Label: Hollywood Records
It's easy to be cynical about pop stars' post-breakdown rebirth albums. But Demi Lovato's first album since seeking help for several issues in 2010 not only feels movingly genuine, but pragmatic and pop-tastic. She loses herself on the dancefloor (the Missy-featuring "All Night Long"), belts out poignant confessionals ("Fix a Heart," the heartbreaking "For the Love of a Daughter") and gives herself a crucial post-rehab reality check (the earthy "In Real Life"). The title track does it all at once. She also does some of her best singing ever. When Demi says she's a new girl, we believe it.