Ever since Blackpink Lisa published her solo MV, though Blinks of course went completely crazy about it, the fact that “Lalisa” has been receiving quite a lot of mixed reviews from critics really brought some mood down.
Most notably, a well-known äṃệŕïċän music magazine named NME just published a review of LALISA, in which it said, Lalisa likely failed to satisfy this tough listener.
According to NME, the score for Lisa’s first solo debut was only 2 out 5 stars, which is very low, and following that are dozens of harsh criticisms.
Specifically, the review is titled, “Lisa’s dull and empty “Lalisa” is far from the solo debut the Blackpink rapper deserves” and began with the sharp comment “Lisa’s first single album falls disappointingly flat”.
The review then heavily criticized Lisa’s rap on the song, stating, “Instead of the shining, swaggering triumph you might expect, its quality is disappointingly low”.
Thus, they doubted the real capacity of Lisa as well as YG’s producers. The lyrics are also considered empty, which didn’t show any of the female idol’s serious attitude at all.
The review got even harsher when NME affirmed that: “It’s hard to find the positives in “Lalisa”.
“The title track is an awkward song, lurching through its lines that find Lisa switching between dull singing and rapped bars, rather than encapsulating the idol’s natural cool”.
According to this magazine, Lalisa is nothing but “a different track altogether”.
Perhaps, only when it was a Blackpink song, the dynamic of having different voices and personalities could possibly save it. But only one person? “it falls regrettably flat”, they stated.
Everything didn’t stop there. NME even rated the B-side “Money” much worse than Lalisa. They stated “Money” was obvious, safe, and boring to be worthy of нιтting repeat.
Besides, the Thai rapper was said to be unable to pull off the braggadocio required to make you envious of her stacks.
The last thing NME mentioned was Lisa isn’t credited with any creative input on either track, both written and produced instead by a varying combination of Blackpink’s frequent collaborators including Teddy Park, 24, Bekuh Boom, and R. Tee.
Some netizens may claim that it’s Lisa who specifically requested for her Thai culture to be put into Lalisa, however, Lisa just revealed she told Teddy that “I wanted to produce the song in Thai-style”, and all of the tracks were said to be done by Teddy.
Well, throughout the review, it’s hard to see any NME’s compliment on Lalisa. At the moment, this article has caused tons of various arguments on social platforms.
While fans are trying to give strong viewpoints to defend Lisa, lots of other netizens find NME’s critics reasonable at some points.
Anyway, up to now, “Lalisa” has still made a lot of records and is successful in terms of finance.
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