Surpassing TWICE and BLACKPINK, Red Velvet is the K-pop girl group with the highest-rated album of all time by Pitchfork 

Red Velvet’s “The ReVe Festival 2022 – Feel My Rhythm” continues to draw much praise. 

At 6 pm KST on March 21, Red Velvet made a comeback with the mini-album “The ReVe Festival 2022 – Feel My Rhythm” featuring the title track “Feel My Rhythm”, a dance pop song that samples Bach’s “Air on the G String.”

Feel My Rhythm MV – Red Velvet

Recently, Pitchfork, a reputable and strict music critic site, posted their review of Red Velvet’s latest album, gaining much attention. 

Specifically, “The ReVe Festival 2022 – Feel My Rhythm” received a score of 7.4 and plenty of compliments from Pitchfork for Red Velvet’s unique and sophisticated music color: “Clothed in Pre-Raphaelite finery in the era’s artwork and videos, the queens of bold summer hits deliberately make their comeback with a refined springtime landscape in tow”, “Bold and stylish, ‘Feel My Rhythm’ is one of Red Velvet’s finest title tracks”, “Elegant and vocal amid a flashy, BLACKPINK-influenced 4th generation of girl groups, Red Velvet shrug off trends and embrace their signature idiosyncrasy.”

Red VelvetFeel My Rhythm

With a score of 7.4, “The ReVe Festival 2022 – Feel My Rhythm” is now the second-highest rated K-pop album of all time by Pitchfork and the highest among K-pop girl groups. Another Red Velvet’s mini album, Queendom, also made it into the Top 10 in 6th place with a score of 6.7. Seo Taiji & Boys took 1st place with a score of 8.3. In addition, other 2 famous 3rd generation girl groups, TWICE came in 3rd (Taste of Love with 7.3) & BLACKPINK ranked 8th (Kill This Love with 6.2).

As of April 4, 2022, the Top 10 highest-rated K-pop albums by Pitchfork are:

1. Seo Taiji And Boys – Seo Taiji & Boys: 8.3 

2. Red Velvet – The ReVe Festival 2022 – Feel My Rhythm: 7.4

3. TWICE – Taste of Love: 7.3 

3. 2NE1 – Crush: 7.3 

3. f(x) – 4 Walls: 7.3 

4. BTS – Love Yourself 轉 Tear: 7.1 

5. BTS – BE: 7.0

6. Red Velvet – Queendom: 6.7 

7. BTS – Map Of The Soul 7: 6.3 

8. BLACKPINK – Kill This Love: 6.2 

Some comments from netizens:

  • Red Velvet is amazing. They are in their 8th year but keep breaking their own records every comeback. I love how they are able to maintain their unique musicality while keeping up with the new sound in K-pop at the same time. No one is doing it like Red Velvet. 
  • This album is perfect in every way, from music to concept and outfits. The members look so happy and excited throughout this comeback too. It’s a pity that they can’t promote for longer. But that’s okay, I’m looking forward to their next comebacks this year. Red Velvet fighting! 
  • Feel My Rhythm really has it all. If only the promotions were longer… 
  • SM did a good job investing in this comeback. 
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