Sucker is the third album from up and coming British pop sensation Charli XCX and it’s not your typical pop release. Charli has had a stellar 2014, collaborating with none other than Iggy Azalea on her smash hit ‘Fancy’ as well as having her track ‘Boom Clap’ on the ‘Fault in our Stars’ film soundtrack. All this acclaim has made ‘Sucker’ one of the most anticipated albums of 2014 and it’s set to be her biggest to date. XCX might be young but her sound is that of a grungy 90s throwback intertwined with modern catchy pop tunes that we’ve all been waiting for. Sucker is full of punchy girl power anthems that you can’t help but dance too while shouting the lyrics alongside the track. It’s an album all about the girls and Charli isn’t shy about expressing her feelings in her unique musical styling.

The two released singles ‘Boom Clap’ and ‘Break the Rules’ are impeccable set ups for this record because they give you just a little taste of what else you can expect.  We start off with the title track Sucker which is full of shouted profanity and clashing electronic sound effects with crazy lyrics which make you listen and it’s a great way to prepare you for what else is in store for this album. Each track we’re given from this release is just as catchy as the last and it’s a nonstop dance party that’s the perfect way to end 2014 on a high note. After a listen through of Sucker its clear to see that Charli XCX has put a lot of work into this release, with the songs getting better and better track after track. Her entire sound is reminiscent of classic 90s anthems with big guitars, drums and electro synth backing her empowering lyrics.

Get yourself ready for some girl power as Charli XCX prepares to dominate the world with her flashback trashy chic aesthetic that’s oh so in right now. And it’s clear with Sucker’s release that 2015 is going to be the year of Charli XCX!

Album Standouts: Break the Rules, London Queen, Breaking Up, Die Tonight and SuperLove.
8/10


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