12:34 pm - 10/24/2018

BoA - WOMAN [listening post]

Like it!



Little More



No Limit

Good Love

I want you back

source: MULGOKIZARY 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
countthesaints 24th-Oct-2018 11:23 am (UTC)
A quick, half-arsed review:

[Spoiler (click to open)]Woman I think I will have the upside down walking scene forever lodged in my head when I listen to this record. I love how the walking bit turns into percussion and that bassline is utterly delicious. I was afraid I was going to dislike the "woman" sample, but it fits really well. My only complaint is that I wish the refrain was repeated one more time to bring it into the three minute mark. 5/5
Like It! This would have slotted nicely on the One Shot, Two Shot mini album. The "cause I like it, I like it!" refrain is a tad annoying, but I love it overall. 4/5
Irreversible I predicted this to be my favourite when we received the album teaser and that still stands. I love the chugging production. 5/5
Encounter Another one that would have fit on One Shot, Two Shot; I'm almost certain some of these were originally planned for it. Not horrible, just a bit too on trend. I really like the pre-chorus melody. 3.5/5
Little More This is really cute and funky, the chorus melody is great. 3.5/5
You and I Another record with that chugging production. I wanna say this is my second favourite. 5/5
If It's a nice piece of guitar driven pop, but it's not really my cup of tea. 3/5
No Limit Again with the similar sound of OSTS, this one is quite fun though. I love the "no, no, no limit oooo na na na na" and "tell me what you wanna do" bits. 4/5
Good Love Another funky record that's quite enjoyable. I could have done without the male vocals at the beginning. 3.5/5
I Want You Back This is a nice marriage of the tropical records and funky tracks that sprinkle the album. The refrain is a bit weak though. I feel like they would have done something different to the altered vocals echoing her. 3.5/5
Total 4/5

Really a light, fluffy album with the occasional bit of sass thrown in the mix. I can't wait for my physical copy to arrive, it looks lush.

Edited at 2018-10-24 11:27 am (UTC)
lightframes 24th-Oct-2018 02:20 pm (UTC)
I love all the songs you said belong on OSTS, lol (makes sense since I loved it)

I want a physical copy, too. It's such a solid album, I want to listen to it on repeat for like a week.
countthesaints 24th-Oct-2018 03:21 pm (UTC)
OSTS is a flawless mini album; I still regularly listen to it. A lot of this album flows really well with "One Shot, Two Shot", "Everybody Knows", "Recollection" and "Always, All Ways", so it's nice to have almost an extension.
setsuna16 24th-Oct-2018 02:14 pm (UTC)
I only got to listen to half... but I will be listening to the album pretty much all day at work.

Waking up to a new album and video by my Queen... is the best way to wake up!
lelouchikaru 24th-Oct-2018 03:40 pm (UTC)
Whenever I listen to Good Love I can't help but to think of Red Velvet's Campfire tbh
rojounotori 24th-Oct-2018 03:48 pm (UTC)
It's a really solid album! Felt like it continued in the same vein as One Shot, Two Shot (which I think is great, loved that EP).

I can't stop listening to U&I. Irreversible and Encounter are some of my favourites as well (along with the title track).
vintage_boom 24th-Oct-2018 03:50 pm (UTC)
i love love love the album. BoA and her team are so good at choosing collections of songs that really work together and make a complete statement. It's such a smooth listen.

I know this album was quite a surprise and people outside of here think it's rushed or half assed but I don't feel that at all. It feels like they were ready and just pulled the trigger on it.
vintage_boom 24th-Oct-2018 03:57 pm (UTC)
also seriously the only category at award shows this year that's going to be difficult to call is solo female because all the women have been delivering this year and I think they should all be giving awards.
thomaswilmoore 24th-Oct-2018 05:03 pm (UTC)
such a solid cohesive album

i love it

what a blessed year, we had so many BoA releases
pikapika217 25th-Oct-2018 12:31 am (UTC)
fantastic!! My faves aside from the title are Like it and I want you back (which could've been a cute/flirty comeback song. I hope she does an mv for it or a special performance!)
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