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The New Classic

Iggy Azalea

The New Classic

Debut full-length album, follow up to mix tape Ignorant Art, from the Australian born hip hop/pop star

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  1. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    If you’ve got your sights set on stardom, on making a name for yourself, Azalea’s the role model you should adore. Let her gospel be an allegory for your rise
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  2. 8.0 |   The 405

    Immaculately produced, lyrically creative gem
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  3. 8.0 |   Independent on Sunday

    An instantly engaging showcase of the 23-year-old Aussie’s talents – poppy without diluting her fierce-flowing charisma
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  4. 7.0 |   The Music

    Shows she’s a force to be reckoned with in modern hip hop
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  5. 7.0 |   Clash

    The production is an expertly judged combination of radio-friendly pop and club-influenced, sparse trap beats
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  6. 6.0 |   PopMatters

    Iggy Azalea has managed to create an album that exceeds any reasonable expectation and I hope that on her next album, she elevates her expectations and her game
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  7. 6.0 |   The Quietus

    Like many in the new wave of female rappers, Azalea is drawing deep from old school '80s and '90s hip hop, returning to beats, rhymes and the basics
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  8. 6.0 |   The Arts Desk

    Sonically, the album is at its weakest when Azalea sings
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  9. 6.0 |

    By trying to retain hip-hop cred AND have some Top 40 hits, Iggy is going to be left with an audience who'll remember her songs, but forget who sung them
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  10. 6.0 |   Time Out

    This is a good album. But classic? For that, Iggy will still have to work harder
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  11. 6.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    She can effortlessly take 'classic' tropes and make them her own
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  12. 6.0 |   The Independent

    Reveals enough smarts and skills to sustain the Aussie rapper’s momentum
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  13. 6.0 |   The Observer

    Azalea's flow is both playful and authoritative, and above-par surprises unfurl on the productions
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  14. 5.5 |   Beardfood

    Five good songs is not enough, but they sure are fun
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  15. 5.0 |   FasterLouder

    The tracks where she almost pulls off her pop-rap version of dirty south are balanced by ones that fall completely flat
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  16. 5.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Iggy swaggers through her first LP with all the zero-fucks-given zest of the Nineties baby she is
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  17. 5.0 |   The Digital Fix

    The promise is still there, but how many 'classics' does it take to deliver a real one?
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  18. 5.0 |   Slant Magazine

    Showcases an artist who's still in the process of figuring out who she wants to be
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  19. 4.0 |   Q

    Misfiring debut fails to achieve lift-off. Print edition only

  20. 3.3 |   Pretty Much Amazing

    Though stacked from top to bottom with an impressive collection of production efforts, is nothing more than derivative delivery soaked in stylistic heresy
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  21. 3.0 |   Under The Radar

    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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