Momusu almost works it in Onna ga medatte naze ikenai

The PV for Morning Musume’s 42nd single, Onna ga medatte naze ikenai, was released a few days ago. And like any other Momusu PV I was really jazzed to see how it would turn out. But of course I was uber disappointed by the overall mediocrity of it.

Obviously the first thing to jump out about the PV is their outfits, which I’ve never been a fan of. When the concert pictures with them wearing those dresses I hoped they wouldn’t be used in the actual video. But I obviously prayed in vain. They’re a little too poofy and elaborate to wear for a video. Much like the outfits from Onna ni Sachi are. I always though “bolder” outfits like these should only be worn at concerts.
Maybe I don’t like the video because the whole theme is very superficial. Let’s do our hair and makeup cause we’re so pretty. Also check out my fierce runway walk. I’m sure Reina and Sayumi loved filming this. It fits them perfectly. But aside from all the self centered scenes it’s basically the wash rinse repeat PV that H!P always makes. Because who needs to be creative when you can make the same video five thousand times? The dance scene are one step above Resonant Blue’s dance scene. Instead of a completely black room with no light, they are on a small black stage with concert lights. If they were gonna go for a concert looking dance theme why didn’t they go the Chokkan 2 Nogashita Sakana wa Ookiizo route and use actual concert footage? It would have made the video a little less somber and a little more energetic and fun.
But the girls do look exceptionally pretty in the PV. But of course they do, because anymore that’s basically their job. The girls who aren’t Reina, Ai, Eri, or Risa never get to sing anyway. (Sayumi gets to sing once in a blue moon. But I don’t count her Ahs solo lines in this song as singing parts) Their job is to sit there and look pretty.

I though this was Onna ga medatte naze ikenai

not Kuchibiru kara Romantica?

What’s up with everyone’s I’m better than you looks?

I don’t get it.

I thought this was Onna ga medatte naze ikenai

not Dakishimete Dakishimete?

So this is where they film Japan’s next top model.

Reina’s looks so smug here. I wish I could punch her.

At least LinLin looks pretty.

Momusu’s Onna ga Medatte Naze Ikenai preview

Fresh from finally getting my new headset and in turn having sound, I bring you my review of Morning Musume’s 42nd single, Onna ga Medatte Naze Ikenai. It will be released on February 10th. It marks their first single of the new year as well as their first single without Koharu. And I still can’t believe she’s really gone. :/

What immediately jumps out about this single is the music. Which is obviously the first thing any first time listener would automatically notice. The music is good, I’m not overly in love with in but it’s not absolutely terrible. It kind of has an old school feel to it. And it sounds almost like they blended Ryuusei Boy and Kimagure Princess and ended up with this. Which basically means it has Kimagure Princess’s energetic feel, but it is also mostly dominated by Ryuusei’s disco-esque feel and more toned down vocals. The sporadic Spanish sounded guitars also remind me of Iroppoi Jirettai in an odd way.

The line distribution is as disappointing as ever. Even though they are a member short they’re following their current line distribution were only senior members get lines. Which would explain why Sayumi keeps getting solo lines when she doesn’t entirely deserve them.

At some parts of the songs if you listen closely enough it almost sounded like the other members are singing. But I might just be hearing Ai and Reina shoving past the other members.

But seriously there are those times where you can hear a chunk of Aika here a piece of JunJun there. But that’s no where near enough. I honestly can’t hear LinLin in this song at all! If someone was to tell me she didn’t participate in the single, I’d probably believe them. And it’s really sad. Tsunku needs to realize Ai isn’t going to be there forever and throw the other girls a bone.