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Old 6th December 2012, 08:32 PM
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^ you stole my idea! lol... I totally thought of the idea first and I have the napkin to prove it! (I dont think anyone will get that reference, lol)
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It's a brilliant idea XD
I think that's what Ayu wanted to do, but Avex ****blocked her and they had her release a crappy best album and 2 minis that could function VERY well as 1 mini.
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^ well, like I said before, I like the way she did it, because I think the two mini albums tell a different love story. Love is so complex and has different meanings I think she pulled it off very well.

the feelings I get from again are completely different then from LOVE and the content of the two minis are so different in terms of styles and lyrics... (im repeating myself now, lol)
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I don't know anymore if she decides what kind of release to release or if it's avex/the strategy team/contract that calls the shots or really 50/50 or either if they tell her what to release and she just makes everything about it XD I wonder how it really goes and how much of control she can decide for a release "owning avex/max", years of high control, or not.

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I'm still so shocked at how good "again" is. After one of the lowest points of her career musically we get one of her highest, if not the highest - just one month later.
Though, to be fair, a low point in Ayumi's career is goo to great for most other Pop singers.
Lol it is not THE highest. Come on now. If anything it is on PAR with some of her better works but it definitely does not surpass everything she has released prior to this point.

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Lol it is not THE highest. Come on now.
He said -one- of the highest, and it is probably how he feels =P
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Teamayu2004, it's my husband in your set =))
^ back off, he's mine, lol. :p

I would like to know how much she has control too. But I would assume they all sit down and talk about it.
I know there was a thread or something about her having to go over concert songs before she can perform and avex approves it, so it might be along the same lines with music.

She has an idea and her and avex just go back and forth till a deal can be made.

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He said -one- of the highest, and it is probably how he feels =P
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I'm still so shocked at how good "again" is. After one of the lowest points of her career musically we get one of her highest, if not the highest - just one month later.
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I love that intense rush feeling I get when listening to snowy kiss its like im being chased or something lol
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I'm still so shocked at how good "again" is. After one of the lowest points of her career musically we get one of her highest, if not the highest - just one month later.
Though, to be fair, a low point in Ayumi's career is goo to great for most other Pop singers.
Are you saying LOVE is one of the lowest point in her career ???
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Are you saying LOVE is one of the lowest point in her career ???
I think he is referring to Party Queen. LOVE got her back on track.
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I must not be listening to the same EP because I'm not bowled over by again like most people. It's definitely better than some of her offerings over the past few years, but I don't really have any desire to listen to it... again (unavoidable pun).

Wake me up is my favourite, simply because it feels like we haven't had one of these in-your-face pop songs in ages. The "wake up wake up" parts grate on me so hard though. I like Sweet Scar, I like it when she does this non-melodramatic style. It's very Ayu, but for some reason it feels new, rather than recycled.

I agree with most people that snowy kiss is just too long, it doesn't really go anywhere or do anything to justify being six minutes. Ivy is interesting in some places, and her voice sounds nice here, but it's still average.
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I must not be listening to the same EP because I'm not bowled over by again like most people. It's definitely better than some of her offerings over the past few years, but I don't really have any desire to listen to it... again (unavoidable pun).
I think it just takes a lot to impress you?
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Wake Me Up is definitely, to me, one of the best Ayu songs. It's just so energetic and out there and fun and just everything I've wanted in a new ayu song.
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my CDs only reaching in 2 days time...argh...so irritated ><
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