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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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Fancy
First things first, I'm the realest Drop this and let the whole world feel it And I'm still in the Murda Bizness I can hold you down like I'm givin'... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  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: 99 out of 173
  2. Negative: 49 out of 173
  1. Aug 11, 2019
    10
    this album was necessary for Iggy's artistic growth, The sound doesn't sound like your mixtap, but it takes it to another level.
  2. Oct 16, 2015
    10
    PERFEITO,MELHOR ALBUM,MELHORES MÚSICASPERFEITO,MELHOR ALBUM,MELHORES MÚSICAS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 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. Aug 5, 2016
    9
    Com uma excelente produção, boas participações, hits em potencial, Iggy Azalea chega com um dos melhores álbuns! Sendo ela um dos maioresCom uma excelente produção, boas participações, hits em potencial, Iggy Azalea chega com um dos melhores álbuns! Sendo ela um dos maiores nomes de 2014, Iggy traz um conceito extremamente interessante como o "Novo Clássico" além de uma videografia simplesmente perfeita! Expand
  5. Jul 17, 2014
    5
    The New Classic may not come as a surprise -- it's ironically named, considering it's as commercially current as commercial current goes, inThe New Classic may not come as a surprise -- it's ironically named, considering it's as commercially current as commercial current goes, in case the EDM (electronic dance music) and trap influences and climactic, radio friendly choruses didn't imply that -- and Azalea's southern style rapping -- we know she's Australian, we just haven't accepted it after hearing her -- might be, um, "hit-or-miss", however, it's an understatement to say I'm actually charmed by Iggy and her Banks-meets-Lil Kim rapping voice.

    Pros: Despite having heavy hip-hop influences, The New Classic has enough modern electronic and pop music inspired production -- which was primarily handled by The Invisible Men and The Arcade -- to make many of the songs sound accessible by top 40 mainstream radio airplay and if you buy the clean version, it might not even vulgarize the minds of your children (Nicki Minaj must be jealous); Iggy has an unusually manly and Miami influenced rapping voice, which sets her up uniqueness that'll surely shorten the list of other female rappers she'll be compared to; the guest collaborations (the number-one hit "Fancy", which has one of the catchiest choruses ever sang by a British indietronica goddesses in history; second single, "Black Widow", which was co-written by Katy Perry, has "Dark Horse" written all over it, has a memorable chorus sang by an angsty Rita Ora that makes it an individual success in its own right; T.I. has a helping hand at making "Change Your Life" sound like a lost mid-2000s hip-pop track); Iggy rules out any immediate comparisons to her fellow female rappers, especially the aforementioned Minaj.

    Cons: In exchange for the commercial appeals and collaborations, Iggy settles on creating hook heavy choruses instead of making meaningful lyricism and musical structure; like any "unique" vocalist, Iggy'll have a hit-or-miss impact on listeners and receive criticism for her seemingly faux accent as opposed to her Australian roots (I, however, don't support critiques regarding that); certain songs seem out of place on the track listing, "Bounce", which was included on the deluxe edition, sounds more suited to a producer's studio album or maybe even on a film soundtrack; during certain collaborative efforts, Iggy feels ALMOST outshined; not enough musical ambition to completely understand Iggy as an artist, but we'll surely know in due time.
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  6. Feb 27, 2015
    3
    This album definitely has it club bangers but Iggy loses herself in her own raps, making it hard for the audience to understand her word. ImThis album definitely has it club bangers but Iggy loses herself in her own raps, making it hard for the audience to understand her word. Im not sure if Iggy herself understands what she's speaking upon, but its obvious to say that Iggy Azalea is not a good rapper what so ever. "Black Widow" and "Fancy" are the highlights of the album but not because of Iggy's rap but for the catchy pop choruses sang by featured artist Rita Ora and Charli XCX. This isn't the worse album ever but it sure does lack a lot effort and stability. The album could had garned a better responses if it was just a flat out pop album that had nothing to do with Iggy rapping. Expand
  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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