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[Album & MV Review] MONSTA X - 'THE CLAN pt.2 GUILTY'

By eric_r_wirsing   Friday, October 7, 2016   17,027   2,788   19



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Track List:

1. Fighter
2. Be Quiet
3. Blind
4. Queen
5. White Love
6. Roller Coaster

MONSTA X continues The Clan series with 'The Clan Part. 2 Guilty.' There's a strong lineup of songwriters for this album, including Giriboy and group members I.M and Jooheon. This is the second part of the story and their fourth EP, not to mention an awkward sounding title.

The title track, "Fighter," is a pulse-pounding devil of a track. Everything about this song is forceful and fierce. There's all sorts of elements in the arrangements, giving this tune a real meaty feel, from cacophonous horns to electric guitars and the obligatory synths. This is one of those songs you need to play again and again. The rush is intense.

I thought things were going to quiet down with "Be Quiet." I was wrong, and the song is anything but hushed. The song is a giant mess of chaos and noise, along with sounds that aren't strictly music. And I love it. There's a crazy energy to this club-banger that should have you up and dancing. They definitely didn't obey the instructions in the title here -- and that's a great thing.

"Queen" is a bit schizophrenic. It's got a little bit of everything in it: some EDM, some silky smooth harmonies, some rapping...and it doesn't quite work. It's like in trying to incorporate everything it comes off as awkward and not a whole song. It would have have been better if they dialed back some of the elements and focused on one.

The other half of the album didn't pop out at me like these. To be honest, it's highly listenable, with a range of styles. No song sounds like any of the others here, which is refreshing. I do miss some of the nods to trap on the 'Clan Pt. 1 Lost,' though. If you're looking for a little pop with your hip hop, then look no further. Did I like it? Guilty.


MONSTA X pull no punches with their new MV "Fighter"!

At first I saw a familiar collection of imagery, and if I hadn't been on Netflix recently I wouldn't have gotten it. Much of what we see in the MV is a tip of the hat to 'Stranger Things.'

Many things translate straight across with the lab and the bikes, but the dead giveaway has to be the opening titles. It's in the same font and everything. The plot is entirely different, but it's hard not to see the parallels.

Beyond that, what follows is an encounter with a doc with highly addictive (and apparently psychotropic) fruit snacks, and the boys escaping from a lab. The lab is space age, with some fairly dark and creepy imagery. Of course, you can theorize that everything that happened in this MV was a dream sequence, but I'm not sure if that's correct. Whatever. It was still a riot to watch.

I have to give them points just for sheer audacity -- and not to mention a good dose of nerd cred. I'm a fan of the show and a fan of this video as well (though the doctor with the addictive gummy fruit snacks was corny). The only thing that would have made it cooler is if they were playing Dungeons & Dragons.


MV Relevance..........9
MV Production.........7
MV Concept.............7

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


SEE ALSO: Which cities will MONSTA X be visiting on their first ever Europe tour?

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MysMitz Saturday, October 8, 2016

This is the only album of Monsta X that I like the whole album. Because this one their songs are so good <3

gratchengg Saturday, October 8, 2016

And here i am thinking that finally they have noticed monsta x and even released an album review.  I must've lost my mind for a moment. Its like telling people indirectly that buying their album would be a mistake.

gratchengg Saturday, October 8, 2016

7.6, They deserve more than that🙄 I just to raise some points out, you called their album "Akward" twice😲 "not to mention an awkward sounding title."GUILTY is a some a continuation of LOST. Gummy bears, and such are yes weird. but you should've watch the "all in MV" and their promotion.  Let a monbebe do a review, they know what kinds of word to use.

prady Saturday, October 8, 2016

id give the title song pretty high actually...but the entire album itself....5.5/10 would be pretty objective....6 would be slightly pushing it

prady Saturday, October 8, 2016

just my opinion though, some of my friends find it the best of 2016

Xadne Saturday, October 8, 2016

7.6?  Sorry, not buying that

viancamandalica Saturday, October 8, 2016

Roller Coaster is my personal favorite though~ <3

Looolgolol Friday, October 7, 2016

In my personal opinion I think this album is one of the best releases of 2016 I really liked it

bluequail Friday, October 7, 2016

7.6 my ass

desikyu Friday, October 7, 2016

Be Quiet is such an awesome song - I need a full performance of it

yys_khc desikyu Friday, October 7, 2016

We need follow up promotion with this song!

desikyu Friday, October 7, 2016

You can tell this Allkpop writer never bothered to watch the previous mv for All In to understand the basic story progression.  Oh well, the mv might have confused people, but the album as a whole is on point- people really should give it a listen!

mentalxfiction desikyu Friday, October 7, 2016

All In had a plot, this one seems like it was really rushed and you can barely understand wtf is going on tbh. I know it's supposed to continue from All In but it was nowhere near as cohesive as the first

Looolgolol desikyu Friday, October 7, 2016

They are baised always have been

gacilas mentalxfiction Friday, October 7, 2016

Someone post a theory in the comeback stage video and it actually makes sense. So, I'm sorry but your argument is invalid.

mentalxfiction gacilas Sunday, October 9, 2016

Okay? Someone created a theory based on what little snippets they had flashing back and forth whereas for the All In MV, you could actually get the gist of it without reading someone's overanalysis of it, how does that make my argument invalid lmao. I'm not bashing anyone fam calm down. Just think they could have made a much better MV esp when compared to All In.

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