BTS - Map of the Soul: 7 (2020)

Reason for Listening:
#3 on the Billboard 200 (Week of 20200314).
Last Week: 1 | Peak: 1 | Weeks on Chart: 2
Billboard Listing: MAP OF THE SOUL: 7 - BTS - [picture of the band]

Released 20200221.
20 songs. 74:52. Map of the Soul: 7 (2020)

First listen.
Given most lyrics are in Korean, I looked up the track on ("Intro : Persona")
Hmm. I'm just listening to how the music sounds and this one doesn't resonate. It is, however, their second single and currently their most popular song on Spotify.
Not sure what makes this version different, but I like the beat of "ON" (ft. Sia).
Second listen.
I like the beat in the background of this song ("Make It Right")
Continue listening starting with "My Time."
I like the sound of that line "bring the pain oh yeah"; I find it strange that it's not "bring the pain on."
I listen to the songs rated a "2" again. Moved to a "3": "Boy With Luv". Moved to a "1": "Black Swan"; "My Time"; "Respect".

3: "Boy With Luv" (ft. Halsey); "ON" (ft. Sia);
2: "Make It Right"; "Interlude : Shadow"; "We are Bulletproof : the Eternal"; "Outro: Ego";
1: "Intro : Persona"; "Black Swan"; "Filter"; "My Time"; "ON"; "UGH!"; "00:00 (Zero O'Clock)"; "Moon"; "Respect";
0: "Jamais Vu"; "Louder than bombs"; "Inner Child"; "Friends"
-1: "Dionysus";

I think the last album I heard which would come closest in sound to this album is Rare (Selena Gomez). I suppose I should try and listen to more albums with this sound.

Overall Rating: 4.6/5
Favorite Song: "Boy With Luv" (ft. Halsey)

20200421 Comment:
A noteworthy achievement is that the band's albums dominate the World Albums (Billboard) chart. More specifically, they occupied seven out of fifteen rankings for the week ending March 28.

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