Dua Lipa’s new album, Future Nostalgia, was released yesterday, earlier than it was planned.
It features writing contributions from Tove Lo and Madonna’s producer Stuart Price.
As BBC reports, early reviews have been glowing, with critics calling the record “viscerally brilliant” and “pop perfection”.
It is now the top-rated album of 2020 on review aggregation site Metacritic, with an average score of 92.
With perhaps the best review headline of the year, The Independent called Future Nostalgia, “pure sonic spandex”.
“Dua Lipa delivers hard truths to a soundtrack that’s ridiculously leotard and leg warmers – and there isn’t a duff track on the whole record,” wrote Helen Brown, awarding five stars.
The NME gave the same top score, calling the album “powerful pop perfection from a star unafraid to speak her mind”.
“The artist’s stunning second record tackles sex, inequality and empowerment. And all with a little disco shimmy,” reported Rhian Daly.
The Guardian described the British-Kosovan singer as “a true pop visionary”, awarding four stars and applauding Dua for not taking “the easy path” of making an album full of star-studded collaborations.
“Britain’s biggest female star tightens her grip on the crown with a viscerally brilliant second album,” declared Laura Snapes.