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Future Nostalgia

Dua Lipa

Future Nostalgia

Second album from the British-Albanian pop singer-songwriter with contributions from Ghosted, Stuart Price, Shakka, Tove Lo

ADM rating[?]

8.5

Label
Warner
UK Release date
27/03/2020
US Release date
27/03/2020
  1. 10.0 |   NME

    The artist's stunning second record tackles sex, inequality and empowerment. And all with a little disco shimmy
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  2. 10.0 |   The Irish Times

    A game-changer for pop
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  3. 10.0 |   The Independent

    Dua Lipa delivers hard truths to a soundtrack that’s ridiculously leotard and leg warmers – and there isn’t a duff track on the whole record
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  4. 10.0 |   DIY

    Dua will be going down in pop history as one of the best
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  5. 10.0 |   The Arts Desk

    There's an underlying sound of post-Daft Punk disco and p-funk sprinkled across the whole thing like glitterball light
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  6. 9.0 |   Clash

    Will surely be the soundtrack to a safer summer once this is (hopefully) all over
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  7. 9.0 |   Gigwise

    Pop music rarely feels this good
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  8. 9.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    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
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  9. 9.0 |   Vinyl Chapters

    A brilliant pop record, perfecting the balance between catchy pop hooks, blended electronic beats and shiny dance belters
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  10. 9.0 |   God Is In The TV

    The retro flourishes of the album make us nostalgic, but it’s the future that’s Lipa’s for the taking. This is 2020’s first classic
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  11. 9.0 |   All Music

    Future Nostalgia could have just as well been titled "Future Classic"
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  12. 8.0 |   Albumism

    There’s a genuine sense of joy and musical discovery that permeates every part of Future Nostalgia that not even the staunchest rock press pundit could disavow
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  13. 8.0 |   No Ripcord

    Small quibbles notwithstanding, Future Nostalgia is the perfect antidote to quarantine-induced cabin fever. Whatever reservations Dua Lipa may have had about releasing an album during a global crisis can be forgotten—we needed to dance it out
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  14. 8.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Along with respectful nods to the past, Dua Lipa blasts forward into the future by proclaiming that girls will not only be women everywhere, but most certainly in pop music and most certainly on an album that is only the beginning of what this woman can do
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  15. 8.0 |   Crack

    Packed with full-throttle choruses, supple melodies and lashings of attitude, Future Nostalgia is a neon-hued sound of one of the world’s biggest pop stars smashing it out of the park
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  16. 8.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Your self-isolation dance party soundtrack is here
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  17. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    Britain’s biggest female star tightens her grip on the crown with a viscerally brilliant second album
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  18. 8.0 |   Slant Magazine

    The album understands that the best diversions are as fleeting as they are exhilarating
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  19. 8.0 |   The FT

    This disco-heavy album masquerades as dance-class fodder, but is far more sophisticated
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  20. 8.0 |   music OMH

    Put on your legwarmers and some neon, for it’s time to dance away our fears while nobody’s watching. This vibrant, audacious collection of pop bangers signposts the way
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  21. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    Near immaculate meta-pop that refuses to forego tight songwriting for nostalgic bells and whistles, helmed by a singer is exponentially more aware of what she's capable of
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  22. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    The world feels beaten down right now. At least Dua Lipa’s return is a tonic
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  23. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    It will serve as a soundtrack for dancing in small groups, six feet apart from one another, or perhaps, alone in our rooms while video-conferencing friends
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  24. 7.5 |   Pitchfork

    The ascendant singer’s star-making second album is a collection of sophisticated, hard-bodied pop-funk that gives way to slick, Kylie Minogue-inspired disco
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  25. 6.5 |   Under The Radar

    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
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