Surprised nobody's mentioned the new St. Vincent before now
Below is my RYM review (3.5 stars out of 5) but it's definitely a grower, even if I still think the atmosphere is the main appeal rather than the songwriting. I probably prefer "Masseduction" (that one seems to be underrated- I also prefer it to her self titled album) but in general, I feel like the past 3 albums are pretty similar in quality and feel similarly about the first 3 (with an edge to "Strange Mercy"). That being said, none of the cuts from the new album strike me as major highlights/among her best songs whereas even the self titled album h_ material like "Birth In Reverse".
Upon my initial listen, I generally prefer the 70's soul-influenced sonic textures to the actual songwriting but itís still pretty solid. Not as good as the first few albums but about the same quality as the previous 2. I will say that the rewrite of Sheena Easton's "9 To 5 (Morning Train)" seems like a bizarre and misguided decision but she gave songwriter Florrie Palmer credit so no harm done I guess? Anyway, I feel like I need to spend more time with this one in order to really decide how it compares to the others but it makes a fairly good first impression.