Album of the Week: Lorde – Solar Power

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Whilst its tempting to rebut the Stuff.co.nz review with its clickbait headline (a ‘trite album’, the actual review is mostly alright) we’ll let the music speak for itself. This is a definite change of direction, a releasing of the pounding pressure of driving pop songs. Instead its a reflection and a clawing back of power from those who portrayed Lorde as a puppet of the industry, a mouthpiece for Antonoff’s genius. Simpler, relaxed and returning to the things that gave her joy in her upbringing in New Zealand – sand between the feet and salt in the mouth. Like good food it might take time to acquire the taste but this album has legs.

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