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Cool-eyed and cornrowed, Alicia Keys was just 20 years old when she released her startling debut album: Songs in A Minor.With a sophisticated blend of gentle musicianship and defiant dignity, she span the gorgeous ballad Fallin’ out of the Moonlight Sonata, plunging those 1801 ivories confidently into tough 2001 beats.

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Bob Dylan said: “There’s nothing about that girl I don’t like.” I’ve been intermittently disappointed that she hasn’t done anything more revolutionary with her talent, but have come to accept that Keys doesn’t want to overhaul urban soul.

She wants to deliver good, solid, heartfelt slabs of it.

And on those terms, her fifth studio album is her best record in years.

“It’s been a while/ I’m not who I was before,” are the opening lines of the opener, Brand New Me, and she delivers them with the spine-tingling self-possession for which all those Saturday night talent-show contestants are so desperately reaching.

The emotional involvement is immediate as she draws you into an empowered narrative which does what she does best and rises above: “I’m not expecting sorry/ I’m too busy finding myself.” It unfurls from a simple piano motif – heavy on her trademark echo.

Her keyboard is, as ever, the intimate sound of vulnerability facing up to the big drums (and sampled sirens) of the big city.The melody is unsurprising, and the programmed percussion is off the peg.But the bold, soulful vocal – with just a scratch of a catch in the throat – refuses to let you go.Elsewhere New Day finds her noodling a bit over a squelchy, upbeat bass line but title track Girl on Fire has a thrilling energy and compelling melody, even if I’m not entirely sure if Nicki Minaj rapping about the “bawling” ghost of Marilyn Monroe has anything to do with Keys’s main lyric and a video featuring Keys (who married and had a baby in 2010) as a housewife.Sometimes the powerful simplicity of her lyrics tends toward the trite: missin’/kissin’ rhymes dull strong, Motown-style songs like Tears Always Win.But as right-on as ever, the beautiful solo-piano ballad Not Even the King finds her breathing new, believable life into the old truth that money doesn’t make happiness.

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