On her 2013 debut album, New Zealander Lorde balances her timeless knack for songcraft with a sophisticated pop savvy that most people over 30 can't find without collaboration. Lorde needs no collaborative hacks -- she writes and sings her own songs. The confidence in "Royals" and the financial fantasies of "Million Dollar Bills" pulse and pump with the sultry R&B pomp of a Beyonce hit, save for production that's slightly more confectionery. Since its release, Lorde has proven herself to be a new breed of pop superstar. Savor the brilliance of her debut on vinyl.