Album
Born To Die
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User Reviews
Artist
Lana Del Rey

Born To Die by Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey - Born To Die
CRITIC SCORE
56
Based on 18 reviews
2012 Rank: #690 / 736
USER SCORE
71
Based on
92 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
FACT Magazine

I can’t think of an album since My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy that was this big and sounded this good.

80
NME

Although it’s not quite the perfect pop record ‘Video Games’ might have led us to wish for, ‘Born To Die’ still marks the arrival of a fresh – and refreshingly self-aware – sensibility in pop.

70
The 405

Forget what you used to think about Lana Del Rey, Born To Die provides more than anything you could ever expect from an internet sensation.

70
Drowned in Sound

Whole thing sounds like a poppy Bond soundtrack remixed for the clubs, although even her faster songs sound slow.

67
Beats Per Minute

There is a lot of room for Del Rey to grow if she wants to, as she already has a developed style for delivering her ideas and just needs a bit more to say.

60
musicOMH

There's just enough promise here to show that there is indeed talent beyond all the hype.

60
Spin

This record is not godawful. Nor is it great. But it's better than we deserve.

60
No Ripcord

Through it all, she credibly makes us see through her own lens, one that reflects an artist who’s so sure of herself she’ll bypass any critique brought upon her.

55
Pitchfork

Born to Die attempts to serve as Del Rey's own beautiful, dark, twisted fantasy, but there's no spark and nothing at stake.

50
Consequence of Sound

Listening to Born To Die is like watching a movie billed as a comedy and discovering that the only funny scenes are in the previews

50
The Line of Best Fit
40
PopMatters

A deeply, deeply flawed meditation on love, image, and fame in the 21st century, and a collection of ideas thrown at the wall to see what sticks.

25
A.V. Club

Shallow and overwrought, with periodic echoes of Ke$ha’s Valley Girl aloofness, the album lives down to the harshest preconceptions against pop music.

User Reviews
austincrane235
19
Best Track: Born To Die, Dark Paradise, or Carmen
Worst Track: National Anthem
Most Overrated Track: Blue Jeans or Video Games
Most Underrated Track: Radio

rapmartin12
80
Stand-out Tracks:
- Born To Die
- National Anthem
- Summertime Sadness

100
The best album that ever exist!

99
Excellent. Very epic storytelling. Very dark, but very beautiful. Had it not been for the SNL thing, she would have been a critics darling and have a lot more success, unfortunately. My favorite album of 2012.

SiberianBreaks
64
This album proves that she is very talented and that she understands music. But something's still missing and she's just not there yet.

Favourite tracks: Video Games, Carmen

Clock Opera - Ways to Forget
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#691

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DETAILS

RELEASED: January 31, 2012
FORMAT: LP
LABEL: Interscope
GENRE: Chamber Pop, Art Pop
WEBSITE: www.lanadelrey.com
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END OF YEAR LISTS
# 19 - FACT Magazine
# 42 - Gigwise
# 45 - NME
# 9 - Slant
# 45 - Spinner
# 11 - The Fly
# 17 - The Guardian
# 51 - Uncut
MISC LISTS
# 40 - Drowned in Sound
# 34 - Pitchfork Readers
TRACK LIST
  1. Born to Die 
  2. Off to the Races 
  3. Blue Jeans 
  4. Video Games 
  5. Diet Mountain Dew 
  6. National Anthem 
  7. Dark Paradise 
  8. Radio 
  9. Carmen 
  10. Million Dollar Man 
  11. Summertime Sadness 
  12. This Is What Makes Us Girls
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Added on: November 27, 2011