6:33 pm - 04/12/2019

BTS - Map of the Soul: Persona (album listening post)

1. Intro: Persona




2. Boy With Luv (with Halsey)


3. Mikrokosmos


4. Make It Right


5. HOME


6. Jamais Vu


7. Dyonisus





source: snowkisschim (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)

(Trying again, let's hope no video will get taken down this time) I love it. Mikrokosmos and Make it right left the biggest impression so far and Dyonisus is gonna go HARD during concerts. After hours of listening to it, I also really enjoy Halsey's contribution to Boy with luv.
radowan 12th-Apr-2019 07:16 pm (UTC)
i rly like Dyonisus. Is that Taehyung with the "jjuk deurikyo" verse? Because jfc grrrrrr boi lmao
pinklunacy 12th-Apr-2019 08:00 pm (UTC)
Is that Taehyung with the "jjuk deurikyo" verse?

That would have been my guess too but I've seen different versions of the line distribution for that song and with all that autotune, it's a little hard to tell them apart tbh.

Edited at 2019-04-12 08:00 pm (UTC)
pikapika217 12th-Apr-2019 07:18 pm (UTC)
'Home' is my favorite by far. It's definitely more a fun summer album and I get the comments about it running a bit together but I like the vibe so I'm good with it.
laranal 12th-Apr-2019 07:22 pm (UTC)
Dionysus really is that bitch huh
overall kind of disappointing though, i knew they would pull this after Persona was amazing
idg why they used a different version in the music video for Boy With Luv.. where do i get the no/less Halsey version
modestgoddess79 12th-Apr-2019 08:24 pm (UTC)
why did they make the worst song on the album the single?
yankies 12th-Apr-2019 08:56 pm (UTC)
i detest the autotune abuse in this album, it's to the point where i can barely tell their voices apart in some verses, idk who allowed this vocaloid-sounding mess to happen.

overall don't think i'll be replaying this album very much, home is probably the best one out of the bunch.
dantethetaco 12th-Apr-2019 08:58 pm (UTC)
I'll take Intro: Persona, they can keep the rest. So disappointed with this...
scionofawhisper 12th-Apr-2019 09:03 pm (UTC)
It's all very fluffy pop fare, which isn't my thing at the moment, but I'm not really the target market either I assume, haha.

Also this version of Boy with Luv with more Halsey is better I think, it seems more balanced with her voice or something...
eomie 12th-Apr-2019 10:00 pm (UTC)
When I first listened to the album early this morning I didn't like anything off the album, and I was really disappointed.

But I listened to it again over the corse of my bike ride (a great album to listen to while bike riding in the sun shine btw) and I actually really like the whole album. Very poppy, but I love that. I love a good pop album. Although I would kill for an rnb album from them. With Yoongi producing everything, I love his sound.

Make It Right and Home are my faves. Dionysus is weird as fuck but I love it. I really good work out song.

pinklunacy 12th-Apr-2019 10:12 pm (UTC)
I put the album on repeat when I went for a run earlier this morning and it's perfect for that too (esp Dyonisus). lmao, with all these bops, I ended up running my best time ever!!
broadcities 13th-Apr-2019 06:37 am (UTC)
i also enjoyed the album more while cycling through the city yesterday after being disappointed on first listen at home! and i would love a yoongi produced rnb album too, any track he's produced is my fave.
lostintheechoes 12th-Apr-2019 11:17 pm (UTC)
Dionysis is my jam. it will be on repeat all weekend.
revedesnuages 12th-Apr-2019 11:57 pm (UTC)
Overall, it’s an okay album. I don’t like it enough to buy it but I might play it on Spotify in the background when I’m doing laundry or cooking. I don’t like the mixing/voice distortions they’re using for this album but I guess that’s here to stay since they’ve been doing that since the LY series.

Persona is the best song on the album and the only one that I feel like actually goes with the concept they’re trying.

Make it Right definitely sounds like a Ed Sheeran song, both lyrics and composition. I don’t mind him in small doses so this is okay.

Jamais Vu reminds me of an early 2000s song, not in a bad way. I like that it’s a subunit song, hope for more subunit songs.

Dionysus is a hot mess. I hate it but I also like it? I think I might like it more if you remove 50% of the singing and rap verses lol which I guess defeats the purpose of the song. At least it’s true to its namesake because Dionysus (the god) is also a hot mess and it’ll probably be fun to perform.

The other songs weren’t memorable.

Since they’re creatures of habit, this is probably the LY:H of this series which means next album will be like LY:T, they’ll probably say all the saccharine lyrics in this album was Fake Love a persona and they will reveal their shadows. Looking forward to the next album.
pinklunacy 13th-Apr-2019 12:12 am (UTC)
Dyonisus is this era's IDOL but stronger. It's definitely a concert anthem. It sounds disjointed here but it will slay during concerts. Watch me eat my hat if if ends up falling flat.

(it's also a great workout song!)
revedesnuages 13th-Apr-2019 12:26 am (UTC)
I don’t think you’ll eat your hat yet! I agree it’ll definitely be a concert anthem. I usually enjoy their performances even if I don’t like the song.
mya13 13th-Apr-2019 06:42 am (UTC)
your opinion of this album is honestly me.
dongsaengkiller 13th-Apr-2019 12:39 am (UTC)
I love it all! Every single song! How?!?! Damn. Just a beautiful collection overall 👍🏾
mizukigirl 13th-Apr-2019 01:07 am (UTC)
I don't like this album at all. :( Maybe seeing them perform the songs will change my mind?
jackieee94 13th-Apr-2019 01:23 am (UTC)
HOME is the winner. Persona really was just a tease 😔. I can’t wait to see Dionysus live. Make it right, Mikrokosmos and Jamais Vu are <333
kcaomei 13th-Apr-2019 02:18 am (UTC)
mikrokosmos is definitely my fave! but i also really like jamais vu. i'm not really feeling dionysus... i don't like how it's mixed, it sounds like a pre-debut type song to me? lol get back to me in a few weeks tho, i'll probably love it (even if i wish more than anything that the autotune wasn't there)
dropthecrates 13th-Apr-2019 04:02 am (UTC)
jamais vu is like a hug.
takeaxbreath 13th-Apr-2019 04:38 am (UTC)
Well that was incredibly disappointing. I wasn't a fan of Fake Love or Idol but at least there were a few good b-sides on those albums. I've listened to this album twice and I can't recall what any of the songs sound like, even the title track (except for that terrible "boy with luv" part lmao
mya13 13th-Apr-2019 06:47 am (UTC)
this is their most boring release to date. altho i thought tear was boring but then loved it, im sure that wont happen for this. this is like a more boring version of her. theres no stellar b-side like dimple, no guilty pleasure like mic drop, but persona is MILES better a song that DNA, it's their first listenable single since spring day. im glad they finally managed to put out a single that doesnt make your ears bleed, maybe korea will actually like this one.

also im laughing at how that mikrokcosmos (w/e tf its called) song has 20+ people listed under the credits and yet... i can't even remember how it goes despite the fact i listened to this album 6 times already....

their fans really need to start having an opinion about their music cause this is just getting so old and repetitive. all i want is something half as good as wings but we are clearly never getting that again. im tired
yxerin 13th-Apr-2019 07:56 pm (UTC)
don't @me but... boy w luv is my fav off this album. persona is the most realized song but rap-only tracks are not rly what i go for. still, i appreciate its existence and the album would've felt shallow and empty without it

i feel like there's smth in the rest of the b-sides that makes them fall short. i love the post-chorus in mikrokosmos but the rest of the song is just kinda... there. home could've been a hit, i like the verses and the rnb vibe but the chorus with the "mi casa" makes it a bit too cheesy for me. it's a shame the autotune is so heavy in dionysus bc i would've loved it otherwise. on that note, i agree with what others have said abt the vocal processing and autotune dampening the overall enjoyment of the album and making the vocal line blend together. the songs being in a high register and making them all sing in that strained falsetto also contributes to their voices sounding the same
queenhinata 13th-Apr-2019 11:29 pm (UTC)
mikrokosmos and dionysus are my favs
veep_throat 14th-Apr-2019 12:49 am (UTC)
im coming in late just to say that mikrokosmos (why it sound like christian bop tho something hillsong would put out but only a lil more elevated), make it right, and jamais vu (thank u hoseok) are the best tracks!
benihime99 14th-Apr-2019 11:23 am (UTC)
- Persona is good (classic BTS)
- Boy With Luv is a classic kpop song, it'll d great without being memorable (what's her face is unecessary)
- Mikrokosmos is a no for me, it's too slow to begin and when it does it goes nowhere
- Make It Right is a nice filler
- Home is nice and laid back, very late summer type of song
- Jamais Vu is another filler
- Dyonisus is another no, it's just noise (very kpopish though)

It's a decent album but in a basic way, as in it's what I'd exoect from all and any k-pop boygroup, there's nothing distinctive about it but it's still nice
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