -> Hold Your Hand

Had Potential but Wasted as an Interlude Series
Butterfly -> Speed of Sound -> Toki no Hari -> Sleeping Beauty -> STORY

Chunkiest Track in the Album Series
GAME -> Edge (⊿-mix) -> Glitter (album-mix) -> Party Maker -> Cosmic Explorer

That Experimental-ish Chill Song Series
Macaroni -> Kiss and Music -> 575 -> Furikaeru to Iru yo -> Baby Face

The Softcore Bop Series
Twinkle Snow Powdery Snow -> Love the World -> Voice -> Magic of Love (album-mix) -> Relax In The City

The Earworm That’s Most Prone to Memefication Series
Chocolate Disco -> One Room Disco -> Nee -> Daijobanai -> Cling Cling (album-mix)

The Pretty Okay but Sadly Forgotten Series
Plastic Smile -> Zero Gravity -> Have a Stroll -> Point -> Next Stage with YOU

The Most Ballad-like in the Album Series
Baby Cruising Love -> Negai (album-mix) -> Kasuka na Kaori -> Dream Land -> Star Train (album-mix)

Honestly, this sequence of listening to Cosmic Explorer seems pretty viable.
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Re: 「COSMIC EXPLORER」 06/04/2016

Postby neuronauta » Thu Jul 28, 2016 10:16 am

WEEK16: #141 - 471 copies. Overall - 178.411
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Re: 「COSMIC EXPLORER」 06/04/2016

Postby myAya » Sat Jul 30, 2016 12:24 am

i gave the album a few listens over the past 2 or 3 days and heres what i heard;

navigate = cool
cosmic explorer = cool
miracle worker = not cool
next stage with you = not cool
story = cool
flash cosmic explorer edition = not cool, vocals sound fake or forced
sweet refrain cosmic explorer edition = not cool, sounds sad in the vocals
baby face = cool
tokimeki light cosmic explorer edition = cool, music sounds fake/forced, but the vocals are good so the song is passable
star train cosmic explorer edition = not cool, the vocals are good but the music seems clownish
relax in the city = cool
pick me up = not cool, the music seems fake/unoriginal, the vocals sound like they hurt to sing
cling cling cosmic explorer edition = cool, goofy happy music style, and relaxed happy voices doing singing for work to get paid rather than singing a song for the sake of it, makes for a fun song
hold your hand = cool, i remember the video and chans grinning face, good memory

conclusion, the songs seem like their for money not like they want to sing and make music for a lot of the songs. other songs like hold your hand and cosmic explorer are epic, other songs like baby face are just good. so this album is hard to listen to start to finish because of the bad songs but it has a lot of good songs = not a legendary album but a money maker mixed with some real songs like cosmic explorer, try again.
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Re: 「COSMIC EXPLORER」 06/04/2016

Postby JonathanXPerfume » Sat Jul 30, 2016 7:11 pm

myAya wrote:i gave the album a few listens over the past 2 or 3 days and heres what i heard;
conclusion, the songs seem like their for money not like they want to sing and make music for a lot of the songs. other songs like hold your hand and cosmic explorer are epic, other songs like baby face are just good. so this album is hard to listen to start to finish because of the bad songs but it has a lot of good songs = not a legendary album but a money maker mixed with some real songs like cosmic explorer, try again.


I actually think that Perfume might miss their old era's. They didn't like the auto-tune tho, but the era's and songs itself were perfect. And like you said, it's a bit forced. I agree. I think Perfume has had their best time and are kinda forced to sing songs which they maybe don't even like themselves. The old era's were more music based and now it's more commercial. This era was kinda shitty (no hate). I still love them tho..
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Re: 「COSMIC EXPLORER」 06/04/2016

Postby myAya » Sat Jul 30, 2016 10:00 pm

stories my favorite song from the album followed by cosmic explorer.

to me cosmic explorer doesn't sound right by itself it needs navigate heard right before, to set up cosmic explorer.
like bread + butter = navigate + cosmic explorer

cosmic explorer is awesome
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Re: 「COSMIC EXPLORER」 06/04/2016

Postby neuronauta » Wed Aug 03, 2016 3:00 pm

WEEK17: #182 - 404 copies. Overall - 178.815

+ CE Vinyl managed to bring back the album to #9 on Oricon Daily
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Re: 「COSMIC EXPLORER」 06/04/2016

Postby kawayuka » Wed Aug 03, 2016 6:58 pm

JonathanXPerfume wrote:
I actually think that Perfume might miss their old era's. They didn't like the auto-tune tho, but the era's and songs itself were perfect. And like you said, it's a bit forced. I agree. I think Perfume has had their best time and are kinda forced to sing songs which they maybe don't even like themselves. The old era's were more music based and now it's more commercial. This era was kinda shitty (no hate). I still love them tho..


I wish we could know more about their personal thoughts on the music and visual they perform... we love Perfume, but we don't even know if the girls are satisfied with their present to us. It's weird. :/
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Re: 「COSMIC EXPLORER」 06/04/2016

Postby b_ry29 » Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:42 pm

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Re: 「COSMIC EXPLORER」 06/04/2016

Postby JonathanXPerfume » Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:59 pm

kawayuka wrote:I wish we could know more about their personal thoughts on the music and visual they perform... we love Perfume, but we don't even know if the girls are satisfied with their present to us. It's weird. :/


I read an interview where they had given their opinion, and A~Chan said that she liked the GAME and Triangle-era but she hated the use of auto-tune. And Nocchi told that she liked songs with a heavy bass and party-theme, so GAME, Edge, Party Maker etc. and she was the one who asked Nakata for a strongly bass-song in the GAME era (which is GAME). I dunno about Kashiyuka but I think she likes more bubbly songs (communication, plastic smile, etc.) But I honestly think that they themselves like the 'old'-Perfume more.
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Re: 「COSMIC EXPLORER」 06/04/2016

Postby b_ry29 » Wed Aug 03, 2016 11:03 pm

I don't think they do like the "old" Perfume though. A~chan for sure.
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Re: 「COSMIC EXPLORER」 06/04/2016

Postby yoshimi » Thu Aug 04, 2016 1:29 am

JonathanXPerfume wrote:I read an interview where they had given their opinion, and A~Chan said that she liked the GAME and Triangle-era but she hated the use of auto-tune. And Nocchi told that she liked songs with a heavy bass and party-theme, so GAME, Edge, Party Maker etc. and she was the one who asked Nakata for a strongly bass-song in the GAME era (which is GAME). I dunno about Kashiyuka but I think she likes more bubbly songs (communication, plastic smile, etc.) But I honestly think that they themselves like the 'old'-Perfume more.

Yuka likes more intense electro-house tracks too, she's a big capsule fan and used to(?) hang out at clubs a lot. A~chan is basically the only one who can't stand those types of songs in their discography -- she's said that she only performs them (i.e. Electro World, GAME, FAKE IT) for the fans' sake because that's what the fans are into.
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Re: 「COSMIC EXPLORER」 06/04/2016

Postby JonathanXPerfume » Thu Aug 04, 2016 12:19 pm

yoshimi wrote:Yuka likes more intense electro-house tracks too, she's a big capsule fan and used to(?) hang out at clubs a lot. A~chan is basically the only one who can't stand those types of songs in their discography -- she's said that she only performs them (i.e. Electro World, GAME, FAKE IT) for the fans' sake because that's what the fans are into.


Well, that's a shame, I thought she liked FAKE IT tho... I think that Nocchi and Kashiyuka are more of the performance and party-songs, whereas A~Chan likes singing more (she liked Ceramic Girl tho). I really hope Nakata makes more non-COSMIC EXPLORER-songs.
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Re: 「COSMIC EXPLORER」 06/04/2016

Postby Kaiynd » Thu Aug 04, 2016 2:32 pm

They seem to be actually happier with the new songs than their older ones. At least that's how it looks like when you hear them on interviews.
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Re: 「COSMIC EXPLORER」 06/04/2016

Postby myAya » Sat Aug 06, 2016 12:47 am

Kaiynd wrote:They seem to be actually happier with the new songs than their older ones. At least that's how it looks like when you hear them on interviews.


on the ms nochilda video they seemed to like miracle worker a lot, but its a bad song so are they just playing they like it partly because their genuinely cute and also because they're playing, think about it.

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Re: 「COSMIC EXPLORER」 06/04/2016

Postby Kaiynd » Sun Aug 07, 2016 8:47 am

A-chan has been pretty honest when she doesn't like things...and she seems happy that she gets to sing more lately.

Also, a really high percentage of fans believe Miracle Worker is the best track in the album. (Not me lol)
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Re: 「COSMIC EXPLORER」 06/04/2016

Postby myAya » Sun Aug 07, 2016 12:13 pm

miracle worker is growing on me, the album has some songs that are growing on me after a couple more listens. but when i first heard miracle worker and for a few listens it seemed like a weak song...

funny how songs grow on you, if you give it enough time.

like when i saw the babymetal karate video it seemed weak, but that's the one video i like most from them now. it grew on me over time how much i liked it.

same for that mito natsume video 8 bit boy, the one with mito dancing around, not the boxes version. that's one of my favorite videos, but when i first saw it i could barely watch it through start to finish, now its a treat to see it every time.

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Re: 「COSMIC EXPLORER」 06/04/2016

Postby neuronauta » Tue Aug 09, 2016 2:58 pm

WEEK18 (VINYL RELEASE): #24 - 2.303 copies. Overall - 181.118
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