Monday, 4 May 2015

EXO: XOXO The first album

Hello 
An nyoung 
Konnichiwa 
Ni hao 

It's Monday which means it's k-pop post day, welcome to k-pop Monday. Today is another post about EXO and their first full length album. Like their MAMA mini album it was split into two versions, one being in Korean promoted by EXO-K and one in Mandarin promoted by EXO-M. This album also got re released as a repackaged album with a few extra songs and like the previous version was released in Korean and Mandarin. 

Top: repackaged Growl (k)
Bottom L XOXO (k) R XOXO (m)

EXO-K 
Front cover
Back cover 
Tracklist 

Even though the album was only Sung by the members of EXO-K throughout the album was pictures of all 12 members of the group. I love that the album was set out like a school work book and that they were a class, showing them doing subjects etc.


Snippets of class EXO
Class picture
EXO-K individual class pictures 
Class pictures

Wolf Korean lyrics.

Tracklist
Wolf
Baby, don't cry
Black pearl
Don't go
Let out the beast
3,6,5
Heart attack
Peter pan
Baby
My lady
Wolf (EXO-K version)
Wolf (Chinese version)

XOXO is one of the few albums that I pretty much love every song from start to end, even though there were a few songs that had to grow on me,  they all get to show of their vocal skills whether it being singing or rapping. The lead single from the album was Wolf and was the first time they promoted as a 12 member group, this also was one of the songs that grew on me.

Owned by SM Entertainment 

Sports class
Sports class
Wolf jumpers
D.o. & Xiumin
Chen & Baekhyun 
Sehun & Luhan
Tao & Kai
Suho & Lay
Chanyeol & Kris

I love Sehun's hair in this theme (top left)
They're class roles
Album thank you's
Cd
Group picture and all members notes and doodles.

With loving each song on the album it's always hard to have favourites but there are songs I listen to more and have on my phone.
My top tracks from the album is:
Wolf
Black pearl (my favourite EXO song)
Let out the beast
My lady

EXO-M
The Chinese version of the album is pretty much set out in the same way with a few picture differences, so I didn't take as many pictures.

Front cover 
Back cover 
Tracklist 
Owned by SM Entertainment 
Contents for the album
EXO-M individual class pictures

Tracklist 
Wolf 
Baby, don't cry 
Black pearl 
Don't go 
Let out the beast 
3,6,5 
Heart attack 
Peter pan 
Baby 
My lady 
Wolf ( EXO-M version)
Wolf (korean version)

Black pearl lyrics
Let out the beast lyrics
My lady lyrics

As you can see the tracklist is the same as the Korean version but obviously in Mandarin.






Cd
Group notes and doodles 

There's a few differeneces for my favourite songs on this version:
Wolf
Baby, don't cry 
Black pearl 
Don't go 
Heart attack 
My lady

Repackaged 
Front cover 
Back cover 
Exo's next single which to me made them as big as they are today was Growl, it's one of my favourite tracks and routines that they do. The MV was pretty much done in one take and the camera follows them round. 
Owned by SM Entertainment 

I think growl was also the first time it featured Sehun's trademark line E.X.O.

Tracklist 
Growl
Wolf 
XOXO
Lucky
Baby, don't cry 
Black pearl 
Don't go 
Let out the beast 
3,6,5
Heart attack 
Peter pan 
Baby 
My lady 
Growl (EXO-K version)
Sehun
Tao
Chen
Lay
Suho
Luhan, Sehun & Chen
Chanyeol 
Kai 
Kris
Baekhyun 
Luhan
D.O.
Xiumin 
My favourite tracks remain the same with a few extras:
Growl
XOXO 
Lucky
Wolf
Black pearl 
Let out the beast 
My lady 


Black pearl
Let out the beast 
My lady live 

Like past albums I got a photocard in each album

Front of Chen photocard 
Back of Chen photocard 
Front of Xiumin photocard 
Back of Xiumin photocard 
Front of group photocard 
Back of group photocard 

So comes the end of Mondays k-pop blog, If it's a bank holiday where you are I hope you've had an enjoyable bank holiday weekend. I'm going to start mixing up k-pop Mondays to involve other groups and singers as I have other groups albums etc, was going to wait till I had all their releases but decided to do the albums I already have.
See you guys later.

An nyoung 
Sayonara 
Zai Jian 
Bye 


















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