Editors' Notes Auckland-born singer/songwriter Ella Yelich-O’Connor chose the name Lorde to evoke an “aristocratic title,” and there’s an undoubted majesty—a regal swoop—to this, her pitch-perfect debut record. “Royals” helps, of course. But Pure Heroine’s breakout single, a nitro-cold rejection of music-video flashiness atop a neck-snapping beat, is matched at each turn by everything from the whumping clarion call of “Team” to the tinkling tropical pop of “Buzzcut Season.” Precocious, controlled, and blazingly original.

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Tennis Court
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400 Lux
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3:54
 
Royals
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Ribs
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Buzzcut Season
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Team
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Glory and Gore
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3:30
 
Still Sane
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3:08
 
White Teeth Teens
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3:36
 
A World Alone
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4:54
 

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