AOTY 2021

Queendom

Red Velvet - Queendom
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
User Score
Based on 312 ratings
2021 Ratings: #265
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
PopMatters

K-pop’s Red Velvet load up their new mini-album Queendom with all of the best and tasty pop ingredients.

80
Beats Per Minute

Queendom is an exceedingly wonderful project from a group who refuse repeat themselves, and even after seven years of activity, they still enthral and excite with their unpredictability.

67
Pitchfork
The individual songs on the K-pop girl group’s mini-album are perfectly adequate, but the release itself never reaches the group’s former heights.
60
NME

Had Red Velvet not been away for quite so long, ‘Queendom’ would have been a fine palate cleanser after some of the more out-there sonics of the group’s last album series. But given the period of separation we’ve had from them, it feels a little phoned-in in places and lacking cohesiveness.

eliiscool5
80
Shit got me crying tears of joy (no pun intended). Thank you Red Velvet for saving the world

After several tens of minutes trying to write a review, I'm giving up. I simply cannot write about how good this is and how amazing I am feeling right now. And I realized, you don't tell people how good a cookie tastes, you let them go see for themselves! So just go. Listen to it.
GersonAOTY
68
Queendom is Red Velvet's 6th mini album and is packed with fun but also room for further artistic growth.

This is my second experience with the group, my first being their second studio album 'Perfect Velvet' which I praised a lot for its consistency of quality, but on 'Queendom' I feel that their potential has been reduced, having just adored the first two initial tracks. The main highlight of the mini album for me is definitly "The Pose" which breaks away from the usual k-pop ... read more
marvelgaryen
78
Perhaps the only successful k-pop comeback this year, every song is a bop. Red Velvet is a gg I've never truly loved it (even though I like many of their songs), but IDK the candy flavour kinda neon summer vibes of this mini album made me rethink my relationship with this group. Anyone who ever read my reviews now that I'm the biggest sucker for anything synth-based so it was an easy pleasy too me, simple as that.

bonus: loved the photography from the artwork 10/10.
Maqtheus
69
Que o Red Velvet abriu margem para diversas experimentações dentro do K-pop todo mundo já sabe. Assim, porém, entre muitos acertos, era de se esperar que uma hora ou outra algo não tão bom pudesse vir delas, e isso é exatamente o que acontece em Queendom, o primeiro disco lançado pelo grupo desde 2019, quando o então ‘The ReVe Festival’ Finale conquistou um espaço surpreendente no topo das obras que definiram a ... read more
Davibitt1234
75
"Queendom" marca a volta do grupo após um grande hiato, voltando de forma boa com um mini-album recheado de divertidas músicas.

A title track de mesmo nome do ep, é a responsável por começar o disco. Iniciando-o muito bem, com uma faixa divertida, com uma produção bem feita. Após isso, vem "Pose", uma música a qual estava animado pra ouvir pois vi alguns falarem muito bem dela, mas na verdade é uma faixa ... read more
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Track List

1Queendom
3:01
80
2Pose
3:20
79
3Knock On Wood
3:40
75
4Better Be
3:00
75
5Pushin' N Pullin'
3:03
78
6Hello, Sunset
3:30
77
Total Length: 19 minutes
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Added on: August 1, 2021