16 year-old "phenom" Lorde has gotten the attention of just about everyone in the free world with her monster hit "Royals." Look below. Even The Boss is paying his respects.
I don't love the song...at all. Not as a song. Not as a record. Maybe just a little as the work of a teenager. Again, "Royals" is better than the usual crap and again, that is not good enough for me. Does that make me a bad person?
Has anyone bothered listening to the rest of Lorde's debut? I have. Or at least as much of it as I could stand. It's god-awful. It reeks of every other plastic pop record with samey over-production and choruses that sound less like music and more like war chants. And quite frankly, Lorde's delivery is downright creepy.
She's gotten props for wearing a Cramps t-shirt on the cover of Rolling Stone and for covering The Replacements. (See video up top.) Yeah...so.
Just don't suck and you'll be huge.
And that is the current state of pop music.
"Do The Freddie" is "MacArthur Park" compared to most of this shit.