(Updated December 2020)
So now that BTS has been around for about 7 years, I find myself preferring a pretty specific few years of their discography. I got into them right as they were finishing their HYYH trilogy, so I like a lot of their music from that period on up through the Love Yourself trilogy. I enjoy most of BTS’s title tracks and appreciate all of their eras, but neither their earlier nor more recent stuff is really my style. My peak interest in them was probably from 2016 to 2018. So, I’m not really someone who can recommend those gems from the early albums. But BTS definitely has a discography where there’s something for everyone to like, so I recommend checking out everything at least once!
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(2nd full album)
“Intro: Boy Meets Evil” / Teaser
“Begin” (Jungkook’s solo) / Teaser
“Lie” (Jimin’s solo) / Teaser
“Mama” (J-Hope’s solo) / Teaser
“Am I Wrong” / M! Countdown Performance
“21st Century Girl” / M! Countdown Performance
Map of the Soul: 7
(4th full album)
“Filter” (Jimin’s solo)
“Louder Than Bombs”
“UGH!” (rap line)
“Inner Child” (V’s solo)
“Friends” (Jimin and V)
I also really love “Black Swan,” but I’m not counting it here because it’s technically a pre-release.
SOURCES: All songs, teasers/comeback trailers, and music videos belong to Big Hit Entertainment. All music clips are either from BANGTANTV or Various Artists – Topic. Dance practice video for “Silver Spoon” and performance videos of “Mic Drop” and “Go Go” also provided by BANGTANTV. “Butterfly” and “Dionysus” performances were aired on Music Core (MBC). “Am I Wrong,” “21st Century Girl,” “Airplane Pt. 2,” and “I’m Fine” were aired on MNET either on M! Countdown or for a special BTS comeback show.
Cover Image is from when BTS was filming their “Black Swan” music video and was originally tweeted on BTS’s Twitter account. You can see the original tweet here.