Ellie Goulding: Delirium – Album Review

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Artist: Ellie Goulding
Genre: Pop
Label: Polydor

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.

Lauren Murphy

Lauren Murphy

Lauren Murphy is a freelance journalist and broadcaster. She writes about music and the arts for The Irish Times