Since Sia's last album, 2010's top-notch "We Are Born," the performer has written songs for Beyoncé, Rihanna and Katy Perry, co-starred on hits with David Guetta and Flo Rida, and achieved her first solo U.S. success with the Top 20 hit "Chandelier."
America's finally caught on to the ultratalented Sia, and the Australian singer-songwriter stretches her boundaries even further on her sixth release, "1000 Forms of Fear."
Sia's album contains some of the eerie but addictive material she's known for. "Big Girls Cry" builds from a soft verse to a memorable chorus, and she repeats that song's refrain on the downtempo ballad "Straight for the Knife," another highlight. "Eye of the Needle" is just one more example of her musical prowess.