Reviews written by Sakura-chan
Party queen (Japan Version)July 1, 2012 Mediocre parenthes (I hope)
I'm kinda sad to say it but this is probably Ayu's worst album after "A Song for XX" and "LOVEppears". Even now, after many listenings, the only 4 songs I can remember are "Party Queen", "NaNaNa", "Shake It" and "how beautiful you are", the other ones are so anonymous that I can't even remember how they sound. And the last note is the title which doesn't match absolutely with the sound of the album, what's of "party" there? I want more rock and more dance Ayu, please!
Uncontrolled (Jacket A)(ALBUM+DVD)(Japan Version)July 1, 2012 A honest review from a fan
I like the album but there are too many English tracks, I like j-pop because I like Japanese language, so all these English songs are pointless and I can't stand that there are not included the original versions of "GO ROUND" and "YEAH-OH" but the English versions. The album version of "Break It" is pretty nice, it sounds more catchy than the single version. Honestly there is one thing I like more than "PLAY" and "PAST<FUTURE" : more ballads! Finally, because I love Namie's ballads. It's a good album but it could be better to me.
SPEEDLAND -The Premium Best Re Tracks- (Japan Version)(1)Our Price: US$28.99July 1, 2012 Nice collection
Maybe it's because it's the first album by SPEED I listened to but I liked it very much! I honestly don't know how the original songs sound, so I can't compare the old songs to these new ones. Probably it's a collection that casual listeners can enjoy better than old fans.
Ami Selection (Japan Version)December 10, 2011 This is sad
Sad attempt of saving the sales of this best album, 9 tracks from her Sony era (re-arranged and with new vocals but old songs) and 6 tracks from her Avex era. Amazing tracks like "Eventful", "Fantastic", "Like a Love?" and "ONE" left out only for the fear of flop. Collection only for occasional listeners.
moment (Normal Edition)(Japan Version)1 people found this review helpful
October 3, 2011 Good as always
Nothing to say, the talent is always there, but I don't like all the songs as I did from her previous album. My favourites are "moment", "te a te", "Daijoubu", "Onto no Oto" and "Ai to...", the other tracks are easily forgettable to me.
September 30, 2011 Good pop music
All the songs included in this best album are very good but instead of the new version of "Halleluja", "Hurricane Lily Boston Mary" and "Get Chu", I wanted other a-sides to be included. So the only reason I don't rate 10 this album is only the lack of amazin a-sides.
Will (Normal Edition)(Japan Version)September 3, 2011 Evergreen band
After 20 years PENICILLIN still can make albums like this, they are amazing! I had already enjoyed very much the single "Rosetta" and the album ended to be very good too. A bad track? No, I can't pick one, they sound all good to me.
Will (Normal Edition)(Japan Version)September 3, 2011 Just perfect
Thelma doesn't sell anymore? It's a shame because the quality of her music keeps increasing! All the songs included in this album are amazing, I enjoyed it even more than "DIARY" and "Emotions" which were of course wonderful. Support her, she deserves it!
Five (Japan Version)1 people found this review helpful
September 2, 2011 Not perfect
A huge step forward if I compare this mini-album to the previous one "Memorial Adress". I don't know why but, album after album, Ayu has begun to release songs which sounds too much all the same. "progess" and "beloved" are excellent songs but not that creative, "BRILLANTE" has a new sound for her, I'd define it a gothic ballad, but I don't like it very much. Probably the best song is "ANother SONG feat URATA NAOYA", because it sounds pretty good and new, almost R&B. "Why... feat. JUNO" is okay. It's the first time I don't give 10/10 to an Ayu's album, however "FIVE" is not bad, I only miss her perfection.
M BEST (Normal Edition)(Japan Version)September 2, 2011 This is good!
I was higly disappointed with "BEST DESTINY" but this new best album includes the real best songs from her, finally! I was wrong considering her mediocre, she is a good R&B singer.
Japan Premium Best & More (Normal Edition)(Japan Version)(1)Our Price: US$28.49August 3, 2011 A voice from heaven!
alan reminds me a lot of KOKIA or RURUTIA for her ethnic sound, her talent and her powerful voice, I absolutely love the highs she can reach. Listening to this album is like a virtual journey in Asia, the style of the arrangements is amazing. There is not one song I don't like, this is a must have to me, you will not be disappointed.
K-Best (Normal Edition)(Japan Version)May 21, 2011 It's worth buying
K is a very talented singer-songwriter, his music is pure art and this collection is the right way to begin listening to this artist. At first listen the album can sound a little monotonous because the songs are almost all ballads with the same arrangement but they are all good, only 2/3 songs between 30 are so and so. You should give a try.
Dong Bang Shin Ki Vol. 2 - Rising SunMay 12, 2011 Worthy continuation of TRI-ANGLE
It's a perfect album, extremely solid, there is only one song that I find so and so and it's "Love is never gone", the other songs are more than good. A must have for sure.
Dong Bang Shin Ki Vol. 4 - Mirotic (Korea Version C)(44)Our Price: US$14.99List: US$19.99Save: US$5.00 (25%)May 12, 2011 Very nice album
What can I say? It's an amazing album, very solid, my least favourite tracks are "Wish" and "Don't Say Goodbye" but they are not bad, just a little bit boring, the other ones are pure art! Also the package is nice, I though that with so many bonus tracks, the booklet would be without images, instead there are a lot of nice pics.
Dong Bang Shin Ki Vol. 3 - Repackage Version (CD+DVD: Music Video)(63)Our Price: US$16.99List: US$22.99Save: US$6.00 (26%)May 12, 2011 This is the best version!
In the DVD there are a lot of things : music videos, interviews and live shows, I absolutely love it! The album also is very good, I still don't like "White Lie..." and "Remember", I find them pretty boring, but the rest of the tracks are awesome! Talking about the cards included in the package maybe I prefered a booklet full of pics instead but only for the DVD this edition is a must have.
Dong Bang Shin Ki Vol. 1 - Tri AngleMay 12, 2011 Amazing debut album!
There isn't a single song that I don't like, a little masterpiece, a must have! I think in the other DBSK's albums there are about 2/3 songs that I find boring but this one is flawless.
Checkmate! (Japan Version)1 people found this review helpful
April 29, 2011 Check it out!
I don't think I'm crazy if I say this is the best Namie's album ever. I like it even more than "STYLE" and "Queen of Hip-Pop" which were my favourite albums ever and it's way better than "PLAY" and "PAST<FUTURE" to me. All the four new tracks are awesome, I also mention "ROCK U", "Wet 'N Wild", "Do What U Gotta Do" and "BLACK DIAMOND". Amazing collaboration album, a must have for sure!
Twenity 2000-2010 (Japan Version)March 29, 2011 It's good but...
I've been waiting for so long for this best album but I'm a little disappointed with the choice of the tracklist. There are a lot of singles missing, all the ones released in 2009 and 2010 are not there! ç_ç It's better than nothing, L'Arc-en-Ciel is still a great band. ^^;
Greatest Hits (Japan Version)1 people found this review helpful
March 29, 2011 OLIVIA is a true artist
OLIVIA's music style is a mix between rock, alternative and ambient. To me she is a little bit of Bjork and a little bit of Alanis Morissette, a talented singer with a beautiful and ethereal voice. If you know OLIVIA only for the anime "Nana", begin to listen to this collection because there is much more to discover about her, she will surprise you!
Singles (Japan Version)March 22, 2011 Nothing great here
After listening to this little best album a lot of times, I still can't remember the songs and this is not a good thing, I sincerely don't like it at all and I advice the singer of not singing in English because his pronunciation is terrible! XD