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MAP OF THE SOUL : 7 Tracklist:
This album gave me the same vibes as the WINGS album, where each member showed their own style in their solo songs. It was amazing to see how much their musical taste/talent has grown, and how detailed every song is. The (almost) 7 years of making music together is clearly represented, and this album specifically caters to a sense of togetherness between BTS and ARMY - a personal album between their newfound family.
TBH, first-listen through I was so surprised. This album exceeded my expectations and I already felt satisfied only halfway through. I love the different styles included in this album, especially the early 2000s RnB with My Time. definitely recommend!!!
These songs all manage to capture different elements of BTS’ style, both their old and new, and still manages to come together in an almost seamless album that represents their journey so far. Some songs weren’t exactly to my taste at first, which is understandable for any album that has ever existed, but they grow on you pretty fast since they ARE good songs. My one complaint would be that remix of ON ft. Sia - it just wasn’t it. She sounds incredibly out of place and just....no.
For ARMY, I believe this is a wonderful album, bringing in the journey full loop -- We are Bulletproof: Eternal -- and introducing new challenges like Black Swan. While I do love several songs in this album, I do have to wince at the amount of autotune they used in this album. I love their natural voices and a certain degree of pitching is normal, but it sometimes started to hurt. It's a savage market out there ofc, but I think keeping the "imperfections" of a normal human voice would have been better. But overall, it doesn't need to be said that they have lots of talent and many songs are golden. I look forward to their future endeavors.
they’ve done it again; bts continue to make such meaningful, amazing music and it’s definitely shown in this album. every song holds so much emotion and meaning and overall, the album is truly amazing and breathtaking. these 7 never cease to amaze me 💜
Jhope said it the best: The decision to follow BTS was the best ever. My only regret is that I became ARMY only last year. This album is phenomenal where they outshine themselves as soloists and the group numbers over and over again.
I love this album but I don’t we deserved to wait 11 months for this comeback. This is something we should’ve waited 3 months for. Yes I know full albums take more time to produce but it didn’t have to be a full album. It could’ve been an ep or mini album, that would’ve been better than waiting 11 months for one. I’d rather stan groups like Ateez who have normal comebacks every 3-4 months. Bighit is turning into yg now only 1 comeback a year.
I used to listen to their songs simply because they were upbeat and fun. But this is the first time i’ve listened to the lyrics and there’s so much meaning to this album that I’ve decided to actually buy it (first album I've ever bought ☺️)
The boys of BTS truly put so much thought and effort into this album and it shows on the tracks. This album is a reflection of everything they have experienced since their debut, it shows the good and the bad. I think it is quite possibly their best album yet!
everytime i think i’ve seen it all. i’ve become obsessed with so many of their songs due to the melodies that never get old and never leave my head. i’ve always like their music due to the more meaningful meanings and even though i can’t understand korean, i can always feel the emotion they put into their songs and albums. however, this album completely shocked me. i started crying after hearing My Time and We are Bulletproof: the Eternal. i could already tell that it was going to be a great album after hearing Black Swan, Interlude: Shadow, and Outro: Ego (cried from the throwback in both of those lol..), so i had my prepared myself for astonishment but this... i could never have predicted such an amazing and touching album. a story behind every lyric. one can really tell how deep the bond between the members and army really is. i know they won’t read this but i really love bts and their music with all my heart. the feeling i get from listening to their music is greater than anything i’ve every felt and i would give up anything for them to be happy and continue creating wonderful music. Kim Namjoon, Kim Seokjin, Min Yoongi, Jung Hoseok, Park Jimin, Kim Taehyung, and Jeon Jungkook, thank you for being you and for the music and joy you bring to the world.
This album holds a truly inspirational message. It not only contains variety, but every song finds a way to lift up my mood. If i’m having a bad day, I can cry to Zero O’clock and feel better. If i’m working out, I can listen to Ugh to hype myself up. This album has a song for every mood, making it truly diverse. The quality put into each of these songs is outstanding, and even though I am not a professional when it comes to music, I can notice the amount of hard work put into this album. This album has taught me the importance of hard work, the importance of finding ones self, and the importance of learning to love yourself as much as you love others.
there’s some songs people may like and may not like in this album. But that’s what’s great about it, bts has songs that suits everyone’s taste. They don’t stick to one genre and have music that everyone would enjoy listening to. I love the song on this album and how different they all sound. The solo songs really radiate the vibe of the members and it really suits their voices. I absolutely love how raw they went and how dark they got into this album. They talked about hardships of being famous but did not forget to thank their fans for everything they’ve done for them along the way through the songs. They yet again spread a great message. I love this album and I love their dedication, they’d do anything for their fans.