Selena Gomez, REVIVAL (TARGET EXCLUSIVE)
Revival is, like Selena's previous albums, primarily about being in love and out of love. The new element could be that many songs here have a far greater element of sexuality, in songs like "Good for You," "Body Heat," and "Cologne." (She also curses on this album, which is new but hardly denotes maturity.) There are the bad boyfriend/break-up songs "Same Old Love," "Sober" and "Nobody." There are songs about dancing and having a good time ("Me and The Rhythm," "Me & My Girls") and the self-empowering, uplifting tracks ("Revival," Rise").
Overall grade: B-
Reviewed by James Lynch