Sorezore no Isu Album Cover A

Release Date: May 25, 2016

Track Listing

Type A

Inochi wa Utsukushii
Taiyou Knock
Ima, Hanashitai Dareka ga Iru
Harujion ga Saku Koro
Kikkake
Taiyou ni Kudokarete
Yokubou no Reincarnation
Kanashimi no Wasurekata
Kuukikan
Kougousei Kibou
Muhyoujou
Arakajime Katarareru Romance
Sukima
Kyuushamen
Hane no Kioku
Nogizaka no Uta

Type B

Inochi wa Utsukushii
Taiyou Knock
Ima, Hanashitai Dareka ga Iru
Harujion ga Saku Koro
Kikkake
Taiyou ni Kudokarete
Yokubou no Reincarnation
Kanashimi no Wasurekata
Threefold choice
Teitaion no Kiss
Harukanaru Bhutan
Popipappapa
Seifuku wo Nuide Sayonara wo…
Yuuutsu to Fuusen Gum
Tachinaorichuu
Nogizaka no Uta

Type C

Inochi wa Utsukushii
Taiyou Knock
Ima, Hanashitai Dareka ga Iru
Harujion ga Saku Koro
Kikkake
Taiyou ni Kudokarete
Yokubou no Reincarnation
Kanashimi no Wasurekata
Shitsuren Shitara, Kao wo Arae!
Kakigoori no Kataomoi
Otona e no Chikamichi
Kimi wa Boku to Awanai Hou ga Yokatta no Kana
Wakaregiwa, Motto Suki ni Naru
Shitto no Kenri
Futougou
Nogizaka no Uta

Type D

Inochi wa Utsukushii
Taiyou Knock
Ima, Hanashitai Dareka ga Iru
Harujion ga Saku Koro
Kikkake
Taiyou ni Kudokarete
Yokubou no Reincarnation
Kanashimi no Wasurekata
Kanjou Rokugousen
Kuchiyakusoku
Romantic Ikayaki
House!
Sonna Baka na…
Shakiism
Romance no Start
Nogizaka no Uta

Review

Sorezore no Isu is Nogizaka46’s second studio album and it features the singles and b-sides starting from Inochi wa Utsukushii up to the final song for Fukagawa Mai, Harujion ga Saku Koro.

Much like their first album (and many other idol albums) you have probably heard the majority of the material present here. Thankfully there are a few new songs spread among the different versions of Sorezore no Isu so it’s not like this is just a re-hash of all you know. Of course that means you have to buy all of the CDs if you are the compulsive type who must have a complete Nogizaka46 song collection.

Of the album cuts Taiyou ni Kudokarete, Yokubou no Reincarnation, Teiaion no Kiss earn the most attention. The last track in that list is Ikuta Erika’s solo song and it is reminiscent of when she covered GLAY on Nogizakatte Doko. That means it’s a not very Nogizaka46 sounding type of song but it’s certainly stands out.

【乃木坂46】生田絵梨花 GLAYの誘惑を大熱唱【本気モード】 from Notigube on Vimeo.

As for the b-sides? The ones to take note of are Popipappapa, Tachinaorichu and Wakaregiwa, Motto Suki ni Naru. Type D contains some older ones such as House!, Sonna Baka na and Shakiism that were not present on Nogizaka46’s first album but made the cut for this one.

After listening to the album in its entirety it is evident that there is a maturation of Nogizaka46. After going through some of the typical idol group growing pains such as graduations and a scandal they have emerged as a truly separate entity from their 48 family cousins. It was once inconceivable that Nogizaka46 could be a true rival to the 48 empire. That’s probably not so far fetched now.

Sorezore no Isu (Type A)

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Sorezore no Isu (Type B)

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Sorezore no Isu (Type C)

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Sorezore no Isu (Type D)

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