GUESS WHO

ITZY - GUESS WHO
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
User Score
Based on 181 ratings
2021 Ratings: #702
Liked by 5 people
April 30, 2021 / Release Date
EP / Format
JYP / Label
K-Pop / Genres
itzy.jype.com / Website
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
NME
Despite some minor let-downs, the JYP Entertainment girl group deliver the bops on their most cohesive project yet.
70
AllMusic
Much like contemporaries BlackPink, the quintet's combination of hip-hop-influenced dance pop and an empowering anthemic sound helped garner a wide international audience.
55
Pitchfork
On this mini-album, the K-pop girl group struggle to maintain the audacious energy that first put them in the spotlight.
marvelgaryen
21
IT'Z so bad.
Maqtheus
40
'GUESS WHO' traz aquilo que há de pior no k-pop: a utilização de ritmos e gêneros representados de forma extremamente genérica e superficial.

Não muito distante do que BLACKPINK já havia feito em suas canções, ITZY parece piorar esse resultado bastante tentador e explorado por diversos grupos de k-pop que usam o rap como parte da desenvoltura lírica quase sempre acompanhado de sintetizadores e batidas frenéticas -, as ... read more
imafraidof
49
Was really really excited for this but unfortunately this whole EP is just...not good. It's exactly the sound I wanted ITZY to avoid. If i wanted to listen to this sound, there are hundreds of K-pop boy groups out there with this overdone sound.

Every song here is a borefest and at times a little cringey. They are without a doubt bops, but they aren't catchy either and that makes it really hard for me to enjoy these songs. They're like a bunch of lifeless, soulless K-pop leftovers showcasing ... read more
TomBejoy
78
Industrial Hip Hop, Hardcore Hip Hop, Experimental Hip Hop, Bossanova, Plunderphonics, Trap, K-Pop, Electropop, Cloud Rap

aggressive, manic, energetic, angry, noisy, nihilistic, raw, crime, drugs, cryptic, sampling, chaotic, futuristic, rebellious, violence, dark, rhythmic, dense, vulgar, anxious, boastful, disturbing, mechanical, abstract, urban, heavy, avant-garde, nocturnal, melodic, love, vulgar, rhythmic, sentimental, hedonistic, breakup, playful, bittersweet, energetic, female vocals, ... read more
b6bbles
60
I've come to the conclusion that ITZY just isn't the group for me, JYP is constantly disappointing me with the musical direction he's taking them in. I don't think I'd listen to anything here again other than In The Morning and Shoot, I know these girls are much more talented than the music they are putting out... so there's this disconnect in a lot of these tracks that I can't get past. I applaud them for getting out of their comfort zone with this title track though, and the production is ... read more
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Added on: April 11, 2021