Eyes wide open

TWICE - Eyes wide open
Critic Score
Based on 2 reviews
User Score
Based on 216 ratings
2020 Ratings: #468
Liked by 13 people
October 26, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
JYP Entertainment / Label
K-Pop, Dance Pop / Genres
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This latest effort does nothing to upset that impressive trend, comprising their most sophisticated sound and presentation yet, seeing them grow beyond youthful exuberance to deliver pop with a bit more of a weathered, knowing edge.

eliiscool5
48
What do Twice and Nazi Germany have in common? A failed global expansion.

This is a bit of a long review, so strap your seatbelts, we in for a fancy rollercoaster ride.

So, before I talk about the album, please allow me to give a little bit of a background. Twice's musical evolution throughout the past 5 years has been fascinating to say the least. From the start, catapulting into the top of the Korean music scene with over-the-top fluffy concepts that include Likey, TT, Knock Knock through ... read more
MattsReviews
51
TWICE once impressed me but is now disappointing me.

Twice is one of the only K-Pop artists I've ever enjoyed, so coming into this I had high hopes, specifically from their 'Feel Special' EP.

This albums a mess. It really doesn't know what it wants to be. There's no sense of cohesion between the songs making it sound different each time which could be good if all the songs are good but they really aren't.

Instrumentally, this is quite a downgrade from 'Feel Special.' Feel Special had so ... read more
louisomahoney
85
I don't see the hate behind this album, in my opinion, "Eyes Wide Open" is an exciting, bubbly, fun pop album thats easy to come back to any time. More And More was great, even though while listening to that album I still thought they had potential to still unlock and this this they are really close to it. Being honest, they could become the absolute peak of k-pop if they keep on growing and expanding like this. I know this is an unpopular opinion, but apart from 1 or 2 filler tracks ... read more
marvelgaryen
77
TWICE has range, not only musically but audience-wise. Most of the time I used to not care about them at all, but I was always hearing what was released, recently (earlier this year), I decided to give TWICE another shot, and boy!! thank whatever god I did it. So you can classify me as a once now, I dig their evolution, it's quite clear the mature direction they took since 2017, and I can see how incredible they are as group. I dare to say they mastered the k-pop scenery quite well, because ... read more
tokq
46
Yeesh, that wasn't my favorite TWICE album ever. I'm not against the change in musical direction—it's still nice to see that they haven't stagnated and that they're exploring more ideas—but the execution leaves a lot to be desired. I don't know if I can say that their sound has matured so much as it has... westernized.

K-Pop in general seems to be veering towards a more western sound in an attempt to appeal to a broader audience (BTS's Dynamite and MAP OF THE SOUL series and ... read more
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Track List

  1. I CAN'T STOP ME
  2. HELL IN HEAVEN
  3. UP NO MORE
  4. DO WHAT WE LIKE
  5. BRING IT BACK
  6. BELIEVER
  7. QUEEN
  8. GO HARD
  9. SHOT CLOCK
  10. HANDLE IT
  11. DEPEND ON YOU
  12. SAY SOMETHING
  13. BEHIND THE MASK
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Added on: October 5, 2020