Sunday, June 25

Album review: “Melodrama”

(Republic Records)

(Republic Records)

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It’s been nearly four years since Lorde came out with a full-length album, but she’s back at it, better than ever. The New Zealand artist released her second album “Melodrama,” on Friday, departing from the dark and minimalist characteristics of her first album, “Pure Heroine,” and delving into more mature territories with an impressive vocal range and adept songwriting capabilities.


Zach Martinucci, a fourth-year anthropology student, listens to his "Bad N Bougie" bread after taking it out of the oven to hear the crackling noise it makes as it continues to cook from the inside. (Angelina Ruiz/Daily Bruin)
Zach Martinucci, a fourth-year anthropology student, listens to his "Bad N Bougie" bread after taking it out of the oven to hear the crackling noise it makes as it continues to cook from the inside. (Angelina Ruiz/Daily Bruin)

Fourth-year theater students, Renee MacDonald, Will Block and Margaret Starbuck (left to right) formed the classical theater company Muse of Fire, which will be performing "Henry IV" in a renovated liquor store in July. (Hannah Johnson/Daily Bruin)
Fourth-year theater students, Renee MacDonald, Will Block and Margaret Starbuck (left to right) formed the classical theater company Muse of Fire, which will be performing "Henry IV" in a renovated liquor store in July. (Hannah Johnson/Daily Bruin)

Graduate student Ofelia Marquez Stephens has been working as an art restorer for seven years and plans to work in the field even after graduation. (Hannah Johnson/Daily Bruin)
Graduate student Ofelia Marquez Stephens has been working as an art restorer for seven years and plans to work in the field even after graduation. (Hannah Johnson/Daily Bruin)

Karen Fields, a fourth-year psychobiology student, cosplays as "Love Live!" character Honoka Kousaka in her outfit from a "Love Live!" movie. Being in costume and embodying another character through cosplay helped Fields find confidence. (Angelina Ruiz/Daily Bruin)
Karen Fields, a fourth-year psychobiology student, cosplays as "Love Live!" character Honoka Kousaka in her outfit from a "Love Live!" movie. Being in costume and embodying another character through cosplay helped Fields find confidence. (Angelina Ruiz/Daily Bruin)

Fourth-year microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics student David Miller has been playing the guitar with vocalist Eva B. Ross ever since the two met at their first jam session together in De Neve Plaza. (Emma Skinner/Daily Bruin)
Fourth-year microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics student David Miller has been playing the guitar with vocalist Eva B. Ross ever since the two met at their first jam session together in De Neve Plaza. (Emma Skinner/Daily Bruin)

First-year art student Frances Tyska will be attending The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in the fall. Her series "Heavy Elephants" features images of young progressives – including one of her coated in red paint – in a response to the election of President Donald Trump. (Farida Saleh/Daily Bruin)
First-year art student Frances Tyska will be attending The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in the fall. Her series "Heavy Elephants" features images of young progressives – including one of her coated in red paint – in a response to the election of President Donald Trump. (Farida Saleh/Daily Bruin)


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