I’ll be reviewing Monsta X’s album called Rush.
Rush : The song is honestly fun to listen, but I think that I speak for everyone when I say that those beeping sounds can get annoying. Jooheon and I.M.’s rap is great in the begining, but, to be honest, this isn’t one of their strongest title tracks as a group by far. They’ve done much better. This doesn’t mean it’s a bad song, it’s just weaker and forgettable when compared to so many great others they have. The song is about them singing to someone to only focus on them and not on the other guys and that’s pretty much it. Again, it’s not inherently bad, but they have better songs. The MV is really fun, it’s basically the group doing silly things and looking good to impress this one girl. The choreography is fun and energetic, it matches the vibe of the song.
HERO : This song is amazing! I fell in love with it immediately and it was one of the reasons why I started following this group closely. The vocal line shows their colours here, even though I wish they could let Hyungwon shine a little bit more. Jooheon’s rap is insanely good and the way they put a drop in the end of it, making it even more badass. The lyrics are actually way more romantic than the melody entails, but I think that makes it better and hilarious at the same time?
Perfect Girl : It’s the sensual token song! This is one of my favourites of them though. The beat and their voices transform everything around the listener while it’s playing. The vocal line’s voices are so honey-like and warm that they are capable of melting all hearts, honestly. Lyrically, Monsta X basically sings about how they are losing their mind over this beautiful woman.
Amen : This song follows the vibe of its previous song but it softens it and now we have a sweet and cute song. It’s super relaxing to listen to and I.M.’s rap is so enjoyable to hear. It’s an adorable song about wanting to show off and spending time with your significant partner.
Gone Bad : Everything shifts again and we’re back to the fun. Monsta X presents itself with another hip hop song with a fun beat and it made me feel so energetic. This style suits them a lot and they send such a powerful vibe with just this track alone.
Broken Heart : The last song of the album is a ballad where each member gets to show at least a bit of his talented voice and they did an amazing job. The song is quite slow and the piano that accompanies them gives a sorrowful energy to the whole thing. While I was studying the lyrics, I realized how incredibly deep this song actually is. It is about someone who’s trying to move on, they can’t forget the one they loved who has seemingly completely forgotten them. They basically mourn the fact that they can no longer get this person back no matter what they do.
Average Rate : 7/10
I really enjoyed this album a lot, but I think that the style of it was a bit all over the place. What I mean is, for example, when comparing the style of Amen to Gone Bad, they’re nothing alike. I think that they should have changed the positions of the songs to give a bit of more cohesion. Regardless, it’s a pretty good album.
Recommended Songs : Hero & Broken Heart