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YMMV: Lorde
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: There's a reason why she's going number 1 worldwide and her music is getting considered "very refreshing".
    • NPR wrote an article suggesting that she might end up having the same effect on popular music that Nirvana had 20 years ago.
    • "Glory and Gore" is very well loved by her growing fanbase. "We gladiate but I guess we're really fighting ourselves", "We mean it but we promise we're not mean", "Do you even wanna go free".
    • Aside from "Royals", "Ribs" has a great vocal-synth opening leading into what might be the most vulnerable and intense songs on the album, as well as one of the best.
    • "White Teeth Teens" is up there, too.
    • "Biting Down"
    • Her intense cover of "Everybody Wants To Rule The World", to the point where it's been used for both The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Assassin's Creed: Unity and Dracula Untold.
  • Crowning Moment Of Awesome: In an interview, Lorde is asked if she would like to do a collaboration with David Guetta. Seeing that having a collaboration with him would tarnish her deconstructed views of modern pop aspects, Lorde says this.
  • Ear Worm: "Royals" and "Team".
  • Internet Backdraft: An article in Feministing.com saying that "Royals" was "deeply racist" resulted in a HUGE amount of controversy on that and other sites, with even CNN weighing in.
  • Nightmare Fuel: The "Tennis Court" video, which is nothing more than Lorde staring at you in a creepy outfit.
    • The high amount of Kubrick Stare in both "Royals" videos. Particularly jarring in the US version from her as they're usually blink and you'll miss it, and the teen boys in the Kiwi version, one of whom twists his lips to the left in a fashion that is just wrong. *shudder*
  • Signature Song: "Royals"
  • Squick: The teenager bleeding from the mouth (presumably from a boxing injury) in the "Royals" music videos.

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