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Posted by LorraineYe 8 days ago

[ALBUM & MV REVIEW] OnlyOneOf - 'Instinct, Pt. 1'


[This review reflects the opinions of the author and not necessarily those of allkpop.]

Track List:

1. libidO

2. instinct

3. byredO

4. tear Of gOd

OnlyOneOf released their latest album, Instinct, Pt. 1, a 4-song release showcasing a mature side to the group. The title song, "libidO," is hauntingly sensual and filled with a certain air of mystery that makes the track alluring. The song's chorus boasts a hypnotizing delivery that's led by an acapella riff. Complicated vocal effects make the chorus particularly interesting. "libidO" showcases a primal concept that likely goes hand-in-hand with the group's album concept of "instinct."

Fittingly, "instinct" follows, but it isn't nearly as intense as "libidO." On the contrary, "instinct" is an R&B pop song that showcases a bright performance filled with smooth and sultry vocals. The song gives a neutral impact that, like many, neither offend nor impress. Luckily, "byredO" gives us the flavor we're looking for with an extraordinarily sexy downtempo R&B song. The song is risque in all the right ways and borders raunchy but achieves the mature vibe it's going for. "byredO" took me by surprise, and I can guarantee those of you not familiar with OnlyOneOf will be surprised as well. 

"tear Of gOd" is our chosen release closer. This track has a sort of Asian traditional influence deftly interlaced with an ultra-sultry and bass-heavy beat. This downtempo song takes a bit of an electronic turn on the chorus but matches the album's overall Dionysiac vibe. Overall, this release was surprising and a highly recommended listen if you're looking for something a bit more R&B-based and out-of-the-ordinary. Perhaps there's a reason why they are called OnlyOneOf after all.


OnlyOneOf showcases an ultra-sexy image to go along with the title track, "libidO." Clad in crisp white suits, the group stands out against the natural forest landscape for a primal and "instinctive" performance. With a series of stunningly gorgeous member close-ups, this MV definitely will pique the interest of many fans both familiar and unfamiliar with the group. "libidO" has no shortage of shirtlessness and intimacy, and this ultra-risque choice seems to have worked out in OnlyOneOf's favor. Truthfully, it's been a while since I've seen something this against the grain in concept, and it's refreshing to see groups taking these risks with their visuals and performance. 


MV Relevance…..8

MV Production…..8.5

MV Concept……..9

MV Score: 8.50


Album Production…...7

Album Concept……...8


Album Score: 7.33

Overall: 7.92

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vavd1391972031,971 pts 7 days ago 0
7 days ago

Proud LyOn checking in!



sammie10323 pts 7 days ago 0
7 days ago

It's an amazing album



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