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Born to Die is the second studio album and major label debut by American singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey. The album was reissued on November 9,as an expanded version subtitled The Paradise Edition. A predominantly baroque pop and trip hop album, Born to Die musically features the same cinematic composition.
The lyrics are about love, sex, and drugs, and features prominent references to s and s Americana. The album was the world's fifth best-selling album ofand had sold over seven million copies by It spent more than weeks on the US Billboardwhere it peaked at number Why Did You Go? - Ray Charles - The One And Only, and topped charts in Australia and various European countries including France, Germany, and Lolita - Lana Del Rey - Born To Die UK.
The album polarized contemporary critics; praises were towards the album's distinctive sound, and criticism targeted its repetitiveness and melodramatic tendencies. Del Rey's image during promotion of Born to Die was controversial; tabloid media accused her of an inauthentic persona that was the result of forced marketing to gain an audience in the indie music scene. The album has been retrospectively ranked in best-of lists by several publications including The Guardian and NMEand helped Del Rey acquire cult status among music fans.
InElizabeth "Lizzy" Grant signed a recording contract with the independent record label 5 Point Records, and began planning for her debut studio album. However, after hiring new management services, taking an interest in adopting the stage name Lana Del Ray, and a perceived lack of motivation during production, she found herself in conflict with the record label and her producer David Kahne. After settling with her current stage name, Del Rey signed a recording contract with Stranger Records in Juneand released the track " Video Games ".
The photograph used on the cover for Born to Die was shot by Nicole Nodland, while Del Rey Lolita - Lana Del Rey - Born To Die David Bowden oversaw the overall direction for its packaging.
On behalf of ComplexDale Eisinger ranked the cover eighth on the magazine's list of "The 50 Best Pop Album Covers of the Past Five Years", commending its usage of the typeface Steelfish and speaking favorably of the Down In The Ghetto - Krash Man - Black Circle feeling it evoked, which he credited to "the shadows or whatever the shapes in the background are [and] how properly Lana can affect her detached and still-flawless persona to a simple gaze".
Born to Die ' s music style has been described as alternative pop baroque pop indie pop sadcore  and trip hop. Now I sing quite low The singer's first singles, "Video Games" and "Born to Die" were described variously as "quasi-cabaret balladry",  "woozy and sometimes soporific soundtrack soul",  and "pop".
You didn't hear it from us, right? I would have loved to be part of the indie community. But I wasn't. I was looking for a community, I don't even know any people who are musicians. I never met that indie popular indie, whoever the fuck that Lolita - Lana Del Rey - Born To Die . Who IS indie? First of all, I can't really get my head around what indie music is. Because if you've heard of it, it's sort of pop music, right? Because it's, like, popular?
Or is it just that it's not on the radio? It's not like I was in an indie community and then I blew up. It's like, I was living on the street and I'm not — like, for real, you know what I'm saying? The lyrics of " Off to the Races " have been described as "a freak show of inappropriate co-dependency",  with a chorus that recalls Sheryl Crow 's "down and out drunken loner persona" in her single " Leaving Las Vegas ".
There's none of 'Video Games ' ' measured, piano-led reflection. Instead the psychosexual rumblings of the lyrics and Lolita - Lana Del Rey - Born To Die dual voices she uses off set the comparatively simple musical shades on display. Her performance soon came under scrutiny, and was criticized by NBC anchor Brian Williamswho referred to the performance as "the worst in SNL history".
It was officially released on April 6, The official music video was released on July 20, The music video for "National Anthem" was released on June 27, The video for "Carmen" was released on April 21, At Metacriticwhich assigns a weighted mean Lolita - Lana Del Rey - Born To Die out of to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 62 based on 37 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".
However, Gill concluded that Born to Die is the most distinctive debut album since Glasvegas 's eponymous disc released in Rob Sheffield of Rolling Stone declared that the lyrics, with their "pop-trash perversity", was the strength of the album but that Del Rey had a voice that was "pinched and prim" and that she "wasn't ready to make an album yet". Sheffield concluded, "Given her chic image, it's a surprise how dull, dreary and pop-starved Born to Die is. The A. Club ' s Evan Rytlewski panned the album, calling it "Shallow and overwrought, with periodic echoes of Kesha 's Valley Girl aloofness, the album lives down to the harshest preconceptions against pop music".
For all of its coos about love and devotion, it's the album equivalent of a faked orgasm—a collection of torch songs with no fire". In the United Kingdom, Born to Die sold 50, copies on its first day of release.
By accumulating digital sales of 50, the album became the fifth album ever to sell upwards of 50, downloads in a single week. In France, the album debuted at number one on the French Albums Chart with sales of 48, whose 16, digital copies. In the United States, the album attained first-week sales of 77, copies, subsequently debuting at number two on the Billboardbehind Adele 's 21 and shipped overunits in the country by Januarygetting Gold certification.
The following week, it fell to number nine. In the first two weeks, the album sold 6, copies. As of Junethe album has sold 24, copies in Italy. After the re-release in Novemberthe album rose from 27 to The album has since been certified Gold [ citation needed ].
Following an iTunes discount, the album re-entered the iTunes Top 10 and jumped from 57 to 31 on the Italian Charts on the week-ending April 28, With the release of Born to DieDel Rey became the main focus of attention of the press for her image as well as her music.
Considering Cant Afford No Shoes - Frank Zappa And The Mothers Of Invention* - One Size Fits All album's composition and her appearance, many tabloids began to question her authenticity and claim that her success was due only to her beauty. Business Insider ' s Kevin Lincoln commented that Lana was manufactured by her label and used "Video Games" as a form of advertising.
Ignore accusations of cynical marketing and inauthenticity, or speculation about surgery and daddy's money — that's not important. And don't get distracted by YouTube statistics or the hyperbole, this isn't about new media.
It's about something older and more mysterious than that; the extraordinary, resilient power of pop music". But since when exactly has 'authenticity' ever been a criterion in pop music? Sonata In G Minor: Adagio - John Kitchen - John Kitchen Plays The Organ Of The Reid Concert Hall, Un years of personal criticism, including her Saturday Night Live performance being considered one of the worst of all time,    Born to Die was listed among publications' best-of lists of the s decade, including NME 10  and The Independent 3.
Richard S. He, writing for Billboardsaid that Born To Die is "one of the main catalysts for pop's mids shift from brash EDM to a moodier, hip-hop-inflected palette.
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