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Namie Amuro tracks that should have been singles

As you all know, I created three MASSIVE lists of my favourite Namie Amuro singles from her entire career (which spans between 1992 to now). So, for a lil' extra summin' summin', I will be conducting a list of some of Amuro-chan's best non-single anthems because... well, why the hell not! Some of them missed… Continue reading Namie Amuro tracks that should have been singles

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Namie Amuro: ‘Feel’ – Album Review

Released: July 10, 2013 (Avex Trax) Feel was the first Namie Amuro album I really got into. I remembering purchasing the album single "Contrail" at the time, and after the announcement of Feel, I was actually quite anticipated for its release. No previews. No small lil' teasers on the sides. Just waited until the date came… Continue reading Namie Amuro: ‘Feel’ – Album Review

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Namie Amuro: ‘Finally’ – Album Review

Released: November 8, 2017 (Dimension Point) While her retirement clock is continuing to tick, Japanese pop diva Namie Amuro has, yet again, decided to repackage her best singles into a massive greatest hits album. Trust me, it's not a rare occasion when you witness prominent acts such as Amuro-chan hand-pick each chart-bop, and put it… Continue reading Namie Amuro: ‘Finally’ – Album Review

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The Definite Ranking of Namie Amuro’s Best Singles (Part III)

As mentioned on my featured article, J-Pop legend Namie Amuro announced her retirement from the music industry for September 16, 2018. As a result, I decided to conduct a special, definite ranking of all of Amuro-chan’s single releases between her debut “Body Feels Exit”, and her most recent release “Just You And I” (a total of 61 releases,… Continue reading The Definite Ranking of Namie Amuro’s Best Singles (Part III)

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Namie Amuro: ‘_genic’ – Album Review

Released: June 10, 2015 (Dimension Point) _genic is a record that I had eagerly anticipated on, just like Christmas time when I was five years old. I had begun listening to a lot of Amuro-chan's discography up until _genic's release, and was really get to enjoy a lot of her music post-Play. But when those previews… Continue reading Namie Amuro: ‘_genic’ – Album Review

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Namie Amuro: ‘Ballada’ – Album Review

Released: June 4, 2014 (Dimension Point) When Namie Amuro announced that she was going to release a compilation dedicated to her J-Pop ballads, I said to myself, "Ayu who? Koda Kumi who?". Haha nah, no tea no shade, but I had a feeling she was gonna put herself down a route where she was aligned… Continue reading Namie Amuro: ‘Ballada’ – Album Review

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Namie Amuro: ‘Uncontrolled’ – Album Review

Released: June 27, 2012 (Avex Trax) At the brink of Namie Amuro's transition into pop and electronic dance music, she had been releasing singles left, right and centre. First was "Break It" and "Get Myself Together", the former being a slick dance-rock number and the latter being a pretty timid R&B ballad with little flair… Continue reading Namie Amuro: ‘Uncontrolled’ – Album Review

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Namie Amuro: ‘Past < Future' – Album Review

Released: December 16, 2009 (Avex Trax) I never really liked Past<Future. Period. I honestly would not even touch it with a wooden stick, or a click of the mouse. There was something about this record that I felt completely distant from. Personally, I think the issue I had with this record was the fact that her… Continue reading Namie Amuro: ‘Past < Future' – Album Review