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[MV & Album Review] Monsta X - 'The Clan Part 2.5 The Final Chapter / Beautiful'

By AllK_Maknae   Sunday, March 26, 2017   41,467   4,588   42
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MONSTA X are finally back and ready to liven up the K-Pop scene with their "Beautiful" new song! Launching their first studio album and already taking over the charts, 'The Clan Part 2.5 The Final Chapter' is filled with sensational tracks that are daring in sound and style.




SEE ALSO: MONSTA X top Hanteo + 19 iTunes charts with 'Shine Forever'!






Their promotional track "Beautiful" lives up to the name as it incorporates a funky beat, echoing sounds and a blaring instrumental. Despite the rough and loud backtrack, MONSTA X's vocals stand out and carry the melody nicely, especially during the few changes in tempo.


The lyrics aren't anything new but surprisingly work well with this refreshing tune. The refrain's higher pitch is addictive as the boys say, "You're so beautiful, I can't take my eyes off of you," and "Just like a rose's thorn, I know I will get pricked but I still want you." The references to a woman's love being natural and strong like a flower is very empowering. Check out the MV below! 



The MV is quite creative and entertaining to watch because of the intricate choreography. At first, it seemed to be emulating GOT7's "Never, Ever" in some minor ways, but once you look passed that you can appreciate the MV's originality. The dancing is well-thought out and has a variety of moves that leave you impressed. Visually, the boys look stunning, alluring and who can resist all the beautiful glitter in their hair and around their eyes? Certainly not me.







After being moved by their promo track, the rest of the 'The Clan Part 2.5 The Final Chapter' is no different. The album opens up with the heart-racing "Ready or Not." 


The track already gets the party started as it opens up with a rough and quick-paced clapping alongside a high-pitched electronic styled instrumental. The song has a great refrain as the boys repeat "Are you ready or not?" alongside their addicting "Oh Oh Oh." Their rapping is well-suited for this kind of track.






After comes "Incomparable." Unfortunately, despite the fun and zany beat, this song isn't as interesting as the others. The song contains a lot of rises in tempo and a very energetic instrumental but their method of singing doesn't seem to flow or compliment the melody.







The album follows up with the fun and uplifting "I Need U" and it is definitely a redemption after "Incomparable." The song has that familiar R&B sound you can't help but bob your head along too. 


The melody is more playful and charming with the snapping, whistling and delightful rapping alongside their smooth singing. It is easy to fall in love with "I Need U" on the first listen. Believe it or not, it even makes for an excellent dance track.






The boys continue to test the waters with their zany instrumentals in "Oi." The song is more fun and comes to life with their odd additions of background noises and carefree rapping style. Sadly, the song has a bridge that is more enjoyable than the bridge as it suddenly switches up styles and loses the flow from the start of the song.




After that, a more serious track comes along and changes the mood. "Miss You" is calming and more gentle on the ears with its simplistic melody and echoing instrumental. MONSTA X's vocals are impressive on this track as well as their rapping. The song doesn't seem scattered by the instrumental and marries nicely with the way the boys sing.






Once again, the party never ends because the boys bring back the energy with "Calm Down." Despite the cliche instrumental that was similar to their previous tracks, "Calm Down" is way more entertaining and impressive. The 1.5 increase in speed of the track is what really excites the listeners as MONSTA X play around with the melody as they tell you to "Stop - Calm Down, Let's stop, Calm Down." The track also has some drum line influences as well.




Like "I Need You," their song "All I Do" has a cheerful melody with great use of synthetic sounds and cooing-like vocals. If the easy-on-the-ears instrumental, that features a real smooth electric guitar riff, doesn't win you over then the addictive chorus will do the trick.




Finally, the highly anticipated ballad of the album arrives! "Last Page" is elegant and melts your heart like honey as the boys sing more gently and in a higher pitch. "Last Page" isn't as distracting or relying on an instrumental to become addictive as much as the other songs do. The song is still pretty upbeat for a ballad, making it a real earworm.






Lastly, the album closes with "I'll Be There." Another heartwarming ballad, yes, but it isn't as attention grabbing as "Last Page." However, this doesn't mean the chorus and singing aren't good. MONSTA X have angelic voices and it becomes obvious through the enchanting melody of "I'll Be There."


Overall, MONSTA X's first studio album 'The Clan Part 2.5 The Final Chapter' was a real great listen. The album offers variety and is a great playground for fans of electronic instrumentals. MONSTA X are able to demonstrate their vocal growth and capabilities over the years and delivered a well-executed album that has fans, and myself, anticipating what they will develop in the future!


SCORE:



MV Relevance..........8
MV Production.........8
MV Concept.............7
Album Production....9
Album Concept........8
Tracklisting..............8

OVERALL...............8.0


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lizbuff Monday, April 10, 2017

Am I the only one who thinks Incomparable is perfect? To be honest, they are all my favourite songs so <3

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Sappho Monday, March 27, 2017

Everything song in that album is beautiful. End of story.

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Rafaela_Rafa Monday, March 27, 2017

This album is a masterpiece and no one can deny. Just look at the amount of likes in the mv and compare it with the dislikes, people can see how much they have grown and how much work is in this album. Amazing talent, great songs, brilliant video and what about the visuals? No words for how proud we all are for them.A shame that youtube screwed us over with a bug and even though they have aknowledge the mistake they never gave as the views back or it would be a world record.  Don't sleep on this group they are showing us just how amazing they are and how willing they are to win. Monsta X for the WIN

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exscythed Monday, March 27, 2017

If you are writing a review then make it objective!There is nothing that implies MX video is anything copied from anyone, ps both roups were working on their comebacks at the same time -.- Rappers write all of their lyrics since day1, and finally...why didn't you provide the link to their STARSHIP VIDEO??? AKP is acting unprofessional and as usual doesn't really care about MX in any shape or form... If you are writing an article about ANY GROUP, provide the link to the video o their own channel...don't act like you do not know why it is important :( Any way, only a true hater can say the album isn't good. The album exceeded everything! Great job as always MX! MXMB FOREVER

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kereslee Monday, March 27, 2017

Why is it even being compared to Got7's MV? Are you trying to imply that they 'copied' another group's MV concept that wasn't even released yet at the time MX was filming theirs??? Please don't start.

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monstaxphmonbebe kereslee Saturday, April 1, 2017

AKP's straight up asking for a fanwar because they knew MX and Got7 will be have overlapping promotions hahahaha sad AKP doesn't know iGot7 and Monbebes are some of the most peaceful and supportive fandoms ever.

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rc101 Sunday, March 26, 2017

I'm listening to the album right now and wow, song after song is so good.  Need U, Oi, Calm Down....the songs are fun and upbeat, but still pleasant to listen to.  frankly, some of the descriptions in this review don't do it justice.

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desikyu Sunday, March 26, 2017

I only just realized there's a heart you can tap on Allkpop articles.  Has that always been around?

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jooba desikyu Monday, March 27, 2017

yeah, from what I know its always been there

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BBnaruto Sunday, March 26, 2017

this review is actually pretty positive as far as allkpop review go.

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Koralee87 Sunday, March 26, 2017

I just realized Allkpop linked the 1theK video here instead of the Starship channel :(  not sure if it actually makes a difference, but it's nice to watch views consolidate up on one video when you appreciate the group lol

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exscythed Koralee87 Monday, March 27, 2017

it does make a difference unfortunately

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Koralee87 Sunday, March 26, 2017

One has only to read the comments under the mv to know how many new people are enjoying the music.  Hope more people find out about it and give it a click.

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