AOTY 2018
Charli XCX - Sucker
Critic Score
Based on 31 reviews
2014 Ratings: #139 / 845
User Score
Based on 306 ratings
2014 Ratings: #197
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.

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
One day, she's gonna put out the catchiest, most eccentric and delightfully enjoyable pop record of this decade, I can just feel it, the potential is there.
It's like Emotion's British punk cousin.
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
Power-pop for mainstrean consumption with some wild hooks and a dynamic pulse ready to blow the teenagers.
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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