"Released: August 26, 2016 • UK chart peak: No.2
We said: “Even when the album verges on box-ticking with its light sprinkling of Major Lazer/Bieber style bangers, it still retains enough personality to be distinctive. When Britney began teasing the album over two years ago, she used the terms “left lane” and “artsy fartsy”. Well, Glory is most definitely those things and more. It’s a triumphant return of one of pop music’s most essential players."