BORN PINK

BLACKPINK - BORN PINK
Critic Score
Based on 11 reviews
2022 Ratings: #596 / 618
User Score
Based on 701 ratings
2022 Ratings: #754
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
AllMusic

Aiming for an even wider international audience, the English-heavy Born Pink matures BlackPink with stronger production, more personal lyrics, and a bold conviction that cannot be contained.

80
The Telegraph

On their second album, the group marry the very best of Western pop music – outrageous middle eights, universal emotions, enormous choruses – with a romantic, gleefully chaotic South Korean sensibility.

70
Clash
‘Born Pink’ clearly signifies a shift within Blackpink. Compared to ‘The Album’, the group have clearly worked on clarifying what sounds they want to venture into and taken the time to craft songs that feel rounded and complete.
70
Northern Transmissions

BORN PINK is a nice breath of fresh air in the cluttered pop music landscape. Much of this is owed to the touches each of the band members bring to their songs and the immaculate production behind it all.

65
Pitchfork
The K-pop quartet’s highly anticipated second album leans into an image of authority that’s undercut by familiar ideas and stale musical concepts.
60
The Forty-Five
The girl group’s talent and star power are undeniable on their latest album, but the members are let down by a continued reliance on the same formula.
60
The Arts Desk

You can hear what it takes to “activate” a multi-100 million dollar project: absolute purity of intent, sonics and engineering that make Lady Gaga sound like a home recorded indie kid, the barrage of all those styles boiled up together and sugar-rush pop intensity from start to end.

60
NME
Moments of uncharacteristic, endearing vulnerability peer through the classic BLACKPINK bombast on their second album.
54
Sputnikmusic

It would be interesting to toggle the single material a bit ... because those are biggest flaws here and don’t really reflect all the group is about.

50
The Line of Best Fit

With its limited scope of musical conceptions, Born Pink, therefore, sounds strangely restricted, as if detained in a confined space wherein it longs to escape. Hopefully, though, Blackpink will be able to do so after this record.

40
Evening Standard

With only eight songs on the tracklist, it’s refreshingly concise. But with the lack of invention on display, eight songs is probably quite enough.

BradTasteMusic
39

Yeah, I'm thinking about starting a corporation
Who's with me?
Nowadays, that's how you get adulation
Who wants to start a corporation?
I'm thinking about taking it all the way to the top
Who's with me? (Woo!)
Yeah, I'm thinking about doing one giant drop
Who's with me?
(Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Wooo!)
Yes, I'm thinking about buying all the empty cots
And making one giant army
Who's with me?
I'm gonna buy up all the empty lots and make one giant farm
Who's with me? (Woo!)
Yeah, you know what I'm ... read more

charcoal
55

yeah sure this project was pretty average but i was dancing idk

Davibitt1234
44

Desde que Blackpink lançou as fatídicas "Pink Venom" e "Ready For Love" estive com expectativas extremamente baixas para esse lançamento, já não costumo esperar muito do Blackpink, pois elas desde "Kill This Love" estão se afundando mais na mediocridade a cada lançamento, porém com essas duas faixas o grupo alcançou um nível de qualidade ainda mais baixo do que o esperado por mim. Com minhas ... read more

bluesdks
33

incrível como o blackpink mesmo mudando de fórmula continua soando terrivelmente ruim, só não digo que as músicas desse álbum foi a pior coisa que eu já ouvi na vida porque elas têm um the album. teddy na cadeia já!

Reptil1a
52

Very factory produced and fake but still has some decent tracks in it

WatersUnfold
52

Infamous K-Pop girl group, BLACKPINK's sophomore album "BORN PINK", just like their mixed bag of a debut, is just another reminder of their raw talent, as much as it is to how much of it they're wasting. There is more of a focus towards more introspective and moody moments this time around. I mean, there are still explosive bangers, like "Shut Down" which is a fucking blast! Pretty handily my favourite thing they've done in a long time. The sample is perfect on top of the ... read more

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Track List

1Pink Venom
3:06
48
2Shut Down
2:55
54
3Typa Girl
2:59
40
4Yeah Yeah Yeah
2:58
58
5Hard To Love
2:42
62
6The Happiest Girl
3:42
58
7Tally
3:04
53
8Ready For Love
3:04
39
Total Length: 24 minutes
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Added on: July 31, 2022