Utada Hikaru - Hatsukoi
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Based on 78 ratings
2018 Ratings: #106
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June 27, 2018 / Release Date
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stop the hatsukoi slander right this instance AOTY

*does mourinho three fingers thing*


It's clear that Utada's voice has matured beautifully and allowed her to take on a wider range of genres and song compositions. On 'Hatsukoi' Utada extends the sound palette of 'Fantome' and we can hear her voice against grandiose string sections, pianos and minimalist beats. However as an emotional experience this album doesn't quite hit like the last. There are some career highlights here like 'Anata' , 'Forevermore' and 'Shittosarerubeki Jinsei' but also some songs that fall flat in terms of ... read more


Utada Hikaru is a singer I'm still curious to see more of. Not only for being the most popular J-Pop singer of the site, but also for... Well... Being talented. "Hatsukoi" is a great album for those who are unfamiliar with foreign vocals (maybe if your native language is english and never gave yourself the pleasure of speaking another language outside mexican restaurants), and it's definitely a fan favorite. Tracks like "Play a Love Song" and "Pakuchii No Uta" ... read more

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Track List

  1. Play a Love Song
  2. Anata
  3. Hatsukoi
  4. Chikai
  5. Forevermore
  6. Too Proud (feat. Jevon)
  7. Good Night
  8. Pakuchii No Uta
  9. Nokoriga
  10. Oozora De Dakishimete
  11. Yuunagi
  12. Shittosarerubeki Jinsei
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Added on: April 28, 2018