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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/5/2004
  • Label: Island
  • UPC: 602498631621
  • Catalog Number: 000318502
  • Sales rank: 366,319

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Opening - Hikaru Utada (1:50)
  2. 2 Devil Inside - Hikaru Utada (3:58)
  3. 3 Exodus '04 - Hikaru Utada (4:32)
  4. 4 The Workout - Hikaru Utada (4:00)
  5. 5 Easy Breezy - Hikaru Utada (4:03)
  6. 6 Tippy Toe - Hikaru Utada (4:14)
  7. 7 Hotel Lobby - Hikaru Utada (4:30)
  8. 8 Animato - Hikaru Utada (4:31)
  9. 9 Crossover Interlude - Hikaru Utada (1:17)
  10. 10 Kremlin Dusk - Hikaru Utada (5:13)
  11. 11 You Make Me Want to Be a Man - Hikaru Utada (4:37)
  12. 12 Wonder 'Bout - Hikaru Utada (3:47)
  13. 13 Let Me Give You My Love - Hikaru Utada (3:37)
  14. 14 About Me - Hikaru Utada (4:00)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Utada Primary Artist
Hikaru Utada Indexed Contributor, Acoustic Guitar
Jeff Golub Guitar
Jon Theodore Drums
Technical Credits
Pete Davis Programming
Goh Hotoda Engineer
Steve Sidelnyk Programming
Tom Coyne Mastering
Timbaland Producer, Remixing
Atsushi Matsui Engineer
Demacio Castellon Engineer
Yamamoto Yasutaka Engineer
Jane Morledge Art Direction
Hikaru Utada Composer, Programming, Producer, Executive Producer
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    its very hippy hoppy, but good. i like her japanese work bounds more, but i do like 'exodus '04', 'devil inside', and 'let me give you my love' is beautiful, too. check her out under the name utada hikaru for her japanese songs. those are beyond 5 stars!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Utada does it again. This time Overseas.

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    not only great but fantastic

    I just love the techno/hip hop sounds. Like the song of hotel lobby makes you feel like you rule the world. But the feel like a man song makes you feel sad and understanding. great diversity and skill. Did I mention the techno sounds that you just absolutly have to dance to? Or the opening thats melodic? her skill is awsome. way to go Hikki! Im a new fan for you!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Perfect!!!!

    I love utada's CD. I've never heard her Japan stuff but her CD is pretty cool. It's hard to understand what she's saying sometimes but i love the beat to her music. It's kind of a pop Japanise thing. I love it!!!! I don't have it yet cause i can't find it anywhere but i heard her CD from Launch Cast radio. Like I said it's great don't change a thing to it!!!! But Devil Inside is kinda wierd though. But Wonder 'bout and Eazy Breazy and Let Me Give You My Love are my favorites.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I'd have to agree we Tao Libra

    I'm also a huge Hikki fan, and I miss her old style. Traveling, Colours, and Sakura Drops were so far above this album that I question whether or not this is still Utada. I rushed out and bought the album the second I heard about it, but I was terribly disappointed. I like Devil Inside, but it's still not a favourite. Unfortunately, my favourite part about the album was the clever line "You're easy-breezy and I'm Japaneasy" which seems to symbolize this entirely sex-based CD

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A fantastic album from this new artist!!

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Her Japanese albums are far better

    I've been listening to and enjoying Utada Hikaru's music for quite some time. I literally have every album and single she's ever released. I love her music and her voice. So predictably, I was overjoyed when I heard about Exodus. That joy turned to surprise and deep disappointment when I finally heard it. This is without a doubt the worst music Hikki has ever made. "Devil Inside" is a pretty cool song -- and I see now why that was the first single released -- but as much as it pains me to say it, the rest of the album is garbage. The lyrics are abysmally stupid at times: "You're easy breezy and I'm Japanesey" is perhaps the dumbest single line I have ever heard. The lyrics are also repeatedly sprinkled with catch phrases and references that are (presumably) intended to have meaning for an American listener, but are ultimately just awkward and lame. The music lacks any of the life and vigor that characterizes her prior (Japanese) work; and frankly, it all seems to blur together in a droning, repetitive buzz. Even her usually-beautiful vocals cannot save it, since she barely seems to be singing most of the time. If you would like to hear some of Hikki's GOOD music, I heartily recommend that you seek out her JAPANESE albums: First Love (1999), Distance (2001), and Deep River (2002). (Overall, I consider Distance the best.) Even her little-known previous U.S. release -- as "Cubic U" (1996) -- is better than this embarrassing flop.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Sensuous US debut by Utada

    Wow! I was really surprised by this CD! At first I was a little iffy on it, but after listening to it several times it has become of my most favorite CDs! The lyrics are very artistic, sensual, and provocative, and I like how Utada is trying to break out of her Asian stereotype while keeping an exotic Eastern image. My favorite songs from this album are Devil Inside (very upbeat, moderately paced club song. Vocals are excellent!), Exodus '04 (best song ever!), and Kremlin Dusk (lyrics are wonderful). Easy Breezy and The Workout are also really catchy. Those who have listened to Utada's Japanese work will find this album quite different, but after listening carefully they can catch the R&B flavor of her previous work, especially in Exodus '04. Overall this is an AWESOME album and I encourage everyone to purchase it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I can't stop listening @_@

    I'm a big fan of Utada and was really excited when I got this album. When I first put it in my CD player I was like, "huh?? This is Hikki-chan? hmm..." and I just listened. After a while of listening and reading lyrics and listening some more I finally came to a conclusion: It's Hikaru Utada!! My sweet Hikki-chan!! hooray! Exodus if very different from her Japanese work in my opinion but in a good way. She experiments and comes up with new sounds and new singing techniques I didn't know she was capable of. This album really hit the spot for me. lol. I can't take it out of my CD player. I think for old Hikki fans it might be a little weird at first and for new ones it's exciting. Utada has a sound of her own a good distinct genre of music that's only hers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    If you like "simple and clean" yo;u will love her album.

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    amazing album

    Its an amazing album. All the songs on the cd are written by Utada herself and you really get to see what an artist she is with this album. You cant really classify her music since her style is so unique. The tracks have a blend of hiphop/techno/rnb mix in with an eastern(asian) flavor. Its really a one of a kind album and I suggest anyone who is interested to buy it. If your a fan of her japanese work you should know that this album won't let you down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    dissapointing

    this is a terrible cd. if you like utada, you're better off getting her japanese albums. deep river is a much better choice, even if it is in japanese. i'm unable to echo the positive reviews given by other people. i'm a huge hikaru utada fan. i love all of her prior works in japanese, and i had high expectations for her english debut cd. unfortunately, this cd leaves lots to be desired. for one, the lyrics have no depth and are actually, quite dumb ("you're easy breazy and i'm japanesy"???) and the music, i'm afraid, is just not her. i know that this cd is not supposed to be the same as her japanese songs, but i feel like she doesn't even sounds like utada anymore. for example, track 13, "let me give you my love", reminds me of something J.Lo would sing. "the workout" is a horrible song (i refer you to the part where she sings "the music is too loud for talking, so i showed him how people in the far east get down"). i'm a huge fan of utada, but i just can recommend this album to anyone.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Like no other!

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    She's got a new microphone, indeed!

    Being a fan of Utada's since her Japanese debut with her album First Love, she is by far one of my idols and someone I aspire to meet one day. Only 21 years old, but married and writing all the songs on this album, and jumping into the producer's chair for a majority of the album, she is already someone quite admirable. For people who are trying to steer away from the cookie cutter mold of the pop or R&B genres, mixing those styles with electonica, Utada's "EXODUS" is the album for you. The music is unique, bold, and catchy, even the less likable songs (e.g. Easy Breezy, The Workout) tend to stick in your mind and you find yourself humming the tune and bobbing your head. Unlike her other albums, this one seems more of an exploratory album, mostly because she's been granted more freedom with material on the album. Her first Japanese album was pretty generic, though her huskier voice and use of correct English in her songs made her a step apart. Her second album was touching more on R&B, and her third album in Japan (which is a personal favorite of mine, Deep River, check it out, it's a gorgeous CD) was mixing rock music further into her music but still keeping some R&B rhythms in there along with the poppy theme. EXODUS however is very different, if you've heard any of her Japanese music, you will be surprised at the difference. The lyrics, though poetic, are touching on far different topics, from a secret affair with a married man, to dancing with various suitors in a club, to other variesties of topics. This isn't an album for those people who want to hear songs about true love or harsh break-ups. This album is a piece of art that Utada creates using her voice and ability to create ear pleasing music to go with them. The lyrics are outstanding, the music is unique and will probably not be heard much anywhere else, and overall, it is an excellent album. It's highly recommended for anyone with tastes that run into pop, R&B, and eletronica. Give it a listen, you're pretty much guarenteed to like it. =)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Ground breaking !

    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 -----

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awesomly Awesome

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Exodus

    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!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Utada's American Debut

    A very good CD! Well written songs, catchy tunes, help keep this talented Japanese artist afloat in the US!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The greatest

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fresh New Sound

    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!!!

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