TXT Is Only Korean Artist To Make NME’s “The 50 Best Albums Of 2021” List
TXT was the only Korean artist included on NME’s year-end list of “The 50 Best Albums of 2021”!
On December 10 local time, the British publication unveiled its annual roundup of its picks for the 50 best albums of the year—and TXT’s second studio album “The Chaos Chapter: FREEZE” landed on the list at No. 38.
Summing up the album in one line, Rhian Daly wrote, “Leaders of K-pop’s fourth-generation face up to life’s harsh realities.”
Daly added, “If escape was a major theme in Tomorrow X Together’s ‘The Dream Chapter’ series, its chaotic follow-up brought the five-piece firmly back to reality. Their eclectic, angst-ridden second studio album poured its heart into bringing the trials and tribulations of young adulthood to life. But even through emo-pop-coloured clouds of cynicism, dazzling moments of hope still managed to shine through and thaw pessimism’s grip.”
Back when “The Chaos Chapter: FREEZE” was first released this spring, NME gave the album a glowing five-star review in which it wrote, “Prior to the release of ‘The Chaos Chapter: FREEZE,’ TXT’s back catalogue was a skip-free zone. This new record not only keeps up that 100 percent strike rate of golden tunes, but also gives us their best release to date. It’s an album that represents huge growth.”
TXT also recently became the only Korean artist to make U.S. magazine Rolling Stone’s own list of “The 50 Best Albums of 2021” with “The Chaos Chapter: FIGHT OR ESCAPE,” their repackaged version of “The Chaos Chapter: FREEZE.”
Congratulations to TXT!