And here we are. This is the one and she is the one and only… Welcome all to the official Utada Hikaru albums rate. Now that the Fantôme train has well and truly settled I feel that now is the perfect time to reflect on our journey so far, and what a journey it’s been. Her career has spanned genres, languages, borders and continents; there really is an Utada song for every emotion out there, and I cannot wait to see the love (and mess) throughout this rate. For many of us, she was the gateway to both Japan and Japanese culture and holds a dear place in many of our lives and hearts. Her music has actually been rated on here before. Back in 2011, the wonderful @3Xs hosted a singles rate, which can be found here. Will those results be fully reflected onto this rate? Time will tell. FYI, if you’re new to her and unaware of her work then consult this page before delving into her discography. So what’s your job? Well, you have eight studio albums to listen through and rate: six Japanese language and two English language albums plus some extras. To the newbies, don’t be daunted re: the Japanese albums…you won’t regret it! And what’s my job? To follow you all through the buffoonery, wiggery and straight-up tomfoolery that’ll probably kill me by the end of it. The rules: - Rate each song from 0 to 10. I will allow .5 scores. - You can award just one song a score of 11. - Commentary is welcomed and appreciated but not mandatory. - Send me your scores via PM and then you’re done! This is the first rate that I ever hosted on the forum. I really do hope that I will do your love for her absolute justice! THE VOTING DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO 9PM BRITISH TIME ON 24TH JULY.