The New Classic

Iggy Azalea - The New Classic
Critic Score
Based on 22 reviews
2014 Ratings: #813 / 845
User Score
Based on 220 ratings
2014 Ratings: #420
April 21, 2014 / Release Date
LP / Format
Island Def Jam / Virgin EMI / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
The 405

Twerk-inducing and loud; 'Goddess' is the game-changer for Iggy Azalea and the glistening cherry on top of the immaculately produced, lyrically creative gem that is The New Classic.

80
The Line of Best Fit

It’s not a groundbreaking record sonically – though it is fantastic, it’s her story and her words that are the draw. 

67
Entertainment Weekly

Iggy’s got a handful of top-shelf singles, but too much of The New Classic is old news.

60
Drowned in Sound

Despite variety being the explicit goal, The New Classic's ultra-polished production ends up overshadowing and sanitising Iggy's persona and quirks.

60
AllMusic

Taken in as an album and Azalea's constant "bow down" attitude makes this a cuckoldish experience

60
XXL

Although a few late quarter misfirings render the album’s title misleading, there is too much good here to say with a straight face that Iggy will amount to nothing more than a flash in the pan. 

50
HipHopDX

If just wanting another hour-plus of inoffensive and turnt-up party jams to listen to after you finish your top 40 diet featuring Katy Perry and Juicy J, The New Classic has that in spades. 

40
Spin

Zippy, squeaky, and context-free, The New Classic establishes the Australian artist as a competent rapper with a decent ear for hooks, but that's about it.

40
NME

Everything here feels unoriginal, from the brooding Drake-and-40-style ‘Don’t Need Ya’ll’ to the Minaj-alike dancehall of Mavado-featuring ‘Lady Patra’.

exception
32
this album was built up on the hype of fancy and work, two songs which i actually enjoyed. the rest is horrific garbage that shouldn't hit anyone's ears.
truerowance
33
Maybe this shitty album doesn't sound that bad if you hear it in mute.
JotaBrasil
60
Um álbum de debut de um artista pode seguir dois caminhos enquanto ao resultado: pode ser um trabalho genial mostrando todo o potencial do artista ou pode ser um álbum que mostra o caminho que o artista deve seguir em futuros projetos. Nessa segunda categoria entra o álbum de estreia da rapper australiana Iggy Azalea, o legal The New Classic.

O grande problema de The New Classic é que em nenhum momento podemos saber quem é Iggy Azalea. O álbum é ... read more
goncalocouto
42
"The New Classic" lacks of focus and fun.

✅ Change Your Life | Fancy | Work | Goddess | Black Widow
asjklas
46
Besides The New Classic owning the most ironic album name of 2014—it’s about as commercially current as commercially current music goes—and Iggy Azalea’s alleged use of cultural appropriation in her musical influences and rapping accent that contrasts her regular Australian accent, this is overall an extraordinarily unextraordinary album. Her solo singles haven’t exactly made as much of an impact as, say, “Fancy”, which unarguably garnered its success ... read more
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#25/Digital Spy

Track List

  1. Walk the Line
  2. Don't Need Y'all
  3. 100 (featuring Watch The Duck)
  4. Change Your Life (featuring T.I.)
  5. Fancy (featuring Charli XCX)
  6. New Bitch
  7. Work
  8. Impossible Is Nothing
  9. Goddess
  10. Black Widow (featuring Rita Ora)
  11. Lady Patra (featuring Mavado)
  12. Fuck Love  
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