Album: Melodrama
Producer: Frank Dukes, Andrew Wyatt, Jack Antonoff, Lorde

​Lorde still sounds like Lorde. For an artist as young as she is, that's remarkable in and of itself. But what's more impressive is how she stayed in the lane she created while still in her teens, but managed to still top herself this year. "Perfect Places" is a perfect example of that; an earnest, yearning pop anthem that would have been the best song on Pure Heroine, and remains the best example of Lorde's assured voice and ability to write songs that feel ageless. —Brendan Klinkenberg