BTS - MAP OF THE SOUL : 7
Feb 22, 2020 (updated Feb 25, 2020)
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So, we find ourselves in this situation again...

Honestly, I wish I could appreciate this more because there's some cool moments here and there, some sparks of fun and catchiness that sprinkle throughout this mess but it gets buried by this feeling of genericity. Not to say that generic music can't be good music but BTS's mass appeal sounds more fabricated than something natural. If a song isn't amusing enough, it'll probably not work. And even if it works for one part of the song (per example, a chorus), will it work for the rest of the song? It's very hit or miss but generally I'd say the album has some solid tunes, starting actually very strong, with "Intro: Persona" and "Boy With Luv" which are very direct to the point but honestly, the rap verse deliveries are what most bugged me. Maybe it's because I don't understand what they're saying but damn, does it sound phony... If I'm being honest, I didn't even look up the lyrics because why would I? I'm looking for fun, it's not like it's Joanne Kyger or something. I've looked up BTS's lyrics in the past and honestly, I wasn't too impressed...

The album progresses and we get some glimpses of BTS at their best with the charming "Black Swan" and the snappy "Filter", my favorite moments of the album. I believe these song are genuinely entertaining and serve as perfect examples of what I want in a BTS song. Sadly, there's not much to talk about besides those. The album never feels unique but it's ideal if you're looking for something fun. I get the hype but is it worth hyping? I'd say no but what do I know?

Why did I even write a review for this? lol
43 Comments
Feb 22, 2020
FUC KOFF
Feb 22, 2020
Joao bad opinion part 2837362
Feb 22, 2020
@chaeluvs shur up
Feb 22, 2020
i'm sorry but this just isn't factually correct... as a Stan this is traumatizing to see how you are treating this album, the samples made me fricking cry, it's really mean what you're doing, messed up. ur a bully. You probably on drugs to give this album such a low score, imma tell my DARE teacher
Feb 22, 2020
i'm just saying ๐Ÿ˜ญ... i understand why you don't like it but the translations make it pretty clear it all comes from them man why are u mad
Feb 22, 2020
btw i dont care about your rate im just referring to the soulless part damn
Feb 22, 2020
bruh rate this a zero for all i care but saying their music is soulless is honestly not true especially if you read the lyrics. they have songwriting and producing credits in most of their songs so they're nothing like 1D
Feb 22, 2020
@okcomputer12127 you clownin but they're honestly right dawg, saying their music is soulless is a bad take. the fact you dont like it doesn't take that away
Feb 22, 2020
@okcomputer12127 #%*\*??? im not even a stan.
Feb 22, 2020
@knewnie Koff beer tastes great, tf you on about? As a fellow Canadian, it is my right to support my Finnish bros. ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
Feb 22, 2020
pee pee poo poo
Feb 23, 2020
@Inglume i'm not old enough to drink so fuck all alcohol in general also it tastes like shit
Feb 23, 2020
@Inglume Nah, Fuc Koff. It’s the worst Finnish beer. Only minors and drunks drink it because it’s dirt cheap.
Feb 23, 2020
@chaeluvs I don't think okcomputer was talking to you.
Feb 23, 2020
@ThatOtherGuy yah
Feb 23, 2020
love me some 21th century beatles
Feb 23, 2020
bts sucks
Feb 23, 2020
you were right the first time
Feb 23, 2020
THE BTS ARMY WILL NOT STAND FOR THIS!!!! #JUNGKOOK4LYFE X3
Feb 24, 2020
Bitch df u on about we all know that bts is the second coming of Christ and u just jealous smh
Feb 24, 2020
Stream UGH, you need it.
Feb 24, 2020
“lol can’t believe people believed this shit” yeah this comment is really just shit gjdlg if you were joking about it then ๐Ÿ‘ why ๐Ÿ‘ did ๐Ÿ‘ you ๐Ÿ‘ write ๐Ÿ‘ it ๐Ÿ‘
Feb 24, 2020
Talk to yourself... pussy
Feb 24, 2020
vai lavar uma loiça joão
Feb 24, 2020
Yo sólo entendí, me ardio la cola y me sigue ardiendo.
Feb 24, 2020
a xenofobia e tanta que o comentário chega a ser irrelevante
Feb 24, 2020
You are so stupid
Feb 24, 2020
joao you have poopoo caca taste!!
Feb 24, 2020
I like how Joao triggered the fangirls right there. That was some nice bait.
Feb 24, 2020
@pipo_mzz #JoaoIsOverParty
Feb 24, 2020
uwu moment
Feb 24, 2020
ifkr #JoaoIsOverParty !!!
Feb 24, 2020
I assure u, bts doesn’t want to be trash direction bye
Feb 24, 2020
gay sex
Feb 24, 2020
arg i cant believe youve done this joao!!!
Feb 24, 2020
gay sex gang
Feb 25, 2020
@ughbts "if you were joking, then why did you write it"
How df can you make a joke without telling it dumbass lmao bitch get df outta here
Feb 25, 2020
the comments ๐Ÿ˜‚โšฐ๏ธ
Feb 25, 2020
People are complaining that people are just rating the album poorly to be rude... but you wrote a legitimate review and It turns out they are only mad BECAUSE you didn’t like it
Feb 25, 2020
@BradTasteMusic nah, i wrote something stupid to bait them cause i wanted to piss them off and I edited it after listening to the album
Feb 25, 2020
I think that you really need to look into the lyrics, musicality isn’t always just how something sounds. If it was like that, everything would sound the same. BTS’ music is very special to millions around the world because of their message, they use that message to touch people’s hearts and teach them lessons. A lot of them also follow complex storylines and talk about deep philosophies. I would really recommend looking into it, and that’s coming from someone who isn’t even much of a fan.
Feb 25, 2020
@Hmcarson, maybe be "not much of a fan" elsewhere. You act like people have never read lyrics before you pretentious fuck.
Feb 27, 2020
you've angered them!
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