bar 'I want you back' (the bass! talented, brilliant, incredible, etc.), i tend to agree with this assessment after several listens. the synths in those tracks feel especially tired and cliche. i wouldn't mind if they had leaned harder into throwback R&B / new jack swing vibes here, but it's certainly more exciting to see how BoA navigates more forward-facing sounds. i love "Woman", "Little More", "Good Love", and "I want you back" despite all that.