Lorde - Melodrama
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Lorde - Melodrama

It could have gone either way for Lorde. Early fame can disorientate talent, and can lead artists into collaboration with big names and old ideas, but Lorde utterly retains her identity here as a leader, not a follower. She also hasn’t made the mistake of thinking that we all want to hear about new RICH AND FAMOUS problems (hello The Weeknd) and still sings about issues her fans can relate to. Lorde’s stock-in-trade is her emotional honesty. Sometimes it’s poetic, sometimes clunky and indulgent but isn’t that how self-reflection and self-pity is?

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