Delir­ium ★★★ Poly­dor

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - MUSIC REVIEWS - LAU­REN MUR­PHY

Now that she is well and truly in­stalled as a bona-fide pop star, El­lie Gould­ing could prob­a­bly af­ford to throw a lit­tle ex­per­i­men­ta­tion into the mix. In­stead, her third al­bum con­tin­ues the same thread of zippy, synth-ad­dled elec­tropop that made her name, with some of pop’s big­gest pro­duc­ers (Max Martin, Greg Kurstin) on board. Echoes of the 1980s abound on

Don’t Panic and Some­thing in the Way You Move. Don’t Need No­body and Devo­tion are a lit­tle

more dar­ing, while On My Mind – al­legedly about Gould­ing’s brief tryst with Ed Sheeran – is a stand­out. It’s all a lit­tle pre­dictable, but when it works, it works. De­spite Gould­ing’s lack of per­son­al­ity, it’s dif­fi­cult to see how fans would be dis­ap­pointed by this pol­ished col­lec­tion. el­liegould­ing.com

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