Sucker Punch

Sigrid - Sucker Punch
Critic Score
Based on 25 reviews
2019 Ratings: #344 / 794
User Score
Based on 667 ratings
2019 Ratings: #453
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
The Line of Best Fit

Aside from being a near-perfect collection of belting pop, Sucker Punch also carries a message of triumphant grace.

80
Drowned in Sound
Sigrid has created a truly unique and recognisable debut record which I’m sure is a sign of spectacular things to come.
80
PopMatters

With a punchy, often arena-ready set of songs on Sucker Punch, Sigrid struggles productively and wisely with the efforts life and love demand of us all.

80
The Skinny

It’s certainly an assured debut, impeccably written and produced in a way that captures the singer as both youthful and soulful.

80
God Is in the TV

You might think you know her from the singles and their style is evident throughout. But she packs a surprising, unexpected uppercut of her own in the form of compositions that you couldn’t see coming.

80
Clash
A bold, tremulous feat, ‘Sucker Punch’ will leave you floored.
80
Dork
This is modern pop at its very best, and a much-needed jolt in the arm for anyone looking to follow in Sigrid’s shoes.
80
The Independent

At her best, Sigrid throws out precision-tooled high notes like icicle javelins into vast, blue Scandi-produced skies. Then she growls like an Icelandic volcano preparing to disrupt western civilisation until we sort ourselves out.

80
AllMusic

Sucker Punch is a masterful debut from a promising talent unafraid to just be herself.

80
musicOMH

The narrative may be light and oft charted, but what an impressive and impassioned debut album from Sigrid Sucker Punch is.

80
NME
The Norwegian superstar-in-waiting comes good on a debut album laden with potential chart bangers, flexing the edgier side of her likeable pop persona.
80
Loud and Quiet

A debut that, even in its melancholy moments, carries an undercurrent of unbridled fun.

70
Rolling Stone

On her debut LP Sucker Punch, she smooths out strange moods into glistening songs, making for top-shelf coffee shop synth-pop.

70
GIGsoup

The long-awaited debut album from the young Norwegian chart-intruder is a bouncy, electric invite into a pop landscape that you would want to spend a lifetime in.

70
Gigwise

Sucker Punch is vibrant and fluorescent, it’s the album everyone was expecting but nonetheless an album that can be enjoyed, and boy does it quite literally pack a punch.

70
DIY
'Sucker Punch’ does much as the name suggests. It’s full of swooping, dramatic choruses and clean-cut vocals, where almost every song is a potential radio hit - only that’s not a bad thing.
70
Exclaim!

On Sucker Punch, Sigrid dips her toes in a slightly less mainstream current in order to navigate the space between Top 40 success and indie pop credibility.

60
The Guardian

Sucker Punch is a collection of spotless, businesslike pop informed more by extreme competence than the strident, independent-mindedness her persona promises.

60
The Observer

There’s a slight feeling, for all the quality here, that she could have maintained her momentum while taking a few more risks with her high-polish sound.

60
Pitchfork

On her debut, the Norwegian pop phenom offers a patina of fresh-faced authenticity and not much else.

50
Spectrum Culture

Sucker Punch falls solidly in the middle of offensive and benign, as if it adhered strictly to the most palatable, inoffensive influences.

Tsareena
78

Normcore queen delivers on her debut album. Though half of the album had already been released, it's still a really fun and enjoyable debut. Great production and vocals with her signature explosive sound and some really unexpected tracks. I still wish 'High Five' made it on her album
Faves: Strangers, In Vain, Business Dinners

JoaoSantos
66

I expected this to be a really generic project... and it was. But that doesn't really matter because this album is fun and it's full of danceable tracks. Much more fun than something like Maggie Rogers 2019 album

GersonAOTY
74

Sucker Punch is an album that I had heard a long time ago when it was released but I never got to analyze it carefully. I remember that at the time I was addicted to this project but now I can't see it as fantastic as before, despite being reasonably good.

The strong point of Sigrid is the refrains that stay in the head but reach the points where it is sacrificed and ends up becoming generic despite the melodies remaining good. In structural terms, the album is well built and cohesive in ... read more

Reality
75

1 Sucker Punch - 8,5
2 Mine Right Now - 7,5
3 Basic - 7,5
4 Strangers - 8
5 Don’t Feel Like Crying - 7
6 Level Up - 7,5
7 Sight Of You - 7,5
8 In Vain - 8
9 Don't Kill My Vibe - 8
10 Business Dinners - 6,5
11 Never Mine - 7
12 Dynamite - 7

caluptena
91

1 Sucker Punch - 100
2 Mine Right Now - 90
3 Basic - 90
4 Strangers - 100
5 Don’t Feel Like Crying - 80
6 Level Up - 100
7 Sight Of You - 100
8 In Vain - 100
9 Don't Kill My Vibe - 100
10 Business Dinners - 80
11 Never Mine - 90
12 Dynamite - 90

NotGod
65

midder than the midwest smh

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Added on: November 19, 2018