Iggy Azalea just dropped her debut album The New Classic, and we’ve had it on constant replay. From standout singles “Fancy” and “Work” to catchy anthems like “Lady Patra” and “New B****,” The New Classic is solid debut from the 23-year-old Auggie rapper.
But if you don’t have time to listen to all 51 minutes of the 15-track LP, we’ve chosen five standout tracks from the album that you need to listen to ASAP.
“Walk the Line” — Iggy comes out guns-blazing in her soaring opening track, “Walk the Line.” She tells her rags to riches story earnestly with rapid-fire delivery, and it has one heck of a memorable hook, which also features Iggy’s vocals. This is Iggy Azalea 101 at it’s finest.
“Change Your Life” feat. TI — Iggy’s hip-hop swagger is on full display on the TI-assisted single “Change Your Life.” Iggy is nothing if not confident, and on “Change Your Life,” her larger-than-life ego takes center stage. Make no mistake: Iggy Azalea is no basic b****. She’ll
“Fancy” feat. Charli XCX — If you listen to Top 40 radio, then chances are you’ve probably heard this song at least twice since you began reading this article. “Fancy” is hands down the best track on the record. It’s a ratchet ode to fab life with an infectious pop hook, expertly delivered by Charli XCX. Go ahead and try not to get it stuck in your head.
“New B****” — Sure, “New B****” isn’t very original. It tells the same “sorry ladies, he’s taken” story as countless female-driven pop songs before it, but its laid-back delivery and '90s vibe proves that she's got more than one sound.
"F*** Love" — Who needs love when you can have diamonds? “F*** Love” is Iggy’s dancehall ode to singledom. "I'm already in love with myself,” she raps on the hook. It’s a massive dancehall banger, aided by Iggy’s pithy delivery. Lyrics like “I don't want no boyfriend/just gimme them checks” are just the icing on this H.B.I.C.’s cake.
What do you think of Iggy Azalea’s The New Classic? Will you give it a listen? Sound off in the comments!
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