Don’t be fooled by the lyrics that could make your dad blush; Lana Del Rey has delivered a finely crafted album that feels more folk-pop than previous releases. On this Del Rey’s sixth album (fifth major) we venture on a journey through dreamscape Hollywood and the loneliness of New Yorker in LA. 

Del Rey comes out swinging with a great opening line on the album opener Norman F******g RockwellGoddamn, man-child. You fucked me so good that I almost said “I love you”   This track sets the tone for an album full of beautiful notes and blissful pianoscapes. Mariners Apartment Complex gives off a similar vibe [feeling] to Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino by Arctic Monkeys. While Doin’ Time is a 90s throwback complete with record scratches and a UK garage beat.

Norman F******g Rockwell cements Lana Del Rey as one of this generation’s great songwriters. It’s complex multi-layered, beautiful and most importantly feels honest. Stand out tracks include; Venice Bitch (love the use of the Whammy pedal here),  Love song, The Next Best American Record.

Norman F******g Rockwell

Out now!