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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: 30 out of 753
  1. Aug 31, 2019
    10
    If this isn't one of the best albums of the century then I dont know what is . I love lorde's creativity .
  2. Dec 17, 2017
    10
    É incrível a maneira como Lorde, de maneira singular e vista no seu debut album, 'Pure Heroine', consegue descrever sentimentos. Ela é umaÉ incrível a maneira como Lorde, de maneira singular e vista no seu debut album, 'Pure Heroine', consegue descrever sentimentos. Ela é uma escritora nata, como ela mesma se auto-intitula em uma das melhores faixas do CD, 'Writer in The Dark'. E, por mais que o disco tenha uma batida profunda e o piano carregue a maioria das notas, não se engane; Lorde está feliz na própria pele. O disco é uma poderosa narrativa de uma menina de 20 anos (pasme!) que está se descobrindo enquanto mulher, enquanto amante e enquanto artista. Os estalinhos e batidinhas do Pure Heroine se elevaram a outro nível e alcançaram, com a maestria de Jack Antonoff como produtor, um nível difícil de se alcançar - e que deve garantir a ela o gramofone dourado de Album Of The Year no Grammy (merecidamente). É difícil aceitar que uma pessoa de 20 anos consegue descrever tão intensa e desesperadamente sentimentos tão profundos, mas ao mesmo tempo genuínos, o que demonstra que Lorde está vivendo aquela intensidade da primeira paixão, da primeira saída-de-casa, da primeira vez morando sozinha. Lorde não foge de quem é; em 'Pure Heroine', aos 16 anos, deixou soar em nossos ouvidos as narrativas dela, dentro da idade que possuía, e o mesmo se repete no incrível 'Melodrama'. Não sei o que esperar do terceiro álbum de Lorde, que já está a caminho e produzido apenas pela cantora, mas sei que terminei 'Perfect Places' tentando encontrar um jeito de tirar 'Melodrama' da cabeça. E falhei. 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. May 28, 2020
    10
    This album is perfect. Lorde is the queen of Alternative,i'm really lovely so
  5. Aug 27, 2018
    10
    O melhor álbum que eu já ouvi na minha vida! Com certeza esse disco ficará para história e será um trabalho atemporal nunca mais esquecido.O melhor álbum que eu já ouvi na minha vida! Com certeza esse disco ficará para história e será um trabalho atemporal nunca mais esquecido. Suas produções e letras são altamente coesos e me deram arrepios de algo tão bom como esse. Expand
  6. Jun 16, 2017
    10
    É maravilhoso, Lorde conseguiu mostrar um amadurecimento incrível. Impressionante o conceito simples, mas ao mesmo tempo genial do álbum eÉ maravilhoso, Lorde conseguiu mostrar um amadurecimento incrível. Impressionante o conceito simples, mas ao mesmo tempo genial do álbum e como as faixas contam uma história em sequência que pode acontecer com qualquer pessoa. Eu, mais uma vez, tiro meu chapéu pra Lorde, um dos maiores talentos que surgiram neste século. Alguém dá mais alguns Grammys pra ela?! Expand
  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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