This week we continue our newly released album review with Lana Del Rey – Lust for Life 

Review: Jamie Read.


Born to Die put Lana Del Rey well and truly into the spotlight of the UK music charts.

Ever since this 2012 album, her unique voice has been a staple in the world of music.

This is not simply down to the impressiveness of the 32-year-old, but also because she’s released a new album every year and a bit.

Her most recent is Lust for Life, a work that encompasses her feelings of America.

The album opens with Love, which paints a picture for the album as a whole. She seems to appreciate different things, discuss topics unlike those in her previous albums and that she is almost lusting for life.

“It doesn’t matter if I’m not enough. For the future or the things to come. ‘Cause I’m young and in love.”

This all leads nicely onto the second track, Lust for Life featuring everyone’s favourite featuring artist, The Weeknd. It’s an impressive work that odes to the 1977 Iggy Pop track of the same name.

Del Rey nods to much American culture in her work, notable certainly in the song titles White Mustang, Coachella – Woodstock in My Mind and God Bless America – And All The Beautiful Women In It.

Summer Bummer, featuring A$AP Rocky, is one of those tracks ideal for this time of the year and discusses the desire for someone.

On 13 Beaches, her emotions and feelings become intertwined with escaping paparazzi and disliking the Hollywood spotlight.

Lust for Life is another success from Lana Del Rey.

It show how good her creative process is for music when she can churn out so much good music over such sustained periods.


Overall star rating: 4/5

Songs to play on repeat: Love, Lust for Life, Coachella – Woodstock in My Mind, Summer Bummer

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