Rock’n’Roll Circus

Artist: Ayumi Hamasaki
Release Date: April 14, 2010
Label: Avex Trax
Personal Rating: 3.5/5

1. THE introduction
2. Microphone
3. count down
4. Sunset ~LOVE is ALL~
5. BALLAD
6. Last Links
7. montage
8. Don’t look back
9. Jump!
10. Lady Dynamite
11. Sexy little things
12. Sunrise ~LOVE is ALL~
13. meaning of Love
14. You were…
15. RED LINE ~for TA~ [album version]
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When I first saw the album cover, I was like “Who IS this singer?” And then I realized there was Ayu’s name on it. My next reaction was “an album, out?! Already!?” Time does come by fast.

So I have already reviewed Sunset ~LOVE is ALL~, BALLAD, Sunrise ~LOVE is ALL~, and You were… which were all given average and low ratings. The album version of RED LINE ~for TA~ didn’t sound that different than the original though.

THE introduction, montage, and Jump! were thse interludes of the album. (Wow, a much smaller amount than the last album) Anyways, THE introduction made me laugh at the title but it sounded boring. Same goes for Jump! but I thought that montage was better than those two interludes combined.

I guess Microphone, Don’t look back and count down were the more laid back tracks. But I have to say that Microphone sounded really good with the organ but I didn’t really feel any… omph with this song. Otherwise, the other two tracks were just ear scratching a nd annoying.

I’m not sure what to say about Last Links. There were some string instruments playing the backgrond but in the end, it’s just a song that’s so not worth listening to.

Lady Dynamite, and Sexy little things had some nice points with the instrumentation. I thought Sexy little things (lol with the title) was the catchiest songs that I haven’t heard from Ayu in a long time. After the failure of her past singles, I wasn’t expecting anything like this from this album. (Thank god)

meaning of Love turns out to be the only new ballads but let me tell you, it’s pretty darn boring. Sounds like something we’ve heard before.

Personal Rating: 3.5/5

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    • Erika
    • April 21st, 2010

    Yeah, I thought this album was okay. At least this was less ridiculous than NEXT LEVEL but this wins the second prize for Ayu’s worst album.

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