ALARM

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Namie Amuro (安室奈美恵)
ALARM
March 17, 2004
Total Tracks: 4
Length: 17:49
Oricon Peak: #11
Total Sales: 50,262


Lyrics: JUSME
Music & Arrangement: MONK

ALARM

A synthesized bass brings the underbeat into this fast-paced dance track. The verses are delivered at an accelerated tempo and the verse is just as quick. The lyrics to this song are a bit weird, “Tick tack lady, tick tack baby…” They make no sense, but it’s a great number to dance to and I definitely enjoy it.

STROBE
Lyrics: JUSME
Music & Arrangement: MONK

For a B-side, this song is amazing! The smooth beat and sensuous delivery of the both the chorus and verse make this song a very enjoyable jam. The song isn’t very fast, but it carries a good bit of energy. It has some risque lines in it and it only serves to make it really cool, :D…

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Overall, this single was a really good one. Its only real drawback was the lyrics in ALARM, they were bordering on atrocious, but the music itself really saved the day. ALARM was Namie Amuro’s only single to debut outside of the Oricon Top 10 in her entire career. This single was quickly followed by three consecutive 100,000-sellers which I will review over the next week (ALL FOR YOU; GIRL TALK / the SPEED STAR; and WANT ME, WANT ME) all leading up to my review of QUEEN OF HIP-POP.

 

 

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~ by vinyabarion on October 18, 2007.

2 Responses to “ALARM”

  1. it seems like you like a lot of the stuff you review….. bias?

  2. hey :D just wanted to say that i love that u upload songs on ur page :D i live where there IS NO way for me to buy albums from these artists and some are my favorites haha :D so thanks! just wanted to tell u ;)

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