Number 1 Angel

Charli XCX - Number 1 Angel
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
User Score
Based on 347 ratings
2017 Ratings: #206
March 10, 2017 / Release Date
Mixtape / Format
Electropop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
God Is in the TV

Number 1 Angel manages to strike a balance of the sounds Charli has succeeded at in the past whilst still taking risks. She’s fused the dark 90s R&B of True Romance with the fiery attitude of Sucker and presented it as a concise and rewarding 10 track.

80
The 405

It may not hit the mark every time, but her adventurous, unapologetic approach to driving pop forwards to exciting new ground should be praised.

80
Tiny Mix Tapes

It’s tempting, too easy, to slide Number 1 Angel in as an inevitable Charli release, impossible accessible, unable to hear too much of — the pop for us, the pop wanting itself.

78
GIGsoup

With XCX‘s contributions of undeniably catchy melodies, belting hooks and recognizable vocal arrangements – she’s managed to turn the PC Music genre on it’s head from an intense and divisive nature and bring it confidently into the mainstream.

75
Pretty Much Amazing
Aitchison intelligently pairs her clever lyrics against beats that push genres outward, her filling in the spaces with her hooks and gigantic personality.
70
Rolling Stone

Angel makes this pioneering human-hologram marriage seem far more natural and cohesive than on Vroom. The beats aren't as abrasive, her vocals are distended in ways that are disorienting but not jarring.

70
Crack Magazine

Number 1 Angel succeeds in pulling the listener into their saccharine-sweet hooks and quick-changing dynamics.

70
The Needle Drop
Charli XCX continues to turn pop on its head with PC Music's best producers.
63
Pitchfork

You could see all this as camaraderie: Charli, having sorta made it, helping others catch up. But the cost is hearing one of pop’s most vibrant young personalities consistently, disappointingly upstaged.

Mar 9, 2017*
sucker
78
Freaky little bitch when I'm out with Charli, yeah we keep more eyes on us than the show iCarly.
Mar 11, 2017
exception
79
After Charli XCX's brilliant collaboration with PC Music producer SOPHIE last year, it became apparent to a lot of people that the new direction she was taking (even if it isn't a drastic change) would be extremely beneficial to her. And with this full-length PC-esque tape, Charli XCX proves that she had it in her to make another banger-filled pop project. With plenty of help from featured artists, my favorites being Abra and CupcakKe, Number 1 Angel has no shortage of strong hooks and verses ... read more
Mar 15, 2017
70
Strangely - this is very enjoyable. Its not 'earphone music' but more for blasting out loud at spring/summer events. Lipgloss is hilariouslyy good
Mar 9, 2017
plowo
86
Favs: Roll With Me, Ily2, Drugs (Feat. ABRA) and Lipgloss (Feat. CupcaKke).
Jul 5, 2018
amygoodall
58
good
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Track List

  1. Dreamer (feat. Starrah & RAYE)
  2. 3AM (Pull Up) [feat. MØ]
  3. Blame It On You
  4. Roll With Me
  5. Emotional
  6. ILY2
  7. White Roses
  8. Babygirl (feat. Uffie)
  9. Drugs (feat. Abra)
  10. Lipgloss (feat. CupcakKe)
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Added on: March 7, 2017