In-Depth Album Reviews

Track-by-Track reviews of full and mini albums, complete with an overall score compiled by taking an average of individual track ratings.

EXO // GOLDEN CHILD // INFINITE // NCT


EXO


Mama (2012)

1. Mama
2. What Is Love
3. History
4. Angel
5. Two Moons (ft. Key)
6. Machine
Album Rating: 9.2


XOXO / Growl (2013)

1. Growl
2. Wolf
3. XOXO
4. Lucky
5. Baby, Don’t Cry
6. Black Pearl
7. Don’t Go
8. Let Out The Beast
9. 3.6.5
10. Heart Attack
11. Peter Pan
12. Baby
13. My Lady
Album Rating: 8.4


Miracles In December (2013)

1. Miracles in December
2. Christmas Day
3. The Star
4. My Turn To Cry
5. The First Snow
6. Miracles in December (Classical Orchestra Ver.)
Album Rating: 8.5


Overdose (2014)

1. Overdose
2. Moonlight
3. Thunder
4. Run
5. Love, Love, Love
Album Rating: 8.7


Exodus / Love Me Right (2015)

1. Love Me Right
2. Tender Love
3. Call Me Baby
4. Transformer
5. What If…
6. My Answer
7. Exodus
8. El Dorado
9. Playboy
10. First Love
11. Hurt
12. Lady Luck
13. Beautiful
14. Promise
Album Rating: 8.1


Sing For You (2015)

1. Sing For You
2. Unfair
3. Girl x Friend
4. On the Snow
5. Lightsaber
Album Rating: 7.7


Ex’Act / Lotto (2016)

1. Lotto
2. Lucky One
3. Monster
4. Artificial Love
5. Can’t Bring Me Down
6. Cloud 9
7. Heaven
8. She’s Dreaming
9. White Noise
10. One and Only
11. They Never Know
12. Stronger
13. Monster (LDN Noise Creeper Bass Remix)
Album Rating: 7.9


For Life (2016)

1. For Life
2. Falling For You
3. What I Want for Christmas
4. Twenty Four
5. Winter Heat
Album Rating: 7.6


The War / The Power Of Music (2017)

1. The Eve
2. Power
3. Sweet Lies
4. Ko Ko Bop
5. What U Do?
6. Forever
7. Boomerang
8. Diamond
9. Touch It
10. Chill
11. Walk on Memories
12. Going Crazy
Album Rating: 8.1


Universe (2017)

1. Universe
2. Been Through
3. Stay
4. Fall
5. Good Night
6. Lights Out
Album Rating: 7.6


Countdown (2018) (only new tracks)

1. Electric Kiss
2. Coming Over
5. Tactix
6. Into My World
7. Lovin’ You Mo’
8. Drop That
9. Run This
10. Cosmic Railway
Album Rating: 8.7


Don’t Mess Up My Tempo / Love Shot (2018)

1. Love Shot
2. Tempo
3. Trauma
4. Wait
5. Sign
6. Ooh La La La
7. Gravity
8. With You
9. 24/7
10. Bad Dream
11. Damage
12. Smile On My Face
13. Oasis
Album Rating: 8.0


Obsession (2019)

1. Obsession
2. Trouble
3. Jekyll
4. Groove
5. Ya Ya Ya
6. Baby You Are
7. Non Stop
8. Day After Day
9. Butterfly Effect
Album Rating: 7.8


GOLDEN CHILD


Re-boot / Without You (2019/20)

1. Re-boot (Intro)
2. Wannabe
3. Without You
4. I Love U Crazy!
5. Lately
6. Compass
7. No Matter What (Jangjun & Tag ft. Joochan)
8. A Song For Me (Joochan solo)
9. Spring Again
10. She’s My Girl
11. Our Heaven (Daeyeol, Seungmin & Donghyun)
12. Fantasia (Y solo)
13. Don’t Run Away
14. Go Together (Jaehyun, Jibeom & Bomin)
Album Rating: 8.5


Take A Leap (2020)

1. Take A Leap
2. One (Lucid Dream)
3. OMG
4. Moment
5. Make Me Love
6. H.E.R
7. Pass Me By
Album Rating: 8.4


INFINITE


First Invasion (2010)

1. Infinite (Intro)
2. Come Back Again
3. She’s Back
4. Wings
5. Fixed Star
6. Entrust
Album Rating: 8.6


Evolution (2011)

1. Intro (Evolution)
2. BTD (Before The Dawn)
3. Can U Smile
4. Hysterie
5. Voice Of My Heart
6. I Don’t Know
Album Rating: 8.7


Inspirit (2011)

1. Nothing’s Over
2. Shot
3. Can You Smile (Remake Ver.)
Album Rating: 9.9


Over The Top / Paradise (2011)

1. Over the Top (Intro)
2. Be Mine
3. Paradise
4. Cover Girl
5. 1/3
6. Tic Toc
7. Julia
8. Because (Sungkyu Solo)
9. Time (Woohyun Solo)
10. Amazing
11. Crying (Infinite H ft. Baby Soul)
12. Real Story
13. Be Mine (Remix Ver.)
Album Rating: 8.3


Infinitize (2012)

1. Infinitize (Intro)
2. The Chaser
3. Feel So Bad
4. In The Summer
5. Only Tears
6. I Like You
7. With…
Album Rating: 8.7


New Challenge (2013)

1. Welcome To Our Dream (Intro)
2. Man In Love
3. As Good As It Gets
4. Still I Miss You
5. Beautiful
6. 60 Seconds (Infinite Ver.)
7. An Inconvenient Truth
Album Rating: 9.1


Destiny (2013)

1. Destiny
2. Inception
3. Going To You
4. Mother
Album Rating: 8.6


Season 2 / Be Back (2014)

1. Season 2 (Intro)
2. Last Romeo
3. Back
4. Diamond
5. Follow Me
6. Rosinante
7. Breathe
8. Light (Sungkyu Solo)
9. Alone (Infinite H)
10. Memories
11. A Person Like Me
12. Reflex
13. I’m Going Crazy (Infinite F)
14. Close Your Eyes (Woohyun Solo)
15. Shower
Album Rating: 8.9


Reality (2015)

1. Betting (Intro)
2. Bad
3. Moonlight
4. Footsteps
5. Between Me & You
6. Love Letter
7. Up To You
Album Rating: 8.8


For You (2015) (only new tracks)

1. Can’t Get Over You
2. Love of My Life
4. Dilemma
5. Just Another Lonely Night
8. For You
10. 24 Hours
Album Rating: 8.5


Infinite Only (2016)

1. Eternity (Intro)
2. The Eye
3. Air
4. One Day
5. True Love
6. Thank You
7. Zero
Album Rating: 8.8


Air (2017) (new tracks only)

4. Toki
7. After Dark
8. Waiting For The Moment
Album Rating: 7.1


Top Seed (2018)

1. Begin (Intro)
2. Tell Me
3. Synchronise
4. No More
5. TGIF (Dongwoo Solo)
6. Pray
7. Why Me
8. Wind
9. I Hate
10. Reminisce (L Solo)
11. Love Song (Sungjong Solo)
12. Begin Again
Album Rating: 8.3


NCT


Empathy (2018)

1. Intro: Neo Got My Back
2. Boss (NCT U)
3. Baby Don’t Stop (NCT U)
4. Go (NCT Dream)
5. Touch (NCT 127)
6. Yestoday (NCT U)
7. Black On Black
8. Timeless (NCT U)
9. The 7th Sense (NCT U)
10. Without You (NCT U)
11. Without You (Chinese Version)
12. Dream In A Dream (Ten solo)
13. Outro: Vision
Album Rating: 8.2