Whenever someone says “no one dislikes BTS, it’s their fans they can’t stand” I always think to myself ‘except me.. I really don’t like either’. I understand why the distinction is made, I get why all the blame is put on their fans. But we can’t act like BTS haven’t done some things a lot of other ‘canceled’ groups have done. Plus their fans do have the ability to make people irrationally not like them. Even though I don’t hate them, their fans think anyone who doesn’t love them does, so I guess the distinction should continue being made or else their fans wouldn’t attempt to listen to criticisms (not that they do now, but yknow what I mean)
BTS’ music is generic and repetitive, and that’s why it’s selling. At least the music they’ve been releasing for the last 3 years is. I’m sure many of their Korean fans may think differently, but on an international level, the majority of their fans can not understand Korean, and therefore, like most int’l Kpop fans, decide if they like a song based on how it generally sounds, flows, and sometimes the visuals. Translated lyrics may help, but no one is listening to a BTS song for the first time and feeling a strong emotional connection to it. Sometimes even with translations int’l fans don’t understand the underlying meaning to their songs and it’s got to be explained to them. And honestly, there’s nothing wrong with that. Sometimes generic music flops, and sometimes it sells. For BTS it worked out, so congrats to them, I wish them the best in their music journey.
I don’t think BTS has the everlasting global impact some people think they do. I mean they do for the Kpop industry, but not the music industry as a whole. And by that I mean that within Kpop they’ll always be legendary, but not outside it. 10 years from now, (or even right now) if you were to ask a random person from a random country, “who is/was the biggest boyband of all time”, only those familiar with Kpop would say BTS. People not familiar with the genre will continue to say bigger global names such as The Beetles, One Direction, or Backstreet Boys. Even with BTS’ impact, I still don’t foresee any Kpop artists ever being seen as anything but Kpop artists, a completely separate category from all other music artists.
bts’ forever young & ly: tear are their best albums. and ly: anser & mots: persona their worst. talking about music videos, songs, voices, raps and vocals. versatility is good but if it makes you lose your essence or personality it doesn’t work anymore.
BTS don’t blend well as a group. There’s too much of a gap between their nest and worst, it makes them seem like a bad fit. It also means that the members who aren’t as talented (who would do well on their own) seem way worse than they actually are…
I sometimes find Taehyung’s airy voice a little hard to listen to. For example, the beginning of “The Truth Untold” always throws me off a bit because his voice is really different. I like him best in more powerful songs, where he can belt his heart out if he wants to. That’s why I also find it hard to listen to “Singularity”, even though I love the general vibe of the song.
BTS’ best album is Dark and Wild, and that’s because of the beautiful style. It’s hip-hop and R&B mashed into a beautiful album that deserves nothing but absolute praise. To me, it’s not been beaten yet, but Wings was the closest one towards it. Jimin’s cheeky personality, Taehyung’s guttural voice and awesome technique, Yoongi’s pitched rap voice and Jungkook’s voice…absolutely heavenly there luv x
I knew some ARMY were toxic but recent event showed me just how toxic and quick can be. The event that took place was that during an interview with the band, 5 Seconds of Summer, they got asked if they would collaborate with BTS, one of the members said “he didn’t a collaboration happening because their music style was so different.” Some Army started called him racist and xenophobic. Not wanting to collaborate with BTS, doesn’t make someone racist, simply makes them not interested.
I get really WTF whenever I hear people saying Jungkook would be a sub-vocalist in any other group. Sure, he wouldn’t be main, but sub? Seriously? The boy’s got talent, guys. He would be vocalist or lead.
Not trying to be mean, but I honestly don’t understand how BTS got so popular. Their music isn’t anything that really sticks out. Yes they are hands down the best dancers in kpop, but that’s it. Their rap line is good, but the vocal line is weak. I just don’t understand how they became such a huge success over other groups. But hey, it’s still pretty impressive a small company group managed to outsell YG, JYP and SM themselves.