Lana Del Rey – Born to Die – The Paradise Edition (2012) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

(Last Updated On: June 23, 2022)

Lana Del Rey – Born to Die – The Paradise Edition (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 01:37:44 minutes | 1,08 GB | Genre: Dream Pop, Indie Pop
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © 01:33:41

Lana Del Rey is a femme fatale with a smoky voice, a languorous image, and a modeling contract. Not coincidentally, she didn’t lack for attention leading up to the release of her Interscope debut, Born to Die. The hype began in mid-2011 with a stunning song and video for “Video Games,” and it kept on rising, right up to her January 2012 performance on Saturday Night Live (making her the first artist since Natalie Imbruglia in 1998 to perform on SNL without an album available). Although it’s easy to see the reasons why Del Rey got her contract, it’s also easy to hear: her songwriting skills and her bewitching voice. “Video Games” is a beautiful song, calling to mind Fiona Apple and Anna Calvi as she recounts another variation on the age-old trope of female-as-sex-object. Her vacant, tired reading of the song rescues it from any hint of exploitation, making it a winner. Unfortunately, the only problem with Born to Die is a big one. There is a chasm that separates “Video Games” from the other material and performances on the album, which aims for exactly the same target – sultry, sexy, wasted – but with none of the same lyrical grace, emotional power, or sympathetic productions. Del Rey doesn’t mind taking chances, varying her vocalizing and delivery, toying with her lines and reaching for cinematic flourishes (“he loves me with every beat of his cocaine heart,” “Pabst Blue Ribbon on ice”), and even attempting to rap. But she’s unable to consistently sell herself as a heartbreaker, and most of the songs here sound like cobbled retreads of “Video Games.” An intriguing start, but Del Rey is going to have to hit the books if she wants to stay as successful as her career promised early on.

Tracklist:
1-1. Lana Del Rey – Born to Die (04:45)
1-2. Lana Del Rey – Off to the Races (04:59)
1-3. Lana Del Rey – Blue Jeans (03:29)
1-4. Lana Del Rey – Video Games (04:41)
1-5. Lana Del Rey – Diet Mountain Dew (03:42)
1-6. Lana Del Rey – National Anthem (03:50)
1-7. Lana Del Rey – Dark Paradise (04:03)
1-8. Lana Del Rey – Radio (03:34)
1-9. Lana Del Rey – Carmen (04:08)
1-10. Lana Del Rey – Million Dollar Man (03:51)
1-11. Lana Del Rey – Summertime Sadness (04:25)
1-12. Lana Del Rey – This Is What Makes Us Girls (03:58)
1-13. Lana Del Rey – Without You (03:49)
1-14. Lana Del Rey – Lolita (03:40)
1-15. Lana Del Rey – Lucky Ones (03:45)
2-1. Lana Del Rey – Ride (04:49)
2-2. Lana Del Rey – American (04:08)
2-3. Lana Del Rey – Cola (04:20)
2-4. Lana Del Rey – Body Electric (03:53)
2-5. Lana Del Rey – Blue Velvet (02:38)
2-6. Lana Del Rey – Gods & Monsters (03:57)
2-7. Lana Del Rey – Yayo (05:21)
2-8. Lana Del Rey – Bel Air (03:57)
2-9. Lana Del Rey – Burning Desire (03:50)

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