Pop music has always been an easy target for music snobs. Its accessibility and popularity, combined with the fact that its fans tend to be young and eager, leaves it open to easy derision. Whether you like it or not though, it's a genre that has produced some of the greatest musicians.
And rarely has there been a better time for pop than 2015. Musicians are making brilliant, emotive, meaningful music that is unadulterated pop - because pop and musicianship are not, and never have been, mutually exclusive.
From Halsey to Petite Meller, these are the 10 artists (though the list is far from exhaustive) making pop worthwhile in 2015.