Charli XCX was in danger of becoming the millennial version of Nate Dogg- an artist known more for being featured on (and often, the best part of) other people’s songs. Her work singing the catchy hooks on Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” and Icona Pop’s “I Love It” was so good that she actually overshadowed the lead artists.
With the release of “Sucker,” Charli XCX should finally get some attention as a solo artist. “Sucker,” the England native’s third album, is an entertaining affair that proves her ability to come up with catchy hooks that will stay in your head for days is no fluke. It’s an album full of potential radio hits and should turn Charli XCX into a gigantic pop star. I enjoyed this album thoroughly and was happy to see it get lots of love from music critics (Rolling Stone had it as the sixth-best album of 2014 – “Songs of Innocence” was #1 – I actually think “Sucker” was a lot better and I am a huge U2 fan). To paraphrase- remember her name, it’s about to blow.(more…)