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The Seventeen Listen: Boys Be

Posted March 15, 2023 by Rowena in Reviews | 0 Comments

Welcome to my deep dive down the rabbit hole that is Seventeen. I’m going to try to write out my thoughts on the different albums coming out from both BTS and Seventeen since right now, they’re the only groups that I actively stan but I’m also going to start my Seventeen journey for record keeping on the blog.

This week, I’ll be discussing their 2015 release Boys Be. The only song off this one that I’m familiar with is Mansae and I already love this song so while I’ll still listen to it and watch whatever I can of that song, I’m going to be checking all of the other songs as well. Hmm..anyway, let’s jump in, shall we?

Boys Be

Release Date: September 10, 2015
Track List: Fronting, Mansae, When I Grow Up, OMG, Rock
Favorite Song: When I Grow Up

Boys Be is the second extended play from South Korean boy band Seventeen. It was released on September 10, 2015, by Pledis Entertainment. The album consists of five tracks, including the title track, “Mansae”.

There are only five songs on this album so it’s another short one but it was another enjoyable one so I’m not that mad about it. The repackaged albums..are those the albums that throw all of the short albums together? I’m guessing that might be the deal but anyway…let’s get to the songs.

Fronting: This is a catchy song and though some of the lyrics made me roll my eyes, I can’t even stay mad about them lyrics because the song is too fun and lighthearted, kind of like War of Hormones by BTS. This song is about high school boys that can’t control their feelings for their crushes and it makes me laugh because the lyrics convey that very well. This is the kind of song that I’d expect of some very young boys but it’s got a catchy hook and it’s fun so yeah, I like it.

Mansae: This song is catchy as hell and just a whole lot of fun. I really like long haired Jeonghan and he was a highlight in the music video for me. I loved it when I first heard it and I still love the hell out of it now. Such a great song that just makes me happy.

When I Grow Up: This is my favorite song off the album. This is my kind of song in every way. I’ve always loved the softer songs that are kind of cheesy, lyric wise but the difference with this song is that the lyrics are super sweet, not cheesy at all though I’m sure others will disagree with me but dude, this sons is SO CUTE! Its a vocal line song and this is another song that I absolutely love. Gah, love it so much.

OMG: This is a performance team song and I’m starting to realize that I enjoy their songs more when I’m watching them perform it. They performed this song really well and while I liked the song fine, it’s not a favorite of mine. It’s a solid song though.

Rock: I liked this one. I really liked the bridge and just listening to Seungkwan and DK doing their thing. The way that DK can sing those high notes? I’m here for it. This is definitely going on my playlist cause I did really like this one. The performance that I watched…they are babies in this performance. They’re such great performers too. I can see why they’re so popular.

Overall, this short album was cute. I didn’t love every song but I did enjoy it as a whole. I’m really excited to dig more into the lesser known songs that I’m missing out on. Seventeen is my kind of group so I’m pretty stoked to be listening to more of their stuff. There’s lot of hidden gems. I definitely recommend this one if you’re interested.

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Final Thoughts

3.5 out of 5

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The Seventeen Listen: 17 Carat

Posted March 8, 2023 by Rowena in Reviews | 0 Comments

Welcome to my deep dive down the rabbit hole that is Seventeen. I’m going to try to write out my thoughts on the different albums coming out from both BTS and Seventeen since right now, they’re the only groups that I actively stan but I’m also going to start my Seventeen journey for record keeping on the blog.

This week, I’m going back to the beginning and will be sharing my thoughts on their first album, 17 Carat.

17 Carat

Release Date: May 29, 2015
Track List: Shining Diamond, Adore U, Ah Yeah, Jam Jam, 20
Favorite Song: Adore U
Favorite Line:

17 Carat is the debut extended play by South Korean boy group Seventeen. It was released on May 29, 2015, by Pledis Entertainment and distributed by LOEN Entertainment. “Adore U” serves as the lead single for the extended play.

As a non-Korean speaking person, what I’m doing with each song in each album is looking up lyric translations, watching performances of the songs on YouTube on top of listening to the songs on Spotify and whatever CD’s that I have (being a new Carat, I don’t have all the albums yet but I’m working on it…and it’s a lot harder to get some of the older albums which makes me sad.) Alright with all of that out of the way, let’s jump right in.

Shining Diamond: So what I’m taking from this song is that it’s an introduction to Seventeen. The way that they slid in with that “Slip into the diamond life” made me laugh because hahaha, okay?? Don’t mind if I do? Haha. I’m digging this song. It’s not my favorite song or anything but it’s a solid introduction to the guys. Stepping into the diamond life is not a bad decision and I’m glad that I did. I love that the boys are committing to getting better and making sure you don’t regret becoming their fan in the lyrics of this song. Vernon stands out the most to me in this one, what a cutie.

Adore U: This is one of the songs I’ve heard before, I’m not super familiar with it but I do like it. Listening to it again (and again and again) only makes me like it more. I watched the MV for this one and holy cow, they’re freaking babies in it! I am LOVING baby Seungkwan! Vernon’s hair!! Jeonghan’s long hair!!! The song itself is such a cute song about having a crush and all of the feelings that come with realizing you adore someone and seeing baby Seventeen performing this one was so stinking adorable. I can’t get over baby Seungkwan and DK. Their strong singing skills were completely evident even back then. This is hands down my favorite song on the album. Love this one!

Ah Yeah: This is a hip hop team song so no singers, just the rappers and this is one of those songs that after just listening to it on Spotify, I liked it okay but it wasn’t until I listened to it a couple more times and then saw them perform it that I really started to like it. Seeing baby Vernon, S Coups, Wonwoo, and Mingyu perform this one was a lot of fun. They really do know how to put on a show.

Jam Jam: This is a performance team song, well the performance team and Vernon. It’s a nice song to dance to and the performance of this song was a lot of fun. Vernon is a lot of fun and he really shines in this song. I liked the dance but the song itself isn’t something that I would regularly listen to but it’s definitely on my weekend clean the house playlist. It’s definitely fun, that’s for sure.

20: I’m really soft for this song. I think it’s such a cute song and the OT13 performance that I saw made me love the song like a hundred times more. I also watched the vocal line perform this one on their own and loved it just as much. I really love Woozi and Jeonghan on this song, they really did their thing on this one.

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Final Thoughts


This album was a great introduction to Seventeen. It showed their earnestness and they’re desire to work hard, do well, and their invitation to join them on their journey was great. I’m excited to deep dive into the rest of their music and enjoy my own journey through their history.

Really Liked It

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The SVT Listen: Second Wind by BSS

Posted March 1, 2023 by Rowena in Features, Reviews | 0 Comments

Welcome to my deep dive down the rabbit hole that is Seventeen. I’m going to try to write out my thoughts on the different albums coming out from both BTS and Seventeen since right now, they’re the only groups that I actively stan but I’m also going to start my Seventeen journey for record keeping on the blog.

This week, I’ll be sharing my thoughts on Seventeen’s sub-unit group, BSS. BSS stands for BooSeokSoon, three members of Seventeen, Seungkwan, DK, and Hoshi. They released a single album called Second Wind and I’ve purchased my copy

Second Wind

Release Date: February 6, 2023
Track List: Fighting, Lunch, 7PM
Favorite Song: 7PM
Favorite Line: On a day like any other day, You hear this song start to play, We’ll be there to sing it for you, Gotta keep going, what else can you do?, Fighting, yeah

BSS – the special sub-unit of SEVENTEEN – is officially releasing their first single album, SECOND WIND. BSS stands for BooSeokSoon and is comprised of three SEVENTEEN members: SEUNGKWAN, DK and HOSHI. This first release contains a CD, Outbox, Photo Book (88 pages), Lyric Book (8 pages), Photo Card (random 2 of 6), Sticker, Habit Tracker Mini Card (random 1 of 3), BSS Mini Card (random 1 of 3) and Folded Poster. NA Retail Exclusive: Postcard (random 1 of 3). Dimensions: 185 x 156 x 16 mm.

There are only three songs on this album but I wasn’t mad about it. They gave you a days worth of music to get you through the day. You can listen to one for breakfast, one at lunch (haha), and one after work. With the help of BooSeokSoon to get us through a tiring day, you just can’t go wrong. Right? Here’s some quick thoughts on the individual songs.

Fighting: This song will start your day off right. If you listen to this song first thing in the morning, there is no way that you won’t start the day with a big ass smile and even some exercise from doing the dance because you can’t listen to this without doing the dance. This song, this dance, has been everywhere and there’s no escaping it. Not that I’d want to. This song is fucking great. It’s fun, it’s got a great video, Lee Young Ji did her thing on the feature and it’s just the perfect seratonin boost. Such a great track.

Lunch: This song is another fun one. It’s great to listen to in the afternoon, you know, at lunch time. I like that it’s such an easy listen and that it’s another fun, upbeat song that shows that BSS is determined to make sure we have a good day. It’s been getting a lot of play time on my playlists so if you’re looking for another fun song that is less crackhead energy than Fighting, this one fits the bill.

7PM: This is the song that you put on after work to unwind. This is a soothing song that kind of reminds me of how I feel when I’m coming down from a work out. This song is freaking great. This is my favorite song off the album and I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve listened to it (don’t worry, I didn’t loop). I’ve already learned the Korean lyrics and be gone singing along with the guys. I really like Peder Elias’ verse too. I’d never heard of him before but this was a great introduction. This is one of those feel good songs that is the perfect ending to this album.

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Final Thoughts

Every single thing about this comeback worked for me. I loved the crackhead energy, the dance challenge, the different promotional contents, the music itself, and I really enjoyed seeing BSS doing their thing all over the internet and all of their performances as well. They’re such a fun group and this entire concept worked well for them and I will always include this album in my every day because it’s just that great. To listen to this album is to love fun and I love fun. I think this was a successful comeback for BSS and I had a lot of fun participating in streaming, in keeping up with the different things that they put out. I just really loved this one.

Loved It

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