I am somewhat disappointed in the new album. I don’t know if it was because I had a big expectation of my first real comeback, but I didn’t like it. The sound that makes EXO’s music was missing for me. The songs didn’t sound like what EXO would normally produce. I don’t know, something felt severely lacking.

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    Awww that’s too bad. For me, this is a solid af comeback, and I’m so glad I pre ordered the album <3 Each track is A+++
    The only thing messed up are Yixing's lines in the Chinese version of Tempo 🙁

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    That’s too bad!! 🙁

    I personally loved it a lot, more than other albums, possibly!
    EXO always tends to change things up, they never stay with the same style.
    This time they tried something different again; I liked it because it can still showcase how beautiful the members’ voices are, that’s their strength, imo! 🙂

    I hope that maybe a few more listen can make you change your opinion of it, I experienced something like this before! ^^

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      I hope I like it the more I listen to it because I’ve been listening to it a lot all day. I like when EXO does things that are different while still keeping their sound, I did start stanning because of Ko Ko Bop after all, and even though I became a solo stan a few months ago, I still really loved EXO’s music. I already bought the album, but I just wished I liked it enough. It sounds too much like other SM boy groups’ songs, I think that’s what I didn’t like.

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        I can see what you mean. I definitely heard a bit of NCT in some songs 🙂
        They share a lot of their producers/writers, so it’s not that strange..
        I liked The War less than this new album, but it definitely had a more distinctive sound, different than other groups, SM ones included.

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    Interesting… as someone who doesn’t really listen to or follow EXO that much, I actually liked this comeback a lot, and enjoyed the album more than most other comebacks from anyone this year.
    But I’m not an avid EXO-L so I’m not really sure what that says. \^-^/
    What is your favourite EXO album? I am curious 🙂

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      My favourite EXO album was the Lotto repackaged album. There were a lot of really good songs on it and my irreplaceable favourite, One and Only, is on that album. I just feel like they went too left with this album. A lot of the songs sound like something either NCT or SHINee would make. I have nothing against these groups though, but their music more often than not, doesn’t appeal to me. I really liked Ooh La La La though because I felt like I was listening to EXO then.

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        One and Only is my most listened to EXO song! I love it so much. It’s a never-ever-skip song for me. Hands down one of my favourite EXO songs ever. Also on that album: She’s dreaming, They Never Know and Lucky One. SUCH BOPS

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          I love She’s Dreaming so much as well. Tracks 8, 9, 10, are my most played songs on that album other than Lotto.

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            They Never Know was really out there pushing EXO’s limits tho, lyrics-wise. I’m always sad they’ve never performed it live, but I think it’s too risky. The fact that they even released is a miracle tbh

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            @vipsky4796 you’re the 2nd person I’ve seen say this about They Never Know. I never thought of it as a risky song, I really liked the message of the song though.

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            Korea isn’t pro-LGBT at all and the song practically screams pro-LGBT vibes – a perceived ‘forbidden’ love, about which other people curse you and your lover for but the two of you are standing strong through it all- the lyrics are something along those lines. Personally, I loved the lyrics (and the music) but it could have become an issue and I’m so glad it didn’t.

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          YES!!! *-*

          (a part from Lucky One, I was never too fond of it)

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        Ooh cool! I shall go check it out then. ^-^
        I don’t listen to NCT but I did get SHINee vibes from several songs also. And I like SHINee so maybe that’s why I like them haha I don’t know.
        I like Ooh La La also. 24/7, Smile on My Face Oasis and it are my favourites.

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