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Lana Del Rey - Born to Die: The Paradise Edition (2012)

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Lana Del Rey - Born to Die: The Paradise Edition (2012)

Lana Del Rey - Born to Die: The Paradise Edition (2012)
FLAC (Tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Official Digital Download | Time: 01:37:45
Dream Pop, Indie Pop, Trip Hop | Polydor | ~ 1.11 Gb

Lana Del Rey is a femme fatale with a smoky voice, a languorous image, and a modeling contract. Not coincidentally, she didn't lack for attention leading up to the release of her Interscope debut, Born to Die. The hype began in mid-2011 with a stunning song and video for "Video Games," and it kept on rising, right up to her January 2012 performance on Saturday Night Live (making her the first artist since Natalie Imbruglia in 1998 to perform on SNL without an album available). Although it's easy to see the reasons why Del Rey got her contract, it's also easy to hear: her songwriting skills and her bewitching voice. "Video Games" is a beautiful song, calling to mind Fiona Apple and Anna Calvi as she recounts another variation on the age-old trope of female-as-sex-object. Her vacant, tired reading of the song rescues it from any hint of exploitation, making it a winner. Unfortunately, the only problem with Born to Die is a big one. There is a chasm that separates "Video Games" from the other material and performances on the album, which aims for exactly the same target – sultry, sexy, wasted – but with none of the same lyrical grace, emotional power, or sympathetic productions. Del Rey doesn't mind taking chances, varying her vocalizing and delivery, toying with her lines and reaching for cinematic flourishes ("he loves me with every beat of his cocaine heart," "Pabst Blue Ribbon on ice"), and even attempting to rap. But she's unable to consistently sell herself as a heartbreaker, and most of the songs here sound like cobbled retreads of "Video Games." An intriguing start, but Del Rey is going to have to hit the books if she wants to stay as successful as her career promised early on.

by John Bush
Lana Del Rey - Born to Die: The Paradise Edition (2012):

Tracklist:

01 Born to Die (04:45)
02 Off to the Races (05:00)
03 Blue Jeans (03:29)
04 Video Games (04:42)
05 Diet Mountain Dew (03:43)
06 National Anthem (03:51)
07 Dark Paradise (04:03)
08 Radio (03:35)
09 Carmen (04:09)
10 Million Dollar Man (03:52)
11 Summertime Sadness (04:25)
12 This Is What Makes Us Girls (03:58)
13 Without You (03:49)
14 Lolita (03:40)
15 Lucky Ones (03:45)

01 Ride (04:49)
02 American (04:09)
03 Cola (04:21)
04 Body Electric (03:53)
05 Blue Velvet (02:39)
06 Gods & Monsters (03:58)
07 Yayo (05:21)
08 Bel Air (03:58)
09 Burning Desire (03:51)

foobar2000 1.6.11 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2022-05-19 10:08:01

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Analyzed: Lana Del Rey / Born to Die - The Paradise Edition
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR6 0.00 dB -7.82 dB 4:45 01-Born to Die
DR5 0.00 dB -7.64 dB 5:00 02-Off to the Races
DR5 0.00 dB -7.65 dB 3:29 03-Blue Jeans
DR6 0.00 dB -9.09 dB 4:42 04-Video Games
DR4 -0.55 dB -6.82 dB 3:43 05-Diet Mountain Dew
DR4 -0.08 dB -6.71 dB 3:51 06-National Anthem
DR6 -0.39 dB -8.73 dB 4:03 07-Dark Paradise
DR5 0.00 dB -7.09 dB 3:35 08-Radio
DR5 -0.59 dB -8.86 dB 4:09 09-Carmen
DR5 0.00 dB -7.69 dB 3:52 10-Million Dollar Man
DR6 0.00 dB -8.42 dB 4:25 11-Summertime Sadness
DR6 0.00 dB -8.71 dB 3:58 12-This Is What Makes Us Girls
DR6 0.00 dB -8.72 dB 3:49 13-Without You
DR5 0.00 dB -6.29 dB 3:40 14-Lolita
DR5 -1.12 dB -9.09 dB 3:45 15-Lucky Ones
DR5 -0.42 dB -7.46 dB 4:49 01-Ride
DR5 -0.17 dB -7.17 dB 4:09 02-American
DR5 0.00 dB -6.94 dB 4:21 03-Cola
DR7 -0.39 dB -11.43 dB 3:53 04-Body Electric
DR6 -0.01 dB -8.40 dB 2:39 05-Blue Velvet
DR6 0.00 dB -8.71 dB 3:58 06-Gods & Monsters
DR9 0.00 dB -12.10 dB 5:21 07-Yayo
DR7 -0.43 dB -10.58 dB 3:58 08-Bel Air
DR4 -1.28 dB -8.64 dB 3:51 09-Burning Desire
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Number of tracks: 24
Official DR value: DR6

Samplerate: 44100 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 1506 kbps
Codec: FLAC

All thanks go to the original releaser

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