Love Yourself 轉 Tear

BTS - Love Yourself 轉 Tear
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2018 Ratings: #599 / 761
User Score
Based on 347 ratings
2018 Ratings: #851
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May 18, 2018 / Release Date
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Big Hit / Label
K-Pop / Genres
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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
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.
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
Everyone before listening to Bts: Kpop sucks ass and community is bad
Everyone after listening to Bts: It’s pretty good, it’s better than I expected

Like I don’t hate any of this at all, it’s just so boring and safe I cant really say I enjoyed the album. Kind of feel like I wasted my time with this one.
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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