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Sucker Punch

Sigrid

Sucker Punch

Debut album from the Norwegian pop artist produced by Martin Sjølie, Odd Martin Skalnes, Oscar Holter and Askjell Solstrand

ADM rating[?]

7.5

Label
Island
UK Release date
08/03/2019
US Release date
08/03/2019
  1. 10.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Aside from being a near-perfect collection of belting pop, Sucker Punch also carries a message of triumphant grace: if you can try to be your own best friend and love yourself a little more, wonderful things will happen
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  2. 8.0 |   NME

    The Norwegian superstar-in-waiting comes good on a debut album laden with potential chart bangers, flexing the edgier side of her likeable pop persona
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  3. 8.0 |   God Is In The TV

    In titling the album ‘Sucker Punch’ Sigrid hit the nail on the head. You might think you know her from the singles and their style is evident throughout. But she packs a surprising, unexpected uppercut of her own in the form of compositions that you couldn’t see coming
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  4. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    Solidifies Sigrid’s status as today’s most exciting and relatable artist. Her ascent to superstardom seems guaranteed
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  5. 8.0 |   music OMH

    What an impressive and impassioned debut album from Sigrid Sucker Punch is. She and a world of adulation are unlikely to be Strangers for much longer
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  6. 8.0 |   Clash

    A bold, tremulous feat, ‘Sucker Punch’ will leave you floored
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  7. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    A truly unique and recognisable debut record which I’m sure is a sign of spectacular things to come
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  8. 8.0 |   All Music

    A masterful debut from a promising talent unafraid to just be herself
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  9. 8.0 |   Q

    Overall, a promising, if risk-free start. Print edition only

  10. 8.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Lyrically, the album brims with the excitement and hope of new love, as pop albums this polish should do
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  11. 8.0 |   The Independent

    At her best, Sigrid throws out precision-tooled high notes like icicle javelins into vast, blue Scandi-produced skies. Then she growls like an Icelandic volcano preparing to disrupt Western civilisation until we sort ourselves out
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  12. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    There are multiple songs here that deserve to dominate airwaves and playlists for the rest of the year
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  13. 8.0 |   The FT

    The excitement Sigrid initially provoked was a couple of years ago. Both she and her label must be praying that this album hasn’t come too late
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  14. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    That voice marks Sigrid as a pop star with proper staying power
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  15. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    Sigrid has more than earned her moment, and hopefully many more to come
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  16. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    With a punchy, often arena-ready set of songs on Sucker Punch, Sigrid struggles productively and wisely with the efforts life and love demand of us all
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  17. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Blurring pop and folk, while singing with concise phrasing that feels jazz-schooled, she moves between genres with ease
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  18. 7.0 |   Gig Soup

    The long-awaited debut album from the young Norwegian chart-intruder is a bouncy, electric invite into a pop landscape that you would want to spend a lifetime in
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  19. 7.0 |   DIY

    Full of swooping, dramatic choruses and clean-cut vocals, where almost every song is a potential radio hit
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  20. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    Though it may seem as though she's yet to fully embrace her uniqueness in mainstream spaces, there are plenty of moments on Sucker Punch that suggest Sigrid is on her way
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  21. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    Potential pop rebel plays safe
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  22. 6.0 |   The Observer

    There’s a slight feeling, for all the quality here, that she could have maintained her momentum while taking a few more risks with her high-polish sound
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  23. 6.0 |   Pitchfork

    Offers a patina of fresh-faced authenticity and not much else
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  24. 5.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Falls solidly in the middle of offensive and benign
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