NAMIE AMURO Discography Rate 「Part One」【...】


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Greetings! It's been a long time coming, and with Koda Kumi & Ayumi Hamasaki's discography rates currently underway, it's only fair that Japan's Queen of Hip-Pop gets the send off she deserves with a three part discography rate! This is my very first rate, so please excuse any technical difficulties. @send photo will be on hand ready to help, so if I mysteriously disappear, beg him to take over.

For Part One of the rate we will be exploring the beginnings of Namie's 30 year career. We will be rating FIVE full albums and a bunch of extras spanning from 1995 to 2002. We will be rating the single versions from each album as Namie insists on using remixes for the album versions. Interludes have also been omitted for the sake of our sanity.


THE RULES
  • Scores between 0 to 10 are accepted. 0.5 scores are also accepted, if there is enough demand of smaller decimals I could consider it.​
  • You can choose ONE song to receive your 11 in the rate.​
  • Please PM your scores to me with any commentary you have. Any commentary is appreciated!​
THE SONGS
Since it's damn near impossible to find Namie's music anywhere, we've had to resort to dropbox. If this is against the rules the links will be removed, but until we find an alternative, this is all we got. Thanks to @send photo for doing that for us! (Send your lawsuits to him @avex). Music videos are added if available.


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Dance Tracks Vol.1
  1. Go! Go! (Yume no Hayasade)
  2. Get My Shinin
  3. Super Luck!

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Original Tracks Vol.1
  1. Mister U.S.A. 「PV
  2. Koi no Cute Beat
  3. DANCING JUNK
  4. Rainbow Moon
  5. Aishite Muscat
  6. Wagamama wo Yurushite
  7. PARADISE TRAIN
  8. Kanashiki Broken Boy
  9. TRY ME ~Watashi wo Shinjite~
  10. MEMORIES ~Ashita no Tame ni~
  11. Taiyou no SEASON 「PV
  12. Heart ni Hi wo Tsukete
  13. Stop the music 「PV
  14. GOOD-NIGHT
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SWEET 19 BLUES
  1. LET'S DO THE MOTION
  2. PRIVATE
  3. Don't wanna cry 「PV
  4. Rainy DANCE
  5. Chase the Chance 「PV
  6. I'll JUMP
  7. i was a fool
  8. present
  9. You're my sunshine 「PV
  10. Body Feels EXIT 「PV
  11. SWEET 19 BLUES 「PV
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Concentration 20
  1. Concentration 20 (make you alright)
  2. B w/z you
  3. Close your eyes, Close to you
  4. Me love peace!!
  5. No Communication
  6. a walk in the park 「PV
  7. To-day
  8. Storm
  9. Whisper
  10. CAN YOU CELEBRATE? 「PV
  11. How to be a Girl 「PV

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Genius 2000
  1. LOVE 2000 「PV
  2. RESPECT the POWER OF LOVE 「PV
  3. LEAVIN' for LAS VEGAS
  4. SOMETHING 'BOUT THE KISS 「PV
  5. I HAVE NEVER SEEN 「PV
  6. STILL IN LOVE
  7. MI CORAZÓN (TE'AMOUR)
  8. YOU ARE THE ONE
  9. KISS-AND-RIDE
  10. THINGS I COLLECTED
  11. NEXT TO YOU
  12. ASKING WHY
  13. GIVE IT A TRY

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break the rules
  1. no more tears
  2. better days
  3. break the rules
  4. LOOKING FOR YOU
  5. PLEASE SMILE AGAIN 「PV
  6. never shoulda
  7. CROSS OVER
  8. GIRLFRIEND
  9. NEVER END 「PV
  10. think of me 「PV
  11. HimAWArI

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Extras
  1. toi et moi 「CM(from toi et moi)
  2. Joy (from SWEET 19 BLUES - Single)
  3. I TO YOU (from think of me / no more tears)
  4. Dreaming I Was Dreaming 「PV(from 181920)
  5. say the word 「PV (from LOVE ENHANCED♥ single collection)
  6. I WILL 「PV (from LOVE ENHANCED♥ single collection)
  7. lovin' it feat VERBAL (from LOVE ENHANCED♥ single collection)
  8. Let's not fight (from say the word)

Dance Tracks Vol.1
  1. Go! Go! (Yume no Hayasade)
  2. Get My Shinin
  3. Super Luck!

Original Tracks Vol.1
  1. Mister U.S.A. -
  2. Koi no Cute Beat -
  3. DANCING JUNK -
  4. Rainbow Moon -
  5. Aishite Muscat -
  6. Wagamama wo Yurushite -
  7. PARADISE TRAIN -
  8. Kanashiki Broken Boy -
  9. TRY ME ~Watashi wo Shinjite~ -
  10. MEMORIES ~Ashita no Tame ni~ -
  11. Taiyou no SEASON -
  12. Heart ni Hi wo Tsukete -
  13. Stop the music -
  14. GOOD-NIGHT -
SWEET 19 BLUES
  1. LET'S DO THE MOTION -
  2. PRIVATE -
  3. Don't wanna cry -
  4. Rainy DANCE -
  5. Chase the Chance -
  6. I'll JUMP -
  7. i was a fool -
  8. present -
  9. You're my sunshine -
  10. Body Feels EXIT -
  11. SWEET 19 BLUES -
Concentration 20
  1. Concentration 20 (make you alright) -
  2. B w/z you -
  3. Close your eyes, Close to you -
  4. Me love peace!! -
  5. No Communication -
  6. a walk in the park -
  7. To-day -
  8. Storm -
  9. Whisper -
  10. CAN YOU CELEBRATE? -
  11. How to be a Girl -
Genius 2000
  1. LOVE 2000 -
  2. RESPECT the POWER OF LOVE -
  3. LEAVIN' for LAS VEGAS -
  4. SOMETHING 'BOUT THE KISS -
  5. I HAVE NEVER SEEN -
  6. STILL IN LOVE -
  7. MI CORAZÓN (TE'AMOUR) -
  8. YOU ARE THE ONE -
  9. KISS-AND-RIDE -
  10. THINGS I COLLECTED -
  11. NEXT TO YOU -
  12. ASKING WHY -
  13. GIVE IT A TRY -
break the rules
  1. no more tears -
  2. better days -
  3. break the rules -
  4. LOOKING FOR YOU -
  5. PLEASE SMILE AGAIN -
  6. never shoulda -
  7. CROSS OVER -
  8. GIRLFRIEND -
  9. NEVER END -
  10. think of me -
  11. HimAWArl -
Extras
  1. toi et moi -
  2. Joy -
  3. I TO YOU -
  4. Dreaming I Was Dreaming -
  5. say the word -
  6. I WILL -
  7. lovin' it feat VERBAL -
  8. Let's not fight -

You will have 5 weeks to vote as I know there are still a lot of people unfamiliar with a lot of Namie's discography pre-STYLE and I'd like to give you all enough time to digest this. There's a lot of gems here.

DEADLINE: 27TH FEBRUARY 2018
 
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Elimination List:

71. You Are The One (feat. Imajin) - 4.64
70. Kanashiki Broken Boy - 4.89
69. GIVE IT A TRY - 5.39
68. Joy - 5.41
67. Koi no Cute Beat - 5.5
66. GOOD-NIGHT - 5.55
65. DANCING JUNK - 5.57
64. Wagamama wo Yurushite - 5.86
63. think of me - 5.89
62. GET MY SHININ' - 6.04
61. Rainbow Moon - 6.07
60. THINGS I COLLECTED - 6.09
59. present - 6.11
58. Rainy DANCE - 6.14
57. KISS-AND-RIDE - 6.27
56. i was a fool - 6.34
55. ASKING WHY - 6.45
54. Super Luck! - 6.59
53. I'LL JUMP - 6.64
52. To-day - 6.73
51. No Communication - 6.75
50. PARADISE TRAIN - 6.77
49. Mister U.S.A - 6.80
48. toi et moi - 6.82
47. LOOKING FOR YOU - 6.84
46. STILL IN LOVE - 6.86
45. Let's not fight - 6.89
44. better days - 6.93
43. B w/z you - 6.95
42. Storm - 7.05
41. break the rules - 7.11
40. lovin' it with VERBAL - 7.14
39. LET'S DO THE MOTION - 7.16
38. Me love peace!! - 7.18
37. Concentration 20 (make you alright) - 7.27
36. MI CORAZON (TE' AMOUR) - 7.32
35. Aishite Muscat - 7.36
34. I TO YOU - 7.40
33. NEXT TO YOU - 7.43
32. MEMORIES ~Ashita no Tame ni~ - 7.45
31. Close your eyes, Close to you - 7.48
30. Heart ni Hi wo Tsukete - 7.57
29. GIRLFRIEND - 7.59
28. CROSS OVER - 7.68
27. no more tears - 7.73
26. PRIVATE - 7.75
25. LEAVIN' FOR LAS VEGAS - 8.02
24. never shoulda - 8.10
23. GO! GO! ~Yume no Hayasa de~ - 8.14
22. LOVE 2000 - 8.20
21. SOMETHING 'BOUT THE KISS - 8.23
20. RESPECT the POWER OF LOVE - 8.30
19. PLEASE SMILE AGAIN - 8.32
18. HimAWArI - 8.36
17. Stop the music - 8.45
16. Dreaming I was dreaming - 8.52
15. Taiyou no Season - 8.57
14. a walk in the park - 8.59
13. Say the word - 8.61
12. You're my sunshine - 8.63
11. Don't wanna cry - 8.64
10. I HAVE NEVER SEEN - 8.68
9. Whisper - 8.73
8. SWEET 19 BLUES - 8.84
7. CAN YOU CELEBRATE? - 8.91
6. Chase the Chance - 9.02

5. TRY ME ~Watashi wo Shinjite~ - 9.05
4. How to be a Girl - 9.07
3. NEVER END - 9.20
2. I WILL - 9.23

1. Body Feels EXIT - 9.84
 
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So ecstatic this is happening! Thanks for putting this together. Will try to include commentary on every track.

Will songs from Dance Tracks Vol.1 not be included? Only because GO! GO! ~Yume no Hayasa de~ is one of my favs, but it's totally fine if not.
 
So ecstatic this is happening! Thanks for putting this together. Will try to include commentary on every track.

Will songs from Dance Tracks Vol.1 not be included? Only because GO! GO! ~Yume no Hayasa de~ is one of my favs, but it's totally fine if not.
I’m a bad stan. I tried to find differences between them before I made the final list and didn’t realise there were different songs on them. I’ll add any songs on Dance Tracks that aren’t on Original Tracks in a second!
 

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