I am not familiar with her backstory or anything like that all I know is that her real name is Elizabeth Grant and frankly I really don't give a shit, for me it is and always has been about the music so let's get into shall we?
The album kicks off with the killer track 'Born To Die' it has am awesome strings start and a killer beat and here breathy vocals are cool.It also helps that she looks like a killer pin-up girl. I seriously love that look, it brings out my inner primate - no seriously, I know I have evolved but this girl makes me want to go ape on her, maybe because she has that real come fuck me look, but I digress.
The second track is "Off to the Races" a seriously cool song I especially love the lyrics "Swimming pool / Glimmering darling / White bikini off with my red nail polish." now you can see why I want to go ape on her ass. We then move onto the song "Blue Jeans" which features a great vocal performance a cool summer song for laid back lazing by the pool.
The next track is "Video Games" I love video games so I hoped that she did the title justice , now this makes me want to marry her, I mean I love chicks that play video games, this my favourite song on the album purely for her saying that she plays video games, so cool. Then we move onto "Diet Mountain Dew" a more upbeat song but seriously diet mountain dew, I love that filth but then they go and change the recipe so they can go and get fucked, back to the song it is really catchy so beware, especially the lyric "Diet Mountain Dew baby New York City / Never was there ever a girl so pretty / Do you think we'll be in love forever?". It will get upside your head!
The next track is "National Anthem" a great song that has that awesome military style drum beat that makes me want to bash someone's head in, I go tribal when I hear that drum beat, a cool song! We then move onto "Dark Paradise" it's an OK song not my favourite. The track "Radio" is Lana Del Rey doing what she does best I love her voice on this song in fact I love this song. The next track is "Carmen" has that string section start and is a slower song, cool but not my favourite.
"Million Dollar Man" is the next song and it is something that I aspire to be, imagine the bitches and parties I could have if I was a million dollar monkey, (someone please endorse me so I can write for money and not the fucking peanuts that Redi 25 gives me). An Ok song. Then it's onto "Summertime Sadness" an absolute gem of a song I love it, so sad but so upbeat at the sametime, great vocals, great music, great lyrics a real standout on the album. The last song is "This Is What Makes Us Girls" a great song to end on, she paints an awesome picture with her lyrics on this song, a great way to end a great album.
All up I give this 4 shots of whiskey out of 5. I like her voice and her look, keep it up Lana Del Rey. If you want to check her out go here http://www.lanadelrey.com/
Well that's it for this little monkey this week, till next week
Peace out my bitches!