AAA needs a wake-up call

By now AAA’s PV for Call has been out for over a month, and has officially become old news. But since it’s new news to me, and I really want to cover AAA more on this blog, I felt like writing up a PV review of this anyway.

After watching this PV I’m left with the same reaction as all of AAA’s recent singles. Where I’m impressed with the setting and visuals, but less than impressed with the PV itself. Honeslty to me it seems like AAA is in a funk, or management just isn’t sure what to do with AAA anymore. Lately, and to a lesser extent in general, all of AAA’s PVs have been nearly the same. Recently their PVs have followed the format of AAA is in an expensive setting, for the first minute or two they walk around, then they randomly flash to a dance shot that is exactly in the center of where AAA was walking around. They’ve actually kind of been doing that for a while now. That’s exactly what they did in the PVs for No Cry No More, Get Chu, Paradise, Music, and Daiji na Koto. They either do that or they have these PVs that are all filmed in the same place like BLOOD on FIRE, Hallelujah, or Hide and Seek. Every once in a while AAA has some interesting, fun, and weird PVs thrown in. But AAA hasn’t really been making anything interesting lately. Both music and PV wise. When are we gonna get another PV like Q, Kuchibiru Kara Romatica, Dragon Fire, or Mirage,? Despite Dream After Dream ~Kara Sameta Yume~ being extremely cheap and nothing more than a green screen, it still managed to be an interseting watch. And the song is incredible, definitely one of my favorite AAA singles.
Call is definitely falling into the first catagory. I mean the PV isn’t terrible. On the contrary, the PV is semi enjoyable to watch. The PV has a good setting, and looks like it was expensive to make. AAA’s PVs always look high budget. The PV follows the members of AAA around as they go to some celebrity party in a mansion. So, there’s obviously a really beautiful mansion setting. But that mansion is the best part of the whole PV. The PV doesn’t really go above and beyond, it’s not even trying to. It’s just settling with mediocrity. I guess Avex thinks an average PV is better than a bad one. But the sad part is, AAA could probably make an intersting PV. They obviously seem to have the budget for it.

Naoya almost looks attractive here. But that’s because sunglasses are covering half his face. XD

This guy reminds me of the guy Perfume’s Laser Beam PV.

I don’t even know why. They don’t look remotely similar. It’s just the material of the mask I guess. XD

OMG Nishi’s jacket looks like a couch.

Nishi is almost good looking. He’s probably about a 5. If he didn’t have duck face he would be higher. Which is honestly the problem with Matsushita Yuya’s face too.

Random bouquet is random.

I absolutely love Mitsuhiro’s outfit.

I hate all the stupid faces he makes whenever he raps. I never see Tanaka Koki making faces like this.

That’s a hot outfit Shinjiro is wearing. And he does looks significantly better than he did a few years ago.

The way Shuta keeps swinging his head is really annoying me. XD

I think I’m the only one who’s not in love with Misako. I think Chiaki is way cuter. And I absolutely love her dress. It looks like something Betsey Johnson would make. And by the way, what’s with the paparazi in the house?

Look at that adorable smile.

AAA’s dances are always terrible.

But that’s what happens when you have to worry about the dance not being too masculine or too feminine.

You know, Chiaki is a lot cuter than I ever noticed.

For some reason this chest popping dance move make me break out laughing.

He always makes rapping look much more intense then it needs to be. XD

Nothings manlier than randomly fixing your hair.

I wish her eyelashes weren’t so thick.

I really like this set.

Creepy face!

I didn’t know Jpop singer Ai was in this PV. XD I can’t be the only one who thinks that kinda looks like her.

Look how fake and forced that is.

Nishi’s too.

He looks kinda cute here actually. XD

AAA-I4U radio rip

A while ago I said that I that I would be blogging about AAA more since, over the years AAA has grown on me. However, that hasn’t been going as smoothly as I hoped it would. Since I made that post AAA released a digital single, and announced they would be releasing a double A-side single called Call/14U on August 31. Which I just heard about now. And because of that the first A-side already has a full PV that was released last month. So, I am completely behind. But the good news is from now on I’ll be up to date with AAA. And despite Call being old news I am going to do a PV review of it shortly.

But on the subject of actual news, the radio rip for the second A-side, I4U, has just been released.

I4U sounds pretty much like a majority of AAA songs. And because of that the song gets pretty much lost in the crowd. There’s not really anything exciting in the song to make it standout against all their past songs. Which is honestly why I get bored of AAA easily. The song is simple with extremely soft music. The only interesting part of the song is when Mitsuhiro starts rapping. His rapping is usually the highlight, in my opinion, of most of their songs. It was Mitsuhiro’s rapping that made me fall in love with Music, which is probably my favorite AAA song.
I really wish I wasn’t so far behind in my AAA news, because Call completely blows I4U out of the water.