Initially, I was going to review this whole CD, but honestly, I haven't listened to anything but "E.U.R.O.P.A." I don't know what the lyrics are, because the vocals are almost unnaturally high (a little bit like One Star's fellow Japanese popster, Takako Minekawa) and they're swathed in this very light echo. I'm not even sure if they're singing in English. But that's partially why this song is so amazing. It's complete atmosphere. Their synths sound like iridescent bubbles rising up from a sea of blue gelatin, sort of like the water levels on Super Mario 3, and the vocals are the swimming jellyfish. The lead guitar, consisting of no more than five repeated notes, is the actual kissing part. And the bass is that "wow, I'm falling hard" feeling in your stomach.
"E.U.R.O.P.A." is the most successful pop song I've heard in a very long time. If there were fewer corporations in the world, it'd be on the radio every five minutes. In any case, it's definitely playing on the radio in my head, dreamily repeating as the young, shy Andrew McCarthy leans in toward my lips.