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Posted by Sofia-Sayson Wednesday, August 25, 2021

The Top 5 Current Highest-Rated K-pop Albums on Metacritic


Here are the top 5 K-pop albums that are currently the highest-rated albums on Metacritic.

These albums are rated and reviewed by music critics.Metacritic is a website that aggregates reviews, and the Metascore is the average of the different scores received by different music critics.

#5 - BTS Love Yourself: Tear & Map of the Soul: Persona 

Both of these BTS albums received a Metascore of 74. Love Yourself: Tear (2018) has 6 reviews, while MOTS: Persona (2019) has 11 reviews. LY: Tear was the first BTS album to debut on Metacritic.

#4 - TWICE Taste of Love

Taste of Love (2021) is the first TWICE album that has been reviewed by Metacritic. It breaks the record, the highest-rated K-pop girl group album and highest-rated girl group album of all time, debuting with a Metascore of 80 with 4 reviews. Currently, Taste of Love has a Metascore of 77 with 5 reviews.

#3 - BTS BE

BTS' BE (2020) currently has a Metascore of 80 with 12 reviews making it the third highest-rated K-pop album at the moment.

#2 - BTS Map of the Soul: 7

BTS' MOTS: 7 (2020) received a Metascore of 82 from different critic reviews.

#1 - Tomorrow X Together The Chaos Chapter: Freeze

The number on the list, TXT's The Chaos Chapter: Freeze (2021), is currently the highest-rated K-pop album at the moment. This makes their first appearance on Metacritic, making them the first 4th generation group and the fastest Korean act to debut on Metacritic.

BTS having the most albums on the list with 4, TWICE being the only girl group, and TXT having the highest-rated K-pop album and the only 4th generation group. Congratulations to these groups!

  1. BTS
  2. TWICE
  3. TXT
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gypsy_jaeger5,965 pts Wednesday, August 25, 2021 2
Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Congrats, BTS & TXT! I'm more of an ARMY than a multi-stan so I don't really buy other groups' albums unless I really really love most of the songs in them, and I gotta say I have no regrets buying my first TXT album- TCC: Fight or Escape. The future of Big Hit Labels is very bright with TXT's music trajectory.


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redhell10002,939 pts Wednesday, August 25, 2021 0
Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Its nice to see TXT's musical diversity & quality be appreciated



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