RollingStone Ranks BLACKPINK’s “BORN PINK” as the 25th Best Album of 2022
25 Blackpink, ‘Born Pink’
Jisoo, Lisa, Jennie, and Rosé have long ruled K-pop as the “Lovesick Girls,” but with Born Pink, they blow up into rock queens. It’s short and sweet — eight songs in 20 minutes — but that’s all the time Blackpink need to sashay through a whole wardrobe of star poses, blazing with high-energy confidence. “Pink Venom” goes for Sunset Strip glam-metal thunder, while “Shut Down” is the ladies boasting over a trap beat and a classical violin loop from Paganini. But the killer is “Yeah Yeah Yeah,” full of Strokes-style guitar and raging hormones. Born Pink is the most undeniable music Blackpink have ever made — so far. — R.S.