Solar Power (studio album) by Lorde

Solar Power by Lorde
Year: 2021
Release date: 2021-08-20
Overall rank: 12,589th
Average Rating: 
67/100 (from 93 votes)
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Award Top albums of 2021 (47th)
Award Top albums of the 2020s (178th)
Award Best albums of all time (12,589th)
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Lorde bestography

Solar Power is ranked 3rd best out of 5 albums by Lorde on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Lorde is Melodrama which is ranked number 320 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 6,134.

Lorde album bestography « Higher ranked (12,589th) This album (12,589th) Lower ranked (28,734th) »
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67/100 (from 93 votes)
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70/100
From 09/28/2021 15:36
Really easy to listen to. Sounds like it was composed in the midst of an acid comedown. Very cohesive and pleasant. Wish she went further with the minimalism or tried to do more weird stuff. Lyrical content is a bit lacking I think but it's still a good release.
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From 09/08/2021 21:33
I still think that this record is great! Excellent songs, great melodies, chill atmosphere, simple and straightforward. I am pretty sure it will become a classic at some point.
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30/100
From 08/29/2021 21:22
This gotta be the most upsetting listening experience of the year, Lorde and Jack Antonoff are no longer flawless
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From 08/29/2021 03:32
I love this album. It has impressed me more than any other record in a while. Have only listened to it a bunch of times but I already think this will be an instant classic.
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From 08/27/2021 04:07
I’m way more torn on this album than I expected to be after the singles. All three singles (particularly the first two- Solar Power and Stoned at the Nail Salon) felt very underwhelming especially since we know how much Lorde is capable of. My thoughts really started shifting right before the albums release with repeated listens to Mood Ring. I sort of felt like I was finally cracking into what Lorde’s intention were here. With the album release I still felt a little underwhelmed although much less so than I was with the singles. It’s so obvious that she’s delivering a Kate Bush-esque middle finger to pretty much everyone and making music that she just feels like making right now. The theme is what really started to draw me in as I continued listening, it’s such an interesting perspective of fame and self indulged culture that draws back to the culty self wellness that plagues a lot of Hollywood personas and modern social media influencers. It somehow manages to critique this culture but also take her own place into it without feeling hypocritical. It deep dives into what the driving forces are to this niche society through her own experiences in this sphere of society. This truly is an album about self indulgence and selfishness for the sake of ones self. But even as the theme is so impeccably well done the album is so boring at face value. I understand trying to parody this crisp cleanliness of celebrity- displaying sunshine and happiness on the outside to protect the turbulent inside but it just makes for a disappointing listen. I’m so torn here because every decision made here makes perfect sense but still doesn’t add up to greatness. There are still some stand out tracks- California, Secrets From a Girl and to a lesser extent Mood Ring, Dominoes, and Fallen Fruit. I’m not even sure what to rate this at this point. Even if it’s not amazing it’s one of the most interesting and thought provoking releases so far this year
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From 08/25/2021 12:19
Didnt understand all the hate on this one. I really like the new upbeat guitar-leaded melodies, although a lot of songs here seems unfinished (Dominoes, Big Star, Leader of a New Regime), i dont know, there are some kinda confusing production choices, but it still is an intriguing and engaging album.

Great tracks: The Path, Solar Power, Mood Ring, Oceanic Feeling.
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From 08/25/2021 05:32
Big Lorde fan, but this was pretty disappointing
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From 08/24/2021 22:15
Far from the worst album you'll hear in 2021. But if you're a Lorde fan, then it is likely by far the most disappointing release you'll listen to this year.
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From 08/23/2021 22:54
I think this album was good, but definitely Lorde's weakest so far. While well-produced (mostly done by Jack Antonoff), my impression is that Antonoff's touch is too heavy on this album. He's produced a lot recently for Taylor Swift, Lana Del Rey, St. Vincent, Carly Rae Jepsen, The Cicks, FKA Twigs, and more, and they all feel very distinct from each other.

The pre-2021 albums he's produced have all been stellar (and Antonoff's production tops my 2019 and 2020 charts), but Solar Power to me feels like he drew from a blend of the most bland parts of these to create a Lorde album which feels like less than the sum of its parts. It seems like the songs could have been rejects from Chemtrails Over the Country Club. I don't get this vibe as much on the tracks off Solar Power which were written entirely by Lorde without Antonoff's help, and I don't really get the vibe from the title track either although that one was co-written with Antonoff.

That all said, I'm probably nitpicking. I've been mostly impressed with Antonoff's work, and Lorde's prior 2 albums set a really high bar that was probably insurmountable. And despite my qualms, it's still a solid album worth listening to. It's tame, chill, and mellow, but maybe that's just what we needed for summer 2021.
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