Professional music critics’ ratings and reviews of various male idol albums and mini albums this year.
Click through to source for full size. The ratings are out of 5 stars (a white star means half a star). Note that not the same people reviewed every album.
Ranking based on average ratings:
1. Big Bang, 4th Mini Album 3.3 stars
2. Infinite, Over the Top 3.2 stars
3. TVXQ, Keep Your Head Down 2.7 stars
4. Jay Park, Take a Deeper Look 2.625 stars
5. & 6. Tie: Beast, Fiction and Fact and U-Kiss, Neverland 2.6 stars
7. MBLAQ, BLAQ Style 2.5 stars
8. Super Junior, Mr. Simple 2.4 stars
9. Seungri, 1st Mini Album, 2.3 stars
10. JYJ, In Heaven 2.2 stars
11. 2PM, Hands Up 2.125 stars
12. CNBlue, First Step 2.1 stars
13. F.T Island, Return 2 stars
14. ZE:A, Lovability 1.1 stars