Lana Del Rey - Honeymoon (2015)

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Lana Del Rey - Honeymoon (2015)

Lana Del Rey - Honeymoon (2015)
FLAC (Tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Official Digital Download | Time: 01:05:14
Downtempo, Indie Pop, Ballad, Trip Hop, Soft Rock | Polydor | ~ 698 Mb

Call Honeymoon the third installment in a trilogy if you will but there's no indication Lana Del Rey will put her doomed diva persona to rest after this album. Over the course of three albums, Lana Del Rey hasn't so much expanded her delicately sculpted persona as she has refined it, removing anything extraneous to her exquisite ennui. Honeymoon doesn't drift or float, it marks time, sometimes swelling with a suggestion of impending melodrama but often deflating to just an innervated pulse. Apart from the syncopated chorus on "High on the Beach," any lingering element of the hip-hop affectations of Born to Die have been banished and so have the shade and light Dan Auerbach brought to Ultraviolence, a record that feels cinematic in comparison to Honeymoon. What's left behind is the essence of Lana Del Rey: iconic images of days of Los Angeles passed, all plasticized and stylized, functioning as lighthouses in stoned, sad daydreams. Mood reigns over all on Honeymoon – melodies and tempos certainly aren't prioritized over feel; all the originals are purposefully languid, which is partially why the Nancy Sinatra sample on "Terrence Loves You" and "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood," a cover allegedly in the vein of Nina Simone's original but bearing an organ out of the Animals, stick – but underneath the dragging beats and austere arrangements, there's something approaching triumph. Where Lana Del Rey seemed weighted down by existential sorrow on her first two albums, Honeymoon seems comfortingly melancholic and that's the truest sign that it is the fullest execution of Lana Del Rey's grand plan yet.

by Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Lana Del Rey - Honeymoon (2015):


01 Honeymoon (05:50)
02 Music To Watch Boys To (04:51)
03 Terrence Loves You (04:51)
04 God Knows I Tried (04:41)
05 High By the Beach (04:18)
06 Freak (04:55)
07 Art Deco (04:55)
08 Burnt Norton (Interlude) (01:22)
09 Religion (05:23)
10 Salvatore (04:41)
11 The Blackest Day (06:06)
12 24 (04:56)
13 Swan Song (05:23)
14 Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood (03:02)

foobar2000 1.6.11 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2022-05-19 05:34:45

Analyzed: Lana Del Rey / Honeymoon

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
DR7 -1.30 dB -12.15 dB 5:50 01-Honeymoon
DR6 -1.28 dB -10.58 dB 4:51 02-Music To Watch Boys To
DR7 -1.29 dB -11.37 dB 4:51 03-Terrence Loves You
DR6 -1.30 dB -10.09 dB 4:41 04-God Knows I Tried
DR5 -1.25 dB -8.75 dB 4:18 05-High By the Beach
DR6 -1.19 dB -10.36 dB 4:55 06-Freak
DR6 -1.26 dB -9.19 dB 4:55 07-Art Deco
DR11 -2.36 dB -17.41 dB 1:22 08-Burnt Norton (Interlude)
DR5 -1.28 dB -9.23 dB 5:23 09-Religion
DR6 -1.25 dB -10.65 dB 4:41 10-Salvatore
DR6 -1.27 dB -9.69 dB 6:06 11-The Blackest Day
DR6 -1.17 dB -11.38 dB 4:56 12-24
DR7 -1.27 dB -10.86 dB 5:23 13-Swan Song
DR9 -1.30 dB -12.00 dB 3:02 14-Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood

Number of tracks: 14
Official DR value: DR7

Samplerate: 44100 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 1425 kbps
Codec: FLAC

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