Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Lana Del Rey Album Review

As a fashion blogger, I do have to sometimes control how much I write about music here, but sometimes, there's a gem that I have to mention.


The newest addition to my music player is the Lana Del Rey album, Born To Die, which I promptly bought the morning it was released. It's lived up to all expectations and has been on repeat constantly.

I first heard Video Games a few months ago, on an episode of Ringer, and have been hooked on Del Rey's voice ever since. I know there's be a lot of controversy over her these past few weeks, with tons of people slamming her, but I'm officially a loyal fan, and really admire her for not letting it get her down!


The album is absolutely beautiful. Definitely one of the albums on the year, and possibly an addition to my favourite albums of all time (it joins the likes of The Gaslight Anthem's '59 Sound', which very few albums do). Lana Del Rey has an amazing voice, which sounds stunning on the whole album and each song is so beautifully sung.
There is a huge variety between the songs and alongside the more mellow and familiar 'Born To Die' and 'Video Games', there are completely different songs, such as 'Off To The Races' and 'National Anthem', which sound just as amazing! There are also some perfect catchy songs, which are made to sing along to. 'Diet Mountain Dew' and 'Radio' are two such songs, with such an awesome beat to them.


It's one of those albums where each and ever song is a stand out and there are no fillers. Picking my favourite from this album is really hard, but I think I may have to narrow it down to 'Blue Jeans' and 'Summertime Sadness', although 'This Is What Makes Us Girls' is also an amazing song.
My playlists are always dominated by male vocals, and so I have very few females to listen to. I love having such a strong female vocal to listen to and Lana's voice is hauntingly beautiful throughout. I even got a few goosebumps on hearing a few of the songs. She really sounds THAT good.

Are you a fan of Lana Del Rey? What are you currently listening to?

Sherin xx

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hannahisabelle said...

I love her album! It's been on repeat since I got it. I really admire the way she handled the slamming and she just thanked all the fans for their kind words.

I love Video Games, National Anthem and Summertime Sadness and This is what makes us girls.

Milana said...

I love everything about the music, but I hate the fact that she's 'fabricated'. I mean, somebody made her cool, she was no Amy Winehouse to begin with. So even though I'd like her to be authentic and original, I couldn't care less about her personal life and the music is so good, so you could say, I'm a fan :)

FashionJazz said...

Shes stunning!

Ani. said...

I really do like her style, however I'm not so fond of her voice. I watched a couple of live performances and wasn't really all that impressed and that really turns a good record into one I lose interest in.

danniekate said...

ooh, maybe i should give it a listen! right now i'm listening to so much metric and queens of the stone age xx

Claire said...

I'm with you. "Video Games" sounds like memories.

And I love her absolute stubborn visual artifice. GIVE ME SHOWY FAKERY, MUSICIANS!!

Cafe Fashionista said...

Hooray for Lana Del Rey! She is honestly my favorite new artist. Like you, I listen more to male vocalists than anything else, so it's nice to have a splash of girl power on rotation! :)

Zabrinah said...

That is a beautiful vogue cover!


Best wishes from one blogger to another,

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Cindy Whitehead said...

Going to check her out now. Love hearing new music, keep posting about it - a mix is always good! (-:

Kimberlee said...

There's been a lot of controversy around her. When I heard her perform on SNL, I was not a fan. When I've heard her music at events, I thought it sounded depressing haha so I can't really get into it. But she's beautiful :)

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Couture Carrie said...

Love her look!
Can't wait to check out her album!


Clare said...

The first time I was introduced to Lana Del Rey was on SNL. She is pretty horrible live. But her studio tracks are great!

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