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  • Summary: The seven-track mini-album release from the South Korean boy band features a guest appearance from Halsey.
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방탄소년단 (Bangtan Boys) BTS - Home Lyrics BTS - Home Hangul 미칠듯한 설레임에 인사조차 못했어 Yeah I'm going out baby 온... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. 95
    It’s the songs themselves that should guarantee the album’s global success. Throughout the mini-album are references to BTS’ past and reflections on their growth as artists and individuals.
  2. 91
    The EP moves easily through different spheres of young love, young fame and young ambition, all of it audible through coruscating backgrounds and intense vocal deliveries that channel the high-running tensions of technicolor teenage drama.
  3. Apr 12, 2019
    90
    The 7-song album is taut musically and thematically (the group is a septet consisting of RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, Jungkook), although things get into murkier territory lyrically. Fans of the group dig deep into the meanings behind the songs.
  4. Apr 18, 2019
    70
    Map of the Soul: Persona is a bold, if tempered, call to Western media.
  5. Apr 15, 2019
    61
    The arrangements on PERSONA are busy and convoluted, and many lyrical highlights are buried in meta, self-referential schlock rock. ... PERSONA is not a failure, but it’s tough to call it a triumph.
  6. 60
    They’ve formed their own blueprint in which the messages they purvey and the grandiose shows they stage are our main point of interest, but the music, production-wise, falls a little by the wayside when it comes to breaking new ground.
  7. Apr 19, 2019
    60
    A valiant and partly successful attempt from K-pop’s biggest band to move forward in their music. While they undeniably remain a success, the recycled sonics and multiple references to past music makes it hard for old listeners to let go of past glory and for the new to connect with their current music.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 17 out of 174
  1. Feb 22, 2020
    10
    Es un álbum brillante, las canciones son geniales y el title track es uno de los mejores que BTS ha lanzado hasta ahora, puede gustarle aEs un álbum brillante, las canciones son geniales y el title track es uno de los mejores que BTS ha lanzado hasta ahora, puede gustarle a cualquiera es una inyección de alegría Expand
  2. Feb 13, 2020
    10
    This is so good oh my god I wait for the New album this year, I Love soooo much
  3. Apr 12, 2019
    10
    With the presence of Greek myths and exploitation of psychoanalysis through Jung, BTS shows what is lacking in the pop artists of today:With the presence of Greek myths and exploitation of psychoanalysis through Jung, BTS shows what is lacking in the pop artists of today: identity. A cohesive album, with music gender variability and production, shows why they are one of the biggest groups nowadays. Expand
  4. Aug 29, 2020
    10
    Reis que trabalham muito pra entregar trabalhos impecáveis. Felizmente fã de incríveis artistas
  5. Dec 19, 2020
    10
    Simply amazing, a work of art, mazing lyrics all amazing, Bangtan is amazing.
  6. Apr 13, 2019
    10
    I don't understand how they manage to make even better albums each time. They surprise me every time. I was totally shocked by Boy With Luv.I don't understand how they manage to make even better albums each time. They surprise me every time. I was totally shocked by Boy With Luv. This is the first time when the title track is actually my favourite song on BTS album
    Overall such an organic and healing piece of art. Love it.
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  7. Sep 27, 2020
    0
    i hate it so much, it feels like someone is banging my head against the wall.

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