Charli Adams - Bullseye
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2021 Ratings: #97 / 528
User Score
Based on 61 ratings
2021 Ratings: #287
Liked by 4 people
July 16, 2021 / Release Date
LP / Format
Color Study / Label
Pop Rock / Genres
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‘Bullseye’ is bold and bigger than life, covering all bases while still giving the impression that there’s even more to come — a perfect debut record.


Bullseye is undoubtedly one of the greatest debuts of the year. With complex lyricism and emotive instrumentation, it’s the perfect accompaniament for late nights, early mornings, and those days where nothing quite seems certain.

The Line of Best Fit

Bullseye is such a strong debut album from the still relatively underground Charli Adams. It has the maturity and musicality of someone beyond her years and is a promising indication of what’s to come down the line.


‘Bullseye’ is a strikingly effective balance between genuine, dejected commentary and a biting indie-pop energy – it’s an album that tries on rose-tinted glasses, acknowledges their misguided impact on perception and finally throws them away, moving forward with tranquil joy and drive.

Beats Per Minute

She’s definitely got the chops to write a passingly pleasing song, and her tracks will fit in nicely on a post-breakup playlist amid artists of a similar downtrodden nostalgia pop type. But, taken in as its full 38 minutes, the album it becomes almost sickly.

Yeah I just didn't care for this at all. There are some pretty chorus melodies, but the performances, verses, lyrics, and overall production is just so lackluster in my opinion. Sorry, Mark.
the thing about debut albums is how hard it is to create one so consistent and stable with an identity embedded in it, to drench it with bits of oneness there and make it approachable. you’ve got to address something: you, friends, lovers, struggles... anything at all, as long as it sounds adhesive. it’s not always going to be faultless, but the liveness and stories from Charli Adams’s first shot seems unafraid to miscalculate: it does what it’s got to anyway and ... read more
It’s not that I’m surprised we got here, but rather that it took so long to do so.

And to explain that statement, we have to briefly talk about genre, specifically coming out of the 2000s revival that is now in full swing, specifically an intersection point that hasn’t happened as often as you’d expect. The first genre is emo, which picked up a bit more of a pop sheen throughout the 2000s to the point where purists would argue the bands tagged with the label ... read more
A perfect blend of relatable narratives and soft indie rock melodies, Charli Adams debut album Bullseye is a pretty beautiful listen from start to finish. Very cohesive with her smooth vocals, verging on 80’s beats at times which I am always here for.

Been a fan of Charli since her incredible EP Good At Being Young so this album is defo a great start for her debut. This album feels very nostalgic, perhaps reminding me of my time growing up, reminiscent of the summers off school staying ... read more
It was a lovely listen of indie-pop goodness that dips its toes in the Country genre but not too much. It's a perfect blend of sincerity and love ballads that I very much enjoyed for a debut. Can't wait to see what else is in store.
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Track List

  1. Emo Lullaby :'(
  2. Cheer Captain
  3. Didn't Make It
  4. Headspace (feat. Ruston Kelly)
  5. Get High w/ My Friends
  6. JOKE'S ON YOU (I Don't Want To)
  7. Maybe Could Have Loved (feat. Nightly)
  8. Bother with Me
  9. Remember Cloverland
  10. Seventeen Again (feat. Novo Amor)
  11. Bullseye
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Added on: July 15, 2021