The Dream Chapter: Magic

TOMORROW X TOGETHER - The Dream Chapter: Magic
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Based on 80 ratings
2019 Ratings: #354
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October 21, 2019 / Release Date
LP / Format
Big Hit / Label
K-Pop, Dance Pop / Genres
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Local K-Pop fan here to interject his largely unpopular opinion to the masses! (Does 75 followers count as masses?)

Following their quite good debut mini album, TXT are here to make a big statement at what direction they are headed next. That direction happens to be a much dancier one. Not exactly a word, but whatevs. Dream Chapter: Star had a bit of variety as TXT were trying to find their footing in music. Here, they've found a direction and marching strongly forward. It's hard not to agree ... read more
the follow-up of the “Dream Chapter: STAR” narrative is bolder and more mature in both sonority and scenarios. carrying on the story of juveniles transitioning into adolescence, the “MAGIC” project focuses on a mystical path of growth, tangled with self-discovery and the many angles of friendship.

the lead single “9 and Three Quarters (Run Away)” that comes off as a synth pop is a newly discovered musical side of TXT that had much of an impact rather than ... read more
The second instalment of the Dream Chapter trilogy comes with the same vibes that defined Star, albeit with a more mature edge. The opener, 'New Rules', is a funky number that helps set the tone for Magic alongside the whimsical pop-rock inspired title track, 'Run Away'. You don't often find a one-two punch like this on your regular K-pop release, do you? 'Roller Coaster' lives up to its name, with its 90s stylistic influences and wall of sound while 'Poppin' Star' serves its role as a ... read more
Faves: 9 and three quarters (run away) & Magic Island.
It's just not amazing. Maybe my expectations are too high because of who their seniors are, but this album had a couple nice tracks and that was about it.
Some interesting lyrics here and there, too.
Voices indistinguishable, which is quite disappointing. You don't need 5 members if they're all going to sound about the same due to the production.
Some extremely Kpop-sounding tracks (roller coaster, poppin star, angel or devil). Yes, it's a negative.
I enjoyed "Can't We Just Leave the ... read more
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Added on: October 1, 2019