Love Yourself 轉 Tear

BTS - Love Yourself 轉 Tear
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2018 Ratings: #561 / 716
User Score
Based on 125 ratings
2018 Ratings: #699
May 18, 2018 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
AllMusic

Stylish and yearning, Love Yourself: Tear is BTS at a polished and focused peak, cohesive enough to feel like it was conceived in one particular period rather than cobbled together like some of their previous releases.

71
Pitchfork

The latest album from the masters of the K-pop formula is a slick, loosely thematic album about love and loss, with a stronger emphasis on rapping than ever before.

70
Rolling Stone

Crossing the ocean hasn't altered BTS' DNA. The boys still genre-hop with panache.

70
The 405

Love Yourself: Tear shows off each individual member’s qualities fairly and acts as a well-structured introduction to a wider global audience that is all too eager to pick out negatives. Still, for longtime fans it will perhaps fail to resonate like their 2015-2016 singles.

60
The Guardian

The phenomenon of BTS seems more interesting than the music at its centre, although Love Yourself: Tear is certainly good enough to keep the phenomenon moving smoothly.

60
The Needle Drop

Though Tear has its consistency issues and its concept is sacrificed for the sake of having something for everybody, BTS is making ambitious and passionately performed pop music that puts many of their Western contemporaries to shame.

aaron
60
K-pop is probably the hardest for me to swallow within the Korean musical landscape, pop music in general is hardly ever worth it, but when you don't have to deal with the cringe worthy lyrics that dominate the english pop genre, then yes K-pop is already at an advantage. Add the usually brillantly bubbly instrumentation and constant innovation of sound its clear to me that K-pop is currently the best iteration of pop music.

Enter BTS, probably the only K-pop "group" I can take ... read more
TheRootBoy
82
Just here to give these boys some love. They're changing the way the mainstream, American music industry sees international music.
FlavioAKARayman
79
Se 'Her' havia sido demasiado genérico e saturante até certo ponto, 'Tear' representa uma evolução bastante positiva para o grupo. Não que seja revolucionário ou algo perto disso, BTS continua a ser um grupo comercial, mas a abordagem aqui é muito diferente de 'Her'. As faixas fluem melhor, a produção está muito mais equilibrada e eclética e, melhor ainda, a personalidade deste álbum é muito mais ... read more
fabrizia
91
O álbum é incrivelmente bem estruturado e contém um ótimo segmento entre as tracks, chega a ser palpável a forma com que cada faixa se conecta do começo até o fim do álbum, mesmo que tenham vibes diferentes. A harmonia entre o vocal e o rap é fascinante, a suavidade e maciez das músicas são completamente relaxantes e revigorantes, o álbum em si é uma obra de arte.
Rock_Metalhead_
40
Ok jokes aside it is not like 1/100 like Lil Pump and Despacito I gotta admit some songs here are catchy but at the same it is so mediocre and annoying.Its a mediocre album.
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#100/Noisey

Track List

  1. Intro: Singularity
  2. FAKE LOVE
  3. The Truth Untold (feat. Steve Aoki)
  4. 134340
  5. Paradise
  6. Love Maze
  7. Magic Shop
  8. Airplane, Pt. 2
  9. Anpanman
  10. So What
  11. Outro: Tear
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Added on: April 16, 2018