Jack In The Box

j-hope - Jack In The Box
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2022 Ratings: #253 / 805
User Score
Based on 415 ratings
2022 Rank: #861
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
NME

Thought-provoking and full of fresh new flavour, ‘Jack In The Box’ takes the J-Hope the world has come to know and love over the last nine years and sets that figure alight.

80
AllMusic
As the first member to officially step out on his own, the artist born Jung Ho-Seok delivers emotional depth and irresistible energy.
80
The Line of Best Fit

Whether the music on Jack in the Box suits your taste or not, it’s hard to dismiss this album as an artistic statement rather than just chapter 1/7 of BTS proving they can also make money in ways beyond official group releases.

80
Rolling Stone
The first member of the pop megastars to go solo after their big announcement shows that he’s got a lot more to him than meets the eye.
80
The Young Folks
While the brevity of the album helps avoid any bloat, it does also leave the final product a touch unfinished. That said, there’s so much here to love and, perhaps, most excitingly, in the end, this is clearly just a start for the next chapter in J-Hope’s career.
70
Clash

It is refreshing to see J-hope experiment with genres not normally associated with his artistry, resulting in a second album that completely juxtaposes his previous sound.

60
Evening Standard
The first solo album released since K-Pop titans BTS announced a break feels more like a proof of concept.
Davibitt1234
73

O BTS entrou em hiatus, e com isso, os membros do grupo estão podendo focar mais em projetos individuais, o primeiro dos integrantes do boygroup a lançar seu disco solo durante esta pausa do BTS é o J-Hope, e em seu novo registro, o solista entrega um material bem mais interessante do que o que o grupo o qual ele integra estava trazendo nos seus últimos lançamentos. 'Jack In The Box', além de trazer algo conceitualmente interessante, entrega em ... read more

surlace
70

Stellar beats all over this thing! Branching out from BTS paid off in spades, going for a more hip-hop/rap rock oriented sound. I j-hope he can keep it up!

Maqtheus
50

O grande feito de Jack In The Box é soar interessante por justamente ser diferente de qualquer coisa que j-hope fez no seu disco anterior ou que ele teria feito no BTS.

O BTS entrou em hiatus para que os seus integrantes pudessem, um por um, explorar e lançar material solo. O primeiro a fazer isso, desde então, é j-hope, que faz parte da linha de rap do grupo. Obviamente, por esse contexto, cabe uma certa comparação entre o que ele faz aqui e o que o ... read more

rickyrickymom
68

An interesting and thought-provoking project. A bit abrasive on first listen but it's grown on me a bit.

Intro // 70
Pandora's Box // 88
MORE // 86
STOP // 61
= (Equal Sign) // 44
Music Box: Reflection // 50
What if... // 20
Safety Zone // 95
Future // 72
Arson // 79

minvaute
76

i think it's a good album with good songs but i expected more because j-hope's mixtape was amazing. anyway my favorite songs of the album are "safety zone", "pandora's box" and "= (equal sign)"

WillNeot
73

Even if it isn't the best thing ever, I love how experimental it is for an K-Pop idol, really not what I expected and for sure better than the outcome from every other BTS member solo work

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Track List

1Intro
0:58
50
2Pandora's Box
2:36
66
3MORE
3:00
69
4STOP
2:02
66
5= (Equal Sign)
1:54
69
6Music Box : Reflection
1:10
55
7What If…
2:16
65
8Safety Zone
2:45
70
9Future
2:19
61
10Arson
2:39
77
Total Length: 21 minutes

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Added on: June 25, 2022