Ellie Goulding’s newest album, Delirium, hit shelves this morning, and it’s a slight let down.
What made Ellie so good in the past was her unique style and sounds. Her voice is pure, and she can hit notes at all levels without even trying.
But Ellie dubbed this album as her “big pop album” in the original press release, and she’s certainly trying in this album to make that leap to pop…but the question that needs to be asked is: Why?
The songs sound good. They’ll play well when they slowly seep onto the radio, but they aren’t Ellie.
Her voice shines through, yet the undertones of the songs just don’t have the feel that is expected with her.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m loving “On My Mind” and I’ll certainly “Keep On Dancing” with this album, it’s not leaving my playlists or repeats anytime soon…it’s just not the followup to songs like “Figure 8” and “Goodness Gracious” that one could hope for.
Overall this album is a 7.5 out of 10.
P.S. The Deluxe edition of the album is 78 minutes long…that’s one long album on anyone’s standards.