Ranked #9 on year end list...higher than Harry Styles(good pop album)Camila(well liked and reviewed) Celine(meh) and Ariana(hit singles album, well received, sales)
9. Madame X — Madonna
Key tracks: “God Control” and “Crave”
(Full review here)
Imagine being 40 years into your career and still pushing the boundaries of pop. Only Madonna can relate. Madame X, the Queen of Pop’s 14th LP, is a concept album about a globe-trotting super-heroine with revolution on the brain. Madonna brings the project to life with vibrant, world music-inspired bops like “Medellin” and “Batuka,” and mind-melting experiments like “I Don’t Search I Find” and “Killers Who Are Partying.” It doesn’t always work, but when it does, this result is electric.
— Mike Wass