Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Best of 2013 - True Romance

Best of 2013

Song: Nuclear Seasons
Artist: Charli XCX
Album: True Romance

My favorite pop album of the year that didn't contain an actual pop hit, young English singer-songwriter Charli XCX delivered her debut album True Romance this year after a slew of singles dating back to 2011.  An infectious mix of dark 80s New Wave synth-pop, modern production, killer hooks, and Charli's undeniable personality, True Romance bubbles with left-of-center dancepop that did all the major pop acts one-better by delivering something as emotionally true as it is catchy.  But where are her hits?

Of course it needs to be mentioned that Charli co-wrote Icona Pop's HUGE 2013 single "I Love It," smartly getting a "featuring" credit as it blew up.  While True Romance is brilliant, Charli isn't sitting still... after the album was released in April she put out one last single and then moved on late in the year with a new one, the insanely catchy "Super Love" which is reported to be featured on her sophomore album, already slated for release sometime later this year.

There's a chance she could blow up this year with the right material.  So you might as well grab the hipster card now and be in the know.  She's great.


Nuclear Seasons
What I Like
You - Ha Ha Ha

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