Another is the set's lead single 'Diamonds', a Sia-penned serenade about beautiful-but-ultimately-doomed love that could easily be attributed to her on-off ex, even if she did dedicate the song to her recently-deceased grandma Dolly. The same goes for 'Stay', the LP's most underproduced track that includes the lyric: "Not really sure how to feel about it/ Something in the way you move makes me feel like I can't live without you" - a line that sounds even more poignant when offset by Mikky Ekko's angelic vocal.
Then there's the duet with the man himself on 'Nobody's Business', an uptempo R&B-funk number which finds Brown doing his best Michael Jackson impression (who shares a co-write here) and, cleverly, serves as one of the album's standouts. Its playfulness is short lived though, if the seven-minute confession 'Love Without Tragedy'/'Mother Mary' - which curiously shares the same producers - is anything to go by.
Elsewhere, there's a sense of last-minute record label box-ticking. The Chase & Status-helmed wobble on the chorus of 'Jump' and a dancefloor-friendly bounce courtesy of David Guetta on 'Right Now' are somewhat safe options; but there's plenty elsewhere (including closers 'No Love Allowed' and Labrinth-produced 'Lost in Paradise') that prove why, eight years and seven albums in, she is still the biggest popstar on the planet.
Tracks to download: 'Loveeeeeee Song', 'Stay', 'Nobody's Business', 'No Love Allowed'
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Watch the 'Diamonds' video below: