Saturday, September 26, 2015


Lana del Rey's Honeymoon is like a lighter shade of Ultraviolence. Yes, the noir is still prevalent, but a tinge of color and hiphop is clearly shelling out as note upon note wriggles into the air. My current favorites include High by the Beach (the most Born to Die in the entire album), Freak (an ode to Ultraviolence's Florida Kilos; a love child maybe), Religion, Salvatore (very, very, depressed-girl-singing jazz; like a  1930's film) and The Blackest Night (this year's ultimate breakup ballad).

The Honeymoon era is relatively sweet compared to Ultaviolence's depression, and although the darkness is still there, you can sense a phoenix rising our of the previous album's ashes.