AOTY 2019
Ellie Goulding - Lights
Critic Score
Based on 13 reviews
2010 Ratings: #733 / 865
User Score
Based on 102 ratings
2010 Ratings: #182
February 26, 2010 / Release Date
LP / Format
Polydor / Label
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thegeecyproject
78
How the hell are you gonna call your album “Lights” and not have the song “Lights” on it?

On a serious note, Ellie Goulding’s debut does a good job of balancing bubbly electro-pop (which may feel a little dated at points, but never actively makes the songs any worse) and twinkling synths with folk elements. A fitting setting for her breathy vocal style.

Highlights: Starry Eyed, The Writer, Wish I Stayed, Your Biggest Mistake, Salt Skin
LukaszK
58
There are some really cool electro pop starting this record, after that the record has some dull songs layered in it's center. Mainly through it's lyrical and of the time production. Some other tracks were solid with a nice ballad to close us out. However the bulk of it was just uninteresting, Lights still slaps tho.
HalfsourDyl
60
Coming as someone who only knows Ellie Goulding for her work on Halcyon, this feels like a pretty big downgrade. Not that this album is bad, it's a quite pleasant listen. She just has to find her sound yet. She has yet to find her strengths and what makes her unique.
70
Top 3 tracks:
- Lights
- Your Biggest Mistake
- Starry Eyed
rebeligado
68
Guns and Horses 7.5
Starry Eyed 6.0
This Love (Will Be Your Downfall) 6.5
Under the Sheets 7.5
The Writer 7.0
Every Time You Go 6.5
Wish I Stayed 6.5
Your Biggest Mistake 7.0
I'll Hold My Breath 6.5
Salt Skin 7.0
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Track List

  1. Guns and Horses
  2. Starry Eyed
  3. This Love (Will Be Your Downfall)
  4. Under the Sheets
  5. The Writer
  6. Every Time You Go
  7. Wish I Stayed
  8. Your Biggest Mistake
  9. I'll Hold My Breath
  10. Salt Skin 
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