By eschewing the EDM of her past two albums and embracing subtler pop and R&B sounds, Britney's made her most daring, mature album in years.
Frank Ocean's Blonde is every bit the rich, densely layered album fans were expecting.
Don't Breathe's sustainment of its corkscrew tension is so elegant and methodical as to feel dance-like.
Southside with You may not announce itself as hagiography, but it's hero-worshipful to its core.
Kate Plays Christine movingly posits acting as a metaphor for the search for connection, through visceral texture rather than platitude.