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Born to Die

Lana Del ReyAudio CD
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On January 30th, 2012 Lana Del Rey released the darkly glamorous 'Born To Die' (Interscope/Polydor). Her album debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200, at #1 on iTunes in eighteen countries, and has sold over 2.5 million albums and 4.5 million singles worldwide to date.

Many of her fans’ initial encounter with the singer-songwriter was through her DIY video for “Video ... Read more in Amazon's Lana Del Rey Store

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  • Audio CD (January 31, 2012)
  • Original Release Date: 2012
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Interscope Records
  • ASIN: B005QJZ5FA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (647 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #154 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Highly anticipated 2012 debut album from the New York-based singer, songwriter and performer. She has described herself as a "gangsta Nancy Sinatra" and cites Britney Spears, Thomas Newman and Bruce Springsteen as her musical influences. Lana Del Rey's direct influences were visual as well as musical; David Lynch, soundtracks for `50s black and white movies, the whirring sound of the Ferris at Coney Island, fame itself. She lived in a New Jersey trailer park and decked her homestead in flags, streamers and seasonally inappropriate Christmas lights. Like these things she loves, the album sparkles with color and vitality. Includes the hit singles 'Video Games' and 'Blue Jeans'.

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146 of 163 people found the following review helpful
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Lana Del Rey went viral seemingly overnight last summer with her "Video Games" video clip, subsequently followed by the "Blue Jeans" clip, and from pretty much out of nowhere in a matter of 6 months, she played at Saturday Night Live recently. There has been discussion whether Lana's rapid rise has or hasn't been carefully orchestrated by her label Interscope, but now that the album is finally out, let's put aside all hype and suspiscion, and focus on the music.

"Born To Die" (12 tracks; 50 min.) can be divided in 3 sections. The first 4 tracks are slow-burners, pretty much in the vein of "Video Games" but check out in particular "Off To the Races", an album highlight. The middle section of the album (tracks 5 though 8) brings slightly faster tracks, and shines thoughout. "Diet Mountain Dew" is delightful, with playful lyrics like "Diet Mountain Dew baby New York City/Can we hit it low now down and gritty". Likewise with "National Anthem" (not to be confused with Radiohead's "The National Anthem"). After a brooding "Dark Paradise" (see my review title), comes "Radio", by far the most readily accessible track on this album (chorus: "Now my life is a sweet cinnamon/like a f**king dream I'm living in"). The last third album slows back down, and contains several other highlights such as "Million Dollar Man" (which reminds me of early Fiona Apple, think Never Is a Promise/The Child Is Gone/Pale September). The album ends appropriately with the self -explaining "This Is What Makes Us Girls".

In all, this is quite the album. Mostly dark, brooding, biting, yet funny and playful at times. Definitely not for anyone in a hurry. I can't imagine this album will be a mainstream success (this is MILES away from Adele's "21"), but I could be wrong and I hope I am.
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71 of 80 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best disappointment Ever February 21, 2012
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I was one of those people who saw Lana Del Rey perform on Saturday Night Live, had never heard of her, and thought she did awful. After I decided to research her two songs and saw her videos on YouTube... I thought her songs were actually very good.

Needless to say after buying her album and listening to all her songs, I've found my favorites- Lolita, This Is What Makes Us Girls, and Off to the Races. Her song writing skills are amazing (and yes she actually writes her own songs like a big girl) and her singing is very weird and unique, but I LOVE it!

LOVE THIS ALBUM. Can't wait for her to release another one.
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62 of 72 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lana Del Rey's Avant-Garde "Born to Die" February 18, 2012
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For all the critics who blasted Lana Del Rey's SNL vocal performance, missed the point: it's about songwriting, stupid. As it was for Dylan, who also has an underwhelming singing voice, Del Rey's songs are about to change the direction of pop music. Lyrically expressive and experimental with music composition that fuses the 40's, 50's, 60's and present day sounds into dark, moody, atmospheric experiences; and wrapped in a package of modern hip beats that takes her songwriting to fascinating art pop heights.

Every song presents an intriguing angle or point of view that makes one drawn deeper into its musical arrangement. Haunting melodies are sung with surprising twists that stay with a listener for days after hearing them.

The true testament to a well written song is when other artists cover it. We just might see that happen in the future with some of Lana's music, where better vocalists can interpret her superbly written melodies for a more thrilling experience. In the meantime, Del Rey's "Born to Die" album is about to change the present day notion of what pop music should sound like.


August 23, 2013

FYI.....On this week, 19-months after the release of "Born to Die," the album is ranked number 20 in sales and an amazing 81 weeks on the Billboard Top 200 Album Charts with total worldwide sales exceeding 4-million according to IFPI. It was the fifth best selling album during 2012 beating out P!nk (The Truth About Love), Rod Stewart (Merry Christmas, Baby), Rihanna (Unapologetic), Mumford & Sons (Babel) and Maroon 5 (Overexposed).

So what can Del Rey's critics say now?
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29 of 32 people found the following review helpful
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I was one of the few people apparently left in the span of the universe who hadn't heard of Ms. Grant (or all her internet controversy) until I saw her on SNL. Well, suffice it to say, it wasn't the greatest performance on the planet, but it got me interested in her and her music. I did some Youtubing, and fell so in love with her music (including her first album). I couldn't stop playing it. Literally. It's all I though about for days, anxiously awaiting the release of this album. And I wasn't disappointed.

Her song Video Games is very sweet, so it made me cry. It conveys love in a very pure way, partially because of its older style sound and partially because of the way her voice really draws out the melody of the song that is reminiscent of Karen Carpenter. The video for both that song and Born to Die are indeed works of art in a way that few artist still even attempt to accomplish. Her songs tend to have a strong orchestra presence to them that resonates with her voice, and it's generally soothing.

She is evocative of the 50's and 60's era performers, particularly the Hollywood, young actress type and all the fame chasing that comes with it. It's tragic but real at the same time. It's definitely a cleverer dynamic than most popular artists of our time.

I think it's important to remember where all the criticism comes from and why. We as a culture are so oversaturated with overproduced musicians these days. What with ginormous theatrical performances from some of the big names that include large amounts of pyro and lights, few people truly appreciated the more live, personal style that her music touches on. It's not made to be blasted in some huge auditorium like a Kanye/Jay-Z concert. It's made to be appreciated on a deeper level than that.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding album
This album sounds like a mix of 1940s music and pop music. Very enjoyable to listen to while driving or working.
Published 14 hours ago by Gary Carter
5.0 out of 5 stars More Than I Expected
Normally, when I buy an album, I usually only end up liking 4 songs MAX, unless the artist is just THAT good. Read more
Published 1 day ago by nooitmsee
1.0 out of 5 stars Warped Record
This was absolutely horrible. My record was completely warped and unlistenable. I am so disappointed. I would never buy from here.
Published 1 day ago by Celia timbers
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect
Amazing, haunting, enchanting voice. I saw her live at Coachella and she was every bit as great as on this album.
Published 3 days ago by J. Tancredi
1.0 out of 5 stars Badly warped, returned 3 times, all warped
I tried 3 times, and now i'm giving up, each vinyl was badly warped and i wont let my turntable get ruined by this.... Read more
Published 5 days ago by MaidenCT
2.0 out of 5 stars warped
The record was warped and it's hardly playable. Very disappointed 16 year old who got her first record player and 1 out of the 2 records was hardly playable.
Published 5 days ago by Shelly Carlson
2.0 out of 5 stars WARPED
I purchased this Vinyl along with several others and the package arrived HOT & WARM. I guess the fault lies with the shipper and not entirely on amazon but since this record wasn't... Read more
Published 9 days ago by Shawn Sylvester
5.0 out of 5 stars Lana is amazing
I love this album so much. Lana's voice is so unique and I love it. She doesn't sound like anyone else.
Published 10 days ago by Pen Name
5.0 out of 5 stars Very rich
I liked the video games song so I figured give this album a try since I am now listening to vinyl again. It's a really good album.Wow! Read more
Published 11 days ago by Lawrence Duenas
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great album
Wasn't sure what to expect, but I was VERY pleasantly suprised with this set. Love Lana's deep voice. It's so different than the usual. Great songs. Read more
Published 15 days ago by crashtestdummy52
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Wait so it's the deluxe version that they're selling? I'm so confused...
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