20 Best Pop Albums of 2017

Kesha, Harry, Taylor and more of the year in hooks

Pink, 'Beautiful Trauma'
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20. Pink, 'Beautiful Trauma'

Pink is the most persistent and consistent pop star of the last two decades, churning out album after album of megapop hits: a pretty incredible feat considering her place in the early Aughts pop landscape was to be the antithesis of bigger bubblegum stars like Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera. Across seventh album Beautiful Trauma, the singer analyzes married life, motherhood and the state of the world with help from Jack Antonoff, Max Martin, Tobias Jesso Jr., Greg Kurstin and more. A solid LP that successfully avoids mimicking trends. B.S.