WILD / Dr.

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安室奈美恵
Amuro Namie
WILD / Dr.
March 18, 2009
avex trax

Extraordinarily electronic, [WILD] comes in like a beast of mashed forms: vocoder, pop-synth, booming bass, tinged with R&B. It begins to unfold its mysterious composition by the second listening and the dance vein that runs at its very heart actualizes. [WILD] takes you away and keeps you there. It will possess you. Now that my fanboy rant is over, [WILD] is rather amazing, but when compared to previous dance singles, it is good but not the best. It is a new style for Namie. She doesn’t usually do pure electronica, songs like [Come] and [WHAT A FEELING] are rare in her modern catalogue. But it will make an impact on the dance floor, count on that one.

[Dr.] on the other hand, takes a bit of getting used to. It mixes multiple styles of music with success but it is acquired, there is no way around that. The complete change of rhythm will throw you off at first during the chorus, but the song is catchy at best. Three separate musical styles are found, the verse: an electric, rhythmic whine of sound with the largest cache of lyrics. The second part is the distinguishing chorus with staccato rhythms and multilayer harmonies. Thirdly, the post-chorus is slower, more hip-pop and familiar to fans of Amuro with a heart at its heart. [Dr.] is a solid, interesting song from Amuro, though not an immediate favorite.

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94%
Three and a Half Stars

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~ by vinyabarion on February 21, 2009.

2 Responses to “WILD / Dr.”

  1. And with the rumors floating around about how Namie has claimed she wants to release an album by the end of the year, I think it’s safe to say she’s back. (Not that she’s been gone really, but Avex has me spoiled with all of their release-whores.)

    WILD is full of win, despite being rather structuraly simple. definitely a repeat song, as is Dr.

  2. Dr. is definitely not an insta-fave but if repeated endlessly, it’s addictive and a very very hot mess of a song. i’m desperate for a new album :x

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