BTS - MAP OF THE SOUL : PERSONA
Apr 12, 2019 (updated Apr 15, 2019)
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[VERY LONG REVIEW AND STATEMENT]

Actual thoughts on album and invasion: (29/100)
I don't know, I just hear generic dance music. That's what I've found in most mainstream K-Pop music, it's like stuff Far East Movement or 2011 Pitbull would make. I know there are people, in fact MANY people who love their music and I appreciate that. But to invade some not-too-big niche album reviewing website with a score of 100 and then never coming back is just against what this website is for. I understand the whole "you're giving it 0 though" thing, but it's hard to say cause it's not like we can ban people from giving 100s or only rating one album. There have to be at least some rules implemented to combat the stan mentality.

This 0 thing is all we can do to bring this website to it's original purpose. Cause some, or the nearly 700 10/10 ratings, feel like they only give the album that rating because they're such massive fans of this group and they're basically forced to give it that rating due to all the hype around it. I'm not saying that's everyone, but that's what a lot of what i've seen through all these stan invasions we've had prior (e.g. ZAYN, Marina, Anitta)

I've seen a couple of these fans give the album a high score but also rate other albums honestly, and I appreciate that. Like, music is subjective in the end. But fans should also be allowed to criticise the album. Like, I still follow the Logic subreddit for some reason and I thought Supermarket was awful. None of his projects are worthy of a 10 in my opinion. But my point is, this is a website to review, critique and give your thoughts on music. It's not a stan forum. I agree giving albums a 0 because "the stans are coming" is a bit immature sometimes when the invasion isn't even that massive.

With all these massive stans giving albums nothing but a 100, it gives this site an image we don't even represent. It stops being a music review website and instead a website where all stans can come together and give this album "the correct rating." Yes, you are allowed to give it a 100. Yes, you can love this project as much as you want. Yes, music is subjective. But with almost, probably already 700 10/10 ratings, it feels like "Must stan BTS. Must stan Jungkook. Must give 100. Our lords await us." And not "I genuinely love this project cause of ______".

At least those are my thoughts on these stan invasions as a whole. I don't know what can be done to fix the website. But to all the 100 givers out there, check out the AOTY pages for Zayn - Icarus Falls, MARINA - Love and Anitta - Kisses and you'll see why people give this album a 0 to outweigh the bots. We shouldn't need to give this album and others a 0, but it's this invasion of 10/10s from overly obsessive BTS stans that we try to bring this website to its original purpose. There isn't a correct opinion. We're not supposed to love this album. And you're not too. For example, I gave Abbey Road a 100 because I think it's the Beatles's best album and a showcase of how everything great about their music came together for this one album, not because it was the Beatles. Hell, they do have a few lukewarm albums.

Thanks for reading lol

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Summary: REALLY BAD
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16 Comments
Apr 13, 2019
Music Stans are the worst. They don't care even care about the music, they just care what the people look like. have you ever seen a Radiohead stan? Or an MF Doom stan, yeah I don't think so. One of these stans literally said: "Why Stan Lee when you can stan Loona." On the day Stan Lee died. I'm not making this stuff up: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UehNjaHkc-s&t=1m48s
Apr 14, 2019
Twitter absolutely blows up with tweets whenever bts does something just a little bit significant
Apr 14, 2019
BTS: literally walks

Fans: OMG THAT WALK THOUGH SKSKSKSKSKSSKKSK WE STAN A CUTIE LIKE JUNGKOOK WHO WALKS LIKE THAT IAHFILASJHDJOIASLKDJ YOULL NEVER STAN A LEGEND WHO WALKS LIKE THAT SMH THATS THE TEA SIS LIKE JUST LOOK AT THOSE FOOTSTEPS AND TELL ME THAT SOMEONE CAN WALK IN A BETTER FASHION OKAY STAN BTS TODAY
Apr 14, 2019
BTS: *exist*

Army: OMG they are so brave SKSKSKSKSKSK.
Apr 14, 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZoUuZue81o

BTS: 0:06-0:12

14-Years old girls: 0:12-0:16
Apr 15, 2019
give them a chance. they are actually really good. their stans are considered the worst because they are always defending bts from the hate and racism they face on the daily. they aren't bad
Apr 15, 2019
I dare you to listen to atleast 5 of their music videos and admit that they are not talented and we are people too we don't hate on anyone it's ppl like u hate us 😂 love yourself
Apr 15, 2019
I love how the only arguments haters have its "14 year olds" "12 year olds", when a vast majority of the fandom is older than 20
Apr 15, 2019
I'm gonna be 26 in 2 weeks - and only about 20% of the fandom is below 18. But sure, let's perpetuate the stereotypes and keep the prejudice going. No one is forcing you to like them, but the fact that all of you are so pressed about them being popular says a lot more about you than them. Disliking popular things isn't a personality trait, Rakk.
Apr 15, 2019
I never said BTS was bad... just the overly obsessive stans

But considering this website just got raided by hundreds of stans... I stand by my point
Apr 15, 2019
Thank you for putting your opinion out there. These invasions are getting more and more common as time goes on. Hell, the user rating is almost at 80.
I hope that the site does something to combat this, because it is certainly something that brings the site down.
Apr 15, 2019
Yknow I wonder when the day will come where stans from 2 different artists spam rate 2 albums and have an all-out war amongst themselves on this website
Apr 15, 2019
I find it pretty funny how one of the better responses out of this whole thing came from a 14 y/o. Big ups, my guy
Apr 15, 2019
Just read that all. Well fucking said.
Apr 15, 2019
Damn, great review! You've said pretty much what everyone else want to say to these stans
Apr 15, 2019
i hope there's a retweet button for this review thank you for this output, rakk!
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