I would not worry too much about SCANDAL not being the composers of their songs most of the time. For one, they write the lyrics themselves most of the time so you know it won't be meaningless rubbish that they just want to sell for $.
Drakis07 wrote: But one thing that i remember that SCANDAL said in interview once is that they create their song to be played live on stage
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So you know that they obviously have a hand in determining what their music will sound like, even if most of the time they do not make it from scratch for whatever reason (time, contract agreements, experience). You can say they hire people who write music that is tailored to the SCANDAL taste, so in a way it is still uniquely their music.
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At first they didn't compose any of their songs. Then all of a sudden we have some SCANDAL-composed songs showing up in b-sides in 2011: Want You (Mami), Very Special (Tomo&Rina), Hikare (Mami) and Emotion (Rina).
Now they finally have a main song (album or A-side, album in this case) composed by themselves: Bitter Chocolate (Rina). I think we're starting to see a pattern here. All the really really good self-composed songs are composed (and lyrics written too!) by Rina-chan.
(Emotion is one of SCANDAL's best songs IMO; I haven't listened to the whole Bitter Chocolate song but others have said it's GREAT). Since when is the DRUMMER the band's composer?? That's why she's awesome...Keep trying to make epic songs Rina!