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music: Namie Amuro August 7, 2008

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According to last.fm, Namie Amuro is now my top listened-to artist (just besting American folk-indie band Wilco). Namie has been around the Japanese music scene for a long time, but it’s her newest R&B inspired stuff I really enjoy. Personally, ‘The Queen of Hip-Pop’ is still the best all around album for me, though ‘Play’ has some songs I really enjoy too. If you’re looking for something a little different, the ’60s 70s 80s’ single is good. Three popular American oldies (‘Baby Love’ by the Supremes, ‘Rock Steady’ by Aretha Franklin, and ‘What a Feeling’ by Irene Cara) were given a Namie-twist, though the original songs are still recognizable underneath.

You still hear a lot about Ayumi Hamasaki, but I prefer the beats in Namie’s songs. Not that she doesn’t have some good ballads. In fact, it’s her variety that I like the most.

Related Links
-> watch ‘Want Me Want Me’ Live @ DailyMotion
-> watch ‘New Look (60s)’ PV @ DailyMotion
-> last.fm artist information page