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Norman Fucking Rockwell

Lana Del Rey

Norman Fucking Rockwell

Album number six from the pop singer-songwriter produced by Jack Antonoff (Lorde, St. Vincent, Taylor Swift)

ADM rating[?]

8.5

Label
Polydor
UK Release date
30/08/2019
US Release date
30/08/2019
  1. 10.0 |   Evening Standard

    She has never sounded so exquisite
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  2. 10.0 |   NME

    Lana Del Rey's fifth album, 'Norman Fucking Rockwell!' contains multitudes. The way she balances and embodies them on this well-rounded record is nothing short of stunning
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  3. 10.0 |   NOW

    Drifting through L.A. looking for love and meaning, she shifts her kitschy patriotism, dropping her flag-draped persona and making peace with a more complex, dystopian reality
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  4. 9.4 |   Pitchfork

    On her elegant and complex fifth album, Lana Del Rey sings exquisitely of freedom and transformation and the wreckage of being alive. It establishes her as one of America’s greatest living songwriters
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  5. 9.1 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Pop's torch singer flirts with hope on an apocalyptic beach
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  6. 9.0 |   Crack

    Musically Norman Fucking Rockwell! feels like an album built to resist time – one of those songwriters’ records that could have been made whenever: Graceland, Blue, Tapestry
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  7. 9.0 |   DIY

    It’s Lana Del Rey’s world, we’re just living it
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  8. 9.0 |   Northern Transmission

    Lyrically and musically it all gels together effortlessly, creating the ultimate impact emotionally and one that will be soundtracking all of our own unique highs and lows for years to come
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  9. 9.0 |   All Music

    The patient flow, risky songwriting choices and mature character of the album make it the most majestic chapter of Lana Del Rey’s continuing saga of love and disillusionment under the California Sun
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  10. 9.0 |   Rolling Stone

    On her thrilling sixth album, the singer’s darkly romantic California dreams can feel like epitaphs for the entire country
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  11. 9.0 |   PopMatters

    Lana Del Rey's sixth studio album is a brazen, honest exercise in both studied sophistication as well as the art of not giving a fuck
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  12. 8.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    Hype or no, art or artifice, it’s nonetheless well worth the experience
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  13. 8.2 |   Paste Magazine

    An instant folk-pop classic
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  14. 8.0 |   music OMH

    This is probably her finest record since Born To Die, and this new partnership with Antonoff ensures that her next move will much anticipated
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  15. 8.0 |   American Songwriter

    Del Rey has certainly carved out her own niche in the world of singer-songwriters, much as the quasi-namesake of Norman Fucking Rockwell! did in the art world. This shows her refining that approach, adding a few new brush strokes here and there, but still providing a unique and fascinating tableau as a whole
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  16. 8.0 |   Clash

    This album is a testament to her afresh stability and strength, and shows that hope might be a dangerous woman for a thing like her to have — but she’s finally got it
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  17. 8.0 |   Slant Magazine

    The album doesn’t so much subvert an idealistic notion of the American dream as perform a postmortem of it
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  18. 8.0 |   The Independent

    The album is sultry and soporific, sitting somewhere between the minimalist trip-hop of Del Rey’s early days, and the scuzzy desert rock she has toyed with over the years
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  19. 8.0 |   The Observer

    With its classic rock references and brazen lyrics, the American’s involving fifth album proves she can do more than merely conjure up a mood
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  20. 7.5 |   A.V. Club

    As a mood piece, Norman Fucking Rockwell does an admirable job preserving Del Rey’s mystique while moving her sound forward
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  21. 7.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Unlike Del Rey’s past work, Norman Fucking Rockwell sees the singer walk the fine line between tragedy and comedy
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  22. 6.8 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    This is her best album yet, and great moments abound amidst the fat
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  23. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    Del Rey goes back to her well of swooning melodies, twanging guitars, Twin Peaks-ish Americana and cinematic ballads about women in love with ne’er-do-wells
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