Exit - Shugo Tokumaru
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Universal acclaim- based on 53 Ratings

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  • Summary: The latest album from the Japanese musician includes more than 50 instruments.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Exit is a classic, a refreshing and rewarding experience that is sweet and euphoric and brilliant. Exit should make Tokumaru a star.
  2. Tokumaru’s music, it’s now well established, is quirky but profound, foreign but still universal.
  3. 80
    Tokumaru counters the tweeness of his Japanese-language croon (plus the unrelenting innocence of his twinkly, trebly melodies) with arrangements that densely interweave oddly organic twittering to suggest psychedelia without ever stooping to its cliches.
  4. Exit, which was mixed and recorded on a laptop, using a popular program called Pro Tools, is a tribute to the unexpected beauty of everyday things.
  5. This is music that, thanks to the global marketplace, its own ingenuity, and Youtube, moves beyond boundaries of nation and language, sound and image, rationalization and emotion.
  6. There are enough instrumental interludes and understated melodies here to make the record a grower, and it eases into the sunset for much of its back half.
  7. Ambitious as some of that may seem, Exit never feels like a show-off record--just a thoughtfully put-together one.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 1 out of 12