AOTY 2019

Obsession

EXO - Obsession
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Based on 37 ratings
2019 Ratings: #843
November 27, 2019 / Release Date
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SM Entertainment / Label
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geidiprimes
5
a great example of complete SHIT mainstream/commercial music. surprises me how can somebody actually enjoy listening to this. please. this aint talent. rating 5 bc production could be worse in some of the songs
MalArken
89
EXO revisits and elaborates their style on their seventh LP 'Obsession'. Although lacking members and composers, this feels like an EXO album - they incorporate their own lost sounds and reinvent them in a more advanced record.

Bringing back their original producers and parting ways with MZMC was an ambitious yet rewarding choice for the band. We get to see experimentation and instrumentation from a fresher, less refined production approach. The emphasis on sampling and traditional ... read more
dumbmoonlight
45
No joke, "Trouble" and "Jekyll" are two of the most awful BG tracks I've listened to.

Some time ago, I joked with a friend their teasers looked like BROCKHAMPTON's "SATURATION" aesthetic. She got roasted on Twitter by exo-ls, but we still got a good laugh. However, I didn't expect this to be SO like BROCKHAMPTON, I would hate it as much as I hate their discography (yeah, heads up if you're a new follower).

EXO's "OBSESSION - The 6th Album" is, to me, ... read more
10
I thought that Lotto Repackaged was EXO's most boring and mediocre album, but Obsession proved me wrong. The title track sounds like something that belongs in an NCT album-- incredibly bland, repetitive and tasteless. All the other songs I've heard so far have all been equally as dry and awfully produced as the other. What a shame, I've waited for almost a year for a comeback from my favourite group, but this fell short of my expectations. How does one go from something as artistically ... read more
leonardo
75
this didn’t grow vigorously at first (thought I’d rate this below 50), but the album managed to appear more decent at each listen to me. whether if this era is EXO at their finest or not, it’s still hard to decide. it seems like they still carried their sound of always, but it ambiguously also feels like it’s something new for them. nevertheless, they stuck with the concept of EXO and X-EXØ well as the narrative of battling against your evil twin was explained ... read more
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Track List

  1. Obsession
  2. Trouble
  3. Jekyll
  4. Groove
  5. Ya Ya Ya
  6. Baby You Are
  7. Non Stop
  8. Day After Day
  9. Butterfly Effect
  10. Obsession
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