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[Album & MV Review] GOT7 - 'Flight Log: Turbulence'

By eric_r_wirsing   Friday, September 30, 2016   37,977   8,343   0



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Track List:

1. skyway
2. Hard Carry
3. Boom x3
4. Prove It
5. No Jam
6. HEY
7. Mayday
8. My Home
9. Who's That
10. If
11. Sick
12. Dreamin'
13. Let Me

Buckle up and hold on tight, GOT7 is back with their new album 'Flight Log: Turbulence.' It's been a while since 'Flight Log: Departure.' This is the second entry in the 'Flight Log' series and features 13 all-new tracks.

"skyway" taxis this disc out onto the runway and serves as an intro track, though technically not one. It's a good preview of what this album holds, from EDM to some silky bridges, with auto-tune and a club-banger sensibility.  There is some definite volume to this track, and its visceral feels prime you for the next track.

"Hard Carry" is the hard-hitting title track. It's aggressive and fierce, with nods to trap and EDM beats. This tune is just amazing, with tons of layered sounds. Repeated listens would be necessary to catalog everything going on here, samples of sounds both organic and synthetic. Say what you want about EDM -- it's obvious a good amount of work went into this banger. A sonic attack that slew me.

The somewhat playful "Boom x3" has Jackson written all over it, who co-wrote the track. The EDM is lighter but no less prominent with dance breaks and beat drops, not to mention hip-hop stylings. There's again a variety of sounds, and somehow this song stays on track -- considering the different tunes that bleep through this tune. Not a bad tune overall.

The sultry "Prove It" is written by none other than JB. He's obviously an R&B fan, and this tune winds its way through the running time like wisps of smoke. It's undeniably smooth, though a bit of a letdown from the hyperactive beats of the previous tunes. He's a gifted vocalist, and it's nice to hear him get a chance to shine.

Mark and Yugyeom's "No Jam" is a song played for laughs and showcases their iconic playful style with a beautifully realized reggae party tune. It's another track that can't resist reminding you of the EDM production, and so there are a couple gratuitous breakdowns, tossing immersion right out the window. The title means "No Fun." BamBam and Jackson also contributed lyrics to this one.

Main vocalist Youngjae brings us "Hey," another fun-loving snappy tune that shows off his sweet voice and style. It most matches straightforward pop, but it's got some nice surprises in the raps and the forceful chorus. It's nicely packaged and is bound to have you dancing.

Jinyoung gives us a good ride in the dubstep-laced "Mayday." Some references to the whole airplane theme is nice, and we have absolutely sick raps here. The chorus takes us to new heights, and it's hard not to get caught up in this one. I like how the raps are integrated into the chorus, giving this a fun, fierce feel.

This is pretty much how it sounds, wearing its techno influences on its sleeve, with cheerful, upbeat tunes and powerful club-bangers. It's a bit of a different style for them, but they take to it well. And I like how they were super active in making this disc. Mark plays the largest role as the co-writer of five songs: "No Jam," "My Home," "If," "Sick" and "Let Me." I liked this, and frankly, by embracing EDM (despite the excesses), I think it's their best yet.


The video is all kinds of wow. With all the concepts GOT7 done before, this one is the darkest.

The scene is one of devastation, half-destroyed cars are arrayed against one another like a pileup on the freeway, and there's a burning plane that they dance in front of. Scenes flash back and forth between the plane and an ambulance, hinting at a lethal crash, most likely.

Some of the imagery is confusing. Can't really figure out the trees for the life of me, but may have to do with a place of perfect peace?  I'm pretty sure the bird cage containing a baby bird is a shout-out to their fans. They end up all underwater, so the plane may have crashed and they drowned?

Ultimately, the rest of it makes up for the confusion. The dancing is perfect and fierce, the evocative scenes really transport you to a different place. It's not hard to see why it's exceeded 6 million views. Definitely thumbs up.


MV Relevance..........7
MV Production.........8
MV Concept.............8

Album Production...8
Album Concept........7


SEE ALSO: GOT7 drops dance practice video for 'Teenager'

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jypnloves Saturday, October 1, 2016

this album is awesome!!,👍👍

wonderboy47 Friday, September 30, 2016

Clearly someone didn't care to watch the pre-trailers that contain all of the story. Put the music videos together with the trailers and it's pretty clear. Jinyoung was the most injured in the CAR crash so he was most likely in a coma. While that happened he imagined that everyone else had died and he is the only one living (where Fly comes from). The plan represents transportation to Heaven (in Jinyoung's mind). The plane crashing symbolizes Jinyoung was closer to being woken up so the plane to Heaven was destroyed. The water symbolizes Jinyoung still being trapped in a coma and the members jump in to try and save him (basically being there for him in real life). The trees that turn from green to brown basically further show this world Jinyoung was imagining was decaying and he was getting closer and closer to being alive (They float and look their greenest when it's Heaven).Long explanation but it all makes sense. It was expertly crafted and so is this album. You clearly skipped all of the slower more sentimental songs and only talked about the EDM ones just to say that this was an all EDM album which it is not. It is fast paced, high energy, and has EDM influences but that's not all the album is about.

Mai_Turn wonderboy47 Saturday, October 1, 2016

Thx for your explanation ^^

RimmieMeli Friday, September 30, 2016

All the songs are jams

Got7ever Friday, September 30, 2016

i give them a 100

ahgase88 Friday, September 30, 2016

I am so proud of GOT7 idk how to express it! Jinyoungiee <3

bigbangslayer Friday, September 30, 2016

I loved every track in the album, and the fact they contributed to almost every song makes it even better. I loved the concept, and that all the songs sound different from one another, like Mayday, Hey, Prove it or Boomx3 each in a different genre but melting so well in this album...It's my favorite yet. To me it deserves a nine, or at least, more than 7.5 but, well, it's up to personnal opinion after all~

Elibeth Friday, September 30, 2016

Prove it and mayday, those are my fav

fantasticlau Friday, September 30, 2016

"It's been 18 months since 'Flight Log: Departure." *facepalms* oh god why am I even reading. You had one job author.

And_I_Quote Friday, September 30, 2016

I just recently checked out the album and I'm totally lovin' Mayday and Dreamin' <3

Igot7_markipu Friday, September 30, 2016

I am so in love with this album not because I Stan Got7 alone but all 13 song I love. I can listen to them all without skipping you know cuz sometimes there some albums where you tend to skip but not this one. 1st MAYDAY is on repeat none stop since it was released. No jam and my home also on repeat but  mayday I so wish I can listen to it live so finger cross, one day they will come to London. #HardCarry fighting 💪🏾

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