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3.0 out of 5 stars Not a patch on Born to Die, 8 July 2014
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Now I should first say that I loved her album Born to Die. Buy it and I doubt that you will be disappointed. However, Ultraviolence is nowhere near as good. I read other reviews that raved about Ultraviolence and I've got to say that I just can't agree. In fact, I found myself automatically reaching to turn the volume down when 'The Other Woman' came on. Lana seems to have lost touch with a lot that made Born to Die so fantastic. Having said this, I would still buy her next album in the hope that she has managed to get back some of the magic. By the way, there's a 14 year old that does a version of West Coast on Youtube. That's how it should be done and that's how Lana would have done it in the days of BTD.
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Initial post: 8 Jul 2014 17:29:45 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 8 Jul 2014 17:49:04 BDT
Jon M says:
Good to get your thoughts Fifth Horseman. It did cross my mind that I may be miss judging this album but clearly there are at least two of us with similar views!

Posted on 11 Jul 2014 09:54:50 BDT
Mahesh says:
Absolutely agree with your review. I haven't heard all songs completely, just the preview clips on Amazon.
However, there is no magic in this one. Even her unofficial releases on youtube are much better.

I doubt if I will buy this entire album. I was sooo looking forward to this, darn!

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Jul 2014 10:08:55 BDT
Jon M says:
Hi Mahesh - it makes me wonder how an artist such as LDR can go from the brilliance that is BTD to the mediocrity that is Ultraviolence. I could almost buy into the argument that album is designed to express thoughts and emotions and to hell with the commercial aspects. But it clearly is designed/promoted to be a commercial success and because it comes off the back of BTD it is likely to sell well - albeit to people that may well be disappointed that it doesn't get close to BTD. It really doesn't do her any favours - What on earth are the people tasked with helping, advising and guiding her playing at? On a more positive note, the people at Team LDR must realise that they have to do something special with the next album to make-up for this and so I'm looking forward to it!!

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