Dua Lipa

Dua Lipa - Dua Lipa
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2017 Ratings: #379 / 742
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Based on 537 ratings
2017 Ratings: #484
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June 2, 2017 / Release Date
LP / Format
Warner / Label
Electropop, R&B / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
NME

Those vocals are the magic ingredient, saving potentially limp tracks from extinction. But it’s equally impressive to hear how confidently the debut holds itself together, flitting between styles but always shining a spotlight on a legitimate pop sensation.

80
Clash

A debut album brimming with confidence, confidence not only in Lipa’s own voice and her eye for a chorus, but in the emotive quality of her lyrics.

80
AllMusic
With the confidence and determination of a seasoned vet, English-Albanian singer/songwriter Dua Lipa crafted a delightful collection of catchy pop gems where the songs only serve to highlight her vocal prowess.
75
The 405
As the pop landscape changes and artists such as Shura, Carly Rae Jepsen and Lorde become bolder in structure, production and presentation it is assuring to see Dua Lipa has comfortably anchored herself in the category of pop innovator with this debut record.
70
musicOMH
On the strength of the material in her debut album you can expect it to be a dominant force over the summer.
70
The Line of Best Fit
This is Dua Lipa’s debut album, but it already feels like she’s been around forever.
60
The Guardian

Despite a few generic offerings, this is a solid pop debut that is high on summery nonchalance.

60
DIY

A lot of it, like album closer ‘Homesick’ featuring none-other than Coldplay’s Chris Martin, feels overthought and calculated. It’s a shame because those moments where Dua Lipa truly shines are those moments where she was allowed to just be herself.

KnifeTrick
76
A blasting pop record with fun bouncing instrumentals and very nice themes. Some tracks hooked me, some lost me.
I think this isn't too bad of a pop record.

Favs: Lost in Your Light, Hotter Than Hell, Garden, No Goodbyes, New Rules, Homesick
dumbmoonlight
65
Remember when Simon Cowell said he wanted to beat k-pop with what he calls "uk-pop"? This is what this album feels like.

Good morning, hentai addicts and 13-year-old vinyl owners, and welcome to the third edition of: "Diego did a Hottie", the show where I refuse to listen to another opinion other than mine! Why? Because this is MY account, people. Today is a great day, I'm weeks away from officially getting a diploma to be able to call myself "english fluent" - ... read more
Plats
72
Since I was unexpectedly impressed with the singles for "Future Nostalgia", I thought checking out Dua Lipa's debut wasn't a bad idea. She has some strong potential here, with great vocals on top of some solid pop production and some BIG hooks! There are some bland spots, unfortunately, and her lyrical ability is nothing to write home about. Otherwise, this is a catchy, well-produced and performed pop record with a handful of successful (and also great) singles to boot.

Fav Tracks: ... read more
cfreemon
70
It's a little bland at times, but Dua Lipa has some real singing chops and the beats are more fun than your average radio-friendly pop album. Nothing mindblowing yet but it's a promising debut, and if her recent singles are any indication, she's making good on that promise quickly. And the BLACKPINK feature on that bonus track is fire!

Standouts: Hotter Than Hell, IDGAF, Blow Your Mind (Mwah), Thinking 'Bout You, Kiss and Make Up
lemuriams
74
With this album, Dua Lipa breaks the stereotype of a modern singer who creates something like Chainsmokers, Kygo or generic trap-pop and shows a much higher class despite commercial success.
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Added on: July 11, 2016