K-pop: TIME Magazine Reveals 10 Best Albums, Songs Of 2021

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The world of K-pop has become increasingly more popular these past few years. It has continued to gain fans and followers across the globe.

With the industry’s meteoric rise to fame and success, more groups and solo artists have emerged in recent times. The same goes for the music productions, and fans now get to enjoy more albums and tracks.

But, not all music collections and titles are created equal. There are some that stand out from the rest, and TIME magazine has seemingly named which ones.

Koreaboo seemingly agrees with the list, noting that the publication has “really good taste.”


The Best K-pop Albums Of The Year

In no particular order, the magazine has included Waterfall, Querencia, and End Theory in its list of the best K-pop albums of the year. These are releases from solo artists, B.I, Chungha, and Younha, respectively.

Atlantis, NOEASY, and The Chaos Chapter: Fight or Escape are some of the albums that also made the cut. These collections are from the all-male groups, SHINee, Stray Kids, and TXT, respectively.

The publication seemingly separated the remaining four albums on its chart. It notes in its post that these productions are the “most popular from TIME.”

These are DEVIL by ONEUS, Lilac by IU, ONF: My Name by ONF, and Formula of Love: O+T=<3 by TWICE.

The Top 10 Best Songs of 2021

Apart from the top 10 K-pop albums of the year, TIME magazine has also listed its best songs for 2021. But, just like the earlier chart, it does not come in any particular order.


The titles that came from all-female acts are Savage, ASAP, Pirate, After School, and Love So Sweet. These are productions of aespa, STAYC, EVERGLOW, Weeekly, and Cherry Bullet, respectively.

As for the ones coming from all-male groups that also made into the list, these are Rock With You by SEVENTEEN, Fever by ENHYPEN, and Cinema by CIX.

The two remaining K-pop songs that caught the attention of the magazine, as well, are both from a male soloist. These are Feel Like by WOODZ and Advice by Taemin.