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  • Summary: The second full-length studio release for the South Korean pop group features guest appearances from Cardi B and Selena Gomez.
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
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  1. 80
    It is only eight songs and comes in under 25 minutes long, yet it packs more hooks than a whaling armada. It is short, punchy and sweet enough to cause tooth rot, every moment crammed with crafted earworms and swaggering beats.
  2. Oct 2, 2020
    80
    Brevity works in The Album’s favour. There’s no time for longueurs, no padding, no ponderous ballads. ... Striking, glittery, depthless and rather impressive.
  3. Oct 5, 2020
    80
    Overflowing with confidence, Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, and Lisa conquer each track on The Album with their vocal ability (both singing and rapping) and effortless charm, switching up styles to offer something for every type of fan.
  4. Oct 5, 2020
    67
    The Album showcases their signature style of blending genres and influences to create songs that are just as classically pop as they are identifiably BLACKPINK.
  5. Oct 6, 2020
    60
    Crammed chockfull of crowd-pleasing EDM pyrotechnics and cheeky one-liners, The Album is undeniably a product of a well-oiled, state-of-the-art pop machine, but it feels stuck looking back to tried and true trends in both K-pop and Western pop music.
  6. 50
    “Ice Cream,” the song with Gomez, is the most gratifyingly stylish track here. ... [The Album] plays like a transmission from a previous era. “Crazy Over You,” with its airy wind-instrument sample, rewinds even further to the hip-hop exotica of Timbaland’s late-’90s heyday. ... There’s something vaguely oppressive about “The Album.”
  7. Oct 2, 2020
    48
    There is roughly an EP worth of songs here that bring something remotely interesting to the table, rather than simply rehashing past ideas and reproducing beats you’ve heard in 100 other tracks before.

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  1. Oct 4, 2020
    10
    Muito bom, todas as músicas passam vibes diferentes, mas ao mesmo tempo se encaixam a fonografia do álbum. Elas entregaram algo melhor do q oMuito bom, todas as músicas passam vibes diferentes, mas ao mesmo tempo se encaixam a fonografia do álbum. Elas entregaram algo melhor do q o esperado, parabéns meninas Expand
  2. Oct 2, 2020
    10
    Amazing work bringing to international music a new combination, a new flavor, a new way to music!!!
  3. Oct 2, 2020
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. so good, omg, blackpink supremacy! blackpink is the group of our generation! only that Expand
  4. Oct 4, 2020
    10
    A MASTERPIECE the pinks did really well talented queens and blinks don't stop buying and streaming on spotify/apple music
  5. Oct 2, 2020
    10
    Valeu muito a pena esperar 4 anos pelo álbum das mamães. Serviram bastante, com certeza o álbum do ano. The Album AOTY e Lovesick girls SOTY.
  6. Oct 2, 2020
    10
    The album es un excelente trabajo. Deja plasmada la esencia de Blackpink en cada uno de los tracks, la producción está muy bien cuidada, losThe album es un excelente trabajo. Deja plasmada la esencia de Blackpink en cada uno de los tracks, la producción está muy bien cuidada, los vocales no son exhaustivos y son hasta placenteros. Cada canción podría pasarse fácilmente como un Tittle Track. Muy bueno. Expand
  7. Oct 2, 2020
    0
    Nah.... Not the type of music should listen to i mean they just recognize cause of dancing but naah

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