April 28, 2014 12:00

Lorde and Iggy Azalea criticise 'spineless' music critics

Artists react negatively to review of Australian rapper's debut album 'The New Classic'

Lorde and Iggy Azalea criticise 'spineless' music critics

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Lorde has criticised music journalists after reading a negative review of Iggy Azalea's debut album 'The New Classic'.

Yesterday, the singer defended Azalea on Tumblr after reading a critical review of her album titled 'Iggy Azalea's 'The New Classic' Isn't Really' in Complex.

An image of the review was posted next to Azalea's appearance on the cover of the October 2013 issue of the magazine. The post was subsequently endorsed by Grimes and Iggy Azalea herself.

Admitting she struggled to understand the reasons a publication may have for putting an artist on the cover before criticising their music, Lorde wrote: "Bugs me how publications like Complex will profile interesting artists in order to sell copies/get clicks and then shit on their records?"

She continues: "It happens to me all the time- Pitchfork and that ilk being like 'can we interview you?' after totally taking the piss out of me in a review. Have a stance on an artist and stick to it. Don’t act like you respect them then throw them under the bus."

Iggy Azalea later tweeted Lorde about the subject and wrote:



Complex also posted a reply to Lorde, explaining the difference between a review an and opinion and its justification for criticising Azalea's album despite featuring her on their cover.

Meanwhile, Lorde recently announced details of a rare UK headline show. The singer will play London's Brixton Academy on June 6. It is only the second time she has played the UK, following a tiny gig at London cabaret bar Madame JoJo's last year.

To check the availability of Lorde tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now.

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