Best, A collection of 14 outstanding songs from J-pop diva Mika Nakashima, is one of the best buys of the year. Opening track Amazing Grace showcases the range and silky texture of her voice. It's followed by Stars - the song that earned Nakashima her big break four years ago. Legend, a song rife with techno and electronica elements, is a successful result of her recent experimentation with a wide variety of music styles. Her best works are soft and melodic ballads, such as the melancholic Yuki no Hana and Sakurairo Maukoro. Oborodukiyo-Inori - originally a popular children's song - is particularly touching, thanks to the flawless violin accompaniment by violinist Taro Hakase. Fans of the film Nana - in which Nakashima starred - will be delighted at the inclusion of its theme song, Glamorous Sky. The energetic rock tune is lent a feminine touch by the singer, who proves that her talent is wide-ranging.