Melodrama

Melodrama

Music CD - 2017
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Four years after releasing her Grammy Award-winning debut, Lorde is back with one of 2017's most anticipated albums. Her latest includes the track Liability and the first single, Green Light.
Publisher: [New York] : Republic / Universal, [2017]
Edition: Explicit version
Characteristics: 1 audio disc : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in
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nickatnitel
Apr 19, 2020

All the nights spent off our faces
Trying to find these perfect places
What the f*** are perfect places anyway?

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nickatnitel
Apr 19, 2020

We told you this was Melodrama
Oh, how fast the evening passes
Cleaning up the champagne glasses

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nickatnitel
Apr 19, 2020

So let's let things come out of the woodwork
I'll give you my best side, tell you all my best lies
Seeing me rolling, showin' someone else love
Dancing with our shoes off
Know I think you're awesome, right?

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nickatnitel
Apr 19, 2020

King and Queen of the weekend
Ain't a pill that could touch our rush
But what will we do when we're sober?

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nickatnitel
Apr 19, 2020

I'm waiting for it, that green light, I want it!

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nickatnitel
Apr 19, 2020

Broadcast the boom boom boom, and make them all dance to it.

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nickatnitel
Apr 19, 2020

Lorde's sophomore album hits every expectation out of the park with maximalist beats and excellent storytelling. A loose concept album displaying feelings of solitude after a breakup while in the midst of a house party, Lorde completely encapsulates emotions many young adults go through. Standout tracks of the album include Green Light, Sober, Homemade Dynamite, Liability, and Perfect Places (although honestly every single song on this album is a masterpiece in its own right.)

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Oct 18, 2017

Four years after the transcendent debut that was Pure Heroine, Lorde returns to the pop scene with a sophomore effort which is inconsistent, but still worthwhile. Lorde is more or less as good as ever, contributing to the album with strong singing and well written lyrics that establish her as one of pop music’s central figures. The problem that arises on this album, and the thing that prevents it from being as good as the last, is that the production here is handled by a young man named “Jack Antonoff”. Gone is the unique atmosphere of Pure Heroine; Antonoff provides musical backing that ranges from simple yet effective to flat and uninspired. Intro track, “Green Light”, is a good example of this; the generic, dancy, Taylor Swift-esque production is saved only through excellent songwriting and delivery, resulting in a good song that leaves you feeling that it could have been better. What we get out of this is an album that feels boring at times, but contains enough highlights (songs like Supercut, Liability, and Perfect Places) to make it a good listen. I would recommend this album, but listen to her other one first; 3.5/5, pretty cool stuff.
- @zlogan of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Lorde’s sophomore album Melodrama gives a more mature and refined sound than her debut, while still maintaining the magic that made her debut so memorable. The album opens up with the fantastic lead single Green Light, which is drastically different from the electropop found on Pure Heroine. Much of the album follows a similar sound favouring piano over synths thanks to Jack Antonoff’s beautiful production. The album then leads into other highlights like Homemade Dynamite and the deeply personal Liability. Almost every song on the album maintains the same level of quality throughout. There really aren’t many complaints I can make, but some songs towards the end of the album, mainly Liability (Reprise), feel slightly less fleshed out than other tracks. The album still ends strong however with the closing track Perfect Places. Overall my problems with this album are very minimal and I feel that Melodrama deserves 4 and a half stars out of 5.
- @Theowk of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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jimg2000
Jul 13, 2017

Lorde's sophomore album does not have those breakthrough songs as Royals, Tennis Court and Team in her 2013 debut "Pure Heroine." But with her tremendous vocal range, she could be another Adele. Watch "Green Light" in "Videos."

Note: My version of Windows Media or VLC players was unable to recognize the album and ripped it as an unknown album with "Track numbers" as Names and Titles ID's. Had to manually rename each accordingly.

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Apr 19, 2020

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