Charli XCX - Sucker
Critic Score
Based on 33 reviews
2014 Ratings: #174 / 956
User Score
Based on 614 ratings
2014 Ratings: #339
Liked by 18 people
December 16, 2014 / Release Date
LP / Format
Neon Gold / Atlantic / Label
Electropop, Pop, Pop Rock / Genres
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It succeeds as an introduction to Charli XCX the Pop Star while retaining her whip-smart songwriting and attitude.


This collection’s predecessor, 2013’s ‘True Romance’, showcased an artist willing to take on the pop world. ‘Sucker’ finds that same, singular performer rewriting the rules entirely, never mind breaking any, and beating pop at its own game.

Under The Radar

For her second album Sucker, Charli has created a shotgun blast of EDM-heavy pop that doesn't feel formulaic like so many other major label releases that look to blow up dance floors.

A.V. Club

It does craft a distinct sound that represents a significant step forward in turning her into a bona fide solo act.

Charli XCX was a British Pop Rock/Electro-Pop artist that got popular from successful singles like Break The Rules and Boom Clap and features on songs like Fancy by Iggy Azalea and I Love It by Icona Pop. SUCKER is basically her breakthrough into the mainstream, and made people know who she is, and showed off her ideas. Her newer stuff, Pop 2, Vroom Vroom and Charli, is easily better, but it doesn't make SUCKER a bad album, but it's not an album I love. I will talk about my favorite tracks off ... read more
Much better! While it is kinda standard, "Sucker" is still a fun record with some of the most infectious hooks you'll find in a modern pop record! The production is much better, the writing is a lot sharper and Charli XCX has stepped up to become one of pop's finest earworms, ready to take on the music industry with a "fuck you" later into her career.

Fav Tracks: Sucker, Break the Rules, Gold Coins, Body of My Own, Famous, Doing It, Hanging Around, Breaking Up

Least Fav ... read more
A bit basic for Charli standards but at the end of the day it's fun and infectious. I can excuse the lack of experimentation and ambition partially due to how experimental some of her other material is but also because it fulfills it's purpose very well.
EDIT: yeah, so i thought that this was an awesome album a few months ago, but its basic pop, still good, but basic.
original review:
this was a surprise to me. i first heard boom clap when the trailers for "the fault in our stars" came out, and i thought it was a catchy song, but was unsure how long it would last. charli xcx proved herself with this very strong album full of radio ready pop anthems. i love the different feels of each track, and just charli's expression put into the ... read more
In honor of her new album being announced, it's a good time to revisit Charli's catalog. She's is an artist who many brush off as one of the many Top 40 singers out there, but you'd be foolish to do so. With Sucker she takes you on a crash course of her style with no seatbelt in sight. Literally as soon as the album starts, with the incredible title track "Sucker", Charli hits you with chants of "FUCK YOU, SUCKER!" surrounded by crazy woo's and one of the most electifying ... read more
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Track List

  1. Sucker
  2. Break the Rules
  3. London Queen
  4. Breaking Up
  5. Gold Coins
  6. Boom Clap
  7. Doing It (feat. Rita Ora)
  8. Body of My Own
  9. Famous
  10. Hanging Around
  11. So Over You
  12. Die Tonight
  13. Caught in the Middle
  14. Need Ur Luv
  15. Red Balloon (Bonus Track)
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Added on: August 18, 2014