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Charli XCX - Charli: Album review

There can’t be many who haven’t heard of the current darling of pop, Charli XCX.

Real name Charlotte Aitchison, she was first spotted by a music promoter when she posted her songs on social networking website MySpace. She became known internationally when she featured on the major hit ‘I Love It’ with Icona Pop and she’s also responsible for that catchy single ‘Boom Clap’.

Her latest album sees her teaming up with numerous guest vocalists, including Christine and the Queens, Lizzo and Troye Sivan. It’s difficult to know which genre her music on this album fits into. Sometimes it’s pop, sometimes electronic, and sometimes rap/R ‘n’ B.

Charlie XCX. Image provided by Sonic PR. (19112629)
Charlie XCX. Image provided by Sonic PR. (19112629)

Strongest songs on the album include ‘1999’ with Troye Sivan, (definitely a pop track). That’s despite the fact that Charli sings about wanting to go back to 1999, ‘driving around in an old Mercedes’ when she would have been only seven-years-old!

‘Gone’ is unmistakably with Christine and the Queens, due to the feel of the song. But my favourite track was ‘Silver Cross’, with its infectious beat and electronic feel.

Fans should enjoy this album. It's out now.

Reviewed by Zoe Myall

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