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Ayuready? The AYUMI HAMASAKI DISCOGRAPHY RATE PT. 1 - #37

Discussion in 'Charts, rates etc' started by aaronhansome, Aug 6, 2017.

  1. Ayu ready?














    Welcome to...

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    Hello! @ThisIsRogue and I welcome you to the Ayumi Hamasaki Discography Rate Part 1. Our good friend @send photo regrets that he cannot take care of this endeavor but, and I know this may come as a shock, real life is more important than a Jpop rate. We send our love and well wishes and hope he decides to come back to us soon. We've had a singles rate for Ayumi before hosted by the beautiful and talented @3Xs but for such an icon of the Japanese music industry, a full discography rate seems only appropriate. Spanning the years of 1998 to 2003, we'll be rating SIX albums plus extras in this first part.


    RULES

    • Score between 0 and 10. Decimals are allowed but don't get crazy.
    • One song gets your 11. You get one 11 for each part, use it wisely.
    • PM your scores to me, @aaronhansome or @ThisIsRogue when they're ready.

    THE SONGS


    Now, because homegirl has literally five million remixes for every song including some on the albums that are different from single versions, we will not be enforcing which version to use. I will be rating the single versions myself but I cannot stop you. We've included a Spotify playlist for everything we could because she's one of the few Jpop people who have their shit together on Spotify, bless her. Along with this, music videos are included where applicable, however UNITE! and NEVER EVER are just clips because...avex. Who knows.


    SPOTIFY PLAYLIST



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    01. A Song for ××
    02. Hana
    03. FRIEND
    04. FRIEND II
    05. poker face
    06. Wishing
    07. YOU
    08. As if...
    09. POWDER SNOW
    10. Trust
    11. Depend on you
    12. SIGNAL
    13. from your letter
    14. For My Dear...
    15. Present


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    16. Fly high
    17. Trauma
    18. And Then
    19. immature
    20. Boys & Girls
    21. TO BE
    22. End roll
    23. P.S II
    24. WHATEVER
    25. too late
    26. appears
    27. monochrome
    28. LOVE
    29. Who...
    30. kanariya


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    Duty


    31. Duty
    32. vogue
    33. End of the World
    34. SCAR
    35. Far away
    36. SURREAL
    37. AUDIENCE
    38. SEASONS
    39. teddy bear
    40. Key ~eternal tie ver.~
    41. girlish


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    42. I am...
    43. Connected
    44. UNITE!
    45. evolution
    46. Naturally
    47. NEVER EVER
    48. still alone
    49. Daybreak
    50. M
    51. a song is born
    52. Dearest
    53. no more words
    54. Endless sorrow
    55. Flower garden


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    56. WE WISH
    57. Real me
    58. Free & Easy
    59. Heartplace
    60. Over
    61. HANABI
    62. everywhere nowhere
    63. July 1st
    64. Dolls
    65. Voyage
    66. Close to you
    67. independent
    68. +


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    69. ANGEL'S SONG
    70. Greatful days
    71. Because of You
    72. ourselves
    73. HANABI ~episode II~
    74. No way to say
    75. forgiveness
    76. Memorial address



    ~EXTRAS~

    77. NOTHING FROM NOTHING
    78. LIMIT
    79. PAPER DOLL
    80. Gut it-Pez
    81. A (with m.c.A.T.)
    82. Two of us
    83. ever free
    84. RAINBOW
    85. 卒業写真 (Graduation Photo)
    86. theme of a-nation '03

    YOUR DEADLINE IN SEPTEMBER 10TH. LET THE RATING COMMENCE.
     
  2. A Song for ××

    01. A Song for ×× -
    02. Hana -
    03. FRIEND -
    04. FRIEND II -
    05. poker face -
    06. Wishing -
    07. YOU -
    08. As if... -
    09. POWDER SNOW -
    10. Trust -
    11. Depend on you -
    12. SIGNAL -
    13. from your letter -
    14. For My Dear... -
    15. Present -

    LOVEppears

    16. Fly high -
    17. Trauma -
    18. And Then -
    19. immature -
    20. Boys & Girls -
    21. TO BE -
    22. End roll -
    23. P.S II -
    24. WHATEVER -
    25. too late -
    26. appears -
    27. monochrome -
    28. LOVE -
    29. Who... -
    30. kanariya -

    Duty

    31. Duty -
    32. vogue -
    33. End of the World -
    34. SCAR -
    35. Far away -
    36. SURREAL -
    37. AUDIENCE -
    38. SEASONS -
    39. teddy bear -
    40. Key ~eternal tie ver.~ -
    41. girlish -

    I am...

    42. I am... -
    43. Connected -
    44. UNITE! -
    45. evolution -
    46. Naturally -
    47. NEVER EVER -
    48. still alone -
    49. Daybreak -
    50. M -
    51. a song is born -
    52. Dearest -
    53. no more words -
    54. Endless sorrow -
    55. Flower garden -

    RAINBOW

    56. WE WISH -
    57. Real me -
    58. Free & Easy -
    59. Heartplace -
    60. Over -
    61. HANABI -
    62. everywhere nowhere -
    63. July 1st -
    64. Dolls -
    65. Voyage -
    66. Close to you -
    67. independent
    68. + -

    Memorial address

    69. ANGEL'S SONG -
    70. Greatful days -
    71. Because of You -
    72. ourselves -
    73. HANABI ~episode II~ -
    74. No way to say -
    75. forgiveness -
    76. Memorial address -

    Extras

    77. NOTHING FROM NOTHING -
    78. LIMIT -
    79. PAPER DOLL -
    80. Gut it-Pez -
    81. A (with m.c.A.T.) -
    82. Two of us -
    83. ever free -
    84. RAINBOW -
    85. 卒業写真 (Graduation Photo) -
    86. theme of a-nation '03 -
     
  3. RESERVED AS WELL.
     
  4. So true! As much as I'm looking forward to all the current and upcoming JPop rates on this forum, an Internet poll of pop songs is not a priority when it comes to real life so all my best to Send Photo.

    However, as pathetic as it sounds, I am still quite excited about this rate and can't wait until all the results are in. Great job so far @aaronhansome and @ThisIsRogue ! Going to start rating I Am later on.
     
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2017
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  5. Isn't this all kawaii and suteki?
     
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  6. What are people's opinions of Because of You? I'm interested because it's one of my faves from a handful of songs I've heard.
     
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  7. Easily one of her best rock songs.
     
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  8. Because of You is great! Although my favourite rock song I think would be Alterna.
     
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  9. alterna is excellent.
     
  10. I started panicking a bit when I realized that I need to choose and 11, but then I looked up the list of the songs here and calmed down, because my all time favorite of hers is here. Whew. One stressing spell avoided.
     
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  11. Amazing for you guys to take this on, I know a lot of people were excited for it!

    You will CERTAINLY be seeing my scores!
    @Island you bettah vote sis!
     
  12. This is great, and I'm so down with this...




    Ya know, just in case anyone wants to rate who's new/unfamiliar with all her stuff. I would just hate to have to go all fairyland PV and burn stuff down if someone gave that track less than 8/10 and commented on how high pitched and dated it sounded as they only listened to the album version.
     
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  13. I've started scoring and writing comments. Lowest so far is a 3. My 11 was a no brainer.
     
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  14. I tragically missed Utada so lemme try to get this one done and support some fave posters.
     
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  15. I have already pre-allocated my 11 although I have yet to reach that song in my listen though. There were a few potentials but I ended up going with my first Ayumi song.

    @Rmx Are you voting?
     
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  16. I'm giving out 10s like I'm a rockefeller, but I'm starting to run out of words to describe how amazing those songs are.
     
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  17. I adore this Because of You performance. Amazing.
     
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  18. Only a couple of extra tracks left for me. I live.
     
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  19. I've just done the extras section, there's some.... choices there but RAINBOW is beautiful. My fave rate discovery so far.
     
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  20. I'm pretty sure before even doing this that Rainbow and I am.. are going to get the highest averages. Rainbow was my Ayumi gateway album!
     
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