After Bionic and Lotus failed to make any kind of impact (justice for Bionic!), Xtina is herself (tonight) again on Liberation. With this record, she seems to have given up on being the chart-topper she once was and instead is creating the music she wants to create. It’s this IDGAF attitude that makes Liberation so good.

Songs cut: Dreamers (Interlude) is an important message but you’re better off skipping ahead to the good stuff. Also Sick of Sittin’, I Don’t Need It Anymore (Interlude), Masochist, and Unless It’s With You.

Worst lyric: In Like I Do, Xtina sings “We can Marvin Gaye and get it on.” Haven’t we learned anything from Meghan Trainor?

Best song: Deserve