Melodrama

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  • Summary: The second full-length release for the New Zealand pop singer-songwriter was produced with Jack Antonoff.
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Green Light
I do my makeup in somebody else's car We order different drinks at the same bars I know about what you did and I wanna scream the truth She thinks... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 26
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 26
  3. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. 100
    It’s Lorde’s own storytelling that offers Melodrama‘s most rewarding twists.
  2. 100
    Self-care has allowed Lorde to make something extraordinary and authentic, something that takes you by the hand and assures you that you can survive and thrive in the same sea of emotion.
  3. Jun 23, 2017
    100
    What Melodrama confirms most of all is Lorde’s uncanny ability to drill down so precisely on grand emotional themes that would fell lesser songwriters. Tackling a bad breakup certainly isn’t new in pop music, but it’s delivered here with an honesty an energy that is uniquely her own.
  4. Jun 16, 2017
    90
    Accept its odd phrasings and vast negative spaces and Lorde’s sophomore effort reveals itself dark and glorious. ... The smoky, slightly hoarse warmth of her maturing voice immediately sets the new material apart from rivals, and from her 2013 debut Pure Heroine.
  5. Jun 19, 2017
    85
    Melodrama's swirls of strings and bursts of glimmering synths show a pop star in her prime. Between rage, elation, and all of the mistakes in-between, Lorde is more self-aware than she's ever been.
  6. 80
    Fuelled by a black humour that’s almost become her trademark, there’s heartbreak and ecstasy, desire, fear, uncertainty, acting on impulse, making mistakes and (maybe) learning from them. And those are tunes we can definitely dance to.
  7. Jun 16, 2017
    75
    This is a personal singer-songwriter album outfitted in pop colors. Strings swoop, backing vocals become percussion beds, keyboards are smudged and distorted with dance club grime, beats ascend and then dissolve.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 17 out of 247
  1. Jun 16, 2017
    10
    Certamente falar sobre o Melodrama não será fácil, pois falar de qualidade é praticamente indescritível. Surpreende-nos o fato da Lorde terCertamente falar sobre o Melodrama não será fácil, pois falar de qualidade é praticamente indescritível. Surpreende-nos o fato da Lorde ter amadurecido tanto em tão pouco tempo. Enquanto a maioria dos artistas demoram 2 ou 3 álbuns para amadurecerem em suas composições (ou nem amadurecerem), Lorde se torna uma singularidade nesse meio, fazendo isso em seu segundo álbum de estúdio. Podemos falar que ela já estava madura e grande em seu álbum de estréia, o Pure Heroine, mas Melodrama vemos uma Lorde totalmente diferente daquele que vimos aos 16.
    Em 11 faixas a artista consegue transmitir tudo ou 99,9% de tudo que é proposto pelo álbum, pois é impossível humanamente transmitir o que sentimos ao próximo sem que haja modificações na percepção ou na transmissão.
    De Green Light a Perfect Places, Lorde percorre o caminho que todo ser humano em sua vida o faz: a saída da idade de fantasias para a idade madura, onde o melancolismo e dramaticismo chegam ao seu auge na interioridade de cada um. A efemeridade da vida é que provoca tais lutas internas, e a artista consegue captar tais circunstâncias: um verdadeiro dom que nasce da vivência bruta dessas contradições.
    Lembro-me nesse momento da canção Hometown Glory do álbum "19" da Adele, e como ela conseguiu transmitir em uma música tão simples a grandiosidade e ao mesmo tempo a efemeridade da vida de Londres e de como se sentia nesse meio. Lorde da mesma forma, em faixas como Sober, Writer in the Dark e Liability, dá a cada um de nós uma avalanche dos nosso próprios sentimentos.
    Se há pontos fracos no álbum, estes são quase imperceptíveis. Melodrama se traduz numa real obra-de-arte. Se Lorde fosse uma pintora, com certeza, Picasso e Van Gogh estariam honrados em tê-la como contemporânea na produção de quadros.
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  2. Jun 20, 2017
    10
    very well-written and well-produced album... deserves the album of the year
    best songs from the album are hard feelings/loveless, supercut,
    very well-written and well-produced album... deserves the album of the year
    best songs from the album are hard feelings/loveless, supercut, sober, green light, and writer in the dark
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  3. Jun 16, 2017
    10
    A very cohesive and well-arranged album. It deserves all the acclaims it's been getting so far. Despite the album being great as a whole,A very cohesive and well-arranged album. It deserves all the acclaims it's been getting so far. Despite the album being great as a whole, there are not many stand-out tracks or single-worthy songs that you would enjoy listening on the radio. Still, an amazing effort by lorde who writes and co-produces ALL her songs herself. Expand
  4. Jun 20, 2017
    10
    Lorde is the best alternative artist in the world, I'll see her with all the Grammys in the next feb.
    This masterpiece has something that
    Lorde is the best alternative artist in the world, I'll see her with all the Grammys in the next feb.
    This masterpiece has something that others albums not, it's called ART.
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  5. Jun 16, 2017
    10
    This is my favorite album since Kanye's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Where most pop girls try and fail these days, Lorde succeeds.This is my favorite album since Kanye's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Where most pop girls try and fail these days, Lorde succeeds. While the sound is pretty minimalistic, it sounds like a huge luxurious pop album. Every song is not pop friendly yet could probably be a total jam on the radio (if radio would allow it) because of each song's pure original song and lyrical beauty.

    The sound on each track is memorable and big. Her vocals never come across as some random coffee shop artist. They are something truly magical. There is no filler because Lorde is smart enough to know a 40 minute album means there is no room for failure. I never found myself looking at my phone to see when the album is over or because I forgot what the song title is called. She has created an absolute masterpiece. It's a shame that it won't get noticed a lot like Witness did. The album is begging to be a hit machine. Not only is it a fantastic pop album, an overall fantastic album in general. Nothing will top this album this year. The album is a work of genius.

    Green Light: An absolute party heavy blast from start to finish. The perfect way to build up to a big sound. The production doesn't carry this song to make it a dance heavy song. It's Lorde's vocals and her lyrics. 10/10

    Sober: One of the most original songs of the year. Totally original lyrics with her weird vocal changes make this another blast. 10/10

    Homemade Dynamite: Production isn't as heavy as I thought it would be but that's not a bad thing and doesn't mean that it's bad. Lyrics aren't as good as the other songs but her vocals and the catchiness of the song distract from that. 9/10

    The Louvre: Organic sound that has a really unique vibe. Once again fantastic lyrics backed up her raw vocals. This one kind of got to me because I am still getting over a heartbreak from over a year ago :-( 10/10

    Liability: I didn't think I would like this before I heard it. A lot of indie type pop girls fail at ballads. The sound is really minimal on this but somehow she makes it seem huge. The lyrics are heartbreaking and stray far from the stupid cringey ballad lyrics we usually hear from Katy. A total emotional and heartbreaking song. 10/10

    Hard Feelings/Loveless: A lot of the time when a song is split up in two titles, it's kind of stupid. The production slowly moves from something kind of familiar to something really groovy. Lyrics are memorable from beginning to end. I was kind of worried when I saw the time length. How did these two songs go by so fast without dragging? 10/10

    Sober II (Melodrama) Fantastic production and lyrics as well as her raw emotional vocals. Just one complaint, I wish it were longer. This is like a short sample you get an ice cream shop. 9/10

    Writer In The Dark: Once again Lorde has another emotional filled song without getting cheesy. 10/10

    Supercut: I feel like this is a sequel to Green Light. It baffles me how she can turn a dance ready song into something really emotional and meaningful. 10/10

    Liability (Repise): Great way to end the album. Just wish it were LONGER!

    Perfect Places: Extremely catchy and fun. It doesn't depend on it's catchiness though. Her lyrics and vocals carry the song the most. This needs to be a single on the radio. It has so much potential to be a huge hit. 10/10

    Nobody has made dance music and blended it with such great emotions since TFM. This might be her at her talent peak. The album took 18 months to make and it shows off the hard work. I don't care how much tickets are, I have to see this talented performer.
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  6. Jun 16, 2017
    10
    this is just amazing, Lorde has grown up an her music too, but now its more fun, more
    Variety of rhythms from the beggining to the end, green
    this is just amazing, Lorde has grown up an her music too, but now its more fun, more
    Variety of rhythms from the beggining to the end, green light is a masterpiece that makes you feel alive, it's the happiest song i ever heard from lorde, and then "Liability" with a beautiful lyric that makes you cry tough, and the whoie album shows a really hard work , ¡well done lorde!
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  7. Jun 23, 2017
    0
    this is a great album with horrible lyrics but amazing rhythms, fail in everything, doesn't have a style, poorly pop and songs that willthis is a great album with horrible lyrics but amazing rhythms, fail in everything, doesn't have a style, poorly pop and songs that will become something forgettable Expand

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