Seeking Thrills

Georgia - Seeking Thrills
Critic Score
Based on 24 reviews
2020 Ratings: #156 / 399
User Score
Based on 445 ratings
2020 Ratings: #444
Liked by 6 people
January 10, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Domino / Label
Electropop, Synthpop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
Dork

She's still lightyears ahead, just having a lot more fun this time around.

80
Loud and Quiet

Like all the best pop albums, it doesn’t concern itself with being too clever, too cool or too serious, and it conveys that intent brilliantly: raising smiles, moving limbs, hearts aching for something more.

80
The Skinny

Georgia's new album is filled to the brim with dance touchstones, but with a polished pop sheen.

80
NME

It’s not quite picture perfect, but ‘Seeking Thrills’ is Georgia’s jubilant and insightful document of the life that moves under the disco lights.

80
DIY

As an embodiment of where one of the UK’s most exciting voices is currently at, you couldn’t ask for much more.

80
AllMusic

Seeking Thrills is a sophisticated, emotionally complex pop effort that seems to encapsulate the London native's life experiences to date.

80
PopMatters

Full of energizing rhythms, buoyant beats, and memorable vocal melodies, Seeking Thrills is more than just a set of late-night bangers.

80
The Guardian

The singer and producer has absorbed Chicago house, Robyn-style pop and dub reggae, and refashioned them into an album about being ‘consumed by night’.

80
The Independent

Drawing heavily on the Chicago house and Detroit techno of the Eighties, Seeking Thrills is a heady dose of sonic nostalgia.

80
Under The Radar

This could prove to be one of the sleeper albums of the first months of the new decade, its blend of shamelessly club-ready bangers and astute, dance-history-observant studio-craft likely to please the electronic connoisseurs as much as the pop devotees.

80
musicOMH

The first great album of a new decade is one that promises to inspire a new generation of clubbers and hedonists with the joy of some of the most perfect pop you could ever hope to hear.

80
Spill Magazine

Towards the end, things start to blend together, but overall this is an album that one could play start to finish in a party setting and no one would mind.

80
Albumism

Although Seeking Thrills is Georgia’s sophomore album, there is a freshness and originality that can only be manifested from pure passion.

75
Paste

When Georgia dives headfirst into dance music, as she does for much of Seeking Thrills, she finds her most exciting self.

70
Gigwise

The overwhelming result ... is an emotive work that, as the title suggests, leaves you permanently seeking thrills long after the initial listen.

70
Northern Transmissions

As far as snapshotting the essence of that undeniably great feeling of stepping out with your mates and being at one with the dancefloor, Georgia has found that thrill we largely all seek out.

70
The Line of Best Fit

The huge themes and inspirations Georgia plays with in Seeking Thrills showcase a true rising star of British pop.

70
Exclaim!

It's balanced, catchy and broad in scope. Each song stands out as its own unique piece of the puzzle, a quality that is easy to lose on electro-pop albums.

70
Clash

The stellar opening exchanges are mostly good enough to carry the album across the finish line and confirm that Georgia, five years after stepping into the limelight, is now more in control of her own sound than on her debut.

70
Crack Magazine

Seeking Thrills is at its best ... when heading full pelt through pop euphoria.

68
Pitchfork

Seeking Thrills has the ascendent energy of an audition tape; brighter and less tentative than her self-titled 2015 debut, even its awkward moments convey earnest, self-taught sincerity.

60
The Observer

On her second album, a rhythmic rush of club-pop, the London producer extols the merits of clean living and a clear head.

GarethA
55
This was by no means an offensively bad album, and I did most certainly pull some enjoyable elements from it. There were some really good grooves at times, and it gave that "fun" vibe which is usually what I want to get from a dance / electropop album. However, the vocals felt very flat and uninteresting for most of the album, and the album does start to feel very tired and repetitive after about the halfway mark. This wasn't to say it became a bad experience, it just wasn't one I ... read more
marvelgaryen
85
I can see the influences that this album comes from, names like Robyn, M.I.A. and others are the inspiration behind this I'm sure. Well, I liked it quite a lot, seems like the type of music that could be playing in any "edgy party scene" in indie movies haha
se101
68
On the whole, this new Georgia album is simple, groovy, catchy, and danceable. Very danceable. Every song feels like the kind of song I would want to blast in my room with the lights off and just vibe.

Heavily 80s synth pop inspired, but progressive in nature, Seeking Thrills is an honorable follow up to her previous efforts, but much like her past albums, I find it hard to fully engage with the songs beyond a surface level danceability.

In the moment it's fun and catchy, but the overall ... read more
Plats
62
"Seeking Thrills" is a perfectly fine synthpop album with some decent writing and a few great, even slightly experimental, cuts. Unfortunately, the vocals don't shine very brightly and the generic moments fall flat on their face.

Fav Tracks: Started Out, Ultimate Sailor, Honey Dripping Sky, Ray Guns, Till I Own It, Never Let You Go

Least Fav Tracks: Mellow, 24 Hours

Score:
6.2
Fine
DARKFANTASY
67
This Synthpop/Alternative Pop album sounds nice and its fun to listen to, but i keep feeling like the vocals aren't the best, plus the creativity on this project didnt surpreend me or uplift me enough to think this album deserves that much recognition and respect, it is a good album, but thats mostly it
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Track List

  1. Started Out
  2. About Work the Dancefloor
  3. Never Let You Go
  4. 24 Hours
  5. Mellow (feat. Shygirl)
  6. Till I Own It
  7. I Can't Wait
  8. Feel It
  9. Ultimate Sailor
  10. Ray Guns
  11. The Thrill (feat. Maurice)
  12. Honey Dripping Sky
  13. Never Let You Go
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