The Aussie rapper offers a slight improvement on her debut LP with this reissue
Australian rapper Iggy Azalea is back with a rework of April’s debut album ‘The New Classic’, a record big on chart impact but short on critical respect. Out go the more ‘who dat?’ guest spots, and in come five new tracks to prop up the inspired struggle rap ‘Work’, the infectious ‘Bounce’ and the 24-year-old’s songs with Charli XCX (‘Fancy’), TI (‘Change Your Life’) and Rita Ora (sex-rave sizzler ‘Black Widow’). The new tracks have star power too: MØ’s glacial chorus hook offsets the menace of ‘Beg For It’, actress Jennifer Hudson brings soulful sass to the piano-led ‘Trouble’ and Ellie Goulding makes the reedy electronica of ‘Heavy Crown’ sound even more like it’s been shat out by angry androids. A mild improvement.
Record label: Virgin EMI
Release date: 24 Nov, 2014