I wasn't impressed with any song on the first listen, but then most of them gradually started to make sense. My favourites are Not Coming Down, Boxer, My Everything, Pain, Before, Redlight and Stamina. 'Why' is nice, but not a particular favourite.
I don't like the last two songs at all, Boomerang and Higher Livin'. I'm not a fan of Reckless and Nobody Loves Me Better either.
I loved Caught In The Middle on the first 3 listens but then it suddenly lost appeal, I took everything I could from that song already. It would be better with a longer second verse, reworked bridge and less monotonous chorus... But then I'm changing the song.
Pain and Before are especially noteworthy in terms of vocals, style and overall production. It's so different for her.
None of the songs are really like anything she's done before, which is a good thing.
She also said, while talking about Boxer, that she wished she had more time to work on the album so she could have done a few more songs like that. So I guess some songs being underwhelming is due to time restrictions.
Can't wait to hear a lot of these live!