Born to Die by Lana Del Rey

I know, I know. This is a book review blog. But every now and then an artist comes up who is impossible to ignore. Near the end of my stay in England I discovered Lana Del Rey and her first album Born to Die.

And immediately I was hooked.

LDR’s voice is mentholated smoke–soothing and dangerous. Her unique sound combines old Sinatra-esque croons with sharp morbid lyrics. She often talks about death, drugs, and makes allusions to sex with strangers. To look at her pretty polished image, you’d never expect her hand tattoos or her obsession with the macabre.

I absolutely love her. The whole CD is nothing but pure awesomeness.

Some of my favorites are:

Get with it, children.



About Chelsea McDonald

As an avid reader since I was big enough to hold a book, I continue to enjoy losing myself in the thrall of a good story on a daily basis. Since many of my cohorts do not share the same passion, Cracking Spines will be the perfect outlet to express my adulation or frustration concerning the books that cross my path. In this way, my loyal followers will be able to enjoy the stories that are worthwhile and avoid the duds altogether. I also have a Shelfari account at View all posts by Chelsea McDonald

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