Editors’ Notes Anyone longing for the R&B-flavored sound of ’90s boy-band pop will love the fifth album from EXO. The nine-member group once again revels in the era’s huge grooves (“Tempo”), sugary harmonies (“Damage”), and singalong choruses (“24/7”). There’s always more to this crew than their retro streak though. “With You” is a slice of falsetto-soul unexpectedly powered by chilled-out, club-ready breakbeats, while “Bad Dream” fuses the upbeat rush of house music with the moodiness of trap. But even with those new tweaks to their sound, it’s the period-perfect dance-floor bops (“Gravity”) and slow jams (“Ooh La La La”) that continue to make EXO one of South Korea’s hottest exports.

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Tempo
1
3:44
 
Sign
2
3:13
 
Ooh La La La
3
3:07
 
Gravity
4
3:54
 
With You
5
3:08
 
24/7
6
4:03
 
Bad Dream
7
3:56
 
Damage
8
3:29
 
Smile On My Face
9
3:38
 
Oasis
10
3:14
 
Tempo (Chinese Version)
11
3:44