24 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
Perfect., 30 Jan 2012
Listening to this album is a bit like watching Donnie Darko. At first, because it's so different, you don't get it. You enjoy it, but you don't get it. So you watch again to see if you missed something, and you find you enjoy it more! The more you watch, the more you enjoy and that is the same with this album. The sound of Del Rey's music is like 1940's jazz with hip hop beats over the top. It shouldn't work, but it really does. Each song has it's own qualities, the majority have very catchy choruses. Her voice has a dreamlike quality but she also has a lot of vocal range as show in 'Off To The Races'. My personal highlights include 'Million Dollar Man', 'Radio', 'Dark Paradise', and 'Off To The Races'. The only track that diesn't grab me as soon as the music starts is 'Carmen', but I'm sure I'll grow to love that too. So, if you liked 'Video Games' and 'Born To Die', get this album. You will not regret it.