Kumi, you naughty girl!
Today we can star with our precious @Remorque
(7,5), who decided to brand the song's genre, "Enjoyable in soft rock-ish poppy kinda way." That's... probably a good way to describe it, yes. @TABOO
(7,5) enjoyed the track quite a bit, "Between the four tracks on 4 hot wave
, With your smile is arguably my least favourite. That being said, Kuu truly shows us how to come through with a great pop song! The pre-chorus in particular shines brightly." Honestly, same, but even when you know that the song is not a 10, you can't help but bop along to it. The power of Kuu. @Cutlery
(8,5) is... single? "A funky dance jam with lighthearted lyrics about being supported in a nice and fulfilling relationship. Can't relate but that doesn't take away enjoyment of the song tho" PM me, hun, or better yet check my Insta... or better not. I bet @otenkiame
loves summer, even the cruel Japanese one, "Summer song to the max. Another cheerful and bright track that really goes with the summer season. It's pretty much pop perfection." Ooh, someone's not afraid of big words.
Moving on to our 10s, @RUNAWAY
reminds the lessers who is the true queen of summer releases, "YES!!! I forgot how iconic this song really is! 4 Hot Wave was a real moment and the other girls are still trying to be as iconic as that release. The true upbeat carefree song of her career!" Oh god, every year Kuu's summer singles were such a fucking moment. EVERY.SINGLE.TIME! @Weslicious
tries to remember other Kumi summer jams, "An amazing summer track. girls could never (even though it damn well tried it and she seems to prefer it in concerts)." Hun, we all now know how this ended, dddd. Meanwhile @vague
somehow managed to love this one better than Ningyo-hime
, "oh, waow, i forgot what a cute n fun summery bop this is. probably my fave track on the 4 hot wave single" To each his own, I guess.
Arriving at @Squashua
, who is the first to lose an 11, I have to say that I was quite surprised with his choice, but I'm so glad he went with his gut and heart and said "yes!" to this bright and joyful moment. It truly shows that Kumi has it for literally everyone in her vast discography, "I get that this is probably a completely random album track to give an 11 to but it's so uplifting like the very best disco music should be. It's like the best late 80's/early 90's birthday party that I never had. The strings are aflame, the beat is unrelenting and those little brass flares are a delight but then you give me that
electric guitar solo?? If you want to land a sucker punch that's really the trick to pull out in the last 1/3 of a song, I eat that UP. Wig last seen passing Saturn and the Milky Way. Just a pure pop blast in its purest, retro form." I already said that, but I just have to say it again - I love your commentary so freaking much, hun!