Billboard: The 25 Greatest K-Pop Albums of the 2010s

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    1. F(x) Pink Tape (2013)
    2. IU Modern Times (2013)
    3. BTS, The Most Beautiful Moment in Life: Young Forever (2016)
    4. Wonder Girls, Reboot (2015)
    5. Red Velvet, Perfect Velvet (2017)
    6. Brown Eyed Girls, Basic (2015)
    7. MAMAMOO, Melting (2016)
    8. Younha, Rescue (2017)
    9. Jonghyun, She Is (2016)
    10. Heize, She's Fine (2019)
    11. SHINee, The Story of Light: Epilogue (2018)
    12. AKMU, Play (2014)
    13. Orange Caramel, Lipstick (2012)
    14. Day6, Sunrise (2017)
    15. EXID, Street (2016)
    16. EXO, Love Shot (2018)
    17. Kahi, Please Come Back (2011)
    18. 2NE1, Crush (2014)
    19. Epik High, Shoebox (2014)
    20. BTS, Wings (2016)
    21. JJ Project, Verse 2 (2017)
    22. BIGBANG, Alive EP (2012)
    23. B.A.P, First Sensibility (2014)
    24. Twice, Fancy You (2019)
    25. G-Dragon, Kwon Ji Yong (2017)

    From: https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/k-town/8546586/greatest-k-pop-albums-2010s-top-25


    What's your list? I highlighted the ones I liked in bold.
     
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    this is a good list
    I love this 7 album
    Misconception series + Odd would be in my top 10 too
     
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    A nice mix of groups, and tbh, some groups I personally really like but wouldn't have expected Billboard to pay any attention to. Thanks for sharing!
     
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    Interesting choice.
    This album has like....3 songs.
     
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    Sunrise by Day6 being on there is sexy as hell
     
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    They were talking about the Repackage album which has this track listing.

    01 Love Shot
    02 Tempo
    03 트라우마 (Trauma)
    04 Wait
    05 Sign
    06 닿은 순간 (Ooh La La La)
    07 Gravity
    08 가끔 (With You)
    09 24/7
    10 후폭풍 (Bad Dream)
    11 Damage
    12 여기 있을게 (Smile On My Face)
    13 오아시스 (Oasis)

    Basically they are saying Love Shot, Trauma and Wait completed the album.
     
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    I guess the Love Shot caused them a Trauma and they couldnt Wait to put it in this list, lol
     
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    Wow, no Girls Generation, interesting
     
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    Oh my oh my this is really good pun! :angryr:
     
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    PINK TAPE is the kpop bible. Deserves its rightful place.
     
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    I have looked into at least half in this list and I caught that Billboard focuses on the good track listing in an album. This 25 albums have that in common, they all have a good flow from one song to another, its as if all the songs are chapters of a book. It really does not matter if the songs are the best, like you see their yearly best song list, songs from this 25 albums here are not even on that list. Billboard are looking at the whole album for this list.

    Lets admit this, as a full album, SNSD had messy track listings. Just like when Big Bang's MADE being compiled into one album, its a whole lot of messy listing. Many albums in general are just what I call playlists, all songs are bops but the songs jumps awkwardly from one to another. I can see why some albums while they have great songs, are not listed in this particular list.

    My favorite from that list is JJ Project Verse 2. They are Got7's unit. JJ Project worked on this album with one concept in mind for every song: Youth. The unit member JB and Jinyoung actually had a full conversation on what youth is before making the album, they curate a story into the album, and set up the track list to be put in a way that the songs has a continuous flow instead of jumping oddly from one song to the other. So it's like a book, where the songs are chapters that form the whole story.

    Billboard is very particular with track listing. Song wise for F(x), the 4th Album actually have better songs than Pink Tape. But Pink Tape managed to put experimental eccentric songs in an album with a great continuity from one track to another. The mood in that album is not rigid, its up and down but never messy. Thus why Pink Tape became the best one in this list, they had the most weird, eccentric, experimental songs but they managed to wrap everything in a spectacular flow.
     
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    Happy to see Heize, loved that album!
     
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    Not in order

    Modern Times - IU
    Reboot - Wonder Girls
    Basic - B.E.G
    Play - AKMU
    Pink Tape - Fx
    She Is - Jonghyun
    The Perfect Valvet - Red Valvet
    Melting - Mamamoo
    Forever Young - BTS
    Shoebox - Epik High
     

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