박 혜진 [Park Hye Jin] - Before I Die
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2021 Ratings: #431 / 527
User Score
Based on 112 ratings
2021 Ratings: #612
Liked by 4 people
September 10, 2021 / Release Date
LP / Format
Ninja Tune / Label
Hip House, Cloud Rap / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
The Line of Best Fit

With the album's massive amount of impressionable hooks, occasional moments of dumb-fun raunchiness, and an electric atmosphere conducive to mind-numbing dancing, 박혜진 Park Hye Jin has single-handedly constructed a safe and supportive space for the introverted, sad, and disillusioned.

80
The Skinny

박혜진 Park Hye Jin shows why she's one of 2021's most in-demand artists with an intricate and emotive debut album.

80
NME

By balancing these moments of soft introspection with tougher uninhibited hedonism – often in the same track – 박혜진 Park Hye Jin has crafted an affecting multi-layered debut that, rather than reaching a conclusion of fulfilment, manages to find happiness in just being alive.

78
Beats Per Minute

While the hefty beats of How Can I remain, the dreamier elements of IF U WANT IT also return, as well as a new finesse that balances the two – culminating in a record that harnesses isolation but yearns for connection.

70
AllMusic

Her self-produced full-length debut feels more elaborate than her EPs while also seeming impulsive and off-the-cuff.

70
Crack Magazine

As with previous releases, she packs a lot of ideas into a small space, spanning everything from delicate dream pop to banging techno over the course of barely 40 minutes.

65
Pitchfork

Singing and rapping in Korean and English, the Los Angeles-based electronic producer takes tentative steps toward reinventing herself as a songwriter.

60
The Observer

Bedroom-dreamy and in-your-face all at once, the young rapper-producer’s debut album is an unsettling affair.

60
Loud and Quiet

There’s no doubt that a keenly talented and natural songwriter is at the heart of this work, and Park Hye Jin is able to conjure a serene mood that many producers are merely capable of wishing they could evoke.

60
DIY

These productions are dark, atmospheric - she knows exactly how to conjure up a mood. It’s just that it’s slightly too forbidding to ever fully feel at home.

Valeyard
70
U goin to horny jail 🐕🔨*bonk*
lilscrawny
70
very groovy and upbeat :)
i have never seen someone the meanings behind their own songs a day after release, which i think is awesome. excited to see what more she can do!
[TOP 3]
- i jus wanna be happy -
- Where Did I Go -
- Let's Sing Let's Dance -
swifty30
81
one of the few albums ive actually been hyped for this year & it was sick
let’s sing let’s dance video was the best n the explanation for each song made them 10x better and let us know her 🤷‍♀️
i j loved the overall vibe of the album the repetition wasn’t even annoying
and i am happy that music is an outlet for her

[TOP 3]
- Let’s Sing Let’s Dance -
- Never Give Up -
- i jus wanna be happy -
ThatOtherGuy
68
It's on the same level as How Can I and it's not exactly an improvement, but it does build upon her experimental sound and offers the listener what How Can I could not. More songs in this vein, that you can dance to and just listen to when you're in a chill mood.
Tolgs
NR
Where is Y DONT U 😭😭😭
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Track List

  1. Let’s Sing Let’s Dance
  2. I Need You
  3. Before I Die
  4. Good Morning Good Night
  5. Me Trust Me
  6. Where Did I Go
  7. Never Give Up
  8. Can I Get Your Number
  9. Whatchu Doin Later
  10. Sex With Me (DEFG)
  11. Where Are You Think
  12. Never Die
  13. Hey, Hey, Hey
  14. Sunday ASAP
  15. i jus wanna be happy
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