The album feels stuck looking back to tried and true trends in both K-pop and Western pop music.
Removed from the fog of nostalgia, it's clear just how middle-of-the-road the singer's early-‘90s output was.
The album embraces a balance between composure and restless dissatisfaction.
Looking back at the emotional exhibitionism that defines the rapper's work, it’s starkly clear how much of himself he’s put into it.
The album is tantamount to the relatable but rote sadness of a Twitterdecked epigram.
The album is only partially successful at maintaining the singer’s impeccable songwriting.
The video, directed by Tarsem, finds the singer awakening in a desert surrounded by pomegranates and a broken bicycle.
The album reveals the interconnectedness of the singer’s view of both the world and herself.
The album chronicles the euphoric highs and harrowing lows of a parasitic relationship.
These restless songs flit between lapses of focused meditation and fretful apprehension.
We've ranked all 17 songs from the singer-songwriter's watershed eighth album.
We decided to reevaluate the singer's discography and discovered that her trajectory as an artist has been far from linear.
Though the rapper pontificates on his wealth and street cred, the album’s biggest boast is his vulnerability.
The album combines childlike whimsy with sober realizations of all the sadness in the world.
A collaboration between the band and the San Francisco Symphony, the live album plays on light and shade.
Even if the singer's creative trajectory has seemed erratic, her skill for crafting sublime pop is undeniable.
The remix album traverses both sides of the pond, several eras, and at least a half-dozen subgenres.
Rather than build on any of the sounds she experimented with in the past, the singer seems content to stay in her lane.
The album creates a diasporic sound that foregrounds the origins of a plethora of musical genres.
We’ve dug up some of the forgotten or unheralded gems scattered throughout the singer's catalog.