There was a point in my life some years ago where I listened to both Torches and Supermodel daily for multiple months. These guys were my favorite band, not because I thought they were some sort of artistic musical gods, but because they could simply make catchy music that had some depth to it, which especially came out on Supermodel. Now Foster the People goes directly into the stream of music that they used to push against, with heavily-electronic beats and the most trite and lifeless ... read more
A lyrical and instrumental improvement from Born To Die, but Ultraviolence also shows how Lana relies on one sound to carry her throughout an album that was too long for it's own good. Two or three tracks should have been cut to slim down the project in order to make the album seem a little bit more varied than it actually is. Her songwriting is matured compared to how it was, but there are still some pretty stupid lines. And with the production, which I can understand why some would say ... read more
Looking past the bland lyrical content, Born To Die was an extremely surprising listen for me. Lana's voice, while it is pretty whispery and drawn out, has some sort of appeal that I can't really pinpoint. I can listen to this album over and over, but it's still far from any pop masterpiece that I heard praises of back when it was released.
fav tracks: Born To Die, Summertime Sadness, Carmen
AnCo boldly moves into new territories musically, but doesn't fully explore the vast range of ideas that they present. There are a few great songs and a bunch of okay songs, so the record as a whole never truly takes off, but gives a mere taste of what could be.
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