13 Things You Should Know About Lorde's Comeback Album “Melodrama”

Rolling Stone gave it 4 stars, noting that “Pure Heroine‘s cool snark is now a hotter passion” and declaring the album “a modern pop record that prizes old-school intimacy, and lingers well after the house lights have gone up.”

The New York Times, meanwhile, praised Lorde’s pop songwriting prowess: “She refuses to let her lyrics resolve into standard pop postures.”