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Lust for Life

Lana Del Rey

Lust for Life

Fourth record from the American singer-songwriter, featuring A$AP Rocky, Stevie Nicks, Sean Lennon, and Playboi Carti

ADM rating[?]

7.2

Label
Polydor
UK Release date
21/07/2017
US Release date
21/07/2017
  1. 9.0 |   Crack

    Her most compelling LP yet
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  2. 9.0 |   The 405

    Lust For Life becomes the next electrifying, dramatic and essential scene in Lana Del Rey: the motion picture
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  3. 8.3 |   Paste Magazine

    Del Rey continues to reinvent and redefine herself in new and captivating ways, and Lust For Life is just one more step in that profound and lovely evolution
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  4. 8.0 |   NME

    A banquet of lush orchestration and high-end guests
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  5. 8.0 |   Prefix

    A return to form which should cement Del Rey’s status as the queen of femme fatale pop
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  6. 8.0 |   The Independent

    Her power is to keep things hidden, whilst seeming utterly explicit
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  7. 8.0 |   DIY

    Witty, complex, and endlessly intriguing, ‘Lust For Life’ is a painstakingly woven record from start to finish, with very few gripes
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  8. 8.0 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    An undeniable resurgence
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  9. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    With a sunnier sound, a social conscience and a determined smile on her face, Del Rey is moving on from the darkness she’s inhabited in the past
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  10. 8.0 |   The Observer

    The singer looks outward on her fourth album in a state-of-the-nation address peppered with guest stars and pop history flashbacks
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  11. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    Lust for Life represents the thawing of the ice queen we thought we knew, and the strange death of her American dream
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  12. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Filled with the leisurely charms of someone in no hurry to grow old
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  13. 8.0 |   God Is In The TV

    It feels like Lust For Life is the album where she’s letting her guard down. It could well be her best and most vital statement yet
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  14. 7.7 |   Pitchfork

    Sincere and sublime, pushing her fascination with pop culture iconography even further while adding a newly personal touch
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  15. 7.5 |   A.V. Club

    With Lust For Life, Del Rey is signaling that she’s well on her way to reaching equilibrium
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  16. 7.5 |   Earbuddy

    It’s not as good and melody-heavy as Born To Die, and it’s not the auteurist, masterpiece-in-disguise Ultraviolence. But it’s better than Honeymoon and Paradise, and the songs here can be ridiculously enjoyable
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  17. 7.5 |   Pretty Much Amazing

    Lana Del Rey knows her thing and she does it well. If you like Lana, then you’ll like these songs very much
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  18. 7.0 |   Tiny Mix Tapes

    Uneven as it is, I still want to count the times Lust For Life stops my heart
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  19. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    Lust for Life postures itself above all as Lana Del Rey's most optimistic, political, and globally conscious record to date
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  20. 7.0 |   Under The Radar

    Lust For Life shows Del Rey finding maturity and herself in what seems like the first time
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  21. 7.0 |   music OMH

    With some more judicious editing, a good album could have been an outstanding one, but even so, this is still superior, well-crafted noir-pop that maintains Del Rey’s impressive career to date
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  22. 7.0 |   All Music

    If Lust for Life starts to slow down toward its conclusion it nevertheless delivers upon its promise of a sunnier Lana Del Rey
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  23. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    For much of the record, Del Rey sounds at her most contented when she's indulging nostalgic impulses, whether her own or borrowed
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  24. 7.0 |   Slant Magazine

    Lust for Life is a sprawling contemplation of Del Rey's aesthetic and its various dissonances
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  25. 6.7 |   Consequence Of Sound

    No matter how deserving Lana is of accreditation, and how close she is to true vindication, less than half of the tunes on Lust for Life are worthy of Born to Die, Paradise, Ultraviolence, or Honeymoon
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  26. 6.0 |   Evening Standard

    Just about enough to keep her interesting, despite the unchanging funeral march pacing
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  27. 6.0 |   The Arts Desk

    A distinct part of her appeal is a sublimated, narcotized sensuality
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  28. 6.0 |   State

    Overall, Del Ray has carved out a niche that works very well and if you like that smokey, Lynchian netherworld that her voice often evokes this is the album for you
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  29. 6.0 |   No Ripcord

    Lust For Life may be a scattered, confusing record, but it's a beautiful ride—one worth repeated listens, even if Lana's intentions—like her enunciation—aren't always clear.
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  30. 6.0 |   The Music

    Lizzy Grant's cracks only now start to show in moments of collaboration
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  31. 6.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Lana Del Rey’s Lust for Life may well be the funniest piece of post-ironic conceptualist performance art project you’re likely to hear this year
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  32. 6.0 |   American Songwriter

    The optimism of Lust For Life is a pleasant surprise, though the album is still painted in the same shades as Del Rey’s previous releases
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  33. 4.0 |   Gig Soup

    Even for fans of Lana Del Rey's often style-over-substance approach, the Californian pop artist's latest record is her most lifeless
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