Lana Del Rey - Norman Fucking Rockwell!
Norman Fucking Rockwell!
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exception
76
After two albums that were not bad, but very saturated and mediocre, Lana Del Rey returns with a sophisticated and mature pop album. Her singing has never been better and the production is very engaging and layered. It doesn't have the immediate hits that Born To Die and Ultraviolence had, but Norman Fucking Rockwell is, across all 14 tracks, a consistent and very progressive album for Lana's musical aesthetics. Whoever tagged this as "psychedelic rock" and "folk rock" is ... read more
musicmagpie55
95
Lana's nostalgia isn't located in place but in sentiment. She searches for a safe space in her memories, a place where love can exist unchallenged by societal pressures. In Lana's world, everything is drenched in sepia and bathed in soft lighting. While Lana has consistently been herself, Norman Fuggin Rockwell finds her overindulging in her stylized tendencies. The music is looser, the instrumentation more expansive, and production more confident. By exaggerating her most romantic ... read more
MothaOfMotha12
84
HI LANA DEL REY I AM YOU CHINESE FAN I LOVE YOU AND THIS IS AMAZING AND I DONT USE ANY PUNCTUATION😍❤️😚🤗🥰😘😽😊😻💋💕💖💝💘❣️🎈🎁😻

So to the actual review:

About a month ago, I listened to Del Rey's debut, Born To Die, and I instantly fell in love with her music. Her vocals were just so good, and the album had minimal filler. I decided after to listen to her sophomore effort, Ultraviolence. Though I found it as a step down from her amazing debut, it ... read more
Supertartory
95
I've been hyped for this all fucking year and it's finally here. Was it worth the wait? Yes, yes it was. End of review.

OK real review, this album is really good, I really really like it. It's really everything I want from a Lana album. It starts off really strong with the title track (I think I see a theme here) which is quite a powerful piano ballad with of course Lana's signature sweet vocals. The lyricism here is good, it's nothing utterly amazing but it works well for this album.

Lana ... read more
Mol
65
First of all, it's wonderful seeing a swarm of stan bots join the site, flame people, and then disappear forever. Like why bother, Rob's going to take them all down anyways.

Regarding the actual music, Lana puts together a solid project with Norman Fucking Rockwell. This is definitely an album to let stew in the background or to meditate on after work. The mood of the album is impeccable and overwhelming at times. However, I do not see this record to be a momentous one in her career or one ... read more
Space Vacation
NR
Beyond hyped for this to release so it can finally get the fuck off the front page
TreyLikesBands
97
I was not expecting this record to be how emotional and real it really was. Her beautiful voice sounds like it's straight out of a 70s indie-rock band, and the velvety smooth inflections on each word are super pleasing and bring a lot of hopefulness to the sound of the record as a whole. I seriously could not find a song that I didn't enjoy listening to; every single track is peak performance for Lana, and shows complete determination in her work.

I was considering giving this record a 99, but ... read more
_zeltrxn17
78
I went into this without even listening to a single teaser track, because I always thought Lama's music isn't all that great. I never liked a single album from her, because I just found them to be boring and without the strong feeling and charisma you would like to find in the genre.
However, as the reception for this was pretty high, I decided to give it a try, and I'm actually blown away.

All the little qualities peppered through her previous records are much more recurring here, clearer and ... read more
okcomputer12127
54
LDR's 6th album is.... average. I am fine with the community liking this album but like, this isn't really a change to her sound, like many of you are saying. She has the same moody and psychedelic tones from her other albums. I have listened to her since 2014, and I have never found why she is 'innovative' and 'influential' to many users on this site. I know, there are the stans giving these 100s, but it isn't just them who are loving this album, it is almost everyone who has listened to this ... read more
IvoBraga
81
So before you look at the rating and start thinking anything about my score, I never heard a full project from her. Yes I know all of her hit songs and that she's actually pretty popular especially between edgy tumblr girls .

I had absolute zero hype for this abum and zero expectations that I would even like this thing. Didn't hear any of the singles besides the "Fuck it I love you" one .

And after a full listen I can say that I actually enjoyed this album a lot!

There's a lot of ... read more
JoaoSantos
54
Ô toi, le plus savant et le plus beau des Anges,
Dieu trahi par le sort et privé de louanges,
Ô Satan, prends pitié de ma longue misère!

Ô Prince de l'exil, à qui l'on a fait tort
Et qui, vaincu, toujours te redresses plus fort,

Ô Satan, prends pitié de ma longue misère!

Toi qui sais tout, grand roi des choses souterraines,
Guérisseur familier des angoisses humaines,

Ô Satan, prends pitié de ma longue ... read more
RakkSmells
90
Wow, sorry it's taken me this long to get to this album! It's been a whole month since this came out and I hadn't even reviewed this!

Weird, cause this is one of my favourite albums of this year!

When it comes to Lana Del Rey's music, I've seen many people extremely divided over her. With Lana, you either like her music or dread it. But while I was listening to this, I couldn't see what some people disliked about her music. Was it her way of singing or writing lyrics? Was it her personality? ... read more
PatrickL0419
NR
"I lost the fuckin album!!!! I lost Harverd Dropout!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!"

-Lana Del Rey
Kanye
97
Norman Fucking Rockwell is an incredible album and i won’t waste my breath gushing over it cause i am very very biased. it’s just beautiful and poetic, with organic instrumentation that suits her beautifully faint delivery that manages to be powerful in its subtlety. Jack Antoff succeeds in bringing the best out of yet another artist.

lana is inviting u to california for one more emotionally-charged summer day as the end of the season approaches pls listen 🥺💜
zachthesnack
92
Modern day icon, Lana Del Rey sees herself making a much needed return to form after two mediocre and underwhelming releases. Her 5th studio album shows her returning to the top of modern pop and alternative music with a grace and splendor that can only be reveled in as stunning, enchanting and awe inspiring.

The classic tropes that I have come to know and love Lana’s music for are more present than they have been in 5 years. The cinematic feel of her music, the sombering melancholia, ... read more
Bowi
90
*screams ultraviolently*

She did it finally, a culmination of all her strength on previous efforts. A consistent record all throughout (of course with the exception of tracks that Antonoff did not produced). Lets not all shit on this because of the bots. Lol. This is a pretty good record coming off from Lana.
Tielur
92
Oh haha, would ya look at that?

Lana Del Rey has never really been...my cup of tea. I've applauded her aesthetic and understood the appeal over the years, though she never really scratched THAT itch for me. Her voice alone was dream like and seducing, carrying the weight of a woman in dire need of some affection. Though whatever was beyond that never grabbed me...until now. Norman Fucking Rockwell! plays out in the most dreamlike fashion of a woman who wants it all, but can never have it all. ... read more
ThrowBackG
20
"He was cool as heck"
-Lana Del Rey (on Norman Fucking Rockwell)

She's structured/reliant on her superficial and sensual aesthetics like never before. She continually tries to build some sort of magnum opus, but it's all build up and no climax. It's not too hard to find that she doesn't know how to finish any of her songs here. Songs just kind of come and go. The lack of any enthusiasm in her stilted singing, prolonged with weightless melodies, makes the duration of "Norman ... read more
bvrtxk
65
I went into this album with no expectations, because Lana's music has never been my cup of tea, but I am actually suprised. This album has some great songs, the production at some points is beautiful and her vocals are impressive, but despite that I still have a lot of issues with this record. I feel like it's very monotone and pretty uninteresting at moments, also I think that it's a little too long. Still this is a pretty good project and I can definitely see why people are loving ... read more
Plats
90
I was never really big on Lana's music, but GODDAYUM did this surprise me! First off, Lana's writing is really damn good. It's nothing out of the ordinary, but it's still effective. Her vocal performances are great and fit the overall softer, stripped-back instrumentation. On that subject, "Norman Fucking Rockwell!" has some of the most beautiful production of the year! Jack Antonoff is in the studio doing what Jack Antonoff does best, and the result is some dreamy aesthetics fitting ... read more
76fex
51
Overly critical at first as the moments of brilliance do show a matured Lana, but these moments are largely stiffled by insubstantial writing and bland instrumentation. Her voice still has not fully earned the spotlight.

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Lana's personae have nearly eclipsed--the ill-inspired Lolita act she does so poorly finally coexists with the "real" Lana she's been dying to share with the world... apparently her last album wasn't convincing ... read more
dearsongs
77
So, I never really had Lana Del Rey much on my radar. Yes, I know who she is, and I actually remember watching her SNL debut back in 2012. I thought she was decent enough, although at the time her sound wasn't really my thing. I also remember the internet kind of trashing her (big shock) for those performances, saying she couldn't really sing or anything. This time I've been aware of the singles leading up to NFR!, especially with my wife mentioning she was liking what she had heard thus far on ... read more
MasterCrackfox
77
So I'll be the first to admit that I've never really gotten into Lana Del Ray up to this point. I've heard her, naturally, and have an appreciation for her voice and the atmosphere created by the production of her music underlying all those lush vocals. However, I've never really sat down and listened to one of her full records. So lets say I've been saving myself for Norman Fucking Rockwell!

On NFR!, Del Ray exhibits the careful control and mature output of her vocals throught the record. ... read more
fakeplasticrose
75
come on bots you're getting predictable now

edit: wait it's actually good
usedtobe
50
I never stan Lana Del Rey and never will be.
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