Review "Born to Die"
A story of a girls views on another.
After a intense dislike for this album even before I had heard a single note, Lana Del Rey, who in a recent issue of NME had been given front & BACK cover and a six page spread in anticipation of her eagerly awaited debut album Born to Die. I wanted nothing more than to despise her whole being! But for me to judge this privately educated individual without even letting my ears sample her efforts was a little unfair. Sat hear I am averting my thoughts and current judgemental mind away, trying to allow Born to Die absorb into me, listening intently somehow it's going to take a while. This contrived sound is on loop, her over worked facial expression delivered with such appathy is less than alluring. After witnessing her walling performance on SNL, her set up of Blue Jeans began so out of tune and the forced vocal screamed primadonna instantly, moving on she presents a horrifying Kate Bush impersonation, unfortunately Kate Bush could actually sing. More concerned about the state of her hair than actually working on keeping intune. Singing aside, whoever is styling Lana is doing a pretty good job, she looks great apart from that impetuous pout. Her hair is enviable, the way her video's are shot, the 60's vibe screams brilliance but the bland vocals and mundane lyrics just don't fit. I wanted her to live up to her image.
I don't hate her music that would be a little harsh of me to say seen as I haven't listened to the whole album, it just strikes me as worrying that someone with the talent of a cabbage can be signed and actually outed on SNL before she has even released her debut album, this is actually a record, no one has ever performed prior to album launch, so why her? I feel awful for speaking like this as I am usually an open minded individual but something about Lana Del Rey has really embedded deep under my skin and she isn't moving anytime soon.
Sorry Del Rey I tried.
Laurie Rose x