Pure Heroine (CD)


Lorde

BUY
$14.98
SHIPS FREE in U.S.
Also available in: LP

Amoeba Review

09/29/2013

At the time of this review, Lorde's "Royals" music video has 16.8 million views on YouTube and that's just the "US Version." The UK version has another roughly 13 million views. That song's dramatic schoolyard stomp, a soulful, melancholy anthem dismissing the sort of glamour presented as normative in mainstream popular music, brought her almost instantly to global attention earlier this year, despite having been signed to Universal music since the age of 13 (She's 16 now, 17 in November). For a record of ambitious commercial pop music, the music is surprisingly stark, focusing on Lorde a.k.a. Ella Yellich-O'Connor's overarchingly critical and coolly disaffected lyrics as sung by her fluid smokey voice, which only sounds its age during the multitracked sing-songy choruses which populate Pure Heroine, her first full length. While her visual style and stylistic representation has drawn comparisons to the likes of Sky Ferreira or even Grimes (which seems particularly misinformed), the music is closer to the work of a singer-songwriter working in the idiom of contemporary electronic pop, rather than the swirling, sci-fi clubbiness of her "contemporaries." It seems unavoidable to call this record mature for a human of Lorde's age, but let's remember she's been working on this a long time, and let's hope she continues to -- Lorde could be a needed voice on the contemporary pop landscape. Read More


Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Tennis Court
Lorde 03:19
2.
400 Lux
Lorde 03:54
3.
Royals
Lorde 03:10
4.
Ribs
Lorde 04:19
5.
Buzzcut Season
Lorde 04:07
6.
Team
Lorde 03:13
7.
Glory And Gore
Lorde 03:31
8.
Still Sane
Lorde 03:08
9.
White Teeth Teens
Lorde 03:37
10.
A World Alone
Lorde 04:55

BUY
$14.98
SHIPS FREE in U.S.
Also available in: LP
x Sign-up for emails, sales alerts & more:


loading...

Register


New customers, create your Amoeba.com account here. Its quick and easy!


Register

Don't want to register? Feel free to make a purchase as a guest!

Checkout as Guest

Currently, we do not allow digital purchases without registration

Close

Register

Become a member of Amoeba.com. It's easy and quick!

All fields required.

An error has occured - see below:

Already have an account? Log in.

Close

Forgot Password






To reset your password, enter your registration e-mail address.




Close

Forgot Username





Enter your registration e-mail address and we'll send you your username.




Close

Amoeba Newsletter Sign Up

Submit
Close