In today’s Post, Chris Richards reviews the debut album by polarizing would-be pop superstar Lana Del Rey.
“But the central failure of ‘Born to Die’ isn’t Del Rey’s lack of vocal agility — it’s that her music doesn’t communicate actual feeling. Seemingly divorced from experience, or even imagination, her moody, melancholic music carries only the aura of emotion. It delivers glamour without mystery, desperation without consequence, escapism without destination.”
Read the full review here.