I just had a feeling.
What is that supposed to mean?
I can't listen to any of the remixes, so there!I'm honestly not that bothered by the common high-pitch singer in JPop, I can go through a single playthrough of a handful of Ayu's euro-beat tracks, but not 2nd playthroughs without it hurting my head.
What are examples of songs where the vocals are bad and nasal? I'll admit I don't listen to much stuff before 2002 or so.
Yoko's just cheesy sounding. xDAnd, I don't get how Yoko & Minako sound western, Utada yeah.. she's obviously influenced by it, but her voice has a more powerful tone, and she can definitely handle ballads. I'll list some others..
Power + Asian = unsexy
I'll agree there. Her vocals have definitely come a way since the beginning though.I'm not saying she's a horrible singer, just.. she's not the perfect Goddess with an unmatched angelic voice that her fangirls say she is.
Course, her beauty is another reason for her unrivaled popularity in Japan, she's been given the nickname Ayumi "Plastic" Hamasaki, for having so much make-up that she looks like one of those perfect plastic dolls. I wonder how popular Ayu would be, if she were ugly.
She'd probably be less popular, but still extremely.
I don't know what it is about all the recommended ones. They're either a bit too synth-heavy...or are just missing something.
A lot of Ayu's popularity isn't necessarily her singing ability but her sheer entertainment factor. All these videos I'm watching are quite boring and the audience isn't into it at all.
Hers seem to be more athemic (word?) than the others, I guess.
I'll stop rambling now.