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Seeking Thrills


Seeking Thrills

Second album of electro pop from London-born multi-instrumentalist Georgia Barnes, daughter of Leftfield’s Neil Barnes

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  1. 8.5 |   The Quietus

    Seeking Thrills’ winning mixture of classic pop writing with house and techno sensibilities has the potential for broad appeal
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  2. 8.0 |   music OMH

    The first great album of a new decade is one that promises to inspire a new generation of clubbers and hedonists with the joy of some of the most perfect pop you could ever hope to hear
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  3. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    Musically on Seeking Thrills, Georgia distills her various influences, pulling in synthpop, disco, Chicago House, and 1980s Detroit techno with sprinklings of UK garage, dancehall, and even post-punk
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  4. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    Georgia's new album is filled to the brim with dance touchstones, but with a polished pop sheen
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  5. 8.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Like all the best pop albums, it doesn’t concern itself with being too clever, too cool or too serious, and it conveys that intent brilliantly: raising smiles, moving limbs, hearts aching for something more
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  6. 8.0 |   NME

    It's not quite picture perfect, but the Londoner's second album captures the push and pull of the club with a writerly eye
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  7. 8.0 |   Q

    An artfully constructed yet instantly enjoyable tribute to dancefloor deliverance in all its forms. Print edition only

  8. 8.0 |   DIY

    As an embodiment of where one of the UK’s most exciting voices is currently at, you couldn’t ask for much more
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  9. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    The singer and producer has absorbed Chicago house, Robyn-style pop and dub reggae, and refashioned them into an album about being ‘consumed by night’
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  10. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    Dance music royalty has new-found ear for pop greatness
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  11. 8.0 |   The Independent

    Georgia splices the beat and twists the synths into an eerie doomscape, yet it’s strangely comforting – her reminder that while this night may have ended, there’s always tomorrow
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  12. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    Georgia has already demonstrated her capacity to break down the barriers that conventionally constrain new and independent artists. Seeking Thrills deserves to establish her place at the top table; where she goes from there is anybody's guess
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  13. 8.0 |   XS Noize

    It’s the sort of jump in quality that marks her out as one of 2020’s hottest prospects, and on this evidence, the year’s hers for the taking. Get ready to be thrilled
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  14. 8.0 |   All Music

    Like the first Georgia album, Seeking Thrills is a sophisticated, emotionally complex pop effort that seems to encapsulate the London native's life experiences to date
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  15. 7.5 |   Paste Magazine

    When Georgia dives headfirst into dance music, as she does for much of Seeking Thrills, she finds her most exciting self
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  16. 7.0 |   Clash

    She exudes the beauty of an artist comfortable in the idea of taking risks, an asset she’d do well to keep hold of as, from what exists on this record, you feel that a classic is just around the corner
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  17. 7.0 |   Gigwise

    An interlocked tapestry of sensitive lyrics and catchy, well-crafted rhythms
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  18. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    The synth-heavy album is balanced by Georgia's drumming background, which is evident across each track. It's balanced, catchy and broad in scope. Each song stands out as its own unique piece of the puzzle, a quality that is easy to lose on electro-pop albums
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  19. 7.0 |   Northern Transmissions

    As far as snapshotting the essence of that undeniably great feeling of stepping out with your mates and being at one with the dancefloor, Georgia has found that thrill we largely all seek out
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  20. 7.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    The huge themes and inspirations Georgia plays with in Seeking Thrills showcase a true rising star of British pop
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  21. 7.0 |   The Music

    As far as getting the Detroit sound, Seeking Thrills is as authentic as it gets and Feel It proves one to play after the after-party when there are more songs than people left on the dancefloor
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  22. 7.0 |   Crack

    Seeking Thrills is at its best when heading full pelt through pop euphoria. Expect to hear even more of Georgia in 2020
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  23. 6.8 |   Pitchfork

    The second album written, produced, and performed by Georgia Barnes is the work of a budding pop mind finding her own space on the dancefloor
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  24. 6.0 |   The Observer

    On her second album, a rhythmic rush of club-pop, the London producer extols the merits of clean living and a clear head
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  25. 6.0 |   Mojo

    In the album's second half, Georgia aims beyond euphoria and thrills with Mellow and Ray Gun's hip-hop shade, Honey Dripping Sky's aching power ballad and Ultimate Sailor's Tangerine Dream-style banks of ambient synths. Print edition only

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