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Exodus
     

Exodus

4.6 90
by Utada
 

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Release Date:
10/05/2004
Label:
Island
UPC:
0602498631621
catalogNumber:
000318502

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Exodus 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 90 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i'm one of her biggest fans. i have 5 of her albums (CU-Exodus), 6 singles, and 3 vcds of her work. i'm sorry to say that this is a major dissapointment. the only good ones were 2 & 10 and the opening and interlude. many of her songs don't mix well. sometimes it's the overused beats, sometimes it's the lyrics, sometimes it's her tone and how she sings it. what's up w/ #11 and 12? i absolutly hated those. anyways, this is just my opinion. my advice, listen to samples closely and only downlad the ones you like. this is a drastic change from her old good stuff (i don't like how she makes a lot of references to her backround and her jump to U.S.).
Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love this Cd. The different genre's she has decided to explore give this Cd a great diversity. From the poppy Easy Breezy to the mellow Hotel Lobby and to the electronic dance tune, Devil Inside. I'd say its a great addition to any CD collection.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album is a great introduction to those who have never heard of Utada. It gives you a little of everything,from pop to dance. It also has a diffrent taste then any other artist in America. If you like to try new things, pick this CD up. You want be disappointed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I didn't know what to expect from this album especially since Utada attempted to release an album several years ago under the name Cubic U. However this album goes far beyond that. She has a beautiful voice and the beats are just awesome. Definately a worthwile purchase.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i must say i really like this album. it's fresh and it's better than stuffs playing on the radio nowadays. It's very diverse and has a indian feeling on it. The fact that she actually writes all her music and lyrics is a great plus to me. i love Kremlin Dusk, Exodus'04 and About Me. i also like The Workout, Hotel Lobby and Tippy Toe. The Opening and Crossover Interlude fit very well on the album. i am really impressed that she's now no.2 on billboard dance chart with Devil Inside. I really hope that she can do well. Don't forget to check her out and buy a copy at your local store! You will never regret!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a really good album to hear a different style of pop. Japanese pop to be precise. But...it's in english! Trust me people you will like it alot. The only song I think is ho hum is easy breesy which has the word...JAPANESEY.....*shudder* other than that it's sweet.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This new CD totally passed my expectations! My favorites are Workout, Hotel Lobby, and Kremlin Dusk. Fantastic CD, fantastic beats, inspiring lyrics. Definately pick this one up!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved Exodus it was great. At first it didn't seem like I was listening to Hikki, but after listening to it I haven't stopped listening to the cd. It really leaves you screaming for more! I was expecting it to be more like her Deep River album, but it is still great cuz it is Hikki style which is a different style than many songs today, very unique. I do like that it is different because it shows a new side of Hikki and possibly an even greater side. I loved Exodus it was great. At first it didn't seem like I was listening to Hikki, but after listening to it I haven't stopped listening to the cd. It really leaves you screaming for more! I was expecting it to be more like her Deep River album, but it is still great cuz it is Hikki style which is a different style than many songs today, very unique. I do like that it is different because it shows a new side of Hikki and possibly an even greater side. I recommend Exodus to anyone who wants to have a great time, it has something for everyone you don't know what your missing. Once you listen it you'll realize you can't get the songs out of your head. It'll be like having a "Devil Inside".
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hey guys, if you like really cool music... and new artists, like Bjork... Utada is like the next big thing! Trust me! She is huge! In Japan she's like the biggest star, now I know why. Listen to Exodus 04, Kremlin Dusk, and Devil Inside.... This CD is such a great investment... it's a work of art. (Timbaland's on it, too, and you know he has great beats.)
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is really a ground breaking album, which unique songs completely surpass most of popular music floating around presently in the American music scene.I suspect the whole concept , lyrics and beats in the album are a few years ahead of the presently dominant american music. It would be difficult for the album to quickly get huge popularity in the U.S. But I am sure that it would grow gradually in the heart of many people and could be sooner or later recognized as a shock to the US music. ----- Original Message -----
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love her, and I have the deepest respect for her. I did feel, however, that EXODUS was an Okay cd from Utada Hikaru. She is a good writer and I recommend this to her fans definately. Others with an open mind might find this album intersting. Listen and enjoy it for what it is. Not for what it's NOT.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Exodus is Utada's first American release with great promise. Exodus mixes Asian beats with American Lyrics. All the songs grew on you but you just have to get over the Lyrics itself. The Song Easy Breezy when first heard is a little rough to get over but her other songs like Wonder Bout and Exodus 04 are great. Utada's fans will like her new cd. I recommend this Cd for anyone who loves pop music and Pick up her Devil Inside single if you love club.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD is vary entertaining and has a great unique sound. The songs are vary different from her Japanese songs but that is expected sense this CD is for the US market. I highly recommend this CD it just keeps getting better the more you listen to it. I personally enjoy Exodus '04 and Kremlin Dusk but all the songs are great.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Exodus, much like the meaning of the title, was her first step into American market. With catchy songs like Easy Breezy and Hotel Lobby, you know for sure this girl is a worldwide star. America fails to notice her potential, just beacause she isn't "Mainstream". Please. Also, people talk about the particular line in Easy Breezy when she says: 'Your Easy Breezy, and I'm Japanesey!' But, that was just a clever hook to keep you listening to the song. Think about it. When she said that line, did you just shut off the CD and throw it away? No. You didn't. You listened to what else she has to say about her Japanesey-ness. It was an amazing ploy that she again used in 'You Make Me Want To Be A Man'. Anyway, Utada writes, makes the beats, and even produces her music. The american music industry could learn a thing or five about her.
Guest More than 1 year ago
All I have to say is that If you are open minded and like to listen to new things then you will really like this album. Every song is very unique and shows how talented Utada is. The best songs from this album are Devil Inside, Exodus '04, Animato, Kremlin Dusk, Let me give you my love, and About me. Not to say the other ones are not good but these are my faves. So go out and purchase this amazing record.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The overall theme of "Exodus" is apparently Utada's crossover to an English-speaking market. Not only is it a departure from Japan, her music is a departure from her Jpop hits as well. Her lyrics are more sexually suggestive than any of her Japanese songs, as in "tippy toe" and "hotel lobby." She refers to her Japaneseness a lot as in "Easy Breezy" (You're easy breezy and I'm Japanesey), "Let me give you my love" (Can you and I start mixing gene pools/ Eastern, Western people), and "The workout" (so I showed him how people in the Far East get down).This can probably be attributed to the sexually-charged English pop market and the lack of other asian artists. The best beats or instrumentation are on Opening, an interlude, Exodus '04, Hotel Lobby, and Easy breezy. It isn't quite the hip-hop/r&b from her first Japanese album, nor is it the folky, whimsical sound from Deep River, but the electronic trip-hop sound is great to dance to. Overall, "Exodus" is a solid album in an experimental musical style I haven't heard anywhere else. With her unique sound, it is questionable whether she will become mainstream in America, but Utada fans won't mind.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Utada is most definitely one of the best things to happen to music. Everything has become so incredibly generic nowadays, and Utada has come to make all of that go away. Each song on her album is fresh and new, exploring different experiences and talking about different things. My personal faves on Exodus are "Kremlin Dusk", "Hotel Lobby", and "Exodus '04". Utada's amazing vocal talents are wonderfully showed off, as well as her incredibly lyrics (which she wrote herself; only three out of fourteen were co-written). This isn't the same Utada Hikaru that fans have come to know and love. This is Utada, the English singer. Both personas are equally wonderful, but Exodus has come off edgier, more fun, and just an awesome experience. Go pick it up!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Utada came to the U.S. and conquered. Her U.S. release was like a breath of fresh air to me. I was captivated by her exotic melodies blending with her beautiful voice to create the best album in the U.S. This album is DEFINITELY worth it. Two thumbs up. WAY up.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you are not familiar with the artist Utada, there are a few things you may like to know. Under her full name of Utada Hikaru, Utada had released 3 full legnth albums in Japan and 1 English language album under the monicher of Cubic U. Exodus is a great improvement upon Precious which she did as Cubic U. Utada's song writing has matured with every album and her song styles are never predictable. She brings her flavor to America with Exodus. Utada is making a crossover and Exodus should be looked at diffrently from her Japanese works. Many of the tracks have a dance feel, notably "The Workout". There is a rock track featuring drums by Jon Theodore of the Mars Volta (Kremlin Dusk) and a song with a pop feel (Easy Breezy). Also, "Let Me Give You my Love" has an R&B edge to it. No matter what type of music you like, Utada has put her own style into it. As Utada says in "Animato", "This is not a time for reminicing/ This is something new and interesting/Why are you trying to classify this/ This is music for all humanity from me... Listen to Exodus with new ears and take in the new style of Utada.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A very good CD! Well written songs, catchy tunes, help keep this talented Japanese artist afloat in the US!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was really excited for this CD. And it is amazing. Very far from her Japanese music but still keeping that certain warmth that Hikki always brings about in her music. Alot of feeling. There's such a diversity of songs on this cd. From the dance inducing Devil Inside, with it's great beat and Utada's wonderful vocals it's really one of the greatest. No wonder it's climbed to the top of the single and dance charts. Exodus '04 is by far in my opinion one of the most amazing on the album. A song about making new beginning's. You can almost taste the japanese flare it has. Which is something I enjoyed on alot of these tracks. The subtle hints of an oriental sound. It really add's something new to the music. A foreign flavor. The workout is sensual and it's another favorite on the album. Including also Tippy Toe with it's catchy chorus, Animato... perhaps the tops with its beautiful lyrics and mysteriouse sounds. Kremlin dusk.. beautiful and emotional. There's just so much good to be said about this album. Though in the end I still felt there was a little something missing. I have no doubt however that Utada is going to keep getting better and better. I really reccomend checking out this album.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This Japanese artist finally did it. She released an English album. I've been waiting for it. I was so anxious to pick it up, take it home, and listen to it. The first time listening to this CD was quite an experience for me. I guess you can say that I was shocked. It wasn't what I was expecting at all. I figured it would be the same style as her Japanese music just with English lyrics. That wasn't the case at all. After a few times listening to it I came to realize why. It was Utada's intention to try something new. This is when I began really to listen to "Exodus". Utada was giving us a different and unique sound. Once I understood her intention, the album grew on me. Both the music and lyrics seem to be enjoyable and fun. Utada does a wonderful job of showing us her creative side. Her music contradicts what is currently on the music charts. I have great respect for her because of this. She doesn't feel that she has to conform to what everybody else does just to make a name for herself. I think people will like her for being different. In the end "Exodus" has left me content and it makes an excellent debut album for Utada in the States.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a fan of Utada Hikaru, I've listened to her music over the years, knowing generally what to expect. Her voice has matured and sounds lovely. However, this American debut album shows off her voice and vocal range very well, the lyrics are less than perfect. Exodus '04 and Let Me Give You My Love are perhaps, in one reviewers opinion, the best songs, but don't worry, there are still a few more. The majority of the album isn't something I particulary enjoyed, but listening again and again the music grows will grow on you. Her style is very unique, and credit must be given where it is due. This CD is typical of many American CDs--a few favorite tracks and some not-so-hot tracks. In the end, the CD is worth buying, if you like her style or feeling open to listening something you've never heard before.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have been listening to Utada's Japanese music for over a year now. What got me hooked was her awesome beats together with her beautiful voice, even though I didn't understand what she was saying most of the time. After hearing that she was going to release an english album, I became really excited. I waited impatiently for the day Exodus was in my hands. The first time I listened to Exodus, I thought it was an ok album. It wasn't what I expected, but still an ok album. My problem was that I was comparing this album to her Japanese albums. Utada and Utada Hikaru are two different personas. I figured that I should compare Utada's music to other English artists' music. I now realized that Exodus really is a great album. The best songs in my opinion are: 1. Exodus '04 - R&B song with a awesome beat by Timbaland and good lyrics and vocals by Utada. 2. About Me - Beautiful song where Utada's vocals shine and great lyrics too. I also loved the acoustic guitar. 3. Kremlin Dusk - Pop/Rock song that starts nice and gentle and ends climactically. Utada's vocals and lyrics are great in this song and also some cool drums by John Theodore. Devil Inside and The Workout are pretty good songs that are great to dance to. Easy Breezy, Tippy Toe, Hotel Lobby, and You Make Me Want To Be A Man are good songs with good beats and vocals, but I felt that the lyrics weren't that good. The songs I didn't like were Animato, Wonder 'Bout, and Let Me Give You My Love. I just couldn't get into these songs. Exodus is a great album with new and refreshing music. It is very impressive that Utada wrote and sang all of her songs and produced all but 2 songs too. If you are tired of the same and boring music being played on the radio, go out and buy Utada's english debut album Exodus. It is very much worth your money.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Utada is an amazing singer songwriter. Her US debut EXODUS is a piece of heaven fallen down to earth. With hipnotic tunes like Devil Inside, Animato, and Tippy Toe. She will have you hooked. With her happy tune Easy Breezy, the song will be stuck in yourt head for hours, also holding nice smooth rythims are About Me. Rocking her guitar in Kremlin dusk and dancing your socks off in You make me want to be a man, hotel lobby, devil inside, tippy toe, wonder 'bout, and let me give you my love. Also holding relazing tunes like Exodus '04 and About Me. This girl has everything you've been wanting for a while.