One of the hot topics in the past couple of days on the Animesuki Forums has been about the new Ali Project sung opening theme for Sora Kake Girl and whether the duo has shown that they are lacking in originality and the ability to refine and vary their (at this point) rather infamous style. Both sides of the fence have given their views on the bands music from statements such as a critic’s, “Each song they do is like the same beat and off-key notes every. single. time.” and a supporters, “Quirkiness is as quirky does. And in that weird off-key manner, they do seem to have some otherworldly sense of rhythm to it”.
The band will almost certainly continue to be a controversial one in the future when it comes to their contributions to anime music, but I figure why not present a few of their more recent contributions here and let people decide for themselves whether they are truly rehashing or if it’s all just a part of our imagination. Then I would like to invite comparison and contrast of Ali Project to another female duo that I have been following on and off in Halcali. I’ve found that Halcali shares a comparative style with Ali Project in how they like to rap their lyrics (and not to mention a little in the type of wardrobe they like to wear), but that they also provide a stark contrast to Ali Project’s own style in terms of the duo performance. I won’t offer up any more words or take any sides in this debate from here on out, but instead I will let people decide through a poll what they think of the two bands and their respective styles and whether one or the other, both, or neither are in need of an image overhaul. Play them over each other, compare, contrast, do whatever you like….
Waga Routashi Aku no Hana – Ending 2 To Code Geass R2
Kitei no Tsurugi – Opening To Kurogane No Linebarrels
Kotodama – Opening To Shigofumi
Tip Taps Tip – Ending 3 To Psalm Of Planets Eureka Seven
Long Kiss Goodbye – Ending 7 To Naruto Shippuden
Lights, Camera, Action – Opening To Getsumen To Heiki Mina
it’s up to you now: