Charli XCX - Sucker
Critic Score
Based on 35 reviews
2014 Ratings: #154 / 1004
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Based on 791 ratings
2014 Ratings: #263
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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.

Sucker: 5.6/10
Break The Rules: 8.5/10
London Queen: 10/10
Breaking Up: 6.8/10
Gold Coins: 8.7/10
Boom Clap: 10/10
Doing It: 7/10
Body of My Own: 7.4/10
Famous: 8.3/10
Hanging Around: 7.7/10
So Over You: 6.5/10
Die Tonight: 6.8/10
Caught In The Middle: 8.9/10
Need Ur Love: 6.5/10
Red Balloon: 7.6/10

Ainda bem que nos trabalhos posteriores a Charli encontrou o que combina com ela, PC Music, experimental, com bastante autotune. Mesmo achando um Sucker um álbum bom, continua sendo um pop ... read more
"I am so cool teenage girl I am actually 21 but we are gonna brush over that fact weeeeeeeeee I'm trying to be relatable I DON'T WANNA GO TO SCHOOL, I ALREADY GRADUATED" -Charli xcx in 2014
Although there is an admirably free, almost bratty attitude that permeates this album, most of it doesn't quite reach the heights of the first two tracks and it can feel a little generic and redundant.
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

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Added on: August 18, 2014