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it's been a hot minute but let's talk about exo

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greisful

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hi it's me, in case anyone remembers i'm the one who kept posting blog entries during the summer because i had literally nothing to do and that's how i wormed my way back into the hpft community. i'm back at it again with yet another post that has nothing to do with writing or reading whatsoever. welcome. 

in my defense i haven't totally disappeared off the face of the planet, i still check on the forums once in a while even though i just lurk, i just mostly scream into the void that's twitter these days.

but anyways.

i don't know how many people on the forums listen to kpop but i'm here to discuss it. i'm here to talk about my kings, my BOIS: exo. i've literally been waiting over a year for their comeback, it's been so long since there's been a brand new exo album and brand new songs for me to listen to on repeat for the next two months. y'all, my crops were withering, plague had taken over my farmland, the drought was so hard for me. there's only so many times i can put what u do on repeat okay.

i was absolutely elated when i heard they were having a comeback, finally the drought was ending, my village was thriving. 

and i'm kind of disappointed if i'm being honest.

like in terms of marketing, i know sm did everything right and delivered what the fans asked for and i'm happy, but in terms of music, i'm a little bit disappointed. see, with exo, every album they've come out with has just improved on the last. Exodus improved on XOXO (Call Me Baby was better than Growl). Ex'act improved on Exodus which I didn't even think was possible but they did it (Monster and Lucky One were way better than Call me Baby at least in my non-professional opinion). The War essentially told me that i wasn't allowed to be sad and stressed about my future because we were gonna bop through the summer (Ko Ko Bop was on the same level if not a teeny bit better than Monster/Lucky One but only because it fit the summer vibe of,,,,,everything).

and while i think don't mess up my tempo is a bop and i already have it on repeat, i don't think the entire album is an improvement on The War. the album was good, don't get me wrong, but it doesn't get me as hyped up as the war does (i'm done capitalizing now that took way too much effort). i just feel disappointed in a sense and maybe that's because i expected another album full of bops similar to what was in the war to push me through the last few months of this semester. personally i'd rank the album somewhere in between exodus and ex'act? and don't mess up my tempo as somewhere around the level of call me baby?

it should be noted that none of these ratings that i'm giving have been proved to be statistically reliable so if you think don't mess up your tempo was super amazing that's cool.

and before i leave, can we just take a moment to talk about jongdae's half mullet? like what in gods name was that? mullets in general are disgusting but a half mullet? that's literally a sin and no one should ever do it i can't believe they did him dirty. also if i ever see my boi jongin in a mullet ever again i'm going to scoop out my eyeballs he's had one one too many times enough is enough.

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i don't really listen to exo outside of their title tracks so i can't really speak for whether this comeback was overwhelming, but i actually kind of get what you mean! tempo was a good track and had quirks that i really like, but i wouldn't rank it above their more recent title tracks (except power... i cannot get behind power for the life of me). it's nice to listen to, but it didn't have me hooked for the first twenty four hours after i first heard it. i was really surprised by how early on they included the rap though and how much they included it

speaking of hairstyles,,, are we gonna address why they did xiumin dirty like that. my man looked like he walked out of a science experiment gone wrong smh sm what were you thinking

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On 11/6/2018 at 11:15 AM, dirigibleplums said:

i don't really listen to exo outside of their title tracks so i can't really speak for whether this comeback was overwhelming, but i actually kind of get what you mean!

*underwhelming even

wow @ past me pls proof read before posting

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they have some really good songs outside of their title tracks the real gems are the rest of the tracks on the album i got some real good recommendations for ya if you're interested (pretty sure power was the only thing that got me through the rest of my semester when it came out tbh i love it). but like i've listened to it twice and i don't feel the need to go back to it again even tho i still like it when i listen to it.

i don't know what it is with some of these stylists but you don't have to get too experimental with their styles like some shit just looks bad period. at least d.o isn't bald anymore 

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i just realised i'm a liar because i have listened to some exo b-sides and that i've been listening to 'heart attack' pretty consistently over the past few days so like,,, am i okay

but recommendations are always cool tbh! b-sides i'm already familiar with are: transformer, exodus, playboy and i think that's it? 🤔

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7 hours ago, dirigibleplums said:

i just realised i'm a liar because i have listened to some exo b-sides and that i've been listening to 'heart attack' pretty consistently over the past few days so like,,, am i okay

but recommendations are always cool tbh! b-sides i'm already familiar with are: transformer, exodus, playboy and i think that's it? 🤔

OH MY GOD YOU'RE MISSING THE ENTIRETY OF THE MASTERPIECE THAT IS THE EX'ACT ALBUM LET ME TELL YOU.

You have to listen to She's Dreaming, Heaven, One and Only, White Nois3, Been Through, Stay, Fall

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