Ayumi Hamasaki Discography Rate: Part 2 (FIN)

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evilsin: This sounds like a lighter take on no way to say to me, or any winter ballad of hers, really. I mean it's cute and the PV is unintentionally hilarious. I don't mind this, but I don't come back to this at all, although in the context of an full album listen it works.

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eliminathan: I'm sure the video is meant to be cute and funny because of all of Ayumi's facial expressions but I was laughing for all the wrong reasons. The fact that we can "see through her eyes" at the end but you can see her iris and pupil in your way is absurdly hilarious. Apparently Ayumi can only see from one eye and her contacts are in her own vision. Then the video ends with all of her friends laughing and having fun while she's bawling.

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I cannot believe this bop left 3rd from the album when Days is still right there...
eliminate Days

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Lowkey can't remember how Days goes

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otenkiame: This is a rather sweet ballad. There's nothing at all to hate about it, really. Just, it's kinda run-of-the-mill, especially when you think about all the far superior ballads Ayu's done before.

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TABOO: Days is my personal karaoke staple. The lyrics are amongst the best that she has written in how they convey the feeling of an unrequited love. I adore the music, and I adore the delivery of her vocals.

RUNAWAY: This album is not my favorite of hers, but it’s solid. This song is absolutely the highlight. It does everything right that some of the songs got wrong. It helps that it’s also a ballad and it’s what Ayu does best.

vague: these lyrics are so great and so relatable. this has such a sweet melody, too, and she sounds fantastic. i like this a lot.

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dLma is an amazing song but I knew it wasn't going to do super well. I remember that back when the album was released, a lot of people hated this track for some reason. I didn't get it then and I don't get it now, but I doomed it with a 9.5 like so many other great songs - like About You and Days - so I can only shame myself at this point.
... But About You though?! Sigh. I love that track, why didn't I give it a 10?! (I know why tbh but I don't want to jinx anything so this is all I'm going to say)
I agree on until that Day... being a little busy, it's not a song that's fun to listen to repeatedly but it's a good opener for the album for sure. I wonder if it was once part of Not yet as the "prologue" track before Ayu decided to expand the album from a mini and made it into a full song? /acting like I have any idea what I'm talking about
Days is a song that I didn't really like back in the day but I find it more appealing now. I feel like it's a very basic song both musically and lyrically but that's not always a bad thing. Actually I just realized it reminds me of something Kana Nishino would release so maybe that's why I like it more now.

We're not even at 50 yet and I'm already feeling stressed the fuck out by the unpredictability of this rate. Any song could go next! I don't know what to think anymore!
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Ayu's got more ties than a Koda Kumi rate
My legacy!
until that Day...
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Dead.
THis is what happens when I try to read paragraphs while still waking up.
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Dead to me.
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evilsin: This sounds like a lighter take on no way to say to me, or any winter ballad of hers, really. I mean it's cute and the PV is unintentionally hilarious. I don't mind this, but I don't come back to this at all, although in the context of an full album listen it works.

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eliminathan: I'm sure the video is meant to be cute and funny because of all of Ayumi's facial expressions but I was laughing for all the wrong reasons. The fact that we can "see through her eyes" at the end but you can see her iris and pupil in your way is absurdly hilarious. Apparently Ayumi can only see from one eye and her contacts are in her own vision. Then the video ends with all of her friends laughing and having fun while she's bawling.

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otenkiame: This is a rather sweet ballad. There's nothing at all to hate about it, really. Just, it's kinda run-of-the-mill, especially when you think about all the far superior ballads Ayu's done before.

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TABOO: Days is my personal karaoke staple. The lyrics are amongst the best that she has written in how they convey the feeling of an unrequited love. I adore the music, and I adore the delivery of her vocals.

RUNAWAY: This album is not my favorite of hers, but it’s solid. This song is absolutely the highlight. It does everything right that some of the songs got wrong. It helps that it’s also a ballad and it’s what Ayu does best.

vague: these lyrics are so great and so relatable. this has such a sweet melody, too, and she sounds fantastic. i like this a lot.

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Dead at this elimination.
Actually I just realized it reminds me of something Kana Nishino would release so maybe that's why I like it more now.
Dead. How dare you even liken Kana to Ayu's magnificence? I mean I really like Kana, but still.
I just check the spreadsheet and omg y'all

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It's fuckin' rough from here on out. Protect ya faves
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