- Audio CD (28 Oct. 2013)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Virgin EMI
- ASIN: B00EJU8ZIG
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Vinyl | MP3 Download
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (290 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 999 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Top Customer Reviews
Each track is unique, but with a similar whimsical feel, my personal favourite being 'Buzzcut Season' track 5, which will rise and fall so effortlessly, building to a great crescendo at the chorus that I just can't get enough of!
Not to mention the popularised tracks 'Tennis Court' and 'Team' which are truly cracking pop tunes which put this lady in a league of her own.
Deserves all the plaudits she gets in my opinion!! 5 stars!!
I was really pleased I did though - the majority of songs are beautiful and lyrical. Plus it has the added bonus of having the lyrics printed inside so you can sing along to lovely Lorde's voice knowing you are getting the words right :)
It seems that she did much of the production herself, and yet it's as if she already knows everything there is to know.
There are no loose wires dangling or rough edges in her music, it's been worked and worked on it till everything seems to be in exactly the right place.
Sometimes perfection can produce something antiseptic, yet the result is warm, full, melancholy.
She also holds any youthful exaggerations in check: she never lets herself go, which is certainly not a criticism. She just knows exactly what she's doing, starting from the album cover, which in its dark simplicity tells you exactly what to expect.
I'm not generally a great fan of electronic music - too often it sounds like something made by a programme, whereas here each bit sounds like it was carefully crafted by a human, even though it's electronic.
Another big plus is the way the album continues to grow on you: it's one of those that you never get bored with. A first listening is good, you can feel the quality right away, but I loved the effects over time.
I've seen her briefly on video and her physical presence is amazing too with a gaze that shows total inner calm. Really captivating.
I like all the tracks but in particular the long end track "A World Alone".
The only disappointment is the drug reference in the title, I know it's all part of it, I only wish it wasn't, of course. But then that's the whole point.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Thank you so much pure heroine arrived quick and in time for christmas aswell. 5 stars for you!Published 20 days ago by Amazon Customer
A few really good tracks and some not so good I guess though that is how the music industry is going.Published 1 month ago by EC