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Lorde, 'Melodrama'

2. Lorde, 'Melodrama'

Sweeping and brooding, Lorde turned a breakup into a magnum opus with the colorful Melodrama. Showing off her growth as a songwriter and singer, this prodigious young artist created a moodscape of sounds and complex feelings to create a masterful piece of music that explores every urge, action, hope and fear that swirls in one's head when processing a fresh heartbreak.

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