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Let's get into it..
Production is so groovy. The bass is Nasty AF. Verses are alright. Chorus is nice. I would have liked the melody to be a little stronger than what we got tbh. It nails the groove its going for. Vocals are, as expected, the best.
As for rapping, I heard quite a few complaints for Sehun's part, Personally I am okay with it... It's not bad enough (I mean to say, It's not bad) to take me out of the song. I would have liked Sehun to not rely on creating "Space" within his raps...
Lay is back, Nice to hear his bright voice in the song.
Good title track.
Ranking :- 8.5/10
Here comes the B-sides....
Intro gives me chills everytime.
Such a playful and fun vibe.
Damn, the confidence Kyungsoo exudes in this song is just otherworldly.
Production is pristine. The ambient, slight distant synths in Xiumin's pre-chorus is something I like to hear a lot. Great use of Guitar in Sehun's Rapsing part.
Rating :- 10/10
3. No Matter
Funky vibe. Similar to Tender Love. I think it's a decent song. Production reminds me of Butterfly Effect. Chorus is a little weak but the vibe is strong.
Nice to hear a lot variety from Sehun's raps in this album, His vocals have improved (as he's been taking frequent vocal lessons)
I would've liked the song to be 30 seconds shorter.
Rating :- 8/10
Are there any words to describe the experience while listening to this song? I don't think so. But I will still try.
Intro seemed rather bright and then it quickly turned into something else.
The distorted drums are a really smart choice. And THOSE SYNTHS in the back are haunting. Guitar again steals the spotlight especially during Baekhyun and Xiumin's part.
I love the raspiness in Chanyeol's vocals.
As for the chorus, There could have been nothing better than what we got.
Like, especially Chanyeol's "I'm gone, I'm gone, Boseona"
Rating :- 10/10
5. Just as usual
Immediately this gives vibe of Kyungsoo's That's Okay and EXO's Wait....
Those chords are beautiful. As for the melody, It's a decent song especially considering it's probably gonna be played during the ending ment for their concerts.
Kyungsoo's adlibs are to die for. Like, I really missed his voice.
Interesting thing I noticed, When Chanyeol starts his rap part, There is a really strange sound in the background. I wonder what it is? I mean I like it, but Is it members vocals processed or electric guitar? I couldn't distinguish between those. Sounds amazing regardless.
Rating :- 8.25/10
A solid album as expected from EXO. We got solid b-sides.
I will say one thing :-
Final rating :- 89.5%
What do you think? Let me know.
Since it's a special album dedicated to fans, I hope you all enjoy the music. Cheers everyone