Hello Popjustice and welcome to the Alicia Keys discogra - Hey now, hold up a minute! Don't think I don't see you heading back out to the 'Charts, rates etc' sub-forum. Look, I know Alicia Keys isn't exactly a PJ forum fave but she really does have some excellent, fairly PJ-friendly material. Here, take a peek / remind yourself of what AK can do if you don't believe me: And that's not even scratching the surface of her catalogue, if we're being honest. There are gorgeous piano ballads (admittedly maybe one or two too many for most people's tastes...), smooth R&B jams, piano-driven soaring pop anthems - when Alicia gets it right there's an awful lot to appreciate, whatsoever your personal preferences. I'm going to save you the artist write-up for now because I'd say AK's record speaks for itself: more Grammys than you could have any real use for (including one for Girl On Fire which was, admittedly, a choice), the only African-American female coach to have won The Voice US (which is sort of impressive I think, considering the core audience is one which normally votes for Blake Shelton regardless), 6 consecutive top 2 studio albums in the US (plus an additional number 1 live album) and that's just the tip of the iceberg. Alicia's written songs for the likes of Whitney Houston and Christina Aguilera and played piano / produced for names as prominent as Madonna and Kanye West. Now the time has come for us, as a collective, to decide which parts of this talented lady's oeuvre are worth the acclaim and which should have been left on the cutting-room floor. The rules are standard: please score every track between 0 and 10, awarding a single 11 to your favourite song. Half-points are allowed and commentary will be welcomed with enthusiastic open arms. I will post the list of songs we'll be rating (and the deadline for you to send your scores to me) in a second post when I have a moment. As those of you who are familiar with Alicia's work will know, there's quite a lot to get through. So, with that in mind I will accept scores from participants who only wish to rate the singles as well as those of you who intend to commit to ranking everything. Please though, if you think you'll have the time try and send me scores for everything. I'd love to have as many of you taking part as possible. The stage is set and I am ready to step back into the ring and make this the most enjoyable rate I possibly can, so if you're at all interested please do take part. At the very least I can promise a smattering of album trivia, AK's best live performances and (no doubt) the verbal brutalising of anyone who low-balls my own favourite tracks. Really, for what more could you possibly wish - ?