Ayu ready? Welcome to... 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 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 YOUR DEADLINE IN SEPTEMBER 10TH. LET THE RATING COMMENCE.