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Ultraviolence [Explicit]

16 Jun 2014 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 16 Jun 2014
  • Release Date: 16 Jun 2014
  • Label: Polydor Ltd.
  • Copyright: (C) 2014 Lana Del Rey, under exclusive licence to Polydor Ltd. (UK). Under exclusive licence to Interscope Records in the USA
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  • Total Length: 51:22
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  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • ASIN: B00KV22DVQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (192 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 592 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Warren on 12 Sep 2014
Format: Audio CD
Ultraviolence is the kind of album where its brilliance creeps up on you. Being a big fan Lana's previous album, Born to Die, this follow up was slightly disappointing on first listen. Everything seemed to be at the same pace and nothing stood out. That was my feeling after the first few listens. Within the next few listens each song started to differentiate itself and take on character. And then after that I started to fall in love with each song individually and the thing as a whole.

It's quite a sparse, minimalistic album, but all the better for it. It forces you to focus on Lana's dreamy voice and unique lyrics. But then every time I listen to it, I find something new in the music that I hadn't noticed before. I'm not sure if I've got a favourite song from it, but if I had to pick one I'd go with Brooklyn Baby:

"Well my boyfriend's in the band
He plays guitar while I sing Lou Reed
I've got feathers in my hair
I get down to Beat poetry
And my jazz collection's raw
I can play most anything
I'm a Brooklyn baby, I'm a Brooklyn baby"

I'm not usually the kind of person who gets 'lost' in music or films, but the lyrics like the ones above feel so evocative, especially the way she sings them. Listen to the rawness in her voice when she sings that chorus for the last time.

I hope I'm not overstating how good it is, but if you find yourself listening to the album and not understanding what all the positive reviews on here are talking about, I'd advise giving it a few more goes to let its slow, otherworldly magic work on you.
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46 of 53 people found the following review helpful By La Esmerelda on 17 Jun 2014
Format: Audio CD
Play this with your headphones on and close your eyes. You will experience true transcendence. Lana del Rey is an breathtaking artist. Something about the combination of her breathy, angelic voice with her dark lyrics makes this album divine. It's really different to born to die (I think paradise marks the middle ground between the two albums) but at the same time it's still VERY Lana. It's hard t explain without listening to it. But on the whole this album has a more stripped back, raw feel. It's edgier. It's darker. Sure, Born to Die was dark, but poppier songs were interspersed with the darker songs on that album. The themes this album deals with can be very bleak; Lana does not shy away from dealing with controversial topics, and the ethereal sound contributes to this mood further. It's a haunting masterpiece. It would be difficult to pick standout tracks, but I'm happy to say that there are no filler tracks either. It all fits together perfectly.

Download it. I don't know how she keeps doing it!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Paul Allaer TOP 500 REVIEWER on 12 Sep 2014
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2 1/2 years ago, Lana Del Rey released her hugely divisive “Born To Die” album. I found it quite the treat and frankly was amazed that despite the divisive nature and also its fairly dark undertone, this went on to become a million seller in the US. After what seems like forever, now comes Lana’s highly anticipated new studio album.

“Ultraviolence” (14 tracks, including 3 bonus tracks; 65 min.) starts off nicely with the brooding “Cruel World”, which is followed by the static title track. “Shades of Cool” sounds great. Then come the best tracks of the album. First there is the brilliant “Brooklyn Baby”, where Lana muses about “Beat poetry on amphetamines”, and later remarks wryly “Yeah my boyfriend's pretty cool/But he's not as cool as me/Cause I'm a Brooklyn baby”, ha! I keep hitting the “replay” button again and again for this song. It is followed by the hit single “West Coast”, by far the most ‘commercial’ sounding track on here (with an opening that I know I’ve heard before, I just can’t place the song). The first half of the album concludes with the beautiful if wistful “Sad Girl”. I rate the first half a perfect 5 stars. When we get to the second half of the album, a strange thing happens: the mood turns ever darker and slower, and as good as the album’s first half is, as non-plussed I am with the second half. I tend to skip song after song, as to me they all sound pretty much the same. I rate the second half only 2 1/2 stars. Fortunately things kick up again in the 3 bonus tracks, including on “Guns and Roses”, an all too obvious reference to her personal life but just ignore the lyrics and enjoy the sound, and then even better with “Florida Kilos”, a nice bright point to conclude the album. I rate the bonus tracks 4 stars.
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24 of 31 people found the following review helpful By robotfish TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 20 Jun 2014
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As much as I loved Video Games (the song) I always felt the Born To Die album was pitched a bit too far in the girly RnB/Trip Hop direction. It had some killer choruses, but I had to fight the urge to skip the more poppy bits.

This album is a different beast altogether. The backing tracks are moody swathes of strings and fuzzy guitars full of reverb & echo with relatively subdued drumming. The pace rarely varies away from glacial but for this type of album it is perfect: it can be listened to in its entirety without anything jarring. However it does startle with remarkable frequency. The tunes are beautiful, and the singing is spot on.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By C. Quinn on 10 Aug 2014
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I have been listening to this album a lot on headphones on the way to work, it's moody and haunting and sad so don't listen if you are feeling down. Otherwise it is relaxing and emotional. Her voice sometimes reminded me of Billie Holiday, other times like This Mortal Coil- very raw, sometimes violent and aggressive, other times melodic with base-tone backing vocals. This is my first experience of Del Rey and I am impressed
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