Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
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  1. Sep 20, 2022
    80
    Nothing you’re hearing here is particularly cutting-edge, but it’s delivered with such ebullience and pomposity that you almost forget that this isn’t the first time you’ve heard an 808 beat.
  2. Sep 16, 2022
    80
    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.
  3. Sep 16, 2022
    80
    They’re a truly great pop group—and Born Pink is the great pop album they were born to make.
  4. Sep 16, 2022
    70
    ‘Born Pink’ gifts fans a mixture of commanding hip-hop tracks, satisfying pop tracks and affecting piano ballads.
  5. Sep 21, 2022
    65
    Tiptoeing around already familiar ideas, the album’s first half never finds new footing.
  6. 60
    On ‘Born Pink’, BLACKPINK tread familiar thematic territory for pop music, but the imagery – finding solace from heartbreak at the bottom of a bottle (‘The Happiest Girl’), boasting about being the type of girl you take to your “mama house” (‘Typa Girl’) – isn’t particularly novel, though they have effectively applied a personal touch in the past (see Jennie’s ‘Solo’).
  7. Sep 18, 2022
    54
    The good thing is this second record, Born Pink is a slight improvement overall, feeling a tad more cohesive, despite its modest runtime of 24 minutes. Their debut was simply a mixed bag of tracks thrown there to please the horde of fans who insisted on a full length release.
  8. 50
    The execution itself often falls frustratingly flat, lacking originality and a clear-cut focus. 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.
  9. Sep 22, 2022
    50
    “Born Pink” is occasionally galvanic, and occasionally iterative. When the group does push into new territory — or more accurately, unshackles itself from familiar ground — it doesn’t leave much of an impact.
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 1158 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Sep 16, 2022
    0
    for a group that talks about revolution, they are always in the same style of music. do not innovate the concept. for 2 years on hiatus,for a group that talks about revolution, they are always in the same style of music. do not innovate the concept. for 2 years on hiatus, releasing a "Full album" of 8 songs is ridiculous. Full Review »
  2. Sep 16, 2022
    10
    This album is incredible, so versatile and a great sounding, haters will be crying lol, i love blackpink.
  3. Sep 17, 2022
    10
    Its pretty good, i just don't really like the last track as much as other ones.