Never one for easy categorisation, Fiona Apple returns with her finest album to date. Apple has always been a master of the personal as political, and shows that across an album that is resolutely contemporary in its narratives that appear both personal and incisive in their dissection of gendered and sexual politics. The sound is a multi-textured, percussion heavy outing featuring low rough bass and segues into piano and acoustic guitar. Yet in spite of the stomps and claps and the tumbling nature of the album, Apple somehow manages to create a sound that is melodic and at times even sweet. It’s impressive, invigorating and full of humour and good nature. It’s an album worth losing yourself in. Try it.