Lana Del Rey - Paradise
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Based on 7 reviews
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Based on 451 ratings
2012 Ratings: #224
Liked by 2 people
November 13, 2012 / Release Date
EP / Format
Interscope / Label
Chamber Pop, Art Pop / Genres
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This is like Born To Die's younger brother that acts just like her, but isn't getting noticed, so he just gave up, and now is hiding in the woods, The Lana Stan Woods. Only Lana stans and her 6 studio albums live over there, they all live in harmony. Then comes Paradise. Everybody keeps saying that it's a copycat of his older sister, and because of all this slander, Paradise goes into deep depression contemplates sewerslide. One day, Lana Del Rey comes into the woods for some reason, and she ... read more
At least here those tacky production choices present in Lana's other early projects dont make an appearance. Though I'm not sure there are many production choices of noteability at all on this one. Not to say the arrangements dont have smooth and uplifting qualities, they do. But for better or worse there aren't really any sounds that jump out. Her vocals, as per usual, are what hold this project together.

I also think her very sophisticated and sheltering vocal delivery can(almost ... read more
All jokes aside: I have a serious soft spot for Lana Del Rey

Her jaded, tragic lyricism and romantically longing noir-esque vocal delivery are like sonic heroin for me. I don’t know if I will ever have enough
Amazing follow-up, steadied my love for Lana and her music and made it grew up even more. Fresh like a summer breeze and hot like summer nights, got me feeling loose and feeling naughty. I love it.

FAVE TRACKS: Ride, Body Electric, Gods & Monsters, Cola, Burning Desire (bonus track).

LEAST FAVES: Blue Velvet, Yayo.
( ☆☆½ ) inconsistent but enjoyable composition here
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Added on: December 17, 2012