• Record Label: Domino
  • Release Date: Jan 10, 2020
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
Buy On
  1. Jan 13, 2020
    80
    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.
  2. 80
    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.
  3. Jan 10, 2020
    80
    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.
  4. Jan 9, 2020
    80
    Seeking Thrills sees Georgia lean in much more eagerly on the late-night grooves that have been supporting her breakthrough. ’Started Out’ and ‘About Work The Dancefloor’ make for solid, established openers, but there’s no shortage of other ideas that make complete sense in the soundtrack of modern lives.
  5. Jan 9, 2020
    80
    It's a spectacularly physical and restless album and one that never occupies the same space for too long. It's the embodiment of what it means to come alive on the dancefloor. This is your album. Enjoy it.
  6. Jan 9, 2020
    80
    Barnes is blessed with the ability to take vintage influences and absorb them so thoroughly that what seeps out sounds different from her source material, and stamped with her own character.
  7. Uncut
    Jan 8, 2020
    80
    This, bara clutch of mellow moments, has unclouded ambitions to pack the dancefloor. [Feb 2020, p.27]
  8. Jan 7, 2020
    80
    Seeking Thrills is an album that delivers on its initial promise, proving that the upward trajectory Georgia currently finds herself on can only continue.
  9. Q Magazine
    Jan 7, 2020
    80
    Seeking Thrills is an artfully constructed yet instantly enjoyable tribute to dancefloor deliverance in all its forms. [Feb 2020, p.117]
  10. It’s not quite picture perfect, but ‘Seeking Thrills’ is Georgia’s jubilant and insightful document of the life that moves under the disco lights.
  11. Jan 8, 2020
    75
    Even when Georgia sings about relationships, love, romance and all that standard pop music fodder, her lyrics tend to double as tributes to the joy of dance.
  12. Jan 10, 2020
    70
    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.
  13. Jan 8, 2020
    70
    Each song stands out as its own unique piece of the puzzle, a quality that is easy to lose on electro-pop albums. The standout tracks will continue to impress while the rest will add to an increasingly impressive body of work.
  14. 70
    It’s difficult not to wish that the entire album was full of the same ingenuity as its first half, because there's so much potential and talent evident in those first tracks. It’s still early days, though, and the huge themes and inspirations Georgia plays with in Seeking Thrills showcase a true rising star of British pop.
  15. Jan 10, 2020
    68
    Even when it’s clumsy, Seeking Thrills never feels manufactured. It’s a passion project, a result of trial and error, the singular product of someone learning to write for her own voice.
  16. Jan 13, 2020
    60
    Seeking Thrills sounds full-fat, not free-from. Awash in euphoria blowbacks and pre-loved synth-pop, this is a record that proves the dynamics of a good time benefit from a clear mind.
  17. Mojo
    Jan 7, 2020
    60
    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. [Feb 2020, p.92]
User Score
6.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 32 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 32
  2. Negative: 6 out of 32
  1. Jan 10, 2020
    8
    Great album but it didn't blow my mind as I expected, it feels like it didn't worth the wait at all
  2. Jan 18, 2020
    9
    The year could not start better than this. Georgia's sophomore album is a lot better than her debut. Especially, "About Work The Dancefloor"The year could not start better than this. Georgia's sophomore album is a lot better than her debut. Especially, "About Work The Dancefloor" and "Never Let You Go" are two of the best songs of 2019. I have to give a lot of credit to "Ultimate Sailor", too, since I love her voice and in this song, she is at her best. One of my favourites for 2020, for sure! Full Review »
  3. Jan 11, 2020
    9
    Exceptional album....compared to the soundalike generic stuff that fills the charts and Radio 1 Deserves all the success it ‘hopefully’ shouldExceptional album....compared to the soundalike generic stuff that fills the charts and Radio 1 Deserves all the success it ‘hopefully’ should receive.
    ‘Never Let You Go’ is my song of the year!...will be on high rotate for some time
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