Lorde - Solar Power (Orange Marble Ed.)
Review: 5 - "A masterpiece of literature" by , written on May 4, 20020
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Lorde - Solar Power (Orange Marble Ed.)

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    You can gauge the scale of someone's famedom purely on whether or not they've appeared in South Park. Lorde didn't just feature, her animated stint saw one of the show's longest-running characters, Randy Marsh, admit that he was in fact the New Zealand pop sensation. If that's not recognition of global recognition, we don't know what is.

    Seven years on and clearly Lorde wants her worldwide legions of fans to know something. Namely the fact that she's done with mainstream chart sounds and looking for something deeper, more personal and stylistically experimental. Enter Solar Power, the difficult third which she manages to make her most original and touching with apparent effortless ease. Of course there's still a lot of melody and accessibility involved here - 'Mood Ring' and 'Secrets From A Girl (Who's Seen It All)' are particularly number-one-friendly. But the surreal and dreamy 'Big Star', 'Leader Of A New Regime' - which almost feels like a quiet Queen number - and crystalline layered vocals on 'Fallen Fruit' tell a new story.

    Limited Orange Marbled Vinyl LP

    Side 1
    1. "The Path" (3:39)
    2. "Solar Power" (3:13)
    3. "California" (3:12)
    4. "Stoned In The Nail Salon" (4:27)
    5. "Fallen Fruit" (3:56)
    6. "Secrets From A Girl (Who's Seen It All)" (3:38)
    Side 2
    1. "The Man With The Axe" (4:16)
    2. "Dominoes" (1:55)
    3. "Big Star" (2:47)
    4. "Leader Of A New Regime" (1:32)
    5. "Mood Ring" (3:27)
    6. "Oceanic Feeling" (6:19)

     

    You can gauge the scale of someone's famedom purely on whether or not they've appeared in South Park. Lorde didn't just feature, her animated stint saw one of the show's longest-running characters, Randy Marsh, admit that he was in fact the New Zealand pop sensation. If that's not recognition of global recognition, we don't know what is.

    Seven years on and clearly Lorde wants her worldwide legions of fans to know something. Namely the fact that she's done with mainstream chart sounds and looking for something deeper, more personal and stylistically experimental. Enter Solar Power, the difficult third which she manages to make her most original and touching with apparent effortless ease. Of course there's still a lot of melody and accessibility involved here - 'Mood Ring' and 'Secrets From A Girl (Who's Seen It All)' are particularly number-one-friendly. But the surreal and dreamy 'Big Star', 'Leader Of A New Regime' - which almost feels like a quiet Queen number - and crystalline layered vocals on 'Fallen Fruit' tell a new story.

    Limited Orange Marbled Vinyl LP

    Side 1
    1. "The Path" (3:39)
    2. "Solar Power" (3:13)
    3. "California" (3:12)
    4. "Stoned In The Nail Salon" (4:27)
    5. "Fallen Fruit" (3:56)
    6. "Secrets From A Girl (Who's Seen It All)" (3:38)
    Side 2
    1. "The Man With The Axe" (4:16)
    2. "Dominoes" (1:55)
    3. "Big Star" (2:47)
    4. "Leader Of A New Regime" (1:32)
    5. "Mood Ring" (3:27)
    6. "Oceanic Feeling" (6:19)