People are calling Lorde's long-awaited new release 'the best pop album of 2017'


Lorde Melodrama

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"Melodrama," Lorde's first album in four years following the debut that made her a star with its hit single "Royals," is finally here. Released on Friday, it's getting great reviews so far.


It's a darker turn from 2013's "Pure Heroine," which was written when she was just 16 years old.

On "Melodrama," Lorde proves that while she's still only 20, she has the maturity to write and make emotional pop music that stands out from the rest, all while managing an Instagram account that reviews onion rings. (Yes, really.)

"Melodrama" is moody, honest, but will still make you want to dance.

Here's what critics are saying about Lorde's long-awaited second album: