11 Songs, 39 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

On their full-length debut, NCT 127 show just how versatile they can be. Organized conceptually by two halves—the dream world and reality—Regular-Irregular boasts forays into Latin trap (the thunderous title cut) and English (a special version of the very same) that further bolster the group’s reputation as one of the boldest outfits in pop. Much of their strength is collective: Whether they're delivering velvety slow jams (“Knock On”), sturdy hip-hop (“My Van”), or “Interlude: Regular to Irregular,” the album’s gauzy palate-cleanser, they step up for each other—and their fans. “This team has my back,” Johnny told Apple Music in the Up Next short film, Strongest Member Together. “I really can’t live without this team.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

On their full-length debut, NCT 127 show just how versatile they can be. Organized conceptually by two halves—the dream world and reality—Regular-Irregular boasts forays into Latin trap (the thunderous title cut) and English (a special version of the very same) that further bolster the group’s reputation as one of the boldest outfits in pop. Much of their strength is collective: Whether they're delivering velvety slow jams (“Knock On”), sturdy hip-hop (“My Van”), or “Interlude: Regular to Irregular,” the album’s gauzy palate-cleanser, they step up for each other—and their fans. “This team has my back,” Johnny told Apple Music in the Up Next short film, Strongest Member Together. “I really can’t live without this team.”

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Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
234 Ratings
234 Ratings
ZBK Alec ,

THE BADDEST BIH OUT THERE

This album topped all albums and I WILL STAND BY THAT. It has such an amazing story and feel to it. From the beginning to end of the album, each song has their own feel and vibe to it but together it puts such a soothing and amazing album. I really recommend Regular-Irregular and especially buying the physical album as well as it has such an amazing aesthetic and beautiful photos.

Storitella25 ,

Juxtaposition is KEY!

This album seems simple on the surface, but the concept is quite sophisticated. It works as a whole piece of work, relying primarily on the juxtaposition of reality of the waking life and the world of dreams. When “Regular” in both the English and Korean versions is analyzed side-by-side in their lyrical composition (and the MVs), you see a vivid message that can be lost when only focusing on one detail at a time; the Korean version using the reality of wanting “the dream” and the strive to obtain it versus the English version which emulates immersing oneself in the dream and allowing the imagination to run wild within. This is essentially how the entire album functions and tells a story, where you follow NCT 127 as they describe wishes and aspirations and then midway through the album transition into a dream world where they can bring those desires to “life”. Also, examining further, the primary single “Regular” can be seen as how NCT 127 can take the same song and distort its context, meaning, and marketing based on which language and region they choose to release a song without changing the essential sound of the song; thus, this is a way they are “flexing” their abilities and flexibility to meet the demands of any region. This is an album that should not be underestimated! It screams loudly with Western influence but subtly hides a intricately spun web of smart concepts...this is NCT 127 telling the world they are just getting started.

Super_Otaku ,

AN ALBUM FULL OF BOPS

Every single song is a bop fite me 😤

Most people judge this WHOLE album from Regular English version alone? LOL y’all thought wrong this album is actually so good. My personal favorite is My Van because of how DEEP he lyrics are like that’s how hard working they are guys they don’t have it easy. Also Regular Korean version has different lyrics than the English and talk less about money and more about the group so 🤷‍♀️

And the concept is so smart, the way they transitioned from “Regular” to “Irregular” is just amazing 😩👏

My verdict: stan NCT 127

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