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Old 2nd May 2021, 03:40 PM
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_genic is underrated among Namie fans, way better than FEEL for me, that one did not age well
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Old 2nd May 2021, 05:04 PM
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^FEEL is the stronger album to me, and still is. I still don't see how songs "cannot age well" other than incorrect (political) lyrics. Songs aren't necessarily meant to sound universally fresh for ages and it is no crime to inherit the feeling of a certain decade.
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Old 2nd May 2021, 05:39 PM
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I like both albums. FEEL was obviously intended to just be a fun summer album, and it succeeds in every way for me.
_genic is Namie trying to marry her R&B sound with her new pop/EDM sound, and it mostly works. I think some of the arrangements just weren't done well enough, but it's otherwise a solid album.
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Old 2nd May 2021, 11:17 PM
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FEEL was such a solid album, but I gravitate towards _genic a lot more cause it's just so catchy. Stranger is a good workout song
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Old 3rd May 2021, 12:00 AM
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I personally never got the love for stranger. To me it was one of the weakest songs on that record. But thats how music works.
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Old 3rd May 2021, 04:42 AM
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I love FEEL so much. It’s one of my favorites if not the favorite namie album. I listened to it sooo many times in the months after its release. Feel tour was also my first jpop concert
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Old 4th May 2021, 01:01 PM
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Was there ever conversation afterwards about _genic being her last studio album, and her having a whole funeral look for the album/promo? I remember there might have been, but thought about it again after reading these comments about the album, and I still find it fascinating
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Old 4th May 2021, 01:38 PM
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i prefer feel but _genic is amazing as well. I wouldn't say its less strong than feel though. just personal preference!
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Old 4th May 2021, 01:55 PM
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Was there ever conversation afterwards about _genic being her last studio album, and her having a whole funeral look for the album/promo? I remember there might have been, but thought about it again after reading these comments about the album, and I still find it fascinating
to me technically her last album is Finally. Not the compilation part, but all the singles and new songs for it grouped as an album. But it's a nice thought.
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Old 20th May 2021, 08:42 PM
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Feel was such a solid album and personally has massive memories attached to it (driving from the grand canyon to Vegas at night with the top down vibes). I also found that it converted people (in my circle) that didn't get the appeal of Namie. Funny enough when my bf heard "Feel" he was convinced that we had to get to Japan to see her live. It will forever get a spin
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Old 27th June 2021, 04:58 AM
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Any updates on what she's been up to recently? I know she leads a private life, but I miss her
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Old 14th July 2021, 08:15 AM
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Namie was awarded with a Dark Blue Ribbon Medal from the government this week in recognition of donating large amounts of her wealth to charity.

https://news.yahoo.co.jp/articles/eb...d6ef0f056616f7
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Amuro Namie, AAA's Sueyoshi Shuta & Matsuura Masato receive Medal of Honour with Dark Blue Ribbon

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It's been announced that Amuro Namie, Sueyoshi Shuta (AAA), and Matsuura Masato have received the Medal of Honour with Dark Blue Ribbon.

This medal is awarded to individuals who have made generous monetary contributions to the well-being of the public. Amuro also received a trophy that is given to individuals who donate over 15 million yen.
https://www.tokyohive.com/article/20...rk-blue-ribbon
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Old 6th September 2021, 01:11 AM
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Recently watched this concert again and just have to share Namie being a boss at drums

https://youtu.be/xdUaogX9B1E?t=1248

(from 安室奈美恵 with Super Monkey's ハートに火をつけて '95 Concert)

It's also worth noting how much better those songs sound with live band, as opposed to just the backing tracks

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Old 9th September 2021, 03:14 PM
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Mezamashi TV tomorrow morning will broadcast something on Namie

https://twitter.com/cx_mezamashi/sta...08520637972482

Hmm wonder what it could be on ?
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Old 10th September 2021, 07:10 AM
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Turns out it was just reported that Hero was the number 1 most requested song in cable broadcast for the 3rd time in a row. Oricon also published an article saying it’s due to the Tokyo Olympics and also it being the 3rd anniversary of her retirement.
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Old 14th September 2021, 07:29 PM
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Saw these posted on Baidu

Finally recording

https://tieba.baidu.com/p/7538898949

Finally PV shooting

https://tieba.baidu.com/p/7538910551

Were they fanspace exclusive ?
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Old 14th September 2021, 11:19 PM
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So the rumors about her releasing some kind of compilation this year were fake? Would love avex to release some kind of remix album, unreleased material, whatever it is next year which is her 30th anniversary. I can’t believe it’s been almost 5 years already since Finally.
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Old 15th September 2021, 06:52 AM
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^ I would assume that *if* they're going to release anything, it would be in 2022 for 30th anniversary. I'm doubtful that they would release any new/previously unreleased material though. Avex tends to go for minimal effort/value with a huge price tag, so probably just repackaging old material in a new box if I had to guess. But I'd be very happy to be wrong. I'd love dvd/blu rays of her unreleased tours such as her fanspace exclusive and to get some unreleased tracks (of which I'm sure there are plenty).

On a related note - were her performances at TK dance camp '95 and TK pan pacific tour '97 ever released officially?

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