Diana Ross considers Thank You to be a “songbook of love”, and indeed all 13 cuts are explicitly about love, but there’s little passion in her romanticisms.
Tori Amos’ Ocean to Ocean is a cohesive collection of songs that expertly articulates and finds meaning in the deepest recesses of despair.
Imelda May’s 11 Past the Hour seems a deliberate attempt to widen her audience in the US. The music is much more conventional than her earlier records.
Joe Wong, the composer behind Netflix's Russian Doll and Master of None, articulates personal grief and grappling with artistic fulfillment into a sweeping debut album.
Choral singing, piano, synths, and an "upside-down" orchestra complement crowd-sourced voices from across the globe on Max Richter's VOICES. It rewards deep listening, and acts as a global rebuke against bigotry, extremism and authoritarianism.