PopMatters' 20 Best K-Pop Albums of 2021

PopMatters' 20 Best K-Pop Albums of 2021

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19.

Song Heejin - Soda
June 11, 2021

18.

BAEKHYUN - Bambi
March 30, 2021
Critic Score
80
1 review

17.

Younha - End Theory
November 16, 2021

16.

ENHYPEN - BORDER : CARNIVAL
April 26, 2021
Critic Score
80
1 review

15.

aespa - Savage
October 5, 2021
Critic Score
73
3 reviews

As a nod to their AI-inspired concept, K-pop group aespa make electronic music that challenges the limits of genres and song structures in debut EP, Savage.

14.

Red Velvet - Queendom
August 16, 2021
Critic Score
72
4 reviews

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

12.

LeeHi - 4 ONLY
September 9, 2021
Critic Score
100
1 review

10.

ONEUS - BLOOD MOON
November 9, 2021

8.

(G)I-DLE - I burn
January 11, 2021
Critic Score
75
1 review

6.

IU - LILAC
March 25, 2021
Critic Score
81
2 reviews

5.

TWICE - Formula of Love: O+T=<3
November 12, 2021
Critic Score
84
5 reviews

Formula of Love: O+T=<3 proves wrong anyone who ever thought of TWICE as one-dimensional or that their “cute” brand would limit them. The record makes several points about TWICE’s artistic maturity while delivering a feast to pop fans.

4.

AKMU - NEXT EPISODE
July 26, 2021
Critic Score
100
1 review

2.

Key - BAD LOVE
September 27, 2021
Critic Score
100
1 review

1.

TOMORROW X TOGETHER - The Chaos Chapter: FREEZE
May 31, 2021
Critic Score
85
4 reviews

The Chaos Chapter: FREEZE makes bold statements in unpretentious ways with its production and creative choices. It feels like a natural continuation of TXT’s path, while it also showcases new sides of the members’ potential as singers, songwriters, and producers.

Original Source: https://www.popmatters.com/best-k-pop-albums-2021
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