Lorde - Melodrama
Jul 13, 2020 (updated Jul 14, 2020)
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Definitely a step up from her debut, but not exactly a redemption arc.

In contrast to Pure Heroine, Melodrama features interesting instrumentals and decently catchy tracks that don't leave me feeling violated. Homemade Dynamite is a great track and probably my favorite Lorde track (for whatever that's worth). However just because the instrumentals are interesting this time around doesn't make them amazing. They're still pretty bland by 2017 standards. This is more or less what I was referring to in my review of Pure Heroine when I talked about inoffensive middle ground. It's still mostly boring, but does have some standout moments.

5/10

Favorite track(s): Homemade Dynamite, Perfect Places

Least favorite track: Green Light
7 Comments
Jul 13, 2020
the lorde stans are not gonna like this
Jul 13, 2020
This one hurt.

Agree on Green Light though, I hate that she chose that as the lead.
Jul 13, 2020
Coming from someone who isn't a Lorde super fan or anything, this record grows on you. This record isnt a one and done type of listen.
Jul 13, 2020
I highly agree
Jul 13, 2020
@ExpandingMan I will literally never listen to it again you can't make me.
Jul 13, 2020
I....agree! Her debut sucks donkey dick and this isn't exactly much to write home about aside from a few tracks.
Jul 15, 2020
lmao i respect that
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