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  • Summary: The debut full-length release for the Norwegian pop artist was produced by Martin Sjølie, Odd Martin Skålnes, and Oscar Holter.
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Don't Kill My Vibe
You shut me down, you like the control You speak to me like I'm a child Try to hold it down, I know the answer I can't shake it off and you feel... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. 100
    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.
  2. Mar 7, 2019
    80
    A bold, tremulous feat, Sucker Punch will leave you floored.
  3. Q Magazine
    Mar 1, 2019
    80
    Overall, a promising, if risk-free start. [Apr 2019, p.116]
  4. Mar 11, 2019
    80
    It’s certainly an assured debut, impeccably written and produced in a way that captures the singer as both youthful and soulful. Her voice is light and airy, with her distinctive vowel sounds giving a fresh spin to even the simplest of lyrics.
  5. Mar 1, 2019
    70
    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.
  6. Mar 11, 2019
    70
    Blurring pop and folk, while singing with concise phrasing that feels jazz-schooled, she moves between genres with ease.
  7. Mar 8, 2019
    60
    [Business Dinners is] a moment of offbeat delight on an album otherwise characterised by earworm-centric efficiency--and the kind of gratifyingly idiosyncratic move a supposed pop renegade would benefit from making more often.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 18
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 18
  3. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Mar 8, 2019
    10
    She sings very well, has a personality of her own and is certainly the future of music!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  2. Mar 8, 2019
    10
    OMG, I wait so much for this album and, damn, it's perfect !!! I can't wit for Sigrid's next works.
  3. Mar 8, 2019
    10
    Sucker Punch, the debut album of Sigrid, winner of the BBC Sound of 2018, has finally arrived, and it's one of the most upbeat and anthemicSucker Punch, the debut album of Sigrid, winner of the BBC Sound of 2018, has finally arrived, and it's one of the most upbeat and anthemic Robyn-channeling albums this year has ever had. Unashamed of expressing vulnerability and imperfection, this is true pop material. No extravagance and over-the-top raunchiness necessary. Expand
  4. Mar 10, 2019
    8
    At the beginning seemed like it was an unstable beginner album. As every song ends it can be seen that the sounds, the lyrics and the securityAt the beginning seemed like it was an unstable beginner album. As every song ends it can be seen that the sounds, the lyrics and the security of the identity and personality of Sigrid are as solid as the high-ranked artists like Lorde, Lana Del Rey or Tove Lo. A piece of work which can leave the listeners astonished and ashamed of their prejudices. 83/100 Expand
  5. Mar 12, 2019
    8
    A pretty good debut album from Sigrid, Despite only releasing her first LP now and it featuring some tracks from her Don't Kill My Vibe EPA pretty good debut album from Sigrid, Despite only releasing her first LP now and it featuring some tracks from her Don't Kill My Vibe EP back in 2017, It doesn't change the fact that she is keeping on top of her hype and continuing to deliver is very respectable fashion.

    There are a few tracks to mention here many of which have been heard before such as standout songs like Sucker Punch, Strangers, Don't Feel Like Crying and Don't Kill My Vibe.
    Meanwhile, the tracks that are added on here, for the most part, don't feel like filler to simply make an album. Most notably In Vain a very stripped back love song that is captivating from the get-go and a superb performance from Sigrid to say the very least, perhaps my favorite on the entire album, or even her entire Discography to date.
    The only thing I have to mention is that Business Dinners doesn't do anything to the album that adds to it and found it to be nowhere near as good as the rest of the cuts on here and would've much rathered seen Plot Twist on here instead.

    Favourite Tracks:
    In Vain, Strangers, Don't Feel Like Crying
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  6. Mar 11, 2019
    8
    it's clear that sigrid is one of outstanding acts right now and sucker punch have a proof. it's a pretty accurate pop-record to date which isit's clear that sigrid is one of outstanding acts right now and sucker punch have a proof. it's a pretty accurate pop-record to date which is extremely needed in pop music right now. bright, whirling and dance-ready in the non-electronic Robyn way. it's a celebration of life and self-love, vulnerability of letting someone go transformed into fluid and sparkling pop anthems. sigrid is putting everything she have in her perfomance and bring it to the masses in her own way. that's why her sucker punch is memorable and quite pleasantly painfully for the music industry. Expand
  7. Mar 12, 2019
    7
    Sigrid’s debut album Sucker Punch is a very impressive pop album. At times it’s like a sunnier version of Lorde’s Pure Heroine and Melodrama;Sigrid’s debut album Sucker Punch is a very impressive pop album. At times it’s like a sunnier version of Lorde’s Pure Heroine and Melodrama; at other times it’s an accomplished mix of early 2000’s pop (glimpses of Natasha Bedingfield and Vanessa Carlton are notable) with the string-heavy dance-pop of the early and mid-2010s. The album is smart, well-written, and creative; save for one filler track in the middle, Sucker Punch is a confident blast of well-made, pop goodness. Expand

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