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Pure Heroine

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Tennis Court
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400 Lux
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Royals
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Ribs
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Buzzcut Season
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Team
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Glory And Gore
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Still Sane
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White Teeth Teens
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A World Alone
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Jayson Greene

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Jayson Greene is Senior Editor at Wondering Sound and a contributing editor and columnist at Pitchfork. His writing has also appeared in GQ, the Village Voice,

09.30.13
Simple, assured and funny songs smarter than most 16-year-olds
2013 | Label: Lava Music/Republic Records

The New Zealand teenager Ella Yelich-O’Connor has had quite a year. She wrote an uncontrollable phenomenon of a song called “Royals” that bum-rushed her home country’s charts before wandering off in search of new waters — currently, the song is brushing up against monoliths like Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Robin Thicke on American charts. She reportedly wrote the lyrics to the song in half an hour and now, to place something solid at… read more »

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Pure Heroine

jasaga

Lorde's voice is an interesting instrument. She has tremendous range- not just in mechanics and scale but in character. The lead vocals in "Team" are quite different from that of "Royals" and in "Buzzcut Season" there is a combo of throatiness and bright high tones. She seems to have mastered a vocal technique very early on. She obviously takes music seriously. I want more!

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Another thin voiced girl singer

OnArt

The lyrics may be as smart as they want to be, the songs catchy, the production perfect. The interpretation is a monotonous babbling with out any typical features - when i hear this in 20 years I will sure not say: Oh that was Lorde! Like I can tell many great female singers by their voice on the spot. I might say:Oh I know this song... for more it lacks individuality.

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unaique

beaglesayarf

I first heard the song Royals last summer and it was like nothing that I had ever heard before. I made a mental note to remember the artists name, then downloaded the album last month. At first, i thought that Royals was the strongest song on the album, but after further listening to it, , I hear that i was wrong. Lorde writes with a maturity that reminds me of Joni Mitchell, only using electro pop, instead of folk/jazz. The textured layers of vocal presence is at once inviting and captivating. Her strong voice also reminds me of Adele and the late Amy Winehouse. She has a long future ahead of her and I hope that things only get better.

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Beautiful Album

Peamonger

This is not a one hit album! Yes, the song Royals is getting a lot of attention. Lorde is incredibly talented and there is certainly much more depth in both voice and style than I would ever expect from such a young person. I expect she will have a very long career in music if she wants it!

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curious_j

I agree with Musiclova. These prices are nothing compare to the ones on iTunes and Amazon are selling it for. I was addicted to the song, Royals and followed by Tennis Court, Team, and 400 Lux. I actually listened to her whole album before deciding if I should get it or just those four songs. The album and the price was worth it. I love some of the darkness in her music.

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Pure Herione

Musiclova

Don't pay attention to the negative review from Marklapier. I have paid more for a lot less. Take this on it's own merit. And it is quite surprising such a youngster can put out such work. At this rate she will have a very successful career. Just download it.

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Pure Herione

massRocker

This girl's voice is just infectious! She is beyond her years and the more I listen the more I love her sound.

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marklapier

Way over priced material from a one hit wonder. Is this the future of Emusic? Now that there is no competition for DRM free material you feel you can just jack up the prices because you think we have no alternative.

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