The latest from Mitski could have gone in many different directions. After ‘Be The Cowboy’ pushed her to new levels of fame, Mitski was close to quitting but was contracted for one more album. Many an artist in a similar position has phoned it in, but Mitski has returned with an album that is as revealingly personal as ever before. Drawing on a darker side of her character, ‘Laurel Hell’ nonetheless features some of the most buoyant Pop moments in the one-two of ‘The Only Heartbreaker’ and ‘Love Me More’. Album highlight ‘Working For The Knife’ captures Mitski at her straight-faced, emotive best while slices of MBV-style Shoegaze guitar intermittently undercut the mix before horns take the lead. It may be her finest moment yet.