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  • Summary: The seventh full-length for the Korean pop band features guest appearances from Halsey and Sia.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
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  1. 100
    It is an impressive, exciting and moving album with slick production, accompanied by thought-provoking art (the interpretative dance performance in the “Black Swan” video, the CONNECT BTS art exhibitions), but it is so much more than a shiny pop album. It is a love letter to pain, to the shadows that live within us.
  2. Feb 27, 2020
    92
    Taut and primal, “MOTS: 7” is a kind of self-referential homage. ... Each get solo turns to shine here, their collective work is what stands out.
  3. Feb 24, 2020
    83
    Their cultural impact is undeniable, and their work continues to push forward conversations about genre, language, and much more. There’s no telling what BTS will do next, but that’s what’s so compelling.
  4. 80
    What’s impressive on 7 is how they show a fascination with genres that should have no business being on the same album, but without the “smash and grab” attitude of so many Western artists. When it comes to music, 7 is is cast-iron proof we all speak the same language.
  5. Feb 21, 2020
    80
    The album is also a fantastic summary of BTS’ accomplishments so far, and charts a path forward in a tumultuous but exciting new era for K-pop. It’s an album about being in a band, about the relationships that form and get tested in the crucible of insane fame, all set to some of the most genre-invigorating music of their career.
  6. 80
    An album full of big ideas, strong conviction and unguarded emotion, it’s more than worth the wait.
  7. Feb 25, 2020
    63
    Persona lacked the natural fluidity and chicness of their best music. Those problems aren’t exactly mitigated here, since most of those songs appear on this album too, but within this new context, they feel like a flashback before the saga continues. Many of the new songs are better about balancing Easter eggs for day-ones with new entry points for more casual listeners.

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  1. Feb 22, 2020
    10
    The album, both as a whole experience and throughout each individual track, is a journey filled with sincerity and raw passion that isThe album, both as a whole experience and throughout each individual track, is a journey filled with sincerity and raw passion that is unmatched. These seven men have clearly left a piece of their soul in the artistry displayed in their music. Expand
  2. Feb 21, 2020
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Map of The Soul: 7 é maravilhoso! eu amei! É tudo perfeito e sem defeitos, tenho nem palavras ❤❤❤❤ Expand
  3. Feb 21, 2020
    10
    One of the best albums ever released. The expectation is not lost on each track. The instrumental is incredible along with the lyricsOne of the best albums ever released. The expectation is not lost on each track. The instrumental is incredible along with the lyrics completely inspiring and real. Expand
  4. Aug 28, 2020
    10
    Hermoso álbum ,la letras son muy buenas ,los ritmos varían de géneros musicas ,son profundas ,tiene solos y subunidades lo que lo hace especial .
  5. Aug 29, 2020
    10
    One of the best albums of this year
    With beautiful and deep lyrics
    And full of genres
  6. Oct 4, 2020
    10
    A wonderful album with a deeper meaning once you take the time to look up translations.
  7. Nov 25, 2020
    0
    Awful album. Shallow lyrics and generic melodies. The most overrated band on the planet drops the most overrated album on this webiste.

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