Lana Del Rey- Born to Die

On Lana Del Rey’s new album, the American singer-songwriter brings a fresh approach to baroque pop, but doesn’t really bring the depth or substance to back it up. WATCH THE REVIEW

On Lana Del Rey’s new album, the American singer-songwriter brings a fresh approach to baroque pop, but doesn’t really bring the depth or substance to back it up.

WATCH THE REVIEW

  • Ben Whiteside

    I haven’t heard the album yet, but you nailed this one. Cheers.

  • Anonymous

    Great review. She unfortunetly doesn’t seem to have the personality to back up the image, maybe she will grow into it. She needs to find herself a band to work with instead of a team of producers and marketing agents. Theres a few good tracks, but they are outnumbered my the forgettable ones and the overall production is so honed to perfection it becomes boring.

  • D-man

    Yeah I totally agree with you. If there was ever an example of style over substance in music this album would be it. I agree its a very refreshing take on baroque pop, the strings are lush, the hip hop influence and sense of nostalgia bring some interesting dimensions to her sound, unfortunately the music sounds better without her vocals and her image is better than the album. Her vocals are really cheesy and kind of generic on a hand full of these tracks and yes her song writing is incredibly cliche to the point where they could be used in a book about cliche song-writing. In the end yeah I feel about a 5. On the other end of the pop spectrum I would love to see you review Grimes-Visions you can find it online and in Canada it’s officially released tomorrow.

  • http://twitter.com/losingmycool Jeremy Daniel

    Out of all of the reviews I’ve read on various publications, yours is the only one that strikes a genuine balance, nicely done.