Label: Polydor Records
Goulding’s always been pop-friendly, but Delirium is by far her most overt pop grab yet. This shouldn’t come as a surprise after the enormous success of her Fifty Shades Of Grey contribution, “Love Me Like You Do,” a Max Martin written and produced power ballad that swept Goulding right back to the bombastic ‘80s. And Delirium grabs that retro sound and runs with it, with tracks like “Aftertaste,” “Something in the Way You Move” and lead single “Lost and Found” proving particularly bubbly. It’s not quite disco, but it sure aims to please.