Lorde - Melodrama (2017)

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMK_npDG12Q

maura, Thursday, 2 March 2017 19:15 (three months ago) Permalink

LORDE BACK

flopson, Thursday, 2 March 2017 19:26 (three months ago) Permalink

there's a lot going on there

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 2 March 2017 19:26 (three months ago) Permalink

I like that it's not "Royals" redux, which would be the worst possible move. And I like it in and of itself.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 2 March 2017 19:36 (three months ago) Permalink

I don't care, I love it, I don't care

ridiculously dope soul (unregistered), Thursday, 2 March 2017 19:41 (three months ago) Permalink

This is basically what I wish Jamie XX's music sounded like.

ornate orchestral arrangements (DJP), Thursday, 2 March 2017 19:43 (three months ago) Permalink

This is a jam.

how's life, Thursday, 2 March 2017 19:47 (three months ago) Permalink

Interesting production. Melodically about as dull as it's possible to be

imago, Thursday, 2 March 2017 19:49 (three months ago) Permalink

like your opinions then

j/k :* :)

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 2 March 2017 20:04 (three months ago) Permalink

Also, perfect album title.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 2 March 2017 20:11 (three months ago) Permalink

I hope that this go-round I like more than half of the album.

ornate orchestral arrangements (DJP), Thursday, 2 March 2017 20:12 (three months ago) Permalink

MeLorderama

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 2 March 2017 20:15 (three months ago) Permalink

co-written by lena dunham's boyfriend

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 2 March 2017 20:23 (three months ago) Permalink

Really? I usually don't care too much for his stuff.

how's life, Thursday, 2 March 2017 20:38 (three months ago) Permalink

it takes a special kind of performer to almost ruin the energy of a track like that

call all destroyer, Thursday, 2 March 2017 21:00 (three months ago) Permalink

I like this. Very catchy. She's a big fan of the processed hand-clap percussion though.

LimbsKing, Thursday, 2 March 2017 21:01 (three months ago) Permalink

the housey piano is the best bit - ensuing chorus kinda ruins it

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Thursday, 2 March 2017 21:06 (three months ago) Permalink

Phenomenal song. Disagree about her sucking the energy out of it; it's her droll/incensed/kinda bizarre vocal performance that sells it.

Evan R, Thursday, 2 March 2017 22:00 (three months ago) Permalink

Sounds like it could be a "Hello"-sized smash to me. It's gonna sound incredible hearing this at bar close and on pop radio megamixes all summer long

Evan R, Thursday, 2 March 2017 22:01 (three months ago) Permalink

Definitely has a lot of remix potential. It doesn't quite feel like the dance track I want it to be, but perhaps it's a grower.

Chantilly Bass, Thursday, 2 March 2017 22:31 (three months ago) Permalink

I'm not wild about the production but it feels like it's going to be big regardless.

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 2 March 2017 22:59 (three months ago) Permalink

The chorus backing vocals make me think of Kate Bush, so I can't dislike this. Anyone else getting a Katy B vibe as far as direction?

Carlotta's Portrait (Ross), Friday, 3 March 2017 00:20 (three months ago) Permalink

This isn't bad. I had planned to hate her for all eternity after that Tears for Fears cover.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Friday, 3 March 2017 00:38 (three months ago) Permalink

Kate Bush is a good call - not in the way it sounds, but in the way she's maturing as an artist.

Not sure about this on first listen - there is so much going on - but think it may well grow on me.

Camaraderie at Arms Length, Friday, 3 March 2017 01:33 (three months ago) Permalink

i like the parts w/the house piano

example (crüt), Friday, 3 March 2017 01:59 (three months ago) Permalink

aka the good parts

call all destroyer, Friday, 3 March 2017 02:03 (three months ago) Permalink

on second listen it's a total earworm

Van Horn Street, Friday, 3 March 2017 04:02 (three months ago) Permalink

can't stand the video, that being said

Van Horn Street, Friday, 3 March 2017 04:03 (three months ago) Permalink

I like the pre-chorus/chorus, but not so keen on the verses, which feel kind of disconnected to me.

MarkoP, Friday, 3 March 2017 04:07 (three months ago) Permalink

Kate Bush is a good call

Visually as well.

It would/will be more obvious should she breaks out of 1st person relationship songs. As far as I know, Lorde's not an instrumentalist. I wonder what would be today's equivalent of a Fairlight to get in her hands?

Sanpaku, Friday, 3 March 2017 04:17 (three months ago) Permalink

The backing vocals on the chorus sound so much like Niki & The Dove.

kitchen person, Friday, 3 March 2017 04:24 (three months ago) Permalink

the last minute is the best part

clouds (peanutbuttereverysingleday), Friday, 3 March 2017 04:43 (three months ago) Permalink

Pretty good song. Dull lyrics but the delivery's convincing. Suspenseful verses building up to a big, booming chorus, the sound of something exciting happening RIGHT NOW.

Kate Bush comparisons seem criminal.

“Remember,” he says, “Noddy Holder is a gangster.” (contenderizer), Friday, 3 March 2017 05:41 (three months ago) Permalink

predictable but decent I guess

a self-reinforcing downward spiral of male-centric indie (katherine), Friday, 3 March 2017 07:57 (three months ago) Permalink

'She thinks she loves the beach you're such a damn liar' ✓

I like this a lot, and think it's full of energy. She uses three or four different sounding vocals in this and I think it really works. Booming chorus.

Le Bateau Ivre, Friday, 3 March 2017 10:13 (three months ago) Permalink

'She thinks you* love the beach etc'

Le Bateau Ivre, Friday, 3 March 2017 10:14 (three months ago) Permalink

I want to like this but it just makes me want to listen to Miike Snow instead. Silvia specifically.

El Tomboto, Friday, 3 March 2017 11:35 (three months ago) Permalink

the last minute is the best part

OTM, the detuned synth lead steals the whole song

El Tomboto, Friday, 3 March 2017 11:37 (three months ago) Permalink

terrible single on first listen, no coherence between verse and bridge

her voice is not great on this, sounds like she's stretching for those low notes, no idea why they wouldn't just have transposed it, I'm certain she'll be far off key live (not bcz she's not a good singer but bcz the song is out of her register)

niels, Friday, 3 March 2017 12:23 (three months ago) Permalink

I like this.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 3 March 2017 12:31 (three months ago) Permalink

literally can't believe you're all handing out these props to that My First Chord Sequence chorus

an uptempo Pop/Hip Hop mentality (imago), Friday, 3 March 2017 12:39 (three months ago) Permalink

are we really only demanding this of our pop

an uptempo Pop/Hip Hop mentality (imago), Friday, 3 March 2017 12:40 (three months ago) Permalink

(the synth line at the end is decent I guess)

an uptempo Pop/Hip Hop mentality (imago), Friday, 3 March 2017 12:54 (three months ago) Permalink

shut up

ornate orchestral arrangements (DJP), Friday, 3 March 2017 14:37 (three months ago) Permalink

I love it when LJ starts talking about chord sequences and composition like he knows what he's talking about.

Matt DC, Friday, 3 March 2017 14:40 (three months ago) Permalink

This does feel like it was written for the opening ceremony of a major sporting tournament in a city with no clear identity though.

Matt DC, Friday, 3 March 2017 14:41 (three months ago) Permalink

yeah, it doesn't seem very... lordey to me

feels like a belting singer would have served the material better

niels, Friday, 3 March 2017 14:45 (three months ago) Permalink

i don't dislike this but it sounds pretty generic for someone considered an Event Artist (the reasons for which are beyond me)

lex pretend, Friday, 3 March 2017 14:46 (three months ago) Permalink

feels like a belting singer would have served the material better

― niels, Friday, March 3, 2017 9:45 AM (twenty-six minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

my guy

call all destroyer, Friday, 3 March 2017 15:13 (three months ago) Permalink

1st person relationship songs

aka 95% of pop music in 2017

Wimmels, Friday, 3 March 2017 15:38 (three months ago) Permalink

Yeah Louvre final is great too and EchoTBesque indeed

AlXTC from Paris, Friday, 16 June 2017 19:49 (one week ago) Permalink

The verses in "Liability" remind me of "All the Young Dudes."

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 16 June 2017 19:58 (one week ago) Permalink

Definitely, same chords progression. It's so simple and almost throwaway but very touching

AlXTC from Paris, Friday, 16 June 2017 20:00 (one week ago) Permalink

"Liability" is the only song I'm not really feeling.

a butt groove but for feet (DJP), Friday, 16 June 2017 20:33 (one week ago) Permalink

are you saying compared to the rest of the album it's a

nomar, Friday, 16 June 2017 20:35 (one week ago) Permalink

song that's somewhat lacking

nomar, Friday, 16 June 2017 20:35 (one week ago) Permalink

i wanted to say, i like the cover art on this album.

nomar, Friday, 16 June 2017 20:37 (one week ago) Permalink

I wasn't impressed with "Liability" on SNL so I'm surprised how much I like it on the album. Guess I needed to hear it a few times.

Have now played this a few more times at work today and really enjoyed it all the way through. I like how she and Antonoff refined and expanded her sound without losing the sense of intimacy from the first album. Still kind of feels like Lorde alone in a room, just a bigger room with nicer furniture.

a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony (tipsy mothra), Friday, 16 June 2017 20:44 (one week ago) Permalink

Good listen indeed. "Supercut" is my standout.

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 17 June 2017 02:08 (one week ago) Permalink

the only track i don't really care for is "sober II (melodrama)," but besides that, the record is really good

joshywinty (josh), Saturday, 17 June 2017 02:19 (one week ago) Permalink

I have yet to listen to this album, but I find her onion ring interest relatable

mh, Saturday, 17 June 2017 02:47 (one week ago) Permalink

Good listen indeed. "Supercut" is my standout.

― Ned Raggett, Friday, June 16, 2017

For me too. Good lyrics!

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 17 June 2017 04:46 (one week ago) Permalink

Blowin shit up with homemade d-d-d-dynamite!

AlXTC from Paris, Saturday, 17 June 2017 11:10 (one week ago) Permalink

the only track i don't really care for is "sober II (melodrama)," but besides that, the record is really good

I'm on that track! I wish they'd let me cut loose, but they had a specific thing in mind

fgti, Saturday, 17 June 2017 13:03 (one week ago) Permalink

whaaaaaat

mh, Saturday, 17 June 2017 14:14 (one week ago) Permalink

whoa

Le Bateau Ivre, Saturday, 17 June 2017 14:48 (one week ago) Permalink

Nice ! What do you play ?
Re:"Homemade Dynamite" there's a little imperial phase Timbo feel imo.

AlXTC from Paris, Saturday, 17 June 2017 15:34 (one week ago) Permalink

Playing what? Strings? In any case, congrats! That's really cool.

Xp

DJI, Saturday, 17 June 2017 15:36 (one week ago) Permalink

this is a big step up from her debut and it's quite pleasant overall but mostly it's not really grabbing me yet either

ufo, Saturday, 17 June 2017 18:11 (one week ago) Permalink

the only track i don't really care for is "sober II (melodrama)," but besides that, the record is really good

I'm on that track! I wish they'd let me cut loose, but they had a specific thing in mind

― fgti, Saturday, June 17, 2017 6:03 AM (four hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

ah, nice! would've loved to have heard what you wanted to bring to the table

joshywinty (josh), Saturday, 17 June 2017 18:17 (one week ago) Permalink

were you provided onion rings?

mh, Saturday, 17 June 2017 20:40 (one week ago) Permalink

Really liked my first run through of this album. This would sound great on a late night drive.

Rod Steel (musicfanatic), Sunday, 18 June 2017 01:22 (six days ago) Permalink

sounds good but I still can't get with her pronunciation, sounds like she's pouting all the time

niels, Sunday, 18 June 2017 11:13 (six days ago) Permalink

she does come off as wise beyond her years and quite sympathetic in recent RS feature though:
http://i.imgur.com/U46jMq9.png

niels, Sunday, 18 June 2017 11:15 (six days ago) Permalink

eh if she was wise beyond her years, why does she hear wisdom in Don Henley?

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 18 June 2017 11:44 (six days ago) Permalink

sneaky passive voice "might be considered uncool"

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 18 June 2017 11:44 (six days ago) Permalink

I thought you heard wisdom in Don Henley?!

niels, Sunday, 18 June 2017 12:24 (six days ago) Permalink

Don't look back
You can never look back

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 18 June 2017 12:32 (six days ago) Permalink

roll my eyes so hard when RS uses "might be considered uncool"

mh, Sunday, 18 June 2017 14:37 (six days ago) Permalink

Lorde not doing much to dispell the rumors that she's actually 45 by digging Henley and Phil Collins

akm, Sunday, 18 June 2017 15:05 (six days ago) Permalink

wow can't believe lorde is donald trump

more like matthew badlose (wins), Sunday, 18 June 2017 15:15 (six days ago) Permalink

I think 35 and younger and 55 and older would be acceptable Collins/Henley fan ages

anywhere between then idk

mh, Sunday, 18 June 2017 17:11 (six days ago) Permalink

lorde is seasoned enough by this point to play to the outlets she's being interviewed by, I'd be surprised if she didn't mention someone like Don Henley

sick, fucking funny, and well tasty (katherine), Sunday, 18 June 2017 17:31 (six days ago) Permalink

"also, every REM album is a 5 star record!"

akm, Sunday, 18 June 2017 17:33 (six days ago) Permalink

lol if she was thinking "hmm this is going to be in Rolling Stone, how could I fuck with them? Better mention Don Henley"

mh, Sunday, 18 June 2017 17:33 (six days ago) Permalink

DON: Well, yeah.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 18 June 2017 17:39 (six days ago) Permalink

Before giving me any assignments, Whiney asks if I like Don Henley.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 18 June 2017 17:40 (six days ago) Permalink

it's great because half the time I think of RS I picture some old white dude who peaked in the 70s and keeps wondering why there aren't more lists with Led Zepplin

the other half of the time I picture Whiney saying something about deadlines

mh, Sunday, 18 June 2017 17:47 (six days ago) Permalink

Lorde talked to Tavi Gevinson for the Rookie podcast and mentioned Don Henley frequently in that conversation, for what it's worth

monotony, Sunday, 18 June 2017 21:51 (six days ago) Permalink

I think nothing would piss off Don Henley more knowing that a young female electronic musician with an obvious debt to current pop likes him, the more I think about it.

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 18 June 2017 22:22 (six days ago) Permalink

def. Kate Bush vibes on the "Writer in the Dark" chorus but Lorde is a million miles away from having the evocative emotional touch of Bush

Unchanging Window (Ross), Monday, 19 June 2017 04:56 (five days ago) Permalink

Saying that I really like this

Unchanging Window (Ross), Monday, 19 June 2017 05:00 (five days ago) Permalink

Yo, fgti, nice!

the ghost of markers, Monday, 19 June 2017 06:42 (five days ago) Permalink

I have listened to the album a lot over the w-e and it's really good.
The only song I don't enjoy as much as the others is "sober" but it's alright.
I find the album almost too short (although I like that most of the songs are unusually short for these days. they say and do what they have to without expending for the sake of it).
One of the several moments I love is the "loveless" part. it's so light and great pop compared to the rest and right in the middle of the album.

AlXTC from Paris, Monday, 19 June 2017 08:16 (five days ago) Permalink

Also anyone else get Echo + TB vibes at the end of The Louvre?

It was definitely reminding me of something. Came up with "Puerto Rico Way" by the 6ths.

geoffreyess, Tuesday, 20 June 2017 16:06 (four days ago) Permalink

ooooo that's a good one.

Was also wondering what Lorde Album #2 sounds like thematically if Tayor and 1989 didn't exist.

ein Sexmonster (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Tuesday, 20 June 2017 16:50 (four days ago) Permalink

there are a few songs that remind me, maybe through roundabout influence, that Lorde curated a pretty good Hunger Games soundtrack

mh, Tuesday, 20 June 2017 17:01 (four days ago) Permalink

IN MY HEAD I DO EVERYTHING RIGHT WHEN YOU CALL I FORGIVE AND NOT FIGHT ALL THE MOMENTS I PLAY IN THE DARK WE WERE WILD AND FLUORESCENT COME HOME TO MY HEART

joshywinty (josh), Tuesday, 20 June 2017 22:47 (four days ago) Permalink

Sober is a GREAT track

Unchanging Window (Ross), Wednesday, 21 June 2017 05:55 (three days ago) Permalink


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