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REVIEW: Charli XCX – ‘SUCKER’

Artist: Charli XCX Album: SUCKER Genre: Pop Label: Asylum Records In the lead-up to SUCKER, I posited a comparison between Charli XCX’s current career arc and early 2000’s Avril Lavigne. Something about the former’s progression from what would now be considered Lorde-esque alt-pop to pop punk reminded me of a better version of Lavigne’s grunge-aping early work turning into […]

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Charli XCX Pushes Back ‘Sucker,’ Shares New Album Art

Following a steady slew of good news from Charli XCX, we have a bit of a downer: the release of her sophomore album Sucker has been pushed back from October 21 to December 16 in the US. The album won’t see light in Europe until next year, with January 26 set for the UK/Europe drop date. The […]

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Charli XCX Goes Modern With Latest Cover, Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me”

“Boom Clip” singer Charli XCX has released a live cover of Sam Smith’s smash hit “Stay With Me.”

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Watch Charli XCX Hijack a School Bus In “Break The Rules” Video

Back before “Fancy” and The Fault In Our Stars and millions of YouTube views, Charli XCX was ghostwriting for singers and working on her own set of pop songs. Fastforward to 2014, and she’s putting out a new album called Sucker (out October 21), and singing a little off-key on the radio to “Boom Clap.” This year has seen her […]

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Charli XCX Wants To “Break The Rules” And Put Out This New Album, ‘Sucker’

Many ages ago, in a time before “Boom Clap” and “Fancy” appeared against the radio horizon, Charli XCX released a candystriped single called “Superlove.” It was, presumably, a precursor to a second album. News of that second album was a long time coming, though. We got a few cool covers, and then, well, Iggy and The Fault […]