14. G I R L. Pharrell Williams. Pharrell has come a really, really long way from his N.E.R.D. days, especially how he was left to pickup the pieces almost entirely by himself, after the breakup. He later described that experience as a period, when he would write songs out of ego, out of angst, perhaps to try to prove a point. G I R L is very different from this, its his shallow retrospective on his loyal fanhood of girls, and an ode to his Grammy-winning ways of retro-pop.