E-Girls E.G. Time

Release Date: January 1, 2015

Track List

  1. -Introduction-
  2. E.G. Anthem -WE ARE VENUS-
  3. Mr. Snowman
  4. Music Flyer
  5. Move It! -Dream & E-girls TIME- / Dream & E-girls
  6. Rock n Roll Widow (ロックンロール・ウィドウ)
  7. Highschool♡love
  8. Odoru Ponpokorin (おどるポンポコリン; Ponpoko Phosphorus Dance)
  9. Jiyou no Megami ~Yuvuraia~ (自由の女神 ~ユーヴライア~; Statue of Liberty ~Yuvuraia~)
  10. Ureshii! Tanoshii! Daisuki! (うれしい!たのしい!大好き!; Happy! Fun! Love!)
  11. Again
  12. Chocolat (ショコラ)
  13. Gomennasai no Kissing You (E.G. TIME version) (ごめんなさいのKissing You; I’m Sorry for Kissing You)
  14. Follow Me (E.G. TIME version)
  15. Kibou no Hikari ~Mirai wo Shinjite~ (Dream & E-girls version) (希望の光 ~未来を信じて~; Ray of Hope ~Believe in Future~)

Review

E-girls third studio album is one of the first J-Pop releases of 2015 and continues their trend of offering catchy, yet extremely safe pop songs.

This is most evident from four of the previously released singles that are included on this album. Again, it’s not exactly going to be the greatest prospects for those who want this group to get a bit of personality as unit, but they’re selling so why change things up right?

So yes, it is fairly status quo for this group but thankfully there are some interesting tracks to take note of as there always seem to be on E-girls albums.

The first is the newest single Move It! which features the members of Dream as the center of the song. With Dream taking the lead there is a bit of the more aggressive dance pop that the group is known for infused into the music.

It’s quite refreshing amongst the teeth rotting sweetness.

The other song to take a listen to is the cover of Momoe Yamaguchi’s Rock N’ Roll Widow. It sounds like an odd choice for groups like the E-girls but again, it’s something different from the usual.

They didn’t go full rock for their cover and instead fused the guitar rhythm and melody with light dance club fare. It does work out quite well in the end though. For those who are interested SCANDAL also did a cover of the song that is much closer to the original.

Back to the E-girls, the other most noticeable thing on this album is the absence of many ballads. There are only two present here. Perhaps this is a lesson learned from Colorful Pop? Ballads are nice but not exactly E-girls strongest suit.

Overall this album is in line with what one would expect of the E-girls and if you’re a hardcore supporter of them or one of the groups that are part of their membership then you won’t have an issue with this album.

Everyone else? It will be up to you to decide if they satisfy your thirst for J-Pop or not. Purchase at your discretion.

E.G. Time (CD only Regular Edition)

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E.G. Time (CD + Blu-Ray Regular Edition)

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E.G. Time (CD + Blu-Ray Limited Edition)

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