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|Best songs of Yasutaka Nakata per project|
Curated by none other than ya girl Hurrican. because y'all know what time it is.
This has been a super close tie almost with the title track, Music Controller, Retro Memory and More More More. This is a fantastic slice of Indie-Rock influenced, hard hitting House music with a great use of Synthfunk-tones, unusual bass-warbling, a big anthemic chorus and a guitar solo as a post-chorus that is SO GOOD they actually use it twice. Great stuff, super catchy and one hell of a ride.
|2||Kyary Pamyu Pamyu|
Saigo No Icecream
probably a weird choice, but Nakata just uses Kyarys innocent charm in the most effective way here. Channeled through glimmering synths that are playing a surprisingly subdued and more melancholic chordprogression, this song is pure rage about not getting to have the last strawberry icecream and kinda threatening the person who got it. It's a more subdued affair for Kyary, it's well structured and the chorus is a definite sleeper. Definitely an underrated gem in her discography.
This is where Nakatas talent in vocal-chopping and expanding melodies really comes through, and more efficiently than in that one song on Control. The way he interweaves the three voices in the fragments on the post-chorus, making way into a super relaxed but tense verse is nothing short of amazing, and when he expands the chorus in the next repetition into one of the most satisfying high notes I have ever heard in a pop-song ever, you know you can just go right with this one. Also has a strangely unsettling dark, glitchy bassline underneath the glittery fun.
This is definitely an unexpected choice given how unspectacular this song is in it's standard electro-pop production, but come on, these are straight up some of the best melodies ever recorded. Every element of this song is just wonderfully catchy, there is not a single unmemorable second in here. The fact that the lyrics, i think, from what I can gather, talk about an affair with lots of complicated feelings and a deep sense of longing for more also gives it a surprisingly dire tone, which is executed wonderfully in a dancing your tears away kind of manner. One of the top 10 best popsongs ever written, in my opinion.
Super Music Maker
I actually hate this project and finding a decent song on here was hard work, but the slightly more prominent funk-grooves on here kinda won me over. Still, better stay away from this. Yuck.
|I'm back, and definitely won't stay that active for long, but I wanted to do this list real bad, so here ya go.|
I love Nakata, in case you couldn't guess that from this list, and aside from Supreme Show, I don't think he has any bad projects, maybe World Of Fantasy, so, yeah, this was a lot of fun for me.
|Gonna have to check those Meg and Ami Suzuki tracks out for sure. Nee in particular is unfairly good... and dangerously catchy.|
|You should actually check out the whole Meg album, it's super underrated and has some of his best production choices/melody-writing ever.|
And about Ami, yeeeeee, if you want to, sure, but I can't stand it except for 1/2 songs.
|nice list, I love Ami Suzuki and Meg. there's also COLTEMONIKHA, NAGISA COSMETIC, Hazel Nuts Chocolate, and he has made music with a ton of different models.|
|World of Fantasy is amazing|
|I would have to go for Music Controller or 5ive Star for best capsule track, good choices on KPP and Perfume|
|I mean, Music Controller was a very close runner-up, soooo, yeah.|