• Record Label: Atlantic
  • Release Date: Mar 27, 2020
Metascore
88

Universal acclaim - based on 19 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 19
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 19
  3. Negative: 0 out of 19
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  1. 100
    Honestly, there isn’t a duff track on here. Every beat is elastic, every note and sample bold and shiny. Future Nostalgia is 37 minutes of pure sonic spandex.
  2. Mar 26, 2020
    100
    By the time closer ‘Boys Will Be Boys’ hits, Dua’s already smashed it out the park, and the euphoric ballad cutting down inequality with her impassioned chorus of “boys will be boys but girls will be women” only further cements what this album has proved: Dua will be going down in pop history as one of the best.
  3. 100
    The confidence in her voice gives you no reason to doubt her. All the way through this album, the pop star is in the driving seat, both behind the scenes and in the situations she describes in the lyrics. ... ‘Future Nostalgia’ is a bright, bold collection of pop majesty to dance away your anxieties to… if only for a little while.
  4. Mar 27, 2020
    92
    It’s an impeccably crafted, gleefully executed half-hour-plus of pop perfection that does meet the moment, maybe, in just reminding you how good it feels to be human. And to be in love. And to be in Studio 54.
  5. 91
    Lipa quickly established herself as one of pop's most compelling presences during her quick rise, and Future Nostalgia shows that she's going to be sticking around its upper echelons for a while.
  6. Apr 2, 2020
    90
    With this flawless effort, she manages to achieve both. Future Nostalgia could have just as well been titled "Future Classic."
  7. Mar 26, 2020
    90
    ‘Future Nostalgia’ is an empowering, dynamic pop cavort from start to finish. Dua’s compelling vocals, hooks and beats are a force to be reckoned with, daring you not to boogie around your bedroom.
  8. 90
    Future Nostalgia is an artist in total control. It’s built on such an addictive carefree spirit that it’s hard not to let loose and go with it. The greatest pop star of this generation? That’s for you to decide. But Future Nostalgia makes a very convincing argument that Dua Lipa just might be.
  9. May 13, 2020
    80
    Small quibbles notwithstanding, Future Nostalgia is the perfect antidote to quarantine-induced cabin fever.
  10. Mar 27, 2020
    80
    It's an impressive show of skill, the increasingly rare sound of an artist coming into her own-- the kind of sound we'll one day be nostalgic for.
  11. Mar 27, 2020
    80
    These songs proudly flaunt Lipa's affinity for all things pop, disco, and funk, spanning multiple decades.
  12. Mar 27, 2020
    80
    This vibrant, audacious collection of pop bangers signposts the way.
  13. Mar 27, 2020
    80
    Her one-off impulse to Make A Statement is the only predictable 2020 pop move on an otherwise outlandishly great second album.
  14. Mar 26, 2020
    80
    Future Nostalgia is a breathtakingly fun, cohesive and ambitious attempt to find a place for disco in 2020. Incredibly, Lipa is successful: the upbeat album that she decided to release a week earlier than planned is the perfect balm for a stressful time.
  15. Mar 26, 2020
    80
    Not every track is a solid smash of that wit, brio and sheer quality, but even minor tracks such as Cool and Hallucinate keep up the melody and movement with a spirit of sensual fun that would make Kylie Minogue weak with envy, whilst monsters such as Physical and the slinky Pretty Please are going to have Gaga pulling her pop socks up.
  16. Mar 26, 2020
    80
    Occasionally, the album’s commitment to juxtaposition feels strained. ... At just 37 minutes, however, Future Nostalgia seems to understand that the best diversions are as fleeting as they are exhilarating, so we should enjoy them while we can.
  17. Mar 26, 2020
    75
    The thrill of Future Nostalgia—the title itself a claim to modern classic status—is in hearing her tailor the retro-funk form to suit her commanding attitude.
  18. Mar 30, 2020
    70
    Make no mistake, her risks are still very within the context of a 4/4 pop structure, but she still finds such color and joy in her surroundings it's hard not to get swept up in her energy. Such risk-staking, however, can still lead to a few moments that could've used a bit more polish.
  19. Mar 27, 2020
    65
    It is an effective, and at times exceptional, pop record but while there is much nostalgia to enjoy here, there is precious little of the future.
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 2896 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Mar 27, 2020
    10
    Perfect pop album. Songs flow so smoothly, it's hard not to jam to it. Loved each and every song on it especially levitating and boys will be boys.
  2. Mar 27, 2020
    10
    One of the best albums of these years. Every song is great and I liked it .
  3. Mar 27, 2020
    0
    Basic pop album. The same washed up beats with changing rhythms. Nothing special. Overhyped. Only 3 good songs.