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Lana Del Rey: Ultraviolence (Interscope)

Iman Lababedi, RockNYC, 23 June 2014

SOMETIMES OTHER writers do your work for you and Caryn Ganz's  (former editor at Spin) excellent Rolling Stone review of Lana Del Rey's sophomore effort Ultraviolence does exactly that. "The epic schmaltz of Ennio Morricone, reflected through the haze of a thousand dramatic selfies" is a pretty damn good description of the album. It isn't a put down, Lana is what she is and what she is is the teenage girl locked in her bedroom, imagining her mom and dad crying at her grave with a sort of grim satisfaction.

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