It’s the most pointedly socio-political song on ‘Future Nostalgia’, an album that is intended to offer escapism from life’s more serious side. Which is why it’s a disappointment when the album’s confident strut falters, first with the “bad/mad/sad” rhymes on “Good in Bed” and finally with the awareness anthem “Boys Will Be Boys,” a funk-free flip of the sexist trope (“…but girls will be women”). Thanks dexbro again for proofreading! But it’s her decision to open herself up to that possibility, making herself vulnerable but stronger for it. On the flipside of Lipa’s empowering stance is ‘Boys Will Be Boys’, a string-laden slow cut that tackles sexual harassment.

Bop after bop. Album Rating: 4.5Oh and great review dude, I'd feature if I could. That song is legendary, Album Rating: 3.5dont even knock her dulcet tone, Bands: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z, Oneohtrix Point Never - Magic Oneohtrix Point Never.

Packing 15 producers into 50 minutes, the fun but overstuffed Future Nostalgia rework hopscotches between piano house, Baltimore club, and the kind of dance remixes that power Chelsea gay bars.

“New Rules,” the know-your-worth anthem that became her breakout, was actually the sixth single from an album delayed eight months past its original release date. Reviews; Album Reviews; Dua Lipa – ‘Future Nostalgia’ review: powerful pop perfection from a star unafraid to speak her mind. It is an effective, and at times exceptional, pop record but while there is much nostalgia to enjoy here, there is precious little of the future. While pop stars like Lady Gaga and Alicia Keys decided to push back the release date of their new albums because of the corona crisis, Dua Lipa decided to drop her sophomore record Future Nostalgia a week earlier. by Svetlana Boym. “You want what now looks like / Let me give you a taste,” she purrs on the title track from her second album. Like all classic dance music, it’s more concerned with the thrill of new passion than with what happens after the sun rises. Future Nostalgia is more analogous to the breezy retro-pop of Bruno Mars’ 24K Magic. As if to reinforce that, the latter has recently seen a resurgence on the bite-sized video app TikTok. Groovy, bouncy, and delightfully prominent, it makes up the foundation of the entire record, turning each and every track into an incredibly fun and danceable piece of synth-infused funk pop.

Let’s get it, Dua! Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound OffWanted my hour of glory before someone from staff snatches this with a way better review Capitalizing on a love of ’80s pop and ’90s club culture, Lipa and a team of career producers (Stephen “Koz” Kozmeniuk, Ian Kirkpatrick, Stuart Price, Jeff Bhasker) tunnel deeper into retro-pop revival, a flashy dancefloor timewarp aimed at the type of pop fan who can’t hear Olivia Newton-John’s original 1981 hit “Physical” without imagining what it might sound like with the string sample from “Hung Up” chopped and layered on top.

Album Rating: 4.5Incredible timing, was just jamming it right now and me and the waifu are dancing around the kitchen. With an A-list team of remixers, Dua Lipa's "Club Future Nostalgia" is the rare remix album that arguably improves on the original. Her brand is style, competence, taste—this is, in a way perhaps not obvious to those who actually remember the ’80s, entirely tasteful pop music—and the sultry low voice that makes her the star of even a middling Martin Garrix collab. All the way through this album, the pop star is in the driving seat, both behind the scenes and in the situations she describes in the lyrics.

Lipa even hit the studio with legend Nile Rodgers and, although his contributions didn’t make the final cut, you can hear his influence throughout. Svetlana Boym calls it "hypochondria of the heart," the human ability to mourn the passing of times and events of which they were never a part to begin with. Future Nostalgia is nonstop, no ballads; for 10 tracks, the closest it comes to feeling vulnerable or revealing is “Pretty Please,” a plea for stress-relief sex with an ultra-thick bassline. Lipa has long been known as an outspoken artist, standing up for what she believes IN including women’s rights. GET

When she made this album, the musician couldn’t know just how awful a state the world would be upon it’s released. ‘Future Nostalgia’ is a bright, bold collection of pop majesty to dance away your anxieties to… if only for a little while.

Then there’s last year’s stone-cold banger ‘Don’t Start Now’, a kind of counterpart to ‘New Rules’ that finds her delivering instructions to an ex: “Don’t show up/Don’t come out/Don’t start caring about me now.” It’s powerful pop perfection. A false start in modeling impressed the importance of going where you’re wanted; in Lipa’s case, to Warner Records, who sought a female pop icon to compete with the Rihannas and Lady Gagas of the world. prefer them to this overall sound.

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Album Rating: 2.5one kiss and new rules are bangerz yes. And now? Engaged, confident, and better than ever, Dua Lipa's Future Nostalgia is a dancefloor fire-starter but just a shade away from being a true pop masterpiece. Future Nostalgia sounds like three Madonna eras at once, like Giorgio Moroder making blog house. It might be a distinctly unsexy way of talking about getting laid but that’s kind of the point – this is the star continuing the work of her heroes and singing about her hook-ups in the same frank terms as men without being labelled in derogatory terms. Later, on ‘Good In Bed’, Lipa crafts a summery, jaunty pop earworm on which she talks about getting “good pipe in the moonlight”. Tool Lateralus

Three years later, the Dua Lipa release schedule looks very different: Her second record, Future Nostalgia, arrives a week early, ostensibly because of the coronavirus pandemic, though maybe because fans had already leaked it.

(Pitchfork earns a commission from purchases made through affiliate links on our site.). The thrill of Future Nostalgia—the title itself a claim to modern classic status—is in hearing her tailor the retro-funk form to suit her commanding attitude. Things aren’t quite as straightforward as that this time around though – on the new record she gives us her 2020 vision through the lens of the music she grew up listening to. Meanwhile their female friends have their childhood bubbles burst by self-defence tips. P H Y S I C A L, Digging: Crippled Black Phoenix - Ellengaest.

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Offphysical is the biggest bop ever No 2017 pop release had legs like Dua Lipa’s self-titled debut. “Boys will be boys/The girls will be women,” she adds later.

Dua Lipa’s self-titled 2017 debut album presented us with a thoroughly modern pop star.

her last album was great so I'm expecting to quite like this as well, Album Rating: 3.0Also lmao at the Your Woman sample in Love Again “No matter what you do, I’m gonna get it without ya/I know you ain’t used to a female alpha,” she proclaims on the title track.

The artist's stunning second record tackles sex, inequality and empowerment. At 24, Lipa has been working towards this moment for almost 10 years, and her sights are set higher still. LET'S