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
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
Exodus is an amazing album. It has tons of great beats and its just really something you'll enjoy. Utada is an amazing artist and I think shes done a wonderful job with this debut album.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an outstanding debut album from Utada. A very impressive mix of pop, alternative, and dance. Standout tracks include "Kremlin Dusk," "Exodus '04," and "Animato." Overall, a highly HIGHLY recommended album.
Guest More than 1 year ago
omg!!! i d her since her 1st japanese album in 1999 & finally her 1st english album is out!!! it has a different style than her japanese music, more racy & easy going. her japanese music was always meaningful & noble. compared to her japanese songs, i think she could have done a little better. it's not up to her usual japanese standard. but a standing alone cd it's very good!!! i would really recomend it!!! nice job Hikaru Utada!!!
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
Utada has come a long way since her debut as a musician in Japan. Now breaking the American music industry, Utada has given the music scene a fresh new sound with her diverse selection of music found on EXODUS. It features urban, dance tracks like "The Workout" to "Let Me Give You My Love", or even technodance like "Devil Inside", or the eccentric "Animato". There's even soft, guitar pop in "About Me", all the way to classic pop in "Easy Breezy." Utada cannot be objectively classified since in EXODUS she has broken any one genre and can only be said that she has "her own sound"; one that is truly unique, experimentive, and ultimately beautiful. Give Utada a try! She's unbelievable!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
wonderful catchy tunes from Utada, every song is different and pleasures your senses
Guest More than 1 year ago
I first I didn't like the songs, but as I listened more they were really good! I really like Exodus and Kremlin Dusk. The lyrics are wonderful! Her voice has really grown and most of the songs prove it. This is a must buy for all Utada fans or if you just heard of her!
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you loved Utada's Japanese Albums you will love this one. Her tunes will catch in your head and you will find youself listening to her album over and over again. From serious songs to fun songs, it is all included on the album so lets get down with Utada-Sama
Guest More than 1 year ago
On October 5, 2004, Japanese American artist Utada Hikaru debuted in the US as UTADA, with her "EXODUS" album. Having lyrics that she did not or could not portray in her Japanese lyrics, EXODUS contains 14 tracks that focus on love, changes, etc. My favorite songs in EXODUS are "Devil Inside," "Exodus '04," and "Easy Breezy." These and other tracks have great beats for dancing and just enjoying them!!!!! I constanly listen to EXODUS!! Good job, Utada! I have been her fan as Utada Hikaru for years, and I was waiting for her American debut for years! This year means a lot to her, and even me! Get out and get EXODUS now!
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
Utada is the exotic name of one of the best selling artists in Japan. Utada's recent excursion is the crossing over into the American market with her English debut: Exodus. Exodus is an amazing cd which travels through different genres of music; from upbeat, to morose, from techno dance beats to hip hop tunes, from pop to ballad, and this cd has got it all. With her infectious beats and breath taking lyrics, Utada is an amazing performer and artist. If you are a fan of her Japanese music, or just recently discovered Utada, you will love this cd. Exodus, is truly a must have for any avid music listener.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Finally, Utada's long awaited US album has been released and it has met above and beyond my expectations! I have been listening to her since "First Love" and she only gets better with each release!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have been a fan of Utada (Hikaru) for almost 4 years now, but that was mostly her English songs. I did like some songs off of her "Cubic U" Cd and the single she put out for Kingdom Hearts, "Simple and Clean"... but above all, her japanese music (even though most of the time i couldn't understand what she was saying...) moved me. I loved it. Her voice was beautiful and powerful. With all this, i didn't know exactly what to expect from an "american album". I didn't want her to lose that "flair" of hers. But, i was (pleasantly) surprised to find out that even though she is now singing in a language i can understand, her music still holds that same power and flow her previous songs have held. Some of my favorite songs on this CD were "Work Out", "Exodus 04", "Kremlin Dusk", "Hotel Lobby", "Wonder Bout" "Let Me Give you My Love", and "About Me". I basically love the WHOLE CD. It's great... it's really "different" and her lyrics have a lot more "meaning" than you'd find in an everyday American-artist Cd. It's a great Cd... i recommend it 100%.
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
She's sold millions of albums in Asia and has become the center of obsession of Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Korea, and more. This is her American debut, but it's not the first time listeners have rated her album 5 stars.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Huge japanese success finally brings her act overseas and it is a hit! Utada, also known as Utada Hikaru in Japan, has really hit a stride in her U.S. debut "Exodus". There is something for everyone here. Utada brings a refreshingly unique sound to songs that she wrote AND produced. Thinking smart she brought help in from the likes of Timbaland and Mars. Which was a very good idea because they add a flavor to hers that works so well together. The album starts off with Utada singing an opening that helps get you into the mood of the album. Now I love it when artists mix "video game" style music into their music and that is apparent when the first track, "Devil Inside" starts. The album flows so well from song to song without having a hiccup in music style at all. From heavy techno to rock and cutsy songs such as the first single "Easy Breezy". Everything works together to help bring the listener through to the end. Which ends with a softer more familiar utada song called, "About Me". The album leaves a good taste in your mouth. It's worth the buy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a fan of her Japanese releases, Utada's English language debut shows that she is can write well in english and maintaining her sound that she is known for in Japan, but at the same time the CD is a little lackluster. It took a few plays of the album to appreciate her lyrics. Some of her songs have promise as singles on dance charts, (Devil Inside, Tippy Toe and Workout as the leading dance tracks) while others are harder to direct to mainstream charts (Easy Breezy and Exodus). Her fanbase that has known about her can appreciate her performance, but because of her blend of sounds and genres, trying to introduce her into a more mainstream radio audience can prove difficult, especially with her first two singles "Devil Inside" and "Easy Breezy." Utada's lyrics are playful, even innocent, but at times come off as childish and forced, particularly in "Easy Breezy" where the chorus can become a little unbearable after numerous repetitions. Personally, as a fan, her light and playful demeanor is enjoyable, in contrast to the over-hyped, oversexed and cookie cutter clutter that is on the charts presently. Her versatility would prove to be her greatest strength, providing an intriguing blend of music that she can call her own. Overall, it's a strong and satisfying album to her present fanbase, but could use some edge to draw more mainstream attention and airplay.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album was definitely not what I expected. I was a bit undecided about the change in Utada's style when I first listened to the tracks, but over time they really grew on me. I don't think that this album is for all of her fans; some people may not be able to get past the new sound. I still think it is worth at least a listen. Her voice brings a very emotional tone to some extremely interesting songs. My favorite tracks from the album are probably "Devil Inside", "Kremlin Dusk", and "Wonder 'bout". All of the tracks have a unique sound. The beats are very simple, but they compliment the lyrics nicely. The album leaves me feeling sad at times, but for some reason I enjoy that feeling. I'm glad that the album is slightly experimental. I think Utada was brave to take such a polar extreme path with this album. She does it very well and I'm excited about what she will come out with in the future.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Utada album is a refreshing mix of songs, each track differing in both mood and method. It is really quite a genre that I have not heard in Western pop culture. Utada accomplishes what she seeks when describing her music "for all humanity" and it's not another cookie-cutter brand for us to "classify". Utada's Timbaland produced beats really shell out some catchy tunes for listening to in the car or at home. Although Utada has achieved breaking out of any kind of stereotypical genre, she has yet to show the American listeners her true potential and vocal talent. Her earlier albums in Japan have shown her amazing octave levels and melody; however, her American debut album was an "experiment" to see how Westerners would react. I think this experiment in music was a great success. Please listen to this album with an open mind for a new type of music.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have been a big fan of Utada since her debut in Japan with "First Love". Altough I have to say I'm suprised that "Exodus" isn't what most Utada fans are used to from her. Nevertheless, "Exodus" brings a fresh new sound for the U.S. Its infectious drums, and oriental strings truly make you remeber that she IS so Japanese. Lyrically, "Exodus" goes deeper than most artist of now, being cryptic, yet a familiar story ANYONE can relate to. I'm very happy and proud of Utada for finally starting an asian music revolution.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm a big fan of Utada's Japanese work, so of course i'm estastic about her english release! Her sound is so different from all the american artists out there and really sets her apart. Her vocal range is just amazing! I'm in love with the songs: devil inside, exodus 04, about me, & hotel lobby. I really hope more people get to experence her music and support her even more!!!
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 delivers a great fresh new sound to the current dull music market. This album got me addicted from the first till the last track. And it grows on you, meaning the more you listen, the more you'll like it. My favorite on this album is Kremlin Dusk with amazing music and lyrics and performed by Utada incredibly well. Another great track is Animato, with some cool lyrics clarifying she wants to do this album in her own way. Tippy Toe and Hotel Lobby will make you humming the tunes all day long. Timbaland helped a hand out and produces two tracks, Exodus '04 and Let Me Give You My Love, both amazing tracks. About me shows Utada amazing vocals. Utada made a great debut US album and maybe this isn't any commercial music you will hear, and perhaps this will be the reason of failure, but Utada can be proud of this album. She's amazing and kudos to her for delivering us such a wonderful and unique album.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have been following Utada Hikaru ever since she first came out with First Love in Japan, and was incredibly impressed with Exodus! It has such catchy beats and some awesome and interesting lyrics. She has an amazing deep voice, which I've always loved because it is so unique for a Japanese Pop Star. It is amazing, and "Easy Breezy" and "Devil Inside" provide for some awesome beats. Hopefully we will be hearing more from her soon on the radio and such!