Ibrawlator: What Was The Best Album of April?

Apr 30th, 2014 // 5 Comments
Ibrawlator: Best Of April!

Each month, we’re taking a look back at the albums that piqued our pop interest, pitting them against each other and then asking you to decide which album ultimately ruled.

Can you believe it? We’re down another month already this year! After Ashanti took the crown last month on our “Best Album of March” Ibrawlator, it’s now time to weigh in on all of the major pop releases that defined April 2014.

The nominees for Best Album of April? Kelis‘ yummy Food, Jason Derulo‘s sax-y Talk Dirty, Iggy Azalea‘s long-awaited debut The New Classic, Christina Perri‘s empowering Head Or Heart and Future‘s feature-heavy second studio album, Honest.

Now we want to know: Which one takes the crown for April’s best album? It’s time for you to decide.

Place your vote below. We’ll announce the winner right here on Wednesday, May 7!

UPDATE: Congratulations, Iggy Azalea! The New Classic is a classic by our readers’ standards!

Question of the day

What was the best album of April 2014?


  • Iggy Azalea, 'The New Classic' (44%, 96 Votes)
  • Christina Perri, 'Head Or Heart' (28%, 61 Votes)
  • Kelis, 'Food' (17%, 36 Votes)
  • Jason Derulo, 'Talk Dirty' (8%, 17 Votes)
  • Future, 'Honest' (3%, 6 Votes)

Total Voters: 216

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  1. Mark

    Easy…. Iggy!

  2. Toni

    Iggy’s album is far from a “classic.” I think people who are so in love with the album is because she’s pretty much the new hot thing, she’s getting a lot of buzz so everyone’s getting on board that train. It’s one of those things when the media starts talking about someone so much people become interested in her, otherwise they would have probably never given her so much as a glance. How else to explain the otherwise middling charting of “Work?”
    I loved her mixtapes and the singles that preceded “Fancy,” but the album was definitely lacking. It’s a bad thing when the best songs on the album are the ones you’ve already heard. And clearly, the critics were divided as well and rightfully so. Just my opinion. This is coming from someone who loved her before “Fancy.”

  3. Mark

    I think Iggy’s stuck in an unfair predicament because her album is called “The New Classic”. She’s stated in many interviews she’s not claiming for her music to be considered “classic”. Work didn’t have a chance because it was not given the radio push that Fancy was. Plus, TV wouldn’t play or promote the Work video because of the bar/twerking scenes, they thought it was too provocative so she got screwed (although now I definitely think Work should be re-released so it can get the real chance it deserved.)

    I’m definitely not a bandwagon fan, I’ve been following Iggy for a few years now, and it’s really nice to see her flourishing. She was given a lot of s**t and negativity in the beginning, and for her to have her come back again after the big failed Interscope deal, its a really cool thing to see. She really defied alot of odds against her, and I think she should be celebrated, even if you’re not a fan of hers, its nice to see her work through her struggle – unlike other female hip hop artists who are all talk. I think Iggy is special because she’s always kept her cool, she never resorted to ridiculous beefs and being annoying to get attention. Well done, Iggy Iggs. You deserve all your success. Congrats on The New Classic hitting No. 3 on Billboard Top 200!

  4. Matt D

    KELIS FOR THE CROWN. The ultimate feel good album :)

  5. Pablo

    Anyone but Jason Derulo. Let’s be real.

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