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Lana Del Rey’s ‘Ultraviolence’ album review [VIDEO]

By Ricky Yandoli,
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4.0 Stars - Very Good

Lana Del Rey’s new album Ultraviolence has a classic tone throughout the entire 11 track playlist. Her songs on this album bring back a style that resembles a late 1960’s and early 1970’s feel.

Elizabeth Woolridge Grant was born in New York City on June 21, 1986. She is from Lake Placid, New York, and was raised there until the age of 15. At that point in time she had an alcohol problem. As a result, she was sent to Kent School, a boarding school in Connecticut, for three years.

After getting her life together and having her priorities straightened out, she attended Fordham University. It was at Fordham where she discovered music. At the young age of 18, Del Rey’s passion for music really started to blossom and has not stopped since. After her uncle taught her how to play the guitar, she began expanding her wings in the New York City underground music scene.

What got Del Rey the most attention and a kick-start to her career was her song, “Video Games” that she posted to her music channel on YouTube in 2011. With the success of “Video Games," labels such as Stranger Records and Interscope Records showed a common interest in the talented artist.

Ultraviolence is the second album Del Rey has released under the Interscope Records label, and the album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 selling 182,00 copies. It was her first number one album to date. The four singles she has promoted for her album launch was “West Coast”, “Shades of Cool”, “Ultraviolence”, and “Brooklyn Baby.”

“Sad Girl” is a song that stood out the most on the album. It is not one of Del Rey’s promotional singles, however, it is an essential tune that rounds out the album.

In Conclusion, Ultraviolence is a gem. Songs like “Old Money” bring out an authentic emotion that only certain artists can pull off successfully. It is a timeless album that can be played over and over again.

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