Before I Die Image
Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critic Reviews What's this?

User Score
tbd

No user score yet- Awaiting 3 more ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: The debut full-length release for the Los Angeles-based South Korean electronic artist was self-produced.
Buy Now
Buy on
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Sep 9, 2021
    80
    Before I Die firmly establishes Hye Jin’s multifaceted sound and crafts a mood that feels very of the moment.
  2. Sep 10, 2021
    80
    Hye Jin refines her sound, pulling from trap and boom-bap, not to mention dubstep and techno, to turn out a coming of age hip-house album. Before I Die is the clearest artistic vision we've heard from Hye Jin.
  3. Mojo
    Sep 21, 2021
    80
    A lugubrious but fresh, genre-bending take on modern club music. [Nov 2021, p.91]
  4. Sep 14, 2021
    78
    A fairly unique record that shape-shifts through electronic tones all while giving us a clear view of her inner monologue.
  5. Sep 14, 2021
    70
    Every song has something to do with the track that came before it but is also treated as its own memorable experience.
  6. Sep 9, 2021
    70
    Her self-produced full-length debut feels more elaborate than her EPs while also seeming impulsive and off-the-cuff.
  7. Sep 9, 2021
    60
    Her detached, precise narration leaves little to hold onto, and over 15 tracks, you begin to long for a little more emotion. Still, 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.

See all 11 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of
  2. Mixed: 0 out of
  3. Negative: 0 out of