Once the pop-music princess of American shopping malls, Tiffany recast herself as an independent country artist with 2011's Rose Tattoo, trading the synths of her earlier records for a mix of pedal steel and acoustic guitar. The album's thunder was partially stolen by the low-budget movie Mega Python Vs. Gatoroid, which premiered that same year and, in a bizarre moment of Eighties nostalgia, featured a food fight between Tiffany and former chart rival Debbie Gibson. Half a decade later, though, Rose Tattoo holds up considerably better than Mega Python, with songs like "He Won't Miss Me" showing off the writing chops that her catalog of Reagan-era hits — half of which were covers of Sixties songs — overlooked. — A.L.
Listen: "He Won't Miss Me"