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The Summer of Singles

Yay! A new custom header and a nice clean white layout to absorb the summer freshness. Some say that the spring is a time for turning over a new leaf, but this summer has really been a summer of sweet changes for me. I just thought my little corner of cyberspace should reflect that. ^_^; Silly, ne?

I also added a bunch of links to my blogroll and updated my favourites page~

Well, we’re heading into July, and I want to make sure everyone has a chance to enjoy the new J-Pop/Rock that has come out for us so far. So, out of the kindness of my heart (*wink*) I have compiled a list of my *new* singles for you to inspect and download as you see fit. I was going to wait until I got over 5,000 hits, but I figured, meh, what the hey! Y’all deserve to be tossed a bone once in a while. =)

These songs are not necessarily in order of favourites or importance, so pay that no mind.

There you go! ^^ I hope you enjoy~

Namie Amuro – Hide & Seek PV

Sorry, I couldn’t find a good download of it, so I just cheated and found it on YouTube instead. The video is pretty cool, very repetitive, but all right. I personally like it when the guys start dancing with the trumpets. :3

Anyway, enjoy!

Namie Amuro – Hide & Seek

Namie Amuro - Hide&Seek

HIDE & SEEK!!

Oh my gosh… I can’t even tell you about how crazy/addictive/sexy/hot/AWESOME this song is! Our girl, Namie, REALLY outdid herself this time. I’ve always been a fan of her beats and voice (even if her lyrics were sometimes a little iffy…) But—and I don’t usually curse—DAMN!! When I heard the first couple seconds of Hide & Seek, I thought it was kinda odd, and I didn’t know what to expect, but all of a sudden I just had this incredible urge to dance! (Her pronounciation is also pretty good too, so you won’t be cringing when she has those addictive little English phrases.) It is infectious, definitely a party/club song, and did I mention awesome? I did, didn’t I? Well, I just said it again… and it DESERVES IT!!

Namie Amuro - Hide&Seek (CD+DVD)

Hide & Seek is the first track of Namie’s next album PLAY, which comes out 06/27/2007. PLEASE support Amuro-san by buying her new album. You can reserve the CD here or the CD+DVD here. It is also on Amazon, I believe.

This will definitely be one of the most popular songs/albums of the summer, so you DON’T want miss out on the greatness. 😉 And, if you don’t like it the first time you hear it, give it a second chance at least. I guarantee it’ll grow on you!

Download Hide & Seek*

*Please comment if you download. I’d LOVE to hear what other people think. ^_^

[Single] Nana Tanimura – Again

So, I just found out about this pretty little thing who is new to the J-Pop scene. When you first look at Nana Tanimura, you think of maybe another sweet, little glamourous Ai Otsuka, right?

Nana Tanimura

WRONG!

This girl has a surprisingly Utada-like voice that can really make your heart melt–at least, in the first song of the single, Again. This song starts off really soft with some light piano, and shortly thereafter Nana starts in with some nice calm lyrics. The overall flow of the song is lovely and you can really feel the emotion in Nana’s voice. This is the best song of the single, and it is also a very lovely ballad.

Get it On is… interesting. I didn’t like it the first time I heard it because I don’t think the type of song suits Nana’s voice. Maybe it’ll grow on me… Meh. The Engrish is kinda apparent, but it’s not as bad as SOME J-Pop songs I’ve heard *cough*KodaKumi*cough*!! It kinda has that rock/country sound to it… or that’s just what I got from it. I don’t know.. it was just weird.

瞳の中のモラル is the third and final song on the single (aside from the instrumentals). It’s definitely better than Get it On, but it’s still a bit predictable. It has a nice beat and a catchy chorus coupled with an electric guitar, synth, and some… trumpets? O_o; Nah, they aren’t really trumpets, but they kinda bring in that slightly jazzy sound. Overall, it’s a decent song that is worth a listen. Nothing really compares to Again in this single though.

Overall, I think Nana’s debut single was pretty good. It served also to prove her versitility with her voice and styles. However, especially in Get in On, this wasn’t exactly executed in the best way possible. Nana kinda reminds me of Yuna Ito in a way–she has a GREAT voice, but she just needs to find that niche in her music to really make it shine.

Rating: 8.5/10 – B+

Download: Nana Tanimura – Again

**Note: This is a .rar file. You will need WinRAR to decompress it.

I’ve got a jar of dirt!

It’s self explanatory.

[Gaming] Pokemon Pearl

Welp, I got it!

I know I’m a dork. xD; But I can’t help myself. So far, I’ve been doing pretty well.

If you want to trade or have a battle, here is my friend code:

Name: Amy

FC: 2062 5643 0005

Let me know if you add me! Thanks!

Snorlax effin’ owns you.

*Note* – This video cantains LOTS of profanity. If that bothers you, then don’t watch…but Snorlax still owns your soul. D: