The New Classic

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  • Summary: The debut full-length studio release for the Australian rapper features guest appearances from Charli XCX, Mavado, Rita Ora, and T.I.
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 26
  2. Negative: 2 out of 26
  1. This is an instantly engaging showcase of the 23-year-old Aussie’s talents--poppy without diluting her fierce-flowing charisma.
  2. May 16, 2014
    70
    The production is an expertly judged combination of radio-friendly pop and club-influenced, sparse trap beats. Iggy’s the real deal.
  3. Apr 17, 2014
    60
    Azalea's rags-to-riches story shines on Work, but elsewhere her "bow down to a goddess" schtick grows tiring.
  4. Apr 29, 2014
    60
    If there's one problem with this pop/rap hybrid it is the skittish way she sometimes departs from the beat, losing her flow in EDM choruses or radio friendly R&B pop hooks. Iggy is strongest when she welds her words to a minimal yet delectable bass boom, spelling out her name with mischievous exaggeration.
  5. Apr 22, 2014
    50
    The New Classic mistakenly tries to frame Azalea as hip-hop's newest can't-miss egomaniac, focusing on the riches instead of the far more interesting rags.
  6. There's nothing to really chew on here, nothing to keep you coming back.
  7. May 12, 2014
    30
    The directionless album may have a number of songs that will make radio programmers drool, but the staying power resembles anything but a classic.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 57 out of 130
  2. Negative: 49 out of 130
  1. Oct 21, 2015
    10
    Um ótimo álbum, definitivamente a frente do seu tempo. Com esse álbum a Iggy Azalea mostrou que o rap é muito mais que uma coisa só, e queUm ótimo álbum, definitivamente a frente do seu tempo. Com esse álbum a Iggy Azalea mostrou que o rap é muito mais que uma coisa só, e que pode se dar muito bem quando misturado com outros ritmos, assim como o "padrão" existente no rap de que apenas os negros podem fazê-lo. O álbum pode ter pontos baixos como a faixa "100", mas que são totalmente desconsiderados quando comparados com faixas em potencial como "Rolex" ou "Walk the Line". Expand
  2. Oct 17, 2015
    10
    Excelent Work my girl hahaha excelent hip-hop! kissesExcelent Work my girl hahaha excelent hip-hop! kisses !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Expand
  3. Apr 22, 2014
    10
    It's finally here!!! AMAZING debut album! Iggy definitely delivered and deserves to be very successful.
    Standouts: Walk The Line, New ****
    It's finally here!!! AMAZING debut album! Iggy definitely delivered and deserves to be very successful.
    Standouts: Walk The Line, New **** Work, Change Your Life.
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  4. Jan 19, 2015
    6
    All bias aside (good or bad) this album stands to be a decent hip-hop and pop fusion. The first song that comes to mind is Fancy, her firstAll bias aside (good or bad) this album stands to be a decent hip-hop and pop fusion. The first song that comes to mind is Fancy, her first main-stream hit, the song is extremely catchy and spunky. Black Widow also comes to mind thanks to its unforgettable chorus and impressive beat. Besides her popular songs, Work and Rolex prove to be the most powerful, memorable and impressive songs on the album. Work with it's fast pace and catchy beat and Rolex with its smooth rhymes and well delivered verses. The majority of the other songs like Goddess, Walk the Line and **** Love are also pretty good, but the main issue with the album is its inconsistency. Not only through it's vibe (the upbeat Fancy juxtapositioned against the slow Don't Need Y'all), but also the quality. One moment the incredible song Work is playing, and suddenly the lyrically boring and slow track Impossible is Nothing follows. If Iggy could find a steady level of energy and improve the overall quality of the songs, she could prove to be an incredible force in music. Expand
  5. xBo
    Apr 22, 2014
    4
    I'm very disappointed with this album, it has nothing special on it and most of the songs sound the same. The only notable songs are theI'm very disappointed with this album, it has nothing special on it and most of the songs sound the same. The only notable songs are the singles, Goddess and Black Widow, the rest of them are fillers. Really expected more from Iggy. Expand
  6. Dec 16, 2014
    1
    This album is pop she isn't a rapper.
    Fancy is the worst rap song ever and her voice is annoying, she can't rap or sing... Broke With
    This album is pop she isn't a rapper.
    Fancy is the worst rap song ever and her voice is annoying, she can't rap or sing... Broke With Expensive Taste and Pink Friday are better than this "hip-hop album"
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  7. Oct 23, 2016
    0
    O álbum tem uma produção ótima! Os vocais são péssimos. O flow dela é horrível. As letras não tem mão dela. Iggy como uma ótima máquina deO álbum tem uma produção ótima! Os vocais são péssimos. O flow dela é horrível. As letras não tem mão dela. Iggy como uma ótima máquina de lucros, é uma péssima artista em estúdio e não pode fazer um álbum bom.

    Ela pode tentar o Dance, que a probabilidade do autotune dar certo é 100%.

    Tente de novo, Iggy.
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