Lana Del Rey’s Born To Die album Review

Lana Del Rey’s Born To Die album Review

Lana Del Rey’s Born to die album was released on January 27th, 2012 and despite the age of the album, its famous songs still live on in music’s history and influence some of our modern muses. 

 

Lana describes the album as a “homage to true love and a tribute to living life on the wild side.” and I completely agree. 

The first song featured on the album is “Born to die” truly a masterpiece with a slow pace rhythm and patriotic-type feel.  The album also includes “Off To The Races” a very graphic song with sensory details making it a one-of-a-kind, “Blue Jeans” a beautiful grunge-type feel exploring the theme of toxic love, “National Anthem”, A song where Lana portrays to be Marilyn Monroe and Jacqueline Kennedy and depicts the assassination of John F. Kennedy, this song is a must hear and was one of my first views of the negative effects on lavish lifestyles. Track 5,  “Video Games” is a personal favorite of mine. The song has quite an acoustic and dark feel to it, I truly think this song is perfect for all listeners. 

 

The aesthetic of the album is beautiful and really shines a light on the suburban lifestyle and coquette fashion. 

As a whole, this album is a must-listen! It made me feel like the main character and gave realistic and relatable lyrics that apply to this society today.