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Lorde set the bar extremely high her first go around, and I was anxious to see if she was more than a flash in the pan. Needless to say, she substantially improved on her brand of brooding teen pop in just about every way. Her production is as lush as ever, her songwriting still well beyond her years, and her smooth, raspy voice brings everything home. Melodrama delivers every step of the way, making it one of the best albums I've heard all year.