Love Yourself 轉 Tear

BTS - Love Yourself 轉 Tear
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2018 Ratings: #656 / 831
User Score
Based on 361 ratings
2018 Ratings: #543
Liked by 11 people
May 18, 2018 / Release Date
LP / Format
Big Hit / Label
K-Pop / Genres / Website
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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.


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.

Rolling Stone

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

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.

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.

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.

After nearly 2 months since the infamous BTS invasion, the heat has died down and my rating of Love Yourself: Tear has finally returned to AOTY! I gave this nearly 40 points higher than their most recent project, let that sink in...

As someone who has very mildly enjoyed BTS up until Map of The Soul, I'd say that this is their best, most consistent record they've ever done. Part of me wishes this album got botted instead of Map of the Soul because at least it would've been more positively ... read more
Love Yourself 轉 'Tear'.

Before I start this review I want to thank everyone who's read any of these dumb BTS reviews. It honestly makes me really happy that these get just as much support as the regular reviews. I means a lot to me. Whoever read every single one of these BTS reviews deserves a medal, honestly. I know the constantly increasing amount of BTS reviews was annoying, so thanks for sticking with me through that nonsense. This was a rushed conclusion for sure, but hopefully a good ... read more
Exact recreation of what went down while writing this album:

Label Exec: "Yo BTS we have written 4 really good songs for you guys to use on your next release."

BTS: "That’s cool and all, but what about the other tracks? Isn’t our next project supposed to be an album?"

Exec: "Are you sure? How long are your albums anyway?"

BTS: "Well… Our EPs range from 7-9 songs so at least 11 on an LP?"

Exec: "11? Shit… Don’t ... read more
Just here to give these boys some love. They're changing the way the mainstream, American music industry sees international music.
Say what you will, there's some genuinely well produced, well performed and fun tracks on this and I've come back to it a fair few times now.
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Track List

  1. Intro: Singularity
  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