BTS - BE
Nov 20, 2020 (updated Nov 20, 2020)
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had to pause 31 seconds in track 1 to process that this is the direction they're going in

what's that direction? unnecessarily over-processed vocals with zero substance over whitewashed instrumentals, and fundamentally losing sight of what made them popular in the first place at every significant level

why do BTS insist so much on the voice processing? they've shown before in previous projects such as YNWA (shoutout @eliiscool5) that they absolutely process a respectable vocal prowess, but since 'MOTS: 7', BTS have gone down the slippery slope of westernising their sound while being tunnel visioned on maximising profit margins for big hit with the occasional fan service here and there

tracks such as 'blue & grey' still showcase that they're absolutely still capable of singing (although whoever that is with constant high notes -- that can't be good for your throat my guy), but is lost in a pool of indecisiveness that too many kpop projects this year have suffered from... where they try to dip their toes into different genres, but ultimately never dive into the pool.

for too many tracks on this record, promising starts are ruined by their screeching abuse of autotune -- almost to the point that it could be considered a violation of the geneva convention (speaking of which, i'm fully expecting a nuclear fallout occurring in the comment section). all respect to the bangtan boys for their significance in hallyu and the attention they've brought to revitalise the kpop scene, but this BTS album?

this ain't it, chief

highlights: dis-ease (irony lmao)
7 Comments
Nov 20, 2020
ALLEZ ALLEZ ALLEZZZZZZZZZZ
Nov 20, 2020
You don,'t know real musiv
Nov 20, 2020
@eliiiscool5 diddy kong man spreading some a class propaganda
Nov 20, 2020
Good review. Also, you might want to limit the comments to people you only follow for about a couple of days. I’m not trying to be negative; I’m just trying to look out for you, because I know a lot of stans are probably going to crawl up your skin. Just a little notice. Stay safe
Nov 20, 2020
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Nov 20, 2020
i disagree with the “zero substance”
The auto tune is obviously an artistic choice. If you don’t like the way they mix their vocals, that’s fair but their music certainly does not have “zero substance.” look into the lyrics ;)
Nov 20, 2020
I told you to limit the comments; I’m trying to look after you brother
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