Poster Girl

Zara Larsson - Poster Girl
Critic Score
Based on 15 reviews
2021 Ratings: #168 / 189
User Score
Based on 422 ratings
2021 Ratings: #205
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In embracing music’s most rewarding artform, Zara Larsson has yet again affirmed her place on the brightest of billboards.


The singer's third album, veering from elegant electro-pop to grittier R&B, was well worth the wait.

Musically rose-tinted, ‘Poster Girl’ is pure pop escapism.
Direct, up-front, and completely unabashed, ‘Poster Girl’ finds Zara Larsson living up to the fame that has surrounded her for more than a decade.

Tighter than So Good and packed with just as many catchy tunes, Poster Girl is yet another big step forward for the artist, adding a dozen fresh anthems to her catalog and maintaining her position as one of Sweden's finest pop exports.

The Line of Best Fit

It’s that confidence that permeates throughout Poster Girl, making it an album perfect for repeat listens, and maybe one day, a soundtrack for communal gatherings.

It’s an incredibly well-crafted and solid pop record, we just wish it took that extra bold leap to become a truly great one.

Poster Girl, although far from perfect, is an encouraging sign from Larsson, indicating her adventurous spirit and perhaps paving the way for future triumphs.

Evening Standard
Four years after her last one, this new album from the Swedish star doesn’t hang together particularly convincingly.
The Independent

Poster Girl has more than enough bops to keep fans happy.

The Forty-Five
After a long wait, the Swedish star’s third album dances between empowerment and emotional vulnerability.
The Arts Desk

For the most part, the album is very generic pop ... slickly produced bangers with all the bounce and claps teen girls need to sustain their basic life dramas.

Beats Per Minute

Poster Girl is a step forward in a somewhat more concise direction for Larsson, but it could have used some fine-tuning to fully commit to its vision.

Spectrum Culture
A disappointing pop album that made promises it couldn’t keep.

Years into her solo career, Larsson is still just a disembodied voice floating over the beat. On her third album, she tries out some different sounds, but the result comes off like a Who's-Who of 2011 radio.

Poster Girl still shows a certain progression, but it is far from bringing what the best albums of the same type "Dance-Pop" have been able to do in recent years. Apart from Love Me Land, this album revolving around feelings is neither poignant, nor dreamy, nor fearsome, it is only a pop album sometimes pleasant but too often generic.

Having experienced a journey similar to Miley Cyrus or Selena Gomez since her early childhood, but absolutely not destructive because by chance she ... read more
Poster Girl by Zara Larsson is one of the albums of 2021.

Ever since the dawn of civilization, there has always been one integral element to the survival of humans, and to all living creatures. “Water”. From the long-haired, beardy hunters speeding across the forest, searching for a suitable meal for a family of four several unit years ago, to the mentally fatigued, headache-filled bloke who has to sit in their boxy room all day because of an invisible yet deadly being roaming the ... read more
You and I have listened to this album more than 1 million times even before it left, and we will continue to listen forever. Whenever we go to Zara, New Yorker, H&M, C&A, etc, We gonna listen to this record.

My god, it looks like a compilation of all the songs that play in clothing stores.
I don't know for you, but for me, the music here is so artificial that it gives me a headache.
The song WOW has the most stupid chorus of the year, I doubt any other artist can beat it, it is ... read more
Supostamente inspirado nos anos 2000, o novo álbum de Zara Larsson pouco consegue trazer algo de bom da época em que suas bases foram superficialmente colocadas. Se o pop anos 2000 passou por importantes transformações junto da era digital, é óbvio que inspirar-se nesse período e nos artistas que fizeram parte dele renderia um material muito instigante, cheio de nostalgia e etc... Contudo, 'Poster Girl' parece limitar suas ... read more

I think Eli has already exhausted this topic, "Poster Girl" is not technically a bad record, but it's so shallow, schematic and unspecified, that there's not much to talk about. This album is a low-effort, uninspired and unoriginal combination of the most stereotypical "pop" styles of the past ten years.
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Track List

  1. Love Me Land
  2. Talk About Love (ft. Young Thug)
  3. Need Someone
  4. Right Here
  5. Wow
  6. Poster Girl
  7. I Need Love
  8. Look What You've Done
  9. Ruin My Life
  10. Stick With You
  11. FFF
  12. What Happens Here
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Added on: January 8, 2021