Born to Die

Born to Die

The Paradise Edition

Music CD - 2012
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Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Polydor, [2012]
Edition: Explicit version
Copyright Date: ℗2012
Characteristics: 2 audio discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in.

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EvaELPL Feb 27, 2017

The exact right mix of ethereal, nostalgic, and a little eerie to listen to while lounging around, ideally in a fancy silk robe.

daniellevk_0 Jan 07, 2017

Her voice is so amazingly talented. She is one of my favorite artists because her voice is so flawless and the music is so calm sounding and soulful.

mvkramer Dec 22, 2015

Great album! Lana Del Rey has a soulful voice and writes creepy, incisive lyrics. This album is also available for download through Hoopla.

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1aa
May 27, 2015

These comments will be for all three of LDR's records, 'Born To Die' (=cd1), 'Paradise' (=cd2), and 'Ultraviolence' (=cd3), because I listened to them consecutively and in a relatively short span of time, and so perceived them in a sense as coherent collection, as one really long album.
Much of the songs are quite slow, with only a few exceptions. LDR's voice ranges from clear notes strongly sounded to mumbling moans and whimpering whines, sometimes all the same song. Many of the songs have a strong love-element to them: declaring, wanting to love, and wanting to be loved, usually expressed pensively or with forlornness, the lines themselves often ringing a false, and also especially naive (from one point of view, from another it could be considered open and honest).
Of the three, cd1 is the most pop-like, with some upbeat songs, some with a kind of rapping, but mostly rather expressing a disillusioned malaise at late-modern capitalism. I don't listen much to any pop music, but I can recall hearing the first, third, and fourth songs before; they were probably the ones that made it up the charts; I assert that the last two songs are rather good as well.
Cd2 is the most emotionally and rhythmically consistent, though its rather short, lasting only about half an hour. The song 'Blue Velvet' sounds like tipsy slurring at karaoke, but several of the others are touching, especially the first three and the last.
Cd3 is somewhat different in its sound: more guitars and real drums (with cymbals), and less electronic sound effects. Its tonal and thematic variety is greater than that of cd2, but a bit less than that of cd1. Much more swearing and obscenity on it as well, wailing against the Great Western Butterslide, I suppose. The themes include more about love, including a song ('Pretty When You Cry', if recall aright) which sounds like a mewling fifteen year old when it begins, both in words and singing style, but then develops and develops.
The songs generally tend to express a disenchanted ennui at early urban post-modern civilization, like a bird that has just had its nest blown away in storm lamenting its loss, repeatedly, and not building a new nest even though it is capable of doing so. Numerous pop-culture references and vulgarity, epitomized by the lines "My pussy tastes like Pepsi-Cola/ My eyes are wide as cherry pies" (from 'Cola' on cd2), pervade the records.

rocknrollphilip Oct 14, 2014

The "Girl Group" sound has never died; it continues to be reinterpreted/updated. I dig this album.

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smichal
Sep 19, 2014

I like her voice and the sound of some of the songs.. but the lyrics are kind of creepy.

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mondiej
Jun 22, 2014

Talk about overrated.

d2013 Mar 26, 2014

Great singer!

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jrichardson06
Oct 24, 2013

luv both her albums just downloaded her summertime sadness remix

ccooffeee Jun 14, 2013

I like that she's different and her lyrics are poetic. I can listen to her anytime.

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