BAD Mode

Utada Hikaru - BAD Mode
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
User Score
Based on 559 ratings
2022 Ratings: #44
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
PopMatters

A great dance-pop record is a marriage of great songs, appealing vocals, and innovative production. Hikaru Utada’s Bad Mode fits that bill. It’s a classy and elegant affair.

80
Pitchfork

Decades into their career, this J-pop superstar continues to evolve—both musically and personally. BADモード reads like a friend’s gentle reminder that we’re always coming into our own.

70
Sputnikmusic

Bad Mode may tease its renaissance qualities more than it fulfills any of them, but it takes a fair shot at subtly shifting Utada’s goalposts while ticking the boxes of what is, at the end of the day, just another Utada Hikaru album.

daltdisney
80

Just a reminder for those who are unsure: the regular tracklist contains the first 10 songs. Everything afterwards, starting with “Beautiful World (Da Capo Version),” is a bonus track. I would likely rate it lower too if I didn’t know that. Thankfully, I do know, and as such, I think this album is phenomenal front-to-back. It’s the best record of the year so far.

Davibitt1234
88

Utada Hikaru, um dos maiores nomes do pop japonês, volta com mais uma peça extraordinária da artista, que mesmo não sendo seu melhor trabalho, ainda é um disco encantador e que provavelmente será um dos meus álbuns preferidos desse ano. 

Grande parte das faixas contam com uma extrema qualidade. Com maior parte delas contendo produções ricas e sofisticadas, além de vocais suaves e belos da artista, os quais contribuem ... read more

jxshmccabe
60

with some trimming of the tracklist, Utada Hikaru has come out with the smoothest alt-pop album of the year.

WeebleTrout
86

This album has many highs and some lows, but wow, this is incredible.

apotofstu
80

Really cool collection of tracks on this. Was particularly a fan of the Eva 3.0 + 1.0 original ‘One Last Kiss’ beforehand, and I feel it fits well within the context of BAD MODE as a whole. ‘Somewhere Near Marseilles’ is a clear standout – I fucking love house music!!!!!!

Favs: BADモード; 君に夢中; One Last Kiss; Time; 気分じゃないの (Not in the Mood); 誰にも言わない; Find Love; Somewhere Near Marseilles; Beautiful World (De Capo version); ... read more

turtlelisten
84

What a beautiful project, no wonder it took that long for it to release. It is just so tight and amazing, with some really enjoyable parts. I obviously didn't like the Skrillex feature because I severely dislike him, but on this album it works (if you are wondering it's just the Kingdom Hearts song). Anyhow, the rest of the songs are very good. My favorite, I guess--from the incredible bunch of songs--is "Somewhere Near Marseilles." It just offers a complete experience, maybe it could ... read more

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Added on: December 8, 2021