MAP OF THE SOUL : 7

BTS - MAP OF THE SOUL : 7
Critic Score
Based on 14 reviews
2020 Ratings: #649 / 849
User Score
Based on 699 ratings
2020 Ratings: #1033
Liked by 31 people
February 21, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Big Hit / Label
K-Pop, Pop, Pop Rap / Genres
bts.ibighit.com / Website
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
The Line of Best Fit

It is an impressive, exciting and moving album with slick production, accompanied by thought-provoking art, but it is so much more than a shiny pop album.

83
Consequence of Sound

BTS are both the world’s biggest and most interesting act in pop music right now: 7 solidifies this position and smartly looks towards the future.

80
The Independent

As a full album, 7 shows how determined the band are to make this record as cinematic and immersive an experience as possible.

80
Clash

Although the sound of the album is wide-ranging, it holds continuity through its lyrics and general sentiment.

80
NME

This is an album full of big ideas, strong conviction and unguarded emotion, produced by a band who have every right to be proud of their journey.

80
AllMusic

With each album, they continue on the path of self-discovery and maturity, pulling off yet another effortless display of pop prowess without forgetting the fans that have helped them along the way.

80
Exclaim!

The group made a conscious decision to experiment and give more of themselves rather than a rinse and repeat of what's worked before.

80
Rolling Stone

The K-Pop boy band’s latest blockbuster is full of stylistic experiments that all flow together.

80
The Young Folks

Their latest album showcases the K-pop group embracing a more mature sound that both reflects on their past while looking to the future with equal measures earned trepidation and practiced brazenness.

63
Pitchfork

The K-pop group’s latest is part memoir, part fan service, and part amateur psych eval. They can still tap into something enchanting, but the glimpses of personality here are fleeting.

50
The Needle Drop

While it has quite a few highlights, Map of the Soul: 7 is bogged down in some of the most derivative and thankless songs of BTS's career.

20
The Arts Desk

Some music can be completely transcendent, taking the listener out of their immediate surroundings. Map of the Soul: 7 seems to stop time, making the listener feel that they’ve been stuck with it for hours and hours, rather than just the 75-minute running time.

julia13
74

favorites: jamais vu, louder than bombs, 00:00, friends, moon and we are bulletproof: the eternal

least favorites: make it right, respect

also: stop assuming that every positive rating is a bot, some people actually like this album

edit: i wrote this a few days before the bot invasion, i had no idea it would get this bad
people are saying this is the most liked review... sorry about that. i’ve seen SO many reviews on this website that are way better structured than this, with better ... read more

NR

This is probably BTS' best album yet. I've seen some reviews complain about the diverse sound and the autotune. In response I'll say the diverse genres presented in this album make me love it more. Depending on my mood I can listen to R and B, EDM, rock, rap, or pop all in one album.

As to autotune, I like how it was used as a stylistic choice rather than to cover up vocal mistakes (BTS don't need to cover up anything).

Favourite Tracks: Moon, We Are Bulletproof: Eternal, JAMAIS Vu, ON, ... read more

chaeluvs
79

UNPOPULAR OPINION AHEAD!!

Idc, I actually really enjoyed this album. Once you read the translations, it really elevates a lot of the songs. In terms of music, it's not their best ever just because it feels all over the place at times (i dont mind it but i still wish some tracks would've been excluded), but I don't think the music itself was the strong part of this album, it's the lyrics and overall composition. If it wasn't for the Persona songs being included in the beginning I actually think ... read more

mediocrereviews
50

BTS has done better, way too long and there aren't any songs I remember liking very much. Also just not any songs I remember in general now that I'm thinking about it.

78

1 Intro : Persona - 4
2 Boy with Luv feat. Halsey - 5
3 Make It Right - 5
4 Jamais Vu - 3
5 Dionysus - 3
6 Interlude : Shadow - 3
7 Black Swan - 5
8 Filter - 5
9 My Time - 5
10 Louder than bombs - 3
11 ON - 5
12 UGH! - 5
13 00:00 (Zero O’Clock) - 5
14 Inner Child - 3
15 Friends - 4
16 Moon - 3
17 Respect - 3
18 We are Bulletproof : the Eternal - 3
19 Outro : Ego - 2
20 ON feat. Sia - 4

78/100 = 78

bubbyballsack
NR

this album is not for me because im not 7

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Track List

1Intro : Persona
2:51
73
2Boy with Luv
3:49
feat. Halsey
81
3Make It Right
3:46
69
4Jamais Vu
3:47
71
5Dionysus
4:09
61
6Interlude : Shadow
4:19
70
7Black Swan
3:18
69
8Filter
3:00
68
9My Time
3:54
66
10Louder than bombs
3:37
57
11ON
4:06
55
12UGH!
3:45
61
1300:00 (Zero O’Clock)
4:10
73
14Inner Child
3:53
61
15Friends
3:19
59
16Moon
3:28
62
17Respect
3:57
52
18We are Bulletproof : the Eternal
4:21
63
19Outro : Ego
3:16
65
20ON
4:06
feat. Sia
31
Total Length: 1 hour, 14 minutes
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Added on: January 7, 2020