appearsbz8Artist: Ayumi Hamasaki
Release Date: November 10, 1999
Label: Avex Trax
Personal Rating: 3.5/5

1. Appears (’99 Greeting Mix)
2. Appears (Scud Filter Mix)
3. Appears (Dub’s Eurotech Remix)
4. Whatever (Ferry ‘System F’ Corsten dub mix)
5. Appears (JP’s SoundFactory Mix)
6. Appears (HAL’s Mix)
7. Immature (D-Z Dual Lucifer Mix)
8. Whatever (Ferry ‘System F’Corsten vocal extended mix)
9. Appears” (Keith Litman’s Mix of Truth)
10. Immature” (JT Original CM Version)
11. Appears” (’99 Greeting Mix Instrumental)
12. Immature” (JT Original CM Version Instrumental)
…Interesting cover…since there were so many remixes and no original version, I’ll just go ahead and review the original version. (What kind of single doesn’t have the original A-side?)

I seriously have no idea why appears was such a phenomenal song. I mean, the lyrics does have some elements that really stand out and make the song memorable but there are also some elements that make the song sound a little bit typical. Like the way Ayu sung the song: she sung it like as if she was in her own little world and not focusing on the feel of the song. Like as if she had no emotion whatsoever. But I’ve gotta admit that the remixes featured in the “Non-stop mega mix” series made the song sound all that better.

Personal Rating: 3.5/5


4 thoughts on “Appears

  1. I agree with you! Ayu needed some good energy for the song. Instead she delivered a boring and uninteresting performance. Just be happy you didn’t review the remixes xDD You would have been so bored!

  2. For some reason, I think that Ayu’s remixes are really overused. I mean during the time, she made like three remix albums just for her LOVEppears era along with like 9 remixes per single. @.@
    YES! There’s finally someone who agrees with me on the song!

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