1000 Forms Of Fear
Sello: Monkey Puzzle Records/RCA Records
After a four-year break, Sia continues to embrace pop sheen with enthusiasm, ready to swing from whatever chandelier you've got. Yet her heartbreak anthems carry plenty of adult gravity: "Chandelier" itself details alcoholism's fallout. Longtime fans may be disappointed that she's ironed out some of her weirder flourishes, but Sia's brand of pop remains quirky, whether trading verses with The Weeknd on glitch-hop track "Elastic Heart" or swaggering through garage rocker "Hostage." Even the eerie blond bob on the cover bespeaks her intent: stylish as ever, and growing more iconic each time out.