Here we have the official cover and tracklisting for Ayumi Hamasaki‘s tenth studio album, NEXT LEVEL, featuring a handful of tracks with names worthy of competition for the most absurd J-Pop titles in history (Pieces of SEVEN being a shining example.)

I’m also rather confused about this cover, which features our Ayu seemingly transformed into a modern disco diva surrounded by a techno-technicolor paradise. Just who does she think she is lately with all this electronica influence–Ami Suzuki?

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CD DISC 1:
01.Bridge to the sky
02.NEXT LEVEL
03.Disco-munication
04.EnergizE
05.Sparkle
06.rollin’
07.GREEN
08.Load of the SHUGYO
09.identity
10.Rule
11.LOVE ‘n’ HATE
12.Pieces of SEVEN
13.Days
14.Curtain call

CD DISC 2:
LIVE CD from “PREMIUM COUNTDOWN LIVE 2008-2009 A”
01.GREEN
02.Will
03.End of the World
04.Heartplace
05.And Then
06.Naturally
07.POWDER SNOW
08.HOPE or PAIN
09.Over
10.SCAR
11.SIGNAL
12.Hana
13.too late
14.everywhere nowhere
15.Days
16.For My Dear…

<DVD>
01.Days <video clip>
02.GREEN <video clip>
03.Rule <video clip>
04.Sparkle <video clip>
05.NEXT LEVEL <video clip>
06.Curtain call <video clip>
07.Days <making clip>
08.GREEN <making clip>
09.Rule <making clip>
10.Sparkle <making clip>
11.NEXT LEVEL <making clip>
12.Curtain call <making clip>

Lest we forget, this is also the first major Japanese release to be done in USB format. Production is quite limited, so please do yourselves a favor and pre-order while you still can if you’re looking to nab one of these bejeweled beauts.