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Old 16th December 2014, 03:04 PM
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It's also out on Japanese iTunes now.
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Old 16th December 2014, 03:17 PM
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Can that high quality format be made into MP3?
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Old 16th December 2014, 03:39 PM
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I guess these have to grow on me...weird. I feel like she's trying a bit too hard in Last minute to replicate that memorial address feel. It's weird.

I feel like zutto is forgettable. Like Pray.

walk is good. But I just don't know! Wow. I don't get much of a winter feel like I have from M, momentum, CAROLS, You were..., Days, etc...
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Old 16th December 2014, 03:43 PM
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Last minute is EPIC. It's blasting through my earphones yeahhh!!!
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Old 16th December 2014, 03:47 PM
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For me:

Zutto... is a good ballad and I feel that old ayu. It's a mix of Will and Ballad. I can sense a great performance in this year's Countdown.
Last minute is PERFECTION!!! That ending made me goosbumps! T_T
Walk: It's the worst of this single. It's the kind of song you forget easily. In fact, I listened to it like 3 times and I can't remember the rythm, XD. The ending is nice.
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Old 16th December 2014, 03:52 PM
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Love the high notes in the Walk preview!
At first I liked Last Minute but after repeatedly listening, I think Walk is the best song on this single.
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Old 16th December 2014, 03:53 PM
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Yeah, Zutto... certainly doesn't give off a winter vibe. They did the same thing they did with Together When... - through in a bell every few measures and felt it was sufficient enough to capture the seasonal vibe.
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What the hell is Last Minute? I refuse to believe the song is finished because the mixing is just terrible and confusing.
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Old 16th December 2014, 04:17 PM
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I am THIS CLOSE to cancelling my preorder for the single.

Everything is underwhelming. The covers were clearly the only good part of this single.
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Old 16th December 2014, 04:28 PM
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I wonder how many of the people complaining about the mixing actually knows what mixing is...

The songs are pretty if not overly safe, what's usual for her seasonal singles...
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lol all the ppl who hate this single probably like the utada cover
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Old 16th December 2014, 04:33 PM
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Absolutely in love with Zutto and Last minute Overall pretty happy with the single
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Old 16th December 2014, 04:40 PM
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They are all gorgeous in their own ways.

Zutto... does sound like her old stuff - THE REALLY OLD STUFF prior to LOVEppears, such as Wishing. That's just so precious to hear recreated. I'm touched.
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lol all the ppl who hate this single probably like the utada cover
Cause that's not a rude generalization.
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Old 16th December 2014, 04:52 PM
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lol all the ppl who hate this single probably like the utada cover
I like this single AND I like the Utada cover.
I think I have weird tastes lol.

Btw after more listenings, I think this single is really good. Not her best not her worst either.
Last minute is the best song so far, tho. Her voice sounds emotional and raw, I love how the song grows. Cannot wait to listen to the full song!

Anyway I wonder if people will be satisfied for once. When she's trying something new "I want the old Ayu back". When she release a safe single "omg it's the same thing over and over".

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Last minute is great.
I actually don't like it much, when the rock part kicks in - it gets a bit generic with it. The first verse and the ending are so strong though.
And her vocals are nice.

Zutto... and Walk on the other hand are so boring.
Especially Walk does aboslutely nothing for me.
Zutto... is quite nice to listen to in the background. That cute vocals though...

If I have to rank:
Last minute >>>>Zutto...>Walk

Just a basic single.
But hey, it's a 3 a-side and has good covers - I'm really fine with it!
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Old 16th December 2014, 05:09 PM
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I agree with Zutto sounds like something in A Song For XX album. It sounds like "Wishing part 2" but with a progression like "petal". I'm liking it but I may forget about it soon.

Does her timbre sound "softer" here?
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Love Zutto, the other 2 unspeakable songs are garbage.
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Old 16th December 2014, 05:18 PM
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They are all gorgeous in their own ways.

Zutto... does sound like her old stuff - THE REALLY OLD STUFF prior to LOVEppears, such as Wishing. That's just so precious to hear recreated. I'm touched.
I must absolutely quote this. I have heard the songs in full multiple times now and I can state my opinion clearer than before.
I still don't like zutto THAT much but I appreciate the nostalgic feeling it gives off like the user said. It's really nostalgic and I immediately thought of Wishing as well. Plus japanese people are loving it... seems like it is first on itunes now.
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Last minute and walk are, imho, fantastic. I really like them, I love them. Walk didn't catch my attention at the first listening of the short version, but it totally got me now because the lyrics are so, very beautiful. Deep lyrics, like the old ayu. Same for last minute... the lyrics are good from what I can hear and the sound... I totally love it. It's so emotional, and the arrangement is WOW.

The only thing I must complain about is that the sounds tend to overwhelm her voice. I don't know if this is what you all are calling "bad mixing" but it's exactly the same problem Tell All had. I can't quite hear her voice sometimes because of the instruments and back voices ALL OVER THE PLACE. i really hate this because at one point I had the volume very high to hear her words but my ears were bleeding because of the very high music.

Overall, beautiful single. I shall buy this.
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Old 16th December 2014, 05:26 PM
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Zutto... is my most fav song of this single. It's like 'Will' and 'BALLAD' put together.
Last minute I quite like it but I don't love it.
WalkI find it's pretty boring but listenable.
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