Label: Warner Music Japan
This album marks the first Japanese release featuring fresh new songs and not re recordings of their Korean songs. This is their official step into the massive Japanese market in hopes of getting not just a piece of the pie but more along the lines of the entire thing. What makes this transition easier is that Momo, Sana, and Mina are originally from Japan.
This might actually be the best Twice album to date as it’s loaded with singles and really catchy songs the nine girls have been known to release. About five songs were released as singles until the release of “BDZ”. They include the titled track, the Jackson 5 cover of “I Want You Back”, “One More Time”, “Candy Pop”, and “Wake Me Up”. What makes it the best Twice album are the inclusions of the fantastic b-sides. I think this album has the best b-sides like “Stay By My Side”, “L.O.V.E.”, and “Wishing”. These songs just sound more fun and bubbly.
It’s not so much of a bad thing, but I really wasn’t feeling the song, “I Want You Back” mostly because it’s a song held in high regard. I didn’t feel that it added anything new to the album. They did a great job recreating a classic.
Eventually some of these songs did find their way to Korea in the way of “BDZ” and “Be as ONE”, however, Korea didn’t get all of these songs re recorded into the Korean language. Twice is already the most popular girl group in Korea and their fandom is rapidly spreading around the world. It’s only fitting that they also takeover one of the biggest music markets in the world.
Overall rating: 4.5/5
Reviewed by: Timtastic