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Melodrama Ranked
1Lorde
Melodrama


"Hard Feelings/Loveless" - This wouldn't be the top track if it were missing either half, but they work brilliantly together. The atmosphere of the former is better than any Lorde has crafted, and the 'Loveless' outro is possibly the most sheer fun I've ever had listening to her. Best Lorde song overall, and that includes Pure Heroine. (5/5)
2Lorde
Melodrama


"The Louvre" - The lyrics are the main attraction here, but the "boom boom boom" section is also a pretty awesome moment. Her personality really shines through here (I am your sweetheart psychopathic crush / Drink up your movements, still I can't get enough / I overthink your p-punctuation use / Not my fault, just a thing that my mind do). It really encapsulates the feeling of Melodrama that acts as a rush at the beginning of any new, exciting attraction. (4.7/5)
3Lorde
Melodrama


"Liability" - Some bemoan its simplicity, but it works really well. This is basically Lorde doing her best Regina Spektor impression, and it turns out to be incredible. If you don't melt at the first verse, you have no heart: "So I guess I'll go home into the arms of the girl that I love, the only love I haven't screwed up / She's so hard to please, but she's a forest fire / I do my best to meet her demands, play at romance, we slow dance in the living room / But all that a stranger would see is one girl swaying alone, stroking her cheek." Gah this should probably be higher. (4.7/5)
4Lorde
Melodrama


"Supercut" - One of the most upbeat songs on the record, the rhythm really drives the back half of the album. Aside from 'Green Light' it's probably the catchiest/most memorable track, but this is a better song overall. Someone said there's a Bowie thing going on here too which I kind of hear but can't put my finger on. (4.5/5)
5Lorde
Melodrama


"Writer In The Dark" - Stunning, jaw-dropping vocals - a must listen. That is all. (4.5/5)
6Lorde
Melodrama


"Green Light" - People tend to overlook this because as the lead single, it feels like old news. But it's definitely the catchiest and most upbeat track on the record, and that's magnified by its quality songwriting and lyrics. Chorus is orgasmic. Feels like the happiest breakup song, and it's refreshing. (4.3/5)
7Lorde
Melodrama


"Perfect Places" - I know, I know. #7, really? It's less a slight against this song and more a testament to the strength of the tracks above it. I lump this in the same category as 'Green Light' - it's tremendous fun, possesses great lyrics, and makes for a perfect closer. (4.3/5)
8Lorde
Melodrama


"Sober II (Melodrama)" - Her voice never sounds more sincere than it does here. It's a shorter, ballad-like track and feels more like an interlude than a fleshed out song, but it's breathtaking anyway. (4.0/5)
9Lorde
Melodrama


"Sober" - This marks the beginning of the less-than-stellar songs, but it's still great. The only reason this is in the lower half of my rankings is that it feels like a continuation of Pure Heroine - the beat, the vocals, etc. all feel like the Lorde of 2013, and not the matured one we see across the majority of Melodrama. Good, but not on par with the rest. (3.5/5)
10Lorde
Melodrama


"Homemade Dynamite" - See above. I get the feeling that these two tracks were written towards the beginning of the recording process, because they feel like P.H.-era Lorde. The mouthed explosion sound is fucking adorable. (3.5/5)
11Lorde
Melodrama


"Liability (Reprise)" - The only track that feels a bit like filler. It's pleasant, but could have been left off the record and wouldn't have made a difference. (3.0/5)
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