Sticker by NCT 127 review: K-pop LP shows rambunctious boy band’s maturity and gives them all a chance to shine

Fronted by a single of the same name, the 11-track album Sticker by K-pop group NCT 127 arrived on September 17, shortly after their fifth anniversary, and shows what they’ve been building towards artistically.As a group, NCT 127’s reputation is mixed: their singles are often off-kilter in the best of ways, and the flute-fronted Sticker is like a western, cowboy-themed counterpart to 2020’s eastern-themed single Kick It, on which they name-dropped Bruce Lee.That single is followed by Lemonade,…

Sticker by NCT 127 review: K-pop LP shows rambunctious boy band’s maturity and gives them all a chance to shine
Fronted by a single of the same name, the 11-track album Sticker by K-pop group NCT 127 arrived on September 17, shortly after their fifth anniversary, and shows what they’ve been building towards artistically.As a group, NCT 127’s reputation is mixed: their singles are often off-kilter in the best of ways, and the flute-fronted Sticker is like a western, cowboy-themed counterpart to 2020’s eastern-themed single Kick It, on which they name-dropped Bruce Lee.That single is followed by Lemonade,…