In the fourth installment of my Flip Thru & Chat series, BTS edition, we revisit an Army favorite, BTS’s first full album Dark & Wild.
Dark & Wild truly stands out from the rest of BTS’s releases, and for good reason. It is a culmination of hip hop and R&B styles perfected from their previous albums 2Cool4Skool, ORUL82?, and Skool Luv Affair. Dark & Wild’s urban imprint vibrates from top to bottom and front to back, from the raucously symphonic intro to the slinky, Jodeci-esque outro. And in-between are tracks you can listen to all the way through without one skip.
As I mentioned in the video, BTS’s team hit a home run with the styling. Maroon hair and dark eyeliner never looked so good. RM sported his iconic blond pompadour, and Jin smoldered with dark red hair, and Jungkook gives us an intense aura that belies his youth.
You can’t tell me Taehyung doesn’t look like a dream here. Love RM’s pink hair.😍
Dark & Wild is one of my favorite BTS albums due to its cohesive sound, addictive music videos, and signature styling that references hip hop without caricaturing it.
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