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Old 16th January 2013, 06:10 PM
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I just miss Ayu rock songs. There wasn't any angsty rock songs since Microphone :< Only Love song was close to that, but still it was a acoustic guitar song, and it wasn't that angsty. But yet, it's epic.

I don't count Party Queen rockesque, it wasn't type of song I wanted.
The songs I mean are Rule, Microphone, talkin' 2 myself, decision, GAME, Because Of You, 1 LOVE, is this LOVE?, or even sth in alterna type :<

that ONE rock song that makes you WOOOOOOOOOOOOOAH.

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^ How about "Return Road"?
Return Road is at the bottom of the barrel when compared to the angsty full-out rock songs. It's now a power-house track, her voice is too "sweet" in this song. It just sounds like Virgin Road with guitars.

reminds me was the closest thing to that "WOOOOOOOOOOOAH" and it definitely was more rock than Return Road.

Looking back, how has everyone's opinions changed regarding Return Road? Have they changed at all? Perfect example of a song that caused people's faces to melt off by the reactions I recall people were having... Lol.

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Old 16th January 2013, 06:17 PM
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Gloria will probably do an Eyes, Smoke, Magic and troll everybody. xD
oh, ew. No more!! lol
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Old 16th January 2013, 06:20 PM
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Gloria will probably do an Eyes, Smoke, Magic and troll everybody. xD
Once is enough
I'm not in any kind of mindset to appreciate that kind of song
ESM came to me when I embraced ayu without bias
now on the other hand...
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Old 16th January 2013, 06:24 PM
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I don't mind Eyes, Smoke, Magic. It was pretty funny though when the previews came out though, as everybody had been really anticipating that one because of its title...

And the rest is history.

I still think the title Gloria is based upon 'glory'. Unless she knows somebody called Gloria/finds it significant in some other way. It would be odd if something focuses on the concept of glory and winning was a ballad though. Though, Ayu could be going for a sports anthem vibe. Who knows.
Maria and Hana aren't the only female names mentioned in Ayu's discography anymore (SAKURA too has added to this)...

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Old 16th January 2013, 06:24 PM
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^ i think i am one of a very few who actually loved the song xD
i loved PQ personally it had more rock than what she's been releasing after RnRC. i wouldn't say any of the songs actually had that strong ock flavour tho. they were pretty dark but nowhere near her rock stuff.
i don't think that untill she changes her image again we'll get anything really dark. she's all nostalgic and butterfly pink now....
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Old 16th January 2013, 06:45 PM
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^ Yeah, I found PQ very pop rocky. I would like to see a release with more rock essence, less pop essence.

I'm hoping for the opposite of minimalism next time. Ayu does well with decadence.

Though, if Ayu went all vampire again I think that would be awesome too.
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Old 16th January 2013, 06:45 PM
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well, Gloria reminds me of M song the most. Ballady, but with a choiral atmosphere, church and stuff.
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Old 16th January 2013, 06:48 PM
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I still think the title Gloria is based upon 'glory'. Unless she knows somebody called Gloria/finds it significant in some other way. It would be odd if something focuses on the concept of glory and winning was a ballad though. Though, Ayu could be going for a sports anthem vibe. Who knows.
Maria and Hana aren't the only female names mentioned in Ayu's discography anymore (SAKURA too has added to this)...
"Gloria" and "glory" are also words synonymous with "halo". So lyrically, I think it could be a bit like "ANGEL'S SONG" with a gloria instead of a pair of wings. Just a theory though, Ayu has a habit of surprising us after all...
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Old 16th January 2013, 06:50 PM
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^ haha yes, a cutessy song called Gloria :> But it does make sense.
But it's the ballad section... so it will be probably a weird slow tempo song, classic boring ballad or sth powerfull (like M)
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Gloria will probably do an Eyes, Smoke, Magic and troll everybody. xD
please dont make it a nightmare comes true

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Look! And yeah, the big clip is just... a giant paper clip lol


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It's not even worth it i think...
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I guess her poor use of rock genre nowadays can simply be linked to her ear and voice problems. idk how she can pull off singing it well
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I heard the new songs last night in my dream:

04. SAKURA - enka with a lot of oo la la ss
07. Bye-bye darling - pop rock with a bit of rap thrown in
10. petal - jazz / swing / big band
12. untitled for her... story 2 - country style folk song with banjo and fiddle
13. Gloria - power ballad with organ, choir, church bells and pigeons

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Gloria is gonna be the biggest ballad that anyone has ever seen, lol.


It's secretely subtitled Pride ~episode II~"Take this in your ears ******es" ver.~

I know it's stupid but I'm expecting a lot from a song with such a title!
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I heard the new songs last night in my dream:

04. SAKURA - enka with a lot of oo la la ss
07. Bye-bye darling - pop rock with a bit of rap thrown in
10. petal - jazz / swing / big band
12. untitled for her... story 2 - country style folk song with banjo and fiddle
13. Gloria - power ballad with organ, choir, church bells and pigeons
Everything but untitled 2 sounds good
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Old 16th January 2013, 08:29 PM
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I get that its fun to speculate...and I can understand from looking at the tracklist to help work out what genre a song will be like, but I don't really get all the comments saying "i bet X sounds like Y!", I just keep thinking there's new info or previews
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Return Road was frankly ruined for me by the backing vocals that come in near the last verse or something. The "hoo~o hooo~~o hoo"s. That might seem nitpicky but it just sounds so out of place/tune. I always skip to the next track about halfway through because of it lol *sad*

And about the earlier conversation about her fanbase only listening to the surface these days and therefore enjoying her stuff, I actually feel that to enjoy songs like LOVE or Ls tracks (the "boring" songs) you have to pay attention to more than the use of "basic" instruments and the lack of hooks and gimmicks, to notice the uniqueness and the delicate ways the song expresses itself. Not saying that bland songs are always better when examined like that. Just that when you enjoy a song because it has obviously oomph due to big, fast paced and loud arrangement you're then likely listening to the surface only. (Aand not saying those songs couldn't be great when examined in depth)

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I heard the new songs last night in my dream:
10. petal - jazz / swing / big band
I kinda hope she'll do swing, or electro swing (SLT) again someday.
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