AOTY 2021

BE

BTS - BE
Critic Score
Based on 13 reviews
2020 Ratings: #329 / 821
User Score
Based on 574 ratings
2020 Ratings: #985
Liked by 96 people
November 20, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Big Hit / Label
K-Pop / Genres
bts.ibighit.com / Website
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CRITIC REVIEWS

83
Consequence of Sound

The Bangtan Boys accomplish exactly what they set out to do with this album: bring comfort to their listeners and remind people around the world that they are not alone in their experiences.

80
NME

Just as ‘BE’ cycles through the various ever-changing moods the pandemic has made a constant in our lives, it’s also finds the band constantly moving between genres, each attempt a triumph.

80
The Independent

In just eight songs, BTS have accomplished the same genre-bending they usually do in double that runtime. And for the most part, the album avoids the pitfall of sounding like a checklist.

80
The Arts Desk

EDM bangers? Check. Melancholic ballads? Why certainly. Great vocal arrangements which switch from rap to angelic falsetto in the blink of an eye? Step right this way. You’ll find all this and more on Be.

70
Rolling Stone

BE may be the most on-brand album BTS has ever made, recognizing hardship while offering healing and hope and a way to look past our current pain. It’s what BTS has been about since the start of their career.

pizzagrande
20
like this review if bts trash
MattsReviews
40
Now that the botting has ended, I can now voice my actual opinions. Before I go into my thoughts on the album itself, I'm going to first talk about how useless botting this site really is.

Score doesn't matter. The most it does is puts it higher on the charts but what you're really doing is delegitimizing the site.

Your favorite artists approval, is not something you're getting with this. At this point, you're only pleasing yourself and your other friends only.

You are hurting the site. As I ... read more
nostalgia
70
No shitposts to be found here, I genuinely really enjoyed a lot of what I heard on this project.

No matter what you think of the quality of their music or their often toxic fanbase, it's hard to deny that BTS is made up of 7 very talented guys, who clearly have a devout passion for making music, and on this project, more so than anything they've done in the last few years, the group seems to be playing to their strengths more often than not. Aside from one obvious dud, in my eyes a lot of ... read more
Metrik_System
60
Letter To BTS Stans From Twitter: Haha y'all dumb as fuck thanks for my first popular this week. This is kind of illegal but whatever, get finessed and stop spamming these reviews please.

[Actual Review and Rating Now]
As of now it's been over 6 months since Soul: 7 which is an album I've had a love/hate relationship with. At first I was confused as to the direction they were going into and I really wished they could've delved deeper into their persona's. Aside from this slight narrative ... read more
Pickle
45
Edit: I’m going to share some of my real thoughts on bts’ third album of the year - Be. Be, an album of merely 28 mins, comprises 8 tracks which feature western pop, synth-funk and rnb elements. The first half of the album is fairly weak, with the first three tracks sounding like Shawn mendes throwaways. Unforgettable and mundane to the core. Im not going to talk about skit in this review. The two tracks after skit are good compared to most of the rest of the album. Both of them are ... read more
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Track List

1Life Goes On
3:27
79
2Fly to My Room
3:42
70
3Blue & Grey
4:14
72
4Skit
2:59
89
5Telepathy
3:22
75
6Dis-ease
3:59
82
7Stay
3:24
78
8Dynamite
3:19
75
Total Length: 28 minutes

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Added on: September 27, 2020