Categories: Music, Reviews… Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, Reviewed in the United States on December 29, 2016. Whether she’s being encouraging (“Impossible”) or catty (“New Bitch”), detailing her breakup with A$AP Rocky (bonus track “Rolex”) or straight-up bragging (“Change Your Life”), Azalea has her perma-scowl on autopilot. I'll give it to the group - white females trying to copy what has already been done a million times by others was intriguing. In those chats, critics usually point to the disconnect between real-world Iggy and her music, and how her Aussie accent and candor clash with her in-studio flow and braggadocio (cultivated by mentor T.I.). !ONE HIT WONDER!!! A ustralian rapper Iggy Azalea's debut has appeared in recently typical form for the genre: with a long delay and slew of singles. Slay Iggy! Many Hot 100 rappers get away with just as little effort, though The New Classic disappoints because it has none of the personality seen in Azalea’s interview responses. This page works best with JavaScript. One song is about all this cd is worth, maybe. Unfortunately, the rest of Azalea’s major label debut The New Classic (out today, April 22) doesn’t have that spark. Reviewed in the United States on June 9, 2016. Reviewed in the United States on November 30, 2014. I've never been a big hip-hop or rap fan. Trials, tribulations, the desire to succeed — a rapper’s motivation is vital to their work, yet there’s seemingly little driving Iggy Azalea‘s “Fancy.” A breezy single featuring Charli XCX which charted as Azalea’s biggest hit yet, “Fancy” drops only a solitary hint in its Clueless-inspired video that the Aussie rapper gives a damn about street cred – a whiteboard listing candidates for GOAT emcee (Eminem, Andre 3000, Jay Z). I just can't understand why she has haters, because her flow is sick! It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Azalea's rags-to-riches story shines on Work, but elsewhere her "bow down to a goddess" schtick grows tiring. Disabling it will result in some disabled or missing features. Australian rapper Iggy Azalea's debut has appeared in recently typical form for the genre: with a long delay and slew of singles. Reviewed in the United States on February 12, 2015. Filed Under: Iggy Azalea, Kellan Miller, Reviews. As off-the-wall as that sounds, The New Classic makes Azalea’s Cinderella story seem rather ordinary. THERE'S ONLY ONE SONG I LIKE!! There were a few songs that didn't seem to fit with the rest of the album, so I took a star for that. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. As said in New Zealand - "Good on you". After the past few years of lackluster, unhelpful guest verses from male rappers (Rick Ross, Big Sean and, actually, Jay Z), Azalea’s “Fancy” reminds instead that, yes, rap can get along with BFF pop. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. I prefer my female rappers to actually rap instead of sing, so I like this. That said, I didn't think I would like this album, but I do! Australian. All rights reserved. Looking forward to future releases! The New Classic barely resembles the west coast hip-hop Azalea idolised and imitated when developing her voice, and sits somewhere between EDM, dance-pop and trap music. Unfortunately the combination of video is required to cause anyone to "listen" to the music because otherwise this group would not have survived one minute. My favorites are: Lady Patra, Impossible Is Nothing, Goddess, Black Widow, Work, Bounce, & Fancy. Amazing! Its in my library as an example of the times, no more and no less. A recipe to make some good money if managed properly. The New Classic is a persuasive indicator that Iggy Azalea will be around for the long haul.—Kellan Miller. Then rap, rap, rap. And this is coming from a 27 year old. © 2020 Guardian News & Media Limited or its affiliated companies. Azalea’s raps used to point out that she was white, beating detractors to the punch. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, See all details for The New Classic [Edited], © 1996-2020,, Inc. or its affiliates. A boring CD. She doesn’t go there on The New Classic, as if the album was a crowning achievement – proof of how she beat the odds as a seemingly unlikely Tupac fan who moved to the country where hip hop was born, and became a rapper desired by the biggest magazines in the worlds of rap and fashion. White. Debut single “Work” comes closest to how Azalea described The New Classic‘s sound: “fairly electronic, like moombahton mixed with hip-hop.” This trendy sonic palette picks up where 2012 mixtape TrapGold (executive-produced by Diplo and FKi‘s 1stDown) left off, and even allows for a well-intentioned dancehall tribute (“Lady Patra”), but most of the album simply sounds stale. Trio the Invisible Men – behind Jessie J's Do It Like a Dude and DJ Fresh's Hot Right Now – produced most of the album's songs, helping Black Widow and Fuck Love sound reminiscent of collaborations between Diplo, RL Grime and Steve Aoki. It is one of my least favorite genres along with country. She is more than her song fancy, the whole album is good. You can still see all customer reviews for the product. “Work” stands out because it offers still-rare autobiographical details for curious critics: three jobs, years of saving, “No money, no family / 16 in the middle of Miami.” It’s an effective riposte to questions about her credibility sparked by her XXL Freshmen nod (Azalea was the first woman to be included), far more than the canned lyrical responses that crowd the rest of The New Classic: the Wyclef Jean-inspired “100,” the career-as-wedding-ceremony (“Walk the Line”), the rap game “busy” trap (“Don’t Need Y’all”). They have been produced to what I think will be no more than a one hit wonder doing 3rd rate shows over-produced to take advantage of the young masses. It’s a new classic . Get an eyeful of even more pop music coverage, from artist interviews to exclusive performances, on Idolator’s YouTube channel. The New Classic shows that the trouble with Azalea’s adopted accent isn’t the thing itself, but that it leaves no room for variety. But there are some rap and country songs and artists that I've liked over the years. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. All of the popular songs with a few others. Female. There’s an awful lot about Iggy Azalea that marks her out as not your usual hip-hop star.. Perhaps it’s because of this outsider status that ‘The New Classic’ is so outwardly confrontational; Azalea spits furiously about how she’s earned her … Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for The New Classic [Edited] at On Fancy, Charli XCX is like the Gwen Stefani to Azalea's Eve while New Bitch, co-produced by Timbaland, couples lyrical venom with a numbingly sweet hook – think Nicki Minaj on Starships, and you're just about there. Iggy Azalea might seem like an act easy to deride or yell “sell-out!” to, due to her transformation from the Sleigh Bells-sampling early mixtapes to the EDM-twanged furore of major label success, but her rags-to-riches saga is inspirational. Reviewed in the United States on December 15, 2018, Reviewed in the United States on April 2, 2019, Reviewed in the United States on May 19, 2019. Reviewed in the United States on August 27, 2018, Reviewed in the United States on March 19, 2017, Got this for my favorite Aunt and she loves it, routine music - one song is not worth buying the full cd, Reviewed in the United States on June 6, 2014. The tepid “Impossible Is Nothing” hints at “storms” and “goals” like posters in a school guidance counselor’s office. There's a problem loading this menu right now. One song, Fancy. Classic. Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. Incredible! Even the one song borders on acceptable. Thu 17 Apr 2014 16.30 EDT Available for everyone, funded by readers. First published on Thu 17 Apr 2014 16.30 EDT. Azalea can still spit out rapid-fire verses, but this album feels less forward-thinking than her 2011 Ignorant Art mixtape. And that’s fine. Unfortunately, the rest of Azalea’s major label debut The New Classic (out today, April 22) doesn’t have that spark..