SQUARE UP

BLACKPINK - SQUARE UP
Critic Score
Based on 1 review
User Score
Based on 578 ratings
2018 Rank: #593
Liked by 44 people
June 15, 2018 / Release Date
EP / Format
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
The 405

Going from confrontational to blissfully ecstatic at the drop of a hat, SQUARE UP proves BLACKPINK's mettle in the growing battle for attention in the latest K-pop boom.

LukasLima
71

Legal, bem louco, empolgante.

* DDU-DU DDU-DU (8.5/10)
* Forever Young (7.5/10)
* Really (6/10)
* See You Later (6.5/10)

Nota Final: 71/100

HotelRestaurant
60

PINK ARC #57 + BLACKPINK MARATHON #2

Square Up is basically a blueprint that BLACKPINK will keep returning to, in order to concoct their trademark earworm mega-singles: good singing from the quartet, bouncy pop beats with trap elements to match the tedious dance choreography, flip a coin to decide between youthful love or flexing as the topic, and, of course, the rap segment. Sprinkle a pinch of English so the foreign fans don't feel perplexed by what's actually being sung, and enjoy the ... read more

ARTPOP
58

Du-Ddu-Du-Ddu 8.0💚
Forever Young 7.3💚
Really 5.0💛
See U Later 3.0❤

Nota Final:58💛💛💛(Meh)

Timotheus
53

I think the way they mix the EDM drop with a trap beat on ´DDU-DU DDU-DU' is quite fun, and the way they sing that line right before the drop is just pretty catchy. 'Forever Young' is just a really basic EDM track, it doesn't give much special. Same goes for 'Really' it is a boring and bland hook. Luckily they pull it back a bit with 'See You Later' which has similar elements as the first track.

100

This is the revolution.

_gabeag
46

At least I can tolerate the last song?

Dude I’m sorry, but I’m literally getting nothing out of this. At least it’s less infuriating than their first EP, but it’s still just corporate and basic sludge that I literally get nothing out of it. I don’t even want to put my favorite and least favorite tracks because it literally doesn’t matter at this point.

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Track List

1DDU-DU DDU-DU
3:31
74
2Forever Young
3:59
73
3Really
3:17
63
4See U Later
3:18
64
Total Length: 14 minutes
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Added on: June 15, 2018