Charli XCX - Sucker
Critic Score
Based on 28 reviews
2014 Ratings: #140 / 842
User Score
Based on 274 ratings
2014 Ratings: #183
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.

Jul 2, 2015*
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
Nov 25, 2015
The album starts out pretty good and as it goes on, at least for me, the momentum drops and it gets pretty bad. Even though it's only on the Target edition, her cover of Money (That's What I Want) is EASILY the worst song on the album.

Key tracks: Sucker, Boom Clap, Gold Coins
Sep 16, 2018
“Sucker” tem uma ótima produção com influências punk pop oitentista. Contém letras ácidas e sarcásticas, mas também letras amorosas e emotivas. Algumas faixas poderiam ter tido uma produção melhor, pois são um pouco genéricas e acabam atrapalham o álbum.

Melhores faixas: “Sucker” e “Break the Rules”.
Jul 17, 2018
I've never listened to this album; I don't think I'd like it. 50.
Jun 10, 2018
Sucker 6.8
Break the Rules 6.6
London Queen 6.5
Breaking Up 6.3
Gold Coins 6.6
Boom Clap 7.1
Doing It 7.7
Body of My Own 6.2
Famous 6.4
Hanging Around 6.2
Die Tonight 6.6
Caught in the Middle 5.9
Need Ur Luv 6.4
Money (That's What I Want) 5.3
So Over You 5.4
Red Balloon 6.8
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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)

Added on: August 18, 2014