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Anveeroy   Paws Up 11,018
Anveeroy

The battle is between LORDE's own two albums. So which one is better? 

Pure Heroine (2013), Metascore: 79

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Melodrama (2016), Metascore: 91

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Rumours1977   Paws Up 14,999
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I’d say Melodrama is slightly superior. 

However, Pure Heroine may age better in the long run. 

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The Louvre   Paws Up 2,009
The Louvre

Melodrama since it's the best album of all time

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 THAT JUJU   Paws Up 18,891
THAT JUJU

The fanfare surrounding Melodrama has just been absolutely ridiculous, it's put a sour taste in my mouth for that reason alone - it received universal acclaim because, and only because, it's Lorde. Had Gaga or any other female artist for that matter released an album word for word/all the fixings the exact same, and they'd be seated at a score of 57. It's just ludicrous, honestly.

Musically, though, I don't find it at all superior to Pure.

Pure has a grittier vibe, at least for me, that places it far above her second LP.

edit: I know this entire website is in love with Lorde for whatever reason and that this would be controversial, but I'm entitled to my opinion and you won't convince me otherwise, so no need to quote me. I listened to the entire album three times, and, well...

The answer is Pure Heroine. 100%

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Jeroen Bloeming   Paws Up 1,005
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I personally think that Melodrama is better. Even though both albums have some great song. But on both albums is 1 song that I always skip (Still Sane/Liability Reprise). But Melodrama has Perfect Places so that's why I choose Melodrama

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BeyerJ   Paws Up 1,765
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9 minutes ago, that juju said:

The fanfare surrounding Melodrama has just been absolutely ridiculous, it's put a sour taste in my mouth for that reason alone - it received universal acclaim because, and only because, it's Lorde. Had Gaga or any other female artist for that matter released an album word for word/all the fixings the exact same, and they'd be seated at a score of 57. It's just ludicrous, honestly.

Musically, though, I don't find it at all superior to Pure.

Pure has a grittier vibe, at least for me, that places it far above her second LP.

i dont even know which part to tell you you're wrong about first :saladga:

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Joanne Monster   Paws Up 959
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10 minutes ago, that juju said:

The fanfare surrounding Melodrama has just been absolutely ridiculous, it's put a sour taste in my mouth for that reason alone - it received universal acclaim because, and only because, it's Lorde. Had Gaga or any other female artist for that matter released an album word for word/all the fixings the exact same, and they'd be seated at a score of 57. It's just ludicrous, honestly.

Musically, though, I don't find it at all superior to Pure.

Pure has a grittier vibe, at least for me, that places it far above her second LP.

Oh please it got all this acclaim because it's an amazing album. Any female artist would be acclaimed had they released Melodrama.

OT: Melodrama

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thierryrreiht   Paws Up 10,258
thierryrreiht

Pure Heroine there is NO doubt on this

Melodrama was a huge disappointment to me: I unstanned

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gag   Paws Up 10,420
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We told you it was Melodrama

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 THAT JUJU   Paws Up 18,891
THAT JUJU
4 minutes ago, thierryrreiht said:

Pure Heroine there is NO doubt on this

Melodrama was a huge disappointment to me: I unstanned

we may be the only two people on this entire site who experienced that album the same, because "disappointment" is the one singular word that comes to mind. I love that people enjoyed it, I just hope that's because they actually like the music and not just the accolades it got instantaneously...

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Matangi   Paws Up 1,711
Matangi
20 minutes ago, that juju said:

The fanfare surrounding Melodrama has just been absolutely ridiculous, it's put a sour taste in my mouth for that reason alone - it received universal acclaim because, and only because, it's Lorde. Had Gaga or any other female artist for that matter released an album word for word/all the fixings the exact same, and they'd be seated at a score of 57. It's just ludicrous, honestly.

Musically, though, I don't find it at all superior to Pure.

Pure has a grittier vibe, at least for me, that places it far above her second LP.

edit: I know this entire website is in love with Lorde for whatever reason and that this would be controversial, but I'm entitled to my opinion and you won't convince me otherwise, so no need to quote me. I listened to the entire album three times, and, well...

The answer is Pure Heroine. 100%

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any of the major pop girls, including gaga, would have been lucky to have released an album that was as thoroughly inspired and well written/produced as Melodrama in 2017. It is a current masterpiece and that's why its acclaim is unanimous.

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Matangi   Paws Up 1,711
Matangi

Pure Herione will always be a significant moment in Lorde's discography, perhaps more significant in her legacy than Melodrama. But that being said, Melodrama is a superior body of work.

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