Everyone who's seen the video to 2010's single, Ride – in which grooves and moves are beyond slick – must have thought this: how is Ciara not an even bigger deal? Three years on from that single and its album, Basic Instinct, the 27-year-old R&B star has a fifth album that might make this her moment. Or, rather, another single that might. Because however good the other tracks are here (including Read My Lips, which manages to be both ridiculously lubricious and kind of sweet with its promise of a "home-cooked meal"), it's her indomitable track with Nicki Minaj, I'm Out, that powers this album. It's the kind of track that makes you wonder why there isn't a good female equivalent for the word "braggadocio".
Ciara: Ciara – review
Hermione writes for the Observer New Review section on books, music, theatre and feminism.