Poppy's debut album is a good collection of pop songs, but doesn't quite live up to her unique Internet personality.
On her sophomore album Melodrama, Lorde makes a few Top 40 concessions, but shows a ton of promise with the stylistic and formal risks she does take.
Witness finds Katy Perry heading in exciting new sonic and lyrical directions, but is sometimes held back by Katy indulging in safer, staler sounds and her usual cliches.
Poppy has done the Poppiest thing imaginable and created a love song for her computer, and of course there's a video attached to it that has that Poppy aesthetic. We've reached peak levels of Poppy, people. I love it.
Ed Sheeran: The motivational poster of singer-songwriters.
Swedish singer-songwriter Jens Lekman goes full-on pop with his follow-up to 2012's I Know What Love Isn't.