TWICE 'Taste of Love' Attains the Highest Metascore in History on Metacritic among Girl Group Albums

TWICE's "Taste of Love" now holds the highest metascore in history on Metacritic among albums released by girl groups around the world.

What is Metacritic?

Metacritic is a website that accumulates reviews of television shows, films, video games, and music albums. For each work, the scores from every review are the weighted average.

The final metascore for the product is determined by converting the review scores into a percentage, either from the rate given or what the site decides subjectively from the critics' reviews.

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The site provides a portion of each review, along with the source link. Moreover, Metacritic has received two Webby Awards for outstanding performance as an aggregation website.

TWICE Taste of Love Earns Highest Metascore in History on Metacritic among Girl Group Albums Worldwide

On July 22, it was revealed that TWICE's new mini-album "Taste of Love" has debuted on Metacritic with the highest metascore for a K-pop girl group and even for any female band across the globe.

TWICE also becomes the fourth K-pop act in history to land on Metacritic, following BTS, BLACKPINK, and TXT.

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Metacritic collected four critic reviews for "Taste of Love," particularly those of New Musical Express (NME), All Music, Beats Per Minute, and Pitchfork.

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TWICE's new mini-album received 80 critic scores both from NME and All Music, 75 from Beats Per Minute, and 73 from Pitchfork.

As a result, TWICE's "Taste of Love" achieved 80 metascore, the highest rate in history among girl group albums in the world.

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In the K-pop industry, "Taste of Love" has surpassed "THE ALBUM" by BLACKPINK, which obtained 71 metascore.

TWICE Taste of Love
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In addition to this, TWICE's "Taste of Love" becomes the fourth K-pop album to reach at least 80 metascore on Metacritic.

The first three K-pop albums to hit the mark are TXT's "The Chaos Chapter: FREEZE" with 89, BTS's "MAP OF THE SOUL: 7" with 86, and BTS's "BE" with 84.

Considering this, TWICE's tenth mini-album now sits at No. 4 on the list of highest debut metascore for K-pop albums, surpassing BTS's "MAP OF THE SOUL: PERSONA" with a 76 rate.

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Concerning the metascores for girl group albums worldwide, TWICE's "Taste of Love" broke the eight-year record held by Girls Aloud's "Ten" with a 79 mark.

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Girls Aloud was an English-Irish pop girl group that debuted in 2002. Composing five members, the band was formed through the ITV talent show "Popstars: The Rivals" in the same year.

"Taste of Love" has now claimed the No. 1 spot on the list of highest metascore on Metacritic for a girl group album. It is followed by Girls Aloud's "Ten" at No. 2 and Fifth Harmony's "Reflection" at No. 3 with a 78 rate.

Congratulations to TWICE!

TWICE Taste of Love Becomes the Longest-Running K-pop Girl Group EP on This Billboard Chart

In other news, TWICE's tenth mini-album continues to occupy a spot on Billboard's Top Album Sales chart.

In the rankings for the week ending on July 24, TWICE's "Taste of Love" secured the No. 45 spot.

TWICE Alcohol-Free
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Although it went down by 22 spots, "Taste of Love" has achieved the record for the longest-running album by a K-pop girl group on the Top Album Sales chart - it has now spent a total of five weeks on the tally.

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