Our countdown is complete, and top spot goes to a timely blast of identity pop — adding to a fine selection of albums that range from the socially conscious to the political, as well as pure slices of ecstatic rock and cutting rap. Read our full review. Soon after Robyn released her era-defining album Body Talk, similar armour-plated bangers about female empowerment duly took over the charts. But pop moves fast and a new, woozier kind of tune by the likes of Ariana Grande and Dua Lipa has made such coldly strident numbers seem old-fashioned. So how would Robyn stay ahead of the game? A record about womanhood, and black womanhood in particular. In letting go of her old alter ego and opening up, she created her best work yet. But what has made Invasion of Privacy a success a year later, the novelty of her debut having worn off, is her personality: steely realness shot through with a bolt of humour. With Be the Cowboy, Mitski continues to disrupt and update the conventions of indie rock.
Cardi B – Invasion of Privacy
Janelle Monáe – Dirty Computer
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As much as confirmed us to be living in a streaming-dominated, sales-declining universe, the event album still reigned as paramount: Whether it was the G. Call a time of death on the LP format if you want to, but then don't also call us to complain about all the big-ticket releases you still have to catch up on before the year's end -- some of which might even be yet to drop. In lesser hands the album could feel claustrophobic, but nobody knows how to let the top down for some ventilation like Swae Lee and Slim Jxmmi. Whether reminding us he's still randy at 76 with "Come On to Me" or painting a timely portrait of a loud-mouthed, myopic leader on the seven-minute omnibus "Despite Repeated Warnings," Sir Paul is as affable, effortlessly melodic and rewarding as ever. On what's undoubtedly his most ambitious project to date, J. Music series, it seemed destined to get buried under the prior month-plus of new Kanye West-produced mini-LPs.