2009 In Review ~Albums + Ripping Things Up~January 1, 2010 at 9:36 PM | Posted in ~Features! | 9 Comments
HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYONE!
First of all, I want to say that I LOOOOVE whoever made this manip. It had me loling for hours. A big thanks to some random member at ONTD for posting it.
That was Namie’s reaction when she found out that Susan Boyle beat her on the World Charts. =(
Along with my favorite albums, I will also have some random categories to finish off the post. Once again, these will be in no particular order but I did divide the albums section into 2 categories: a lower tier and an upper tier. The upper tier contains my top 5 albums of the year!
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The Lower Tier
Ayumi Hamasaki – NEXT LEVEL
LOL. Why are you looking at me like that? It was a fun album. =x
Top Tracks: Sparkle | Rule | LOVE ‘n’ HATE
BENI – Bitter & Sweet
An excellent “re-debut” album.
Top Tracks: Kiss Kiss Kiss | nice & slow | Beautiful World
Rie fu – URBAN ROMANTIC
A great mix of the old and new for Rie fu.
Top Tracks: Romantic | PRESENT | She Can’t Say No ~No to Ienai Onna~
Perfume – ⊿
It’s GAME but without the boring second half!
Top Tracks: One Room Disco | Kiss and Music | edge (⊿-mix)
Koda Kumi – TRICK
This would have been perfect without the cute songs and bling bling bling.
Top Tracks: TABOO | show girl | JUST THE WAY YOU ARE
The Upper Tier
Yuna Ito – DREAM
It’s easily her best album to date. It contains her best upbeat songs too.
Top Tracks: Ima Demo Aitai yo… | trust you | LOVE MACHINE GUN
KOKIA – KOKIA∞AKIKO ~balance~
Another flawless release. I loved the variety on this album.
Top Tracks: INFINITY | Usu Momoiro no Kisetsu | usaghi
MiChi – UP TO YOU
Most infectious album of the year. No doubt about it!
Top Tracks: PROMiSE | KiSS KiSS xxx | YOU
Namie Amuro – PAST<FUTURE
The queen! *bows down*
Top Tracks: FAST CAR | WILD | The Meaning Of Us
alan – Voice of EARTH
You know, before her “Ayufication”.
Top Tracks: Natsukashii Mirai ~longing future~ | RED CLIFF ~Shin Sen~ | Together
Albums That Just Missed The Top 10
Angela Aki – ANSWER
BONNIE PINK – ONE
Kana Nishino – LOVE one.
Do As Infinity – ETERNAL FLAME
MISIA – JUST BALLADE
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Well, the only album that I really hated this year was Tommy heavenly6’s I KILL MY HEART. Please rename it to I KILL MY FANBASE/CREDIBILITY/SELF. There’s also alan’s my life (The Ayufication of alan, part 2) but it’s only the album’s boring first half that I dislike so much.
WRAPPING THINGS UP: RANDOMNESS!
Other Amazing Album Tracks
Kana Nishino – Life goes on…
BONNIE PINK – Get on the Bus
Angela Aki – ANSWER and Dahlia
Aya Matsuura – Omoi Afurete
Mai Kuraki – touch Me!
Songs That I Shouldn’t Like But I Do Anyway
Koda Kumi – Lick me ♥
Ayumi Hamasaki – Sunrise ~LOVE is ALL~
Kana Nishino – candy
alan – Essence of me
Yuna Ito – BAILA BAILA
The best: Yuna Ito feat. Spontania – Ima Demo Aitai yo…
Runner-up: BoA – UNIVERSE feat. Crystal Kay & VERBAL (m-flo)
The worst: Ai Otsuka×SU from RIP SYLME – aisu×time
Runner-up: Koda Kumi×misono – It’s all Love!
The best: misono – Urusei Yatsura no Theme ~Lum no Love Song~
Runner-up: Ami Suzuki – Dub-I-Dub
The worst: Sowelu – Time After Time
Runner-up: Angela Aki – Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door (What are you gonna do about it? XD)
I’m not big on remixes but my favorite this year was the “8-bits of tears YMCK remix” of Days by Ayumi Hamasaki.
The best: Koda Kumi – INTRODUCTION FOR TRICK
Runner-up: alan – Tennyo ~interlude~
The worst: Ayumi Hamasaki – Disco-munication (So pointless.)
Runner-up: Thelma Aoyama – Intro (Also very pointless.)
Don’t disappoint me now, 2010.