at me ranking Niall's album higher than you. I get your criticism, though.Melodrama
gets better the more you listen to it. Fantastic album!
I totally agree with you that the non-singles on Dua's record are meh. It helps that a good chunk of the album are singles.
Ed's does feel a bit soulless - maybe that comes down to the calculated effort of which you speak - but I enjoyed it still.
Damn, we almost had the same album of the year! Kelly's is her best effort since All I Ever Wanted
. Soulful, sophisticated, and mature, but still sassy and powerful. Miss Independent grew up!