Demi Lovato’s ambitious sixth album almost didn’t get made. She took a break from music in 2016, tweeting that she “wasn’t made” for fame’s critical lens. We’re so glad she changed her mind. Tell Me You Love Me is a pop force—full of vocal muscle, stadium energy, and splendidly over-the-top production—that strives to embrace complexity. On power-pop anthems “Tell Me You Love Me” and “You Don’t Do It for Me Anymore,” she longs for love but refuses to settle, exposing her weaknesses with otherworldly vocal strength. Lovato may see herself as average, but take our word for it—she isn’t.