An Ode – Seventeen Album Review

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Seventeen is back!!! I have been waiting for this one for a while and when I saw the teasers I knew that this was going to be an incredible comeback. I didn’t love all the songs, but I had some big, big favorites, so I absolutely see this album as a success.

Hit

This song sounds like you’ve just had fifteen cups of coffee and you’re taking a couple laps around your city. It’s SO energetic. If it were anyone else, I would say that it’s too much, but Seventeen has always managed to do lit songs well and this is no exception. Plus, their choreo? Amazing.

Lie Again

Oh, Seventeen and your sad songs. If y’all have been following me a while then you know I am not a huge fan of sad songs. They just don’t do it for me. This is an objectively good song though; I like the beat and their voices. Is it as good as Don’t Wanna Cry? No. But I do think they’re aiming for that sort of sound.

Fear

Okay, let me just start off by saying that this song is a masterpiece. I LOVE spooky/eerie concepts and they did this one so well. The music video was intricate and interesting and the CHOREO! WAS! SO! SEXY! Not to mention that nearly every member shone in their vocals or rapping. Honestly, I will definitely be putting this on heavy rotation for this upcoming Halloween season.

Let me hear you say

Seventeen is always throwing me for a loop. I was certain this song was going to be another club banger, but it was another one of their semi-slow hype songs. It’s definitely bold to have four back-to-back lit songs, but Seventeen knows what they’re doing because this song is easily one of my favorites. I love the way the rhythm of the chorus; it’s the kind of thing that you can sing along to in the car.

247

Again, I was certain just from the title that this would be a hype song and, again, I was wrong. With the soft guitar and the sweet vocals, this is the kind of song that performance team would kill with some really beautiful choreo. It also vaguely sounds like it’s inspired by 90s R&B but it’s different enough to be unique in its own right.

Second Life

This song kind of sounds like it belongs on a soundtrack. It has the sort of energy of being played in the background while the main character pines over their love interest while they do other stuff. That said, it’s not really an unpleasant feeling. I actually like it even if it does make me weirdly sad about something I don’t really understand.

Network Love

I knew from the title this was going to be a track that I fell in love with right away and I was right. This song is right up my alley with these futuristic club vibes similar to Breathe by AB6IX. It makes me want to dance and play it again and again so that I don’t have to stop dancing. I was ready to commit to calling Fear my favorite song off this album until I heard this song.

Back it up

When this song started, I was uncertain if I would like it. I don’t like to say this often, but some songs don’t really sound like music so much as…noise. Unfortunately, this song fell on the wrong side of that line. It was just too much going on at once for me to find something to enjoy. Frankly, I just spent the entire time listening to it waiting for it to end.

Lucky

This track had serious 70s vibes and I was totally about it. It made me want to blast it in the car on the way to the beach but it also made me want to listen to it at night in an old-school disco. It’s such a fun song that it’s easy to love it. I like songs that don’t ask too much of you and this song just wants you to have a good time.

Snap Shoot

Oh man, did I love how this song started. And ended. And everything in between. I love a good choir and I love the gospel-ish vibes in this song. This song just makes me happy and it was totally not what I expected. This song just feel like a sunny day with popsicles and picnics and fireworks; it’s just so wholesome and lighthearted.

Happy Ending (Korean Ver.)

I’ll admit: this was my first time listening to this song. While it’s not exactly my taste, I know that this is a good song. It has everything that you would expect from an incredible Seventeen song including a catchy chorus that you can scream along to. All that said, it wasn’t really my favorite, but it was still a bop.

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