It's been a hot second since Ms. Moyet's last studio album (Essex)—eight years, to be exact.

It's been a hot second since Ms. Moyet's last studio album (Essex)—eight years, to be exact. And while two retrospectives arrived in the interim, hardcore fans have simply been salivating for something completely new and fresh. Welcome to Hometime. Beautifully produced by the Insects (Massive Attack, Goldfrapp) and primarily penned by the artist herself, Hometime finds Moyet tackling signature themes like love, lust, and, yes, heartbreak. "Yesterday's Flame" is steeped in Portishead sensibilities, while the single-worthy "Do You Ever Wonder" will likely have many listeners rediscovering vintage Dionne Warwick recordings. "Should I Feel That It's Over," is, simply put, today's Moyet giving us classic Moyet (think "All Cried Out"). With Hometime, Moyet surely delivers the best album of her career.—MP