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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: 32 out of 32
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 32
  3. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. Jun 28, 2017
    100
    Melodrama overwhelms me. It reaches me at that weird and fragile center.
  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 28, 2017
    90
    She is intensely self-aware and, accordingly, is able to take all the inelegancies of youth--the stumbles out of nightclub doors, the clothes strewn across the bedroom floor, how apocalyptic that first heartbreak feels--and turn them into something exquisite.
  4. Jun 15, 2017
    88
    Lorde captures emotions like none other. Her second album is a masterful study of being a young woman, a sleek and humid pop record full of grief and hedonism, crafted with the utmost care and wisdom.
  5. 80
    There are no gimmicks. There’s nothing screaming for acceptance. Melodrama is a raw, real album under its sparkly clean production. One written for the masses but able to resonate with each individual listener.
  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: 26 out of 626
  1. azp
    Jun 1, 2019
    10
    Love this so much Best album of lorde.
    And it deserved AOTY at the Grammys.
  2. Sep 15, 2017
    10
    this is an absolute triumph of a record
    this masterwork begins with the powerhouse lead single Green Light, which is already one of the
    this is an absolute triumph of a record
    this masterwork begins with the powerhouse lead single Green Light, which is already one of the finest pop singles of the year so far. after 4 fantastic bangers, Liability brings strong feelings of heartache melting into self-empowerment as she "disappears into the sun"
    Hard Feelings/Loveless, the central point of the album, is by far the strongest composition present. about 2.5 minutes in, a most earth shattering and invigorating experience occurs as the music begins to rattle from the core out. this track in particular feels like a detached rollercoaster soaring and rising above feelings of contempt and inferiority. Lorde brings power to every step she climbs, in the launch, in the process AND in the followthrough.
    highlights: Supercut, Hard Feelings/Loveless, Homemade Dynamite, Writer in the Dark, Perfect Places (perhaps the most Pure Heroinesque track)
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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. Jan 9, 2020
    10
    What can I say about Melodrama, for me this album is everything from Green Light until Perfect Places. for me this album is a story. We needWhat can I say about Melodrama, for me this album is everything from Green Light until Perfect Places. for me this album is a story. We need more Melodrama in our lives or what? We need you Lorde, we need cry with liability, this is perfect for us. You are great. Expand
  5. Jun 16, 2017
    10
    Lorde has grown so much from her debut to this album. It's a very cohesive album and you can tell the huge effort she and her team put intoLorde has grown so much from her debut to this album. It's a very cohesive album and you can tell the huge effort she and her team put into the album by it's lyric-writing all the way to the production. Expand
  6. Jun 22, 2017
    10
    Maravilhoso! Parece um livro! Você consegue sentir com Ella a perspectiva no qual ela criou esse album! Letras divinas, PRODUÇÃO MARAVILHOSA!Maravilhoso! Parece um livro! Você consegue sentir com Ella a perspectiva no qual ela criou esse album! Letras divinas, PRODUÇÃO MARAVILHOSA! Lorde & Jack Antonoff, toma aqui o Grammy de vocês. Expand
  7. Feb 17, 2019
    0
    boring album... very generic both melody and lyrics .. vocals are avaregae.. very overrated album . I did not enjoy this album . highlyboring album... very generic both melody and lyrics .. vocals are avaregae.. very overrated album . I did not enjoy this album . highly forgettable songs. Expand

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