Beyoncé celebrated dance music’s queer Black roots on this club-ready masterpiece.
Coelhinho mau, Un Verano Sin Ti
Latin pop king Coelhinho mau got political, paying tribute to his Puerto Rican heritage.
Taylor Swift, Midnights
On her record-breaking smash, Taylor Swift tackled insecurities, love and revenge.
Kendrick Lamar, Sr. Morale & the Big Steppers
Rapper Kendrick Lamar examined family strife and his fans’ expectations.
Miranda Lambert, Palomino
Miranda Lambert told stories — fact as well as fiction — inspired by her travels.
The Spanish supernova Rosalía delivered a futuristic, genre-spanning triumph.
Harry Styles, casa de harry
Harry Styles, a classic-rock student, embraced funk and soul on his cozy third album.
Kelsea Ballerini, Subject to Change
Kelsea Ballerini sang of love, friendship and new chapters in life on a country-pop gem.
Maggie Rogers, Surrender
Ranging through joy, anxiety and rage, Maggie Rogers rocked out on this electrifying LP.
Tove Lo, Dirt Femme
The edgy Swede Tove Lo got real on this collection of confessional electropop.