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Posted by eric_r_wirsing AKP STAFF Wednesday, December 19, 2018

[SONG & MV REVIEW] TWICE – 'The Year Of Yes'

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TWICE – 'THE YEAR OF YES'




Track List:

1. The Best Thing I Ever Did
2. Be as ONE (Korean Ver.)
3. YES or YES
4. SAY YOU LOVE ME
5. LALALA
6. YOUNG & WILD
7. SUNSET
8. AFTER MOON
9. BDZ (Korean Ver.)





TWICE 
has just released their repackage album 'The Year Of Yes,' which contains all seven tracks from 'Yes Or Yes' plus two brand new ones. The brand spanking new tracks are the ones we'll be covering in this review. You can read the review for 'Yes or Yes' here.

"The Best Thing I Ever Did" is a pleasant holiday-themed offering with the light high notes and bell-like notes (including jingle bells). This is another one of those songs that shows you the range that TWICE is capable of. There are some gorgeous harmonies in here, not to mention the last part of the song where Jeongyeon stole my heart ("Just like this, like this, like this, like this/Let us never change").


"Be as ONE" (Korean Ver) ballad previously only available as a Japanese single. It seems to be a thank you letter to the fans. Which is always a good thing. For the most part, if you're familiar with the original this one will contain no surprises. There's some cute parts, as well as an epic part about 2 minutes in that defines the rest of the song.

All in all, this adds two fairly moving tracks to a pretty good album. If you get these tracks then they're a decent Christmas present. They both have that holiday feel that might bring some good cheer to the season.

MV REVIEW



The girls of TWICE remember their past and frolic in a winter wonderland.

That's the video in a nutshell. The girls run around a snowy field, leaving footprints behind them. They appear to be boxed in by mountain ranges. They pet reindeer and generally have as much fun as they can in the middle of winter.

Then they end up in a theater and are shown tons of behind-the-scenes type images and home videos, rehashing their past together as a band. The format is not new, but it's still cute to get a peek into their lives behind the scenes. There's no sound to those movies, as the soundtrack is provided by the song.

They're all smiles as they do this, and you reach about the second half of the video and you realize you're seeing a hell of a lot of teeth. Brilliant, white, perfectly-formed teeth. You can even see the entire gum line on some of them, and the net effect is kind of creepy. Still, some of the smiles are genuinely endearing.

Still, I have to admit I enjoyed it, despite some of the unintentional weirdness. And the home movies hit me right in the feels.

Score




MV Relevance
.......9
MV Production
......9
MV Concept
...........9
MV SCORE: 
9.0

Songwriting
..........9
Composition.........9
Impression
............9
ALBUM SCORE: 
9.0

OVERALL............9.0

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Atbash299 pts Wednesday, December 19, 2018 0
Wednesday, December 19, 2018

I bought the album in Seoul with JYP's Half Time album, which both are masterpices. The first thing I did arriving Seoul was to pay respect to the JYP building, the new one and the old one. Sadly I did not see our girsl. I saw Stray Kids in the parking lot. TWICE N ALWAYS ONCE.

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Aly_Rom5 pts Wednesday, December 19, 2018 0
Wednesday, December 19, 2018

TWICE are the elite of the elite.

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