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 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
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 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
After hearing the work of this crossover artist, I have come to the conclusion that Utada's new album Exodus was well worth the wait. If you haven't followed any of Island Def Jam's artist's, this should be where you should start. Right here, right now, with a 'new' american artist who will be blowing up with her English album, "Exodus." If you like futuristic spacy-dance music like me; "The Opening" is definatly one of the tracks you will wish there was more of instead of its almost two minute run. Track number one of Exodus is an amazing opener just for the fact of it combind's R&B lyrics with dance/pop music, which is almost exactly what this album is. **** "Devil Inside," The album's lead dance single is taking off on the billboard dance charts as well as in my CD player. After hearing this song a month prior to the release of this album, I instantly fell inlove with it's way of combinding rock's god, the electric guitar as well as instruments normally used in traiditional japanese music. There is only one thing that could be approved in this song and that is the guitar being lowered. It seems to conquor everything else in the song. Besides that, Utada (who produced almost the whole album) did a very well done job on this track. *** I'm sure any one who knows of R&B and Rap music has heard of music producer Timbaland and if you are fan of his beats, this is another reason for you to pick up the album. Timbo produced a shocking three songs for this album, one being the title track "Exodus" which brings us a mellow urban beat shadowed with bland vocals but lyrics which redeems the singing Utada gives. *** Also on the album, Utada shows us "how people in the far east get down" on "The Workout." It's beat will have you dancing with the first person you see as it hypnotizes you with it's catchy bass-line. The lyrics are a bit on the risky side for a new artist to be taking with lines such as "..As we count to five...1 life, two time, three girls, four guys, five ripples running up and down my spine.." and "keep it up, but keep it down.." might send young listeners (drawn in by the singles fifth track "Easy Breezy,") parents question wether or not they should be listening to such a racy artist. *** Possibly the album's worst track would be the first single released by Utada's record label. "She released a single?" ...Well, sort of. It refused to reach the billboard top 100 and within a month only recived 60 spins! On this record, Utada plays with her asian pride by singing "...You're easy Breezy and I'm japanesey.." and makes her seem like a total joke. You have to play this song at least 10 times before you start to like it even just a bit. ** Again, Utada goes for the shocking lyrics, this time it's her fantisizing about a married man. "No body has to know, [be] careful when you close the door" she belts out during the bridge of the albums sixth track "Tippy Toe." The medley, beat, and the line "you're like a great interlude" makes this song's originality shine with the glory it should receieve. Even though this song is about "Improper visions," it recieves a very high rating on my list because of how different it is. **** Just when you think Utada's done with the sexy side, she brings you another track which deals with prostitution. With lines which bring truth to the song "It's only for the money...the world is full of money..reality's her best friend..she doesn't want to be respected," she tells the life of a prositiute in a nutshell. While the lyrics make constant referances to money, it's fun dancable beat takes you to a place of peace and you will wish there was an instrumental for this song. You thought she wouldn't throw in a twist? As she ends her sexual songs (for now at least..) we end with "Catch me cause I think I've
Guest More than 1 year ago
Already a best-selling star in Japan, Utada's first English language album Exodus is her most personal, as she had more freedom to experiment rather than be tied down to a proven formula. The result is a refreshing collection of pop, electronic & hip-hop songs. Two stand-out tracks are Devil Inside, a heavy techno/rock piece that is extremely popular at dance clubs, and Kremlin Dusk, a haunting song with Edgar Allen Poe references. The beats are driving and Utada's voice is alternately earthy and transcendant. Highly recommended. Barnes and Noble needs to stock this CD at more of its stores, as it's rather difficult to find!
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
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
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
Vivacious beats and ubelievable singing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
exodus from utada is way different from her japanese songs BUT that does not make it a bad album. it's really fun and it shows her vocal range a lot more. with her japanese, it seemed like she was singing limited but w/ this american debut, she can show off all of her talent. u may have to listen to it twice or 3 times but in the end, u'll love it. a couple of songs u may like the first time around are: devil inside, exodus 04, kremlin dusk, the workout, and wonder about. theyre all great though.
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
Forget the fact that she's a Mega Superstar in Japan, forget the fact that her musical background allowed her to begin her singing/songwriting career at a very early age and now consider what it must be like to make a debut into the North American music market. Very intimidating, no doubt. Now make that debut in a different language! Wow! After being a fan of her early work I was a little skeptical of how entry into the American MTV generation might affect the character and integrity of her work. Now I realize I had nothing to worry about. She has seamlessly blended her personal style into the pulse of the USA market. Some songs border on the edge of hip hop but mostly it's "Pure Pop for Now People" (apologies to Nick Lowe). Don't miss "EXODUS" if you are looking for something completely fresh but with a familiar hook that will leave you craving more. If you're not afraid of listening to something in another language be sure to check out her smash Japanese CD "Deep River". I guarantee you'll be wanting to learn another language very soon.
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
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
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
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
Utada, the all-famous Japanese-American pop singer has finally crossed over from the Far East to the land of opportunity called America. The question is, will America accept UTADA's controversial Exodus? For fans who have been following her career in Japan, they will listen to a whole new and different genre by UTADA, with newer beats and racier lyrics that her Japanese albums couldn't ever reach. However, Exodus has reached beyond higher limits, giving listeners and fans everywhere something new and ultimately fresh to listen to. Unlike her Japanese material, UTADA sings about having a good time, to sex, to her "Japaneesy" roots, but nonetheless, this album really does expand towards many new lengths. Unlike the standard American pop that we endure everyday, UTADA's music clearly stands out and deems itself as its own genre.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD is absolutely amazing! Okay, I am a Hikaru fan from before, so you might think I'm biased, but just listen! Utada's album offers amazing wittiness and creativity she barely showed in any of her Japanese albums. Track wise, Easy Breezy seems to be the "black sheep" song of the album. At a first listen, it sounds woefully cheesy. But if you listen more and more, the song begins to grow on you, and you get more into the mood of what Hikaru is trying to express! Although most of the songs ARE actually fun dance tracks (The Workout, Devil Inside), some other ones offer depth and originality at a second play, like "You Make Me Wanna Be a Man." The entire CD is great, unlike other popular artists who simply make one or two good songs, and make the rest of the album trashy filler tracks.
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
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
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 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
I was worried exactly what her music would sound like, and if she was going to conform to Music like other pop idols here in the states, but she has stuck to her own style as usual. This album is awesome. The songs Tippy Toe and Easy breezy are nice, and also ABout me. Whether you want something different OR if you are a big fan if Utada Hikaru, doesnt matter, just GET THIS ALBUM! ^_^
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
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.