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Being the Critic's Choice Awardee at the 2010 Brits Awards, Lights, the debut LP of English singer/songwriter Ellie Goulding, faced high expectations even before its release. Goulding, who also topped the BBC Sound of 2010 poll, showed much potential with lead single Under the Sheets, followed by another fantastic single, Starry Eyed, garnering the attentions of many a critic.

The sound of the 36-minute album is consistent, the use of synthesizers appropriate. Lights is a quirky pop compilation molded to fit the mainstream scene. The vocals of Goulding showcases a tone slightly similar to Florence + the Machine, Little Boots, La Roux, and most recently 2008 X Factor contestant Diana Vickers.

Standout tracks in the LP include This Love (Will Be Your Downfall), which could easily be the next single with its beguiling chorus. The Writer is another commendable track, led by piano and quite a heartwrencher. The opener, Guns and Horses, also does not disappoint. The acoustic intro is hypnotizing, and the whole track follows suit.

All in all, a great debut effort from the indie label artist. Though still distant to the fame of artists such as Lady Gaga, Goulding is presenting a new side to pop. By combining synthesizers, acoustics, piano, and gold dust, Ellie Goulding is definitely an artist to watch out for.



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