Release Date: August 24, 2011
- Limited Addiction
- We Will Win! ~Kokoro no Baton de Po Pon no Po~n☆~
- Don’t Be Cruel (Jacket C Only)
- Limited Addiction (Instrumental)
- We Will Win! ~Kokoro no Baton de Po Pon no Po~n☆~ (Instrumental)
AVEX’s youth female group Tokyo Girls Style’s 7th single is Limited Addiction. Continuing the trend of not conforming to typical idol music, Limited Addiction sounds more like a throwback to 90’s UK R&B which also happens to stick to AVEX’s m.o. of being stuck in the 90’s as well.
Even with that said the song is catchy stuff and thankfully there isn’t a trace of squeak to be found here. It seems like these girls are being groomed to be real singers instead of just voices over a really cool track. The strange thing about this song is that there really isn’t too much vocal wise going on and the funky instrumental seems to carry the song more than the group’s performance.
I don’t necessarily find that to be a bad thing but those who want to hear more from their idol groups may find this song a bit boring. The other a-side We Will Win! ~Kokoro no Baton de Po Pon no Po~n☆~ is more typical of idol music fare but still retains that signature AVEX sound. Compared to Limited Addiction it isn’t exactly a great follow up track but it’s passable enough.
Included on the Jacket C version of the single is a proper follow up to Limited Addiction called Don’t Be Cruel. It has a similar sound and brings a bit more consistency to the overall package. It’s much better than the second a-side on the other versions of Limited Addiction.
7 singles in and AVEX has done a spectacular job with Tokyo Girls Style so far. They may not be as popular as some of their competition but they have at least carved a niche for themselves that may give them a longer shelf life once the idol craze ends.
Limited Addiction (Jacket A)
Limited Addiction (Jacket B)
Limited Addiction (Jacket C)
Limited Addiction (Jacket D)