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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: 27 out of 696
  1. Aug 23, 2019
    10
    После дебютного альбома Лорд сумела поднять планку до невообразимых высот с этим альбомом. Звучание, текста, визуал, все в этом альбомеПосле дебютного альбома Лорд сумела поднять планку до невообразимых высот с этим альбомом. Звучание, текста, визуал, все в этом альбоме безупрено. Работа гения. Expand
  2. Oct 17, 2017
    10
    They want to know what I think? is the best album of all time, why? I love the feeling that added to each of the songs. is a world completelyThey want to know what I think? is the best album of all time, why? I love the feeling that added to each of the songs. is a world completely different from the one he offered us in pure heroine. At first I admit that I disliked something but after knowing the story I realized the true value. I love her, it's my life. I adore her, I breathe for her. I love you, Lord, I love you with all my heart. Expand
  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. Mar 18, 2020
    10
    been listening to the album since it came out and it NEVER aged. never.
    future classic (if its not one already). one for the history.
  5. Jun 16, 2017
    10
    People say that "Melodrama" is just a shadow of PH, but it`s not. There is one word to try to describe this album is incredible. Lorde createdPeople say that "Melodrama" is just a shadow of PH, but it`s not. There is one word to try to describe this album is incredible. Lorde created the best pop/alternative album of decade. I`m in shock of album songs so far. Just masterpiece. No words. Expand
  6. Jun 18, 2017
    10
    David Bowie: "Lorde is the future of music"
    In her sophomore project Lorde explores the emotional journey and aftermath of a house party
    David Bowie: "Lorde is the future of music"
    In her sophomore project Lorde explores the emotional journey and aftermath of a house party after a hurtful and emotionally draining break up and presents what is to be the Album of The Year. On a new level of lyrical maturity -- and progression from her debut Pure Heroine -- Lorde sings about the hurting, the partying, the liberation, the one-night stands, the reminiscing, self-care and the perpetual longing for closure and happiness along catchy and yet often melancholic and ecstatic melodies. This record makes you want to dance by yourself on the streets and simultaneously cry in your room alone. The way Lorde deals with solitude from a musical and poetic standpoint is not only beyond her age but also extraordinarily cohesive, differentiated and multidimensional and surpasses all of her pop-contemporaries. You have to listen to this. It is exquisite.
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  7. Sep 3, 2019
    0
    I didn't liked this album. I don't see emotions. This album isn't make sense for the name

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