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Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 01/31/2012

Album reviews: Lana Del Rey, Prinzhorn Dance School, Ana Tijoux, SOJA

Lana Del Rey’s debut is nothing to get excited about. (Photo by Nicole Nodland/courtesy of Universal Music Group)
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.

Also reviewed are new albums by minimalist U.K. post-punk duo Prinzhorn Dance School , French-Chilean MC Ana Tijoux and Northen Virginia bred reggae stars SOJA .

By Click Track  |  11:41 AM ET, 01/31/2012

Categories:  Album reviews, Quick spins | Tags:  Lana Del Rey, Prinzhorn Dance School, Ana Tijoux, SOJA

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