Ayumi Hamasaki – RAINBOW

WE WISH
2.5
Real Me
2.5
Free & Easy
2.5
Heartplace
2.5
Over
2.5
HANABI
2.5
Everywhere Nowhere
2.5
July 1st
3.5
Dolls
2.5
Voyage
3.5
Close to you
3.5

thoughts. B-.
I haven’t been this underwhelmed with an Ayumi Hamasaki album since A Song for xx, possibly (I didn’t really care for Duty or I am… either). It’s weird how people dislike her more recent albums when her earlier albums were dull as fuck. RAINBOW is Ayumi’s fifth album and I don’t remember ever liking this album this little. It’s almost astonishing how forgettable this album is to me. RAINBOW is one of her ‘messy’ albums as I would say. It just seemed like she was playing around with sounds and just threw them on the album. Real Me is not bad but it is a hot mess, with the terrible engrish. I feel like I should have liked Free & Easy, HANABI and Dolls more. Over and WE WISH aren’t bad, just seem oddly out of place and I can say the same with Heartplace, because I’m just not feeling it as much as I once did. Everywhere Nowhere is the most forgettable track on the album. The bright spots are of course July 1st, Voyage and Close to you; they actually save this album from falling into the C category. I’m also miffed that she didn’t put RAINBOW on here… seriously, the name of the album is RAINBOW and she leaves that off the album. Fail.

  • favorite track – Voyage
    least favorite track – Everywhere Nowhere
    guilty pleasure track – July 1st
    under rated track – Close to you

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