Fight Test: This is a solid pop song to start the album with. I like the upbeat, happy feel it's got to it. Starting happy is never a bad thing. Steven Drozd is holding it down on the drum beat though - very solid. It's got a funkiness to them that counteracts the pop. The ethereal, open feel they've got going on is pretty - I like how light it is. The layering and slight echo of the vocals in the chorus add only enhance the open feel of the tune. I think the strangeness of the beginning and end help make this feel over-the-top pop. Sweet opening.
One More Robot / Sympathy 3000-21: The intro and outro remind me of an old horror film. I find it very cool. I like that this is a much more mellow groove than the previous - it's a nice switch up. I like all of the different sounds going on. The layering has a very "outer space" feel to them. The bass line is pretty funky, thank you, Michael Ivins. Really holds it down. The pick up/switch to major in the chorus is very cool. I wasn't expecting the song to go that route, but the surprise made me happy. It's a really well made B section. I wish the vocals were a liiiiittle bit clearer, but I feel like their distance is also a significant part of the feel of the tune. Though they aren't real, the strings at the end of the tune are tasteful. It does remind me a tiny bit of the soundtrack to Final Fantasy V though. Regardless, this is a very cool tune.
Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Pt. 1: I am not surprised that the title track has very silly lyrics, infact I would have expected nothing less. This song reminds me a lot of the first, which I'm not sure is the best thing so early in the game. I think going a little less poppy would have worked better here. It's almost a little too happy. The synth sounds they use to counteract that happiness are pretty cool though. It's a cute song, but my least favorite of the day so far.
Yoshimi Battles the Pink Rotos, Pt. 1: