An unexpected ABBA comeback that's simultaneously thrilling, disorienting, and corny.



Triumphant fourth LP that takes the high road of growth, acceptance, and ownership after a difficult divorce.


OK Orchestra

The trio's fourth album of musically inventive, Lin-Manuel Miranda-esque pop.

Alessia Cara

In the Meantime

On what could be titled The Even Greater Pains of Being Grown, the singer/songwriter balances personal turmoil with heightened melodicism.

Aly & AJ

A Touch of the Beat Gets You Up on Your Feet Gets You Out and Then into the Sun

An impressive comeback album from the former Disney kids that delves into warm and inviting '70s soft rock and organic modern pop.

Billie Eilish

Happier Than Ever

Delivering on the promise of her debut, the pop chameleon matures with confidence and grace atop subtle, powerful, and genre-blurring production.


Young Heart

The English singer/songwriter's fourth set soothes heartache with comforting production and relatable storytelling.


Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night

The project's third album channels Bruce Springsteen's glory days as it captures the moment when joy shoves desperation out of the way.



On their third album, the Japanese quartet ditch the guitars and shouting for a sophisticated new sound that blends modern pop and soft R&B.


Music of the Spheres

The intergalactic ninth album from the English band takes their late-era pop sound to new heights with producer Max Martin.


The Difference

Course-changing second EP that finds the pop singer embracing electronic sounds and her identity.

Doja Cat

Planet Her

The third album from this pop/rap/R&B polymath tries something different on almost every song, aided by detailed production and big-name guests.

Duran Duran

Future Past

A restless, kinetic album featuring collaborations with Blur's Graham Coxon, Giorgio Moroder, and Tove Lo.

Hayley Williams

Flowers for Vases/descansos

The Paramore singer's sophomore album finds her playing all of the instruments, further developing her artful, introspective sound.

Julia Michaels

Not in Chronological Order

A swaggering, hooky debut that finds the in-demand songwriter further grabbing the pop spotlight.

Lady Gaga

Dawn of Chromatica

A fascinating reimagining of Gaga's 2020 dancefloor comeback that enlists a dream team of future-pop and electronic artists.

Laura Mvula

Pink Noise

The wounded if defiant return from the two-time Mercury Prize nominee draws from vintage high-tech R&B and art pop.

Magdalena Bay

Mercurial World

The buoyantly addictive debut from the electronic duo balances '70s funk grooves and ambient textures with a wry 2000s Britney Spears pop energy.


Ancient Dreams in a Modern Land

Processing pain, the Welsh singer/songwriter balances rousing anthems and introspective heartache on her fifth set of quirky pop.

Noga Erez


On her sleek yet unpredictable second album, the producer hones her defiant, playfully ominous pop.

Olivia Rodrigo


The singer/songwriter builds on her blockbuster debut single "Driver's License" with more barbed ballads and surprisingly fierce rock.

Ora the Molecule

Human Safari

The multi-national avant-pop outfit's vibrant, confident debut album combines theatricality with plenty of heart.


To Hell With It

Exhilarating debut mixtape from the viral pop sensation, whose urgent, sincere tunes craftily draw from U.K. garage and drum'n'bass.



The singer/songwriter turns away from heartache on softly strong songs about the beauty of everyday love and happiness.


Music [Songs from and Inspired by the Motion Picture]

The Australian pop maven expands her signature sound to cinematic scale on songs from and inspired by her directorial debut.

Tones and I

Welcome to the Madhouse

The debut full-length from the Australian singer showcases her emotive vocals and kinetic pop grooves.

Towa Tei


The veteran producer and DJ delivers a charming set of aural amuse-bouches that touch on decades' worth of witty, sophisticated sounds.

Zara Larsson

Poster Girl

A tight set of catchy pop gems from the hitmaking Swedish singer.

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