Music: Namie Amuro – Uncontrolled – Album Review

“In The Spotlight Go Round Get Myself Back Singing Yeah Oh”

Artists: Namie Amuro

Age: September 20, 1977 (age 34)

Genre: JPop, R&B, Urban, Dance, Electro, Ballad

Released: June 27, 2012

Widely regarded as the Urban queen of Jpop, Namie Amuro comes back with her 10th album. Featuring singles that have trickled through, during the last three years, Namie manages to tie together love songs and dance tunes, with her unique, sweet-but-rubbery voice. For the first time during her career, many of her songs are in English, giving a fresh angle to her songs.

Starting the album is the electro-dance song In the Spotlight (Tokyo), and the theme of clubbing is continued with NAKED. Dance songs are sprinkled throughout the rest of the album. One stand-out track (among many amazing songs) is SINGING “YEAH OH”.

Much of the songs follow in the same style as her previous albums, but there’s a different and current feeling to this production. It’s one of Namie’s best albums to date, her fans will be pleased to know that she’s still modern.

See below for album previews:

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Sit! Stay! Wait! Down! was used as the opening song for the Japanese drama “Watashi ga Renai Dekinai Riyuu”. Whilst the drama didn’t hold my attention, it was one of the highest ranked dramas, and naturally single, of the year.

Hot Girls seems a throwback to her Style album, with R&B beats. Another song that sounds tantelisingly familiar is Love Story, which sounds almost like Wishing on the Same Star.

In the Spotlight (Tokyo)


NAKED

SINGING “YEAH OH”

1. In the Spotlight (Tokyo)
2. Naked
3. Go Round (‘N Round ‘N Round)
4. Sit! Stay! Wait! Down!
5. Hot Girls
6. Break It (Al Ver.)
7. Get Myself Back
8. Love Story
9. Let’s Go
10. Singing “Yeah-Oh!
11. Fight Together
12. Only You
13. Tempest

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