BTS
Love Yourself: 轉 'Tear'


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Review

by Jeffery J. Bigglestein USER (35 Reviews)
August 4th, 2020 | 30 replies


Release Date: 2018 | Tracklist

Review Summary: I expected nothing and was still let down.

BTS - Love Yourself: 轉 'Tear' - 1/5

Forward:

Imagine a world, a world with no individuality. The weather is a mild 55 degrees and looming clouds illustrate an overcast setting, a sky on the verge of rain yet not a drop to be seen. This is a world where every man wears the same gray sweater and blue jeans, has the same haircut, and conformity is the normality. You turn on a “pop” radio station. Doesn’t matter which one. The noises and sounds that rush over you are devoid of life. This music, you want it to make you feel something – anything. You have an urge to punch the sky and make something change, but you lack the energy to do so. You start to panic as you feel trapped in your own body. You want to scream but you have no voice. You bite your tongue, yet you feel no pain. In your panic you find yourself running up to your neighbors house and banging frantically on the door. What is this world? What is your life? Who are you? You realize you’ve forgotten your name – did you ever have a name? Before your mind races any further your neighbor opens the door and you try your hardest to emote your paranoia and fears yet you can say nothing. The neighbor, with his thousand yard stare, gazes straight through you you while muttering, "bts jikook #followtrick taekook trump cashapp tiktok 18+ nsfw smut nct rt if you stan like ifb moots oomfs fancam promo gc jennie jungkook irene mingyu mutual jimin giveaway bg au gg cb full album blackpink ateez seulgi seventeen sub dom gidle comeback cb". This hypnotizing spell breaks your trance and you can feel the air re-entering your lungs. This palpable, grayscale world is the domain of Korean K-Pop collective BTS.

The Review:

“Professional” critics who have been paid off by BTS’s multi-million dollar propaganda campaign will praise this album. I will admit, the smooth R&B and expensive-sounding production of the intro track tricked me into thinking this project wouldn’t be garbage but I was immediately proven wrong by the subsequent 42 minutes that followed. However BTS’s Love Yourself is extremely similar to Map of the Soul: 7 in that it contains more plastic than the surgically-altered faces of the BTS crew. BTS’s efforts here are once again very boring, very common, very predictable. As much energy as this band tries to bring to the table it just seems like Imagine Dragons and Halsey were put into a blender and this was the amalgamation that came out. I’ve never listened to a record where every single track could be considered filler but this may be the closest I’ve ever gotten. Love Yourself is the definition of insanity as BTS just make the same boring and monotone pop-rap over and over again with no fucking variation. Nearly every song are littered with the same free-to-download kicks, snares, snaps, and hi-hats. Some tracks are so uninspired, take “Anpanman” which is a literal Korean dub of NERD’s “Lemon” - the instrumentals are the same with very small deriviations you cannot deny this. This project just seems completely redundant. Is this the worst music I’ve ever listened to? No, if anything I think it was more tolerable than Map of the Soul because I at least like the intro track. However there is still no reason for this fucking abysmal project to exist.

Crazy BTS stans will try to make up strawman insults like “Racist”, “sexist” or fall back on whataboutism to attack me or deflect from my points even though I am 100% in the right here. You worship these idols, you try to invade sputnik to attack us (snicker) yet you fail miserably. This is because your fantasyland idea of “real music” is based on your insecurities and attachment to the BTS brand not the musical content itself. BTS, and more specifically their corporate handlers, prey on people like you who have been cast out by society and makes you feel accepted in exchange for you becoming a walking advertisement for the band (like a cult, cough cough) Your pro-BTS arguments completely fall apart at the first sign of any opposition because you have to be so delusional and detached from reality to think BTS is making anything more than generic, PR friendly pop. BTS is arguably the most faceless and corporate dick-sucking band to walk this earth. They literally exist not to make an artistic statement or even interesting music but to exploit others for capitalistic gain. The Biggle Boys and the rest of Sputnikmusic will wipe the floor with these BTS fleas do not try to make any more accounts to debate us because it will not go well. 1/5.



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JefferyBigglestein
August 4th 2020


1687 Comments

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This will be my last BTS review I feel like I have listened to the same handful of songs over and over again listening to this group and at some point it gets repetitive.



This will be the killshot against the BTS stans. Do not try to dispute this it is factual.

costofnothing
August 4th 2020


118 Comments


"The sinternet dark army was forced to retreat after the crushing defeat of their BTSarmy allies, which caused an almost complete loss of the northern front. Sinternet's gambit of using the BTS shock troops to destroy the biggle boy vanguard had failed, and the biggle boys had more momentum than ever, mobilizing support from the local populace to defend against the foreign invaders the SDA had aligned themselves with."

-The Great Sputnik War, Chapter 4

JefferyBigglestein
August 4th 2020


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good very good

JefferyBigglestein
August 4th 2020


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kpop stans have now dismissed my criticism as 'wah he must have no life', no i am a professional music critic and i have a fantastic life thank you for asking. if i never talked about the bad music then it would make the good music seem, well, unimportant. once again, this is just slander and strawmanning in an attempt to dismiss my argument.



Kompys2000
August 4th 2020


4443 Comments


Review is mostly the usual Bigglestein-isms but that forward is fuckin quality lmao

JefferyBigglestein
August 4th 2020


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i'll take it kompys

blou52
August 4th 2020


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The first two paragraphs are actually pretty solid. Of course the third paragraph is about the great war, but that's about what I expected. BTS is totally bland and corporate manufactured, agreed for sure.

sixdegrees
August 4th 2020


9538 Comments


The BTS Universe, also known as the Bangtan Universe or BU, is an alternate universe created by Big Hit Entertainment that winds through the group's output. The webtoon Save Me closely follows the story line, along with their book HYYH: The Notes 1.[501][502] The chronology of the universe began with the song "I Need U" and spans to the present time.[503] It tells the story of the seven members in an alternate reality and depicts their anxieties and uncertainties as they confront their futures.[504][505] In a corporate briefing held on February 4, 2020, Big Hit also announced the upcoming release of its sequel HYYH: The Notes 2, the recreation of five BTS songs into five picture books, and an upcoming drama to be produced in collaboration with Chorokbaem Media and renowned screenwriter Kim Soo-jin.[506][290] Speaking to Billboard, Michelle Cho, an assistant professor of East Asian Popular Cultures at the University of Toronto, said "As an audio-visual experience, "I Need U" inaugurated the Bangtan Universe—the coming-of-age storyline that brilliantly integrates the Most Beautiful Moment in Life [album] trilogy and continues in music videos, "concept videos" (mini-films), and the multiform, open-ended narrative that's been serialized in album liner notes and Twitter and Instagram posts."[507]

Log S.
August 4th 2020


3224 Comments


pos'd for the sheer determination

BlondeGuardian
August 4th 2020


36 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

The foreword alone is worth a pos.

JefferyBigglestein
August 4th 2020


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comments section is incredibly based today.



biggle boys are showing their power more than ever. BTS fleas and wimps could never compete with us.

Alastor
August 4th 2020


2142 Comments


my little sister was a huge BTS fan, but after this album she changed her mind. I think she switched to some other K-Pop b(r)and that looks and sounds exactly the same.

SymbolicInTime
August 4th 2020


6488 Comments


This is an interesting era of Sputnik

Pos'd.

JefferyBigglestein
August 4th 2020


1687 Comments

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Highly appreciated, firm handshakes all around.



unfortunately another one of these BTSinternet simplebots have gone through and neg'd all 29 of my reviews bringing my % down from 45 to 44. keep pos'ing this review and we can fight back against the fleas and whackjobs who try to deny our greatness. we are the resistance.

sixdegrees
August 4th 2020


9538 Comments


A real army understands the meaning behind the pictures. It’s all about criticizing idol life and there are also political references in the pictures, for example the number 1984, which is the name of a novel which is about perpetual war. If you look closely, you will see a big object which you would normally see behind the back of porcelain dolls to turn it a bit and make the doll speak or play a lil song. If you look even more carefully you will see, in the closet they’re tied to something. Still didn’t get it? They’re in a closet. They look like dolls. They represent being objectified by the Kpop industry. Fake love reference: „try to erase myself and make me your doll“ everything is linked together. But this is not enough. Let’s talk about the boxes. The eyes: constantly being watched The cameras: every move is being judged The hands: everyone expecting and wanting something from them The boxes: they’re captured, there’s no escape The photos ARE MEANT to look ridiculous. They represent a circus. Another reference (which is highly sensitive): remember when Korean women protested against public hidden cameras, which are used to film women to put them on porn sites? The female clothes which BTS wear and the cameras could be a reference to that. Let’s talk about the beautiful bubble pictures. Have you noticed Jungkook is the only one whose tree is dead? And that he’s the only one who wears completely black clothes? Remember the ly her pictures? They were lying between flowers. Means, we’ve been in those unreal bubbles which isolates them from the world since ly: her. Do you understand now, that we don’t stan for our eyes to get pleased, we stan for our minds to get fucked up. If you stan for visuals, unstan. BTS is more than that. We stan for the social criticism they give us. We stan intellectuals, not visuals. Get tf out of this fandom if you can’t appreciate art and deep meanings.

JefferyBigglestein
August 4th 2020


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BTS Bots cant help but kick and scream when we defeat them with facts and logic.

Kompys2000
August 4th 2020


4443 Comments


To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand BTS. The music is extremely subtle, and without a solid grasp of classical literature and philosophy most of the songs will go over a typical listener's head. There's also Jungkook's nihilistic outlook, which is deftly woven into his characterisation- his personal philosophy draws heavily from Narodnaya Volya literature, for instance. The fans understand this stuff; they have the intellectual capacity to truly appreciate the depths of these songs, to realise that they're not just catchy-they say something deep about LIFE. As a consequence people who dislike BTS truly ARE idiots- of course they wouldn't appreciate, for instance, the humour in Jungkook's existential alias "Sold Out King," which itself is a cryptic reference to Turgenev's Russian epic Fathers and Sons. I'm smirking right now just imagining one of those addlepated simpletons scratching their heads in confusion as Big Hit's genius wit unfolds itself on their bluetooth speakers. What fools.. how I pity them. 😂

And yes, by the way, i DO have a J-Hope tattoo. And no, you cannot see it. It's for the ladies' eyes only- and even then they have to demonstrate that they're within 5 IQ points of my own (preferably lower) beforehand. Nothin personnel kid 😎

JefferyBigglestein
August 4th 2020


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here come the neg bombers, my approval rating has dropped by 2% and this review has gone from 8/10 pos's to 8/12. stay focused we got em in our sights.

Lucman
August 4th 2020


4721 Comments


Quality review, sir! The Biggle Boys are exposing the true colours of the k-pop world.

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LeddSledd
August 4th 2020


1092 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Keep on keepin' on, Jeff. You're on a roll

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