1. Overdose [10/10]
someone call the doctor! i’m totally addicted to this song. i have no idea how to describe this song, it’s pretty generic but has all the elements that fits the bill of a k-pop album title song; dope beats, perfectly synced dances and 12 perfect faces… i won’t say it’s perfection but it’s good enough to give you a guaranteed overdose.
2. Moonlight [10/10]
thoughts on first listen: boring. thoughts on second listen: underwhelming. thoughts on third listen: fucking boring… seriously i don’t even know when did i start putting this song on replay because i initially kept skipping it! from the title it’s pretty obvious this is a ballad, but this is not your usual korean ballad. by that i mean, the typical k-will/ sg wannabe kind of sad song with a coming of age MV where the leads were childhood friend but parted due to god knows why…. this song has a very western feel to it, and one thing i like most about this song are the guitar riffs, especially the solo towards the end of the song, just injects so much more emotion into the song!
and i have to say, the exo-K version is so so so much more better than the exo-M’s version. as much as i like exo-M too i have to say that luhan’s vocals fall flat compared to D.O’s. as for chen, no doubt he is a really good singer but his obvious korean accent in many phrases turns me off, especially in this song. the baek & D.O version is perfect, so much feeling i died a million times!
3. Thunder [7/10]
another popular song from the album, didn’t appeal to me at the beginning (well i’ve only liked overdose then) but gradually grew on me too, just like moonlight. however this song is much easier to like compared to moonlight i guess. it has a baseline similar to that of “growl”‘s; just tweaked to have a more señorita feel to it. this is the kind of song that i don’t know how to review, it’s not bad, but it’s not super good either. i like singing along to the “thunder, thunder, thunder” parts but… i guess that’s all?
4. Run [8/10]
i like this song it makes me happy like how 3.6.5 in XOXO does, it’ll make a good workout song and you’ll just feel like you’re running on a big green meadow surrounded by tribal houses cause there’s this pochahontas people chant in it :)
exo-M don’t sound too bad in this track, i like how they actually sounded a little breathless in the chorus, as if they were actually runnin while recording lol.
5. Love Love Love [5/10]
my least favourite song on the album, beak’s vocal do not appeal to me in this, especially in the bridge he used too much of his throat and it sounded a little noisy to me. D.O on the other hand sounded perfect (who is surprised right) in this (biased) and chanyeol’s rap (as usual) is super daebak (biased); however even my biases and “earth, air, water, fire” cannot save this song from scoring only a 5 out of 10.
pretty solid mini album i would still say, they cannot satisfy everyone’s taste anyway. i’m happy with this mini album and i’m looking forward for more!! lastly i’ll share pictures of members i mentioned, because i only remember their voices wtf. come on’ there are 12 of em and i am old.