Wednesday, 14 May 2014
Review of "The New Classic" by Iggy Azalea
Not many white female rappers make it big, let alone white female rappers from Australia. Opting not to use her natural Australian accent, Azalea raps instead with an exaggerated American drawl. I’ve got no problem with musicians using fake American accents. Half of our British vocalists are guilty of it. No, what annoys me about Azalea’s vocal tone is the Ke$ha-inspired, nasal quality that she chooses to employ. It sounds like she’s holding her nose whilst rapping.
This album has some pretty good beats for the most part. “Fuck Love” is trap on steroids, complete with airhorns, and the reverb soaked aggressive synth hook on “Fancy” is pretty infectious. However, I simply cannot stand the vocals; they make me want to rip my ears off. Lyrical content obsessed with her newfound fame and an obnoxious personality only help to make her more dislikeable.