Lana Del Rey’s debut album is about to hit, probably devastating everything that dares to stand in its way in 2012 whether you like it or not. Alas, the title track is one of the most uninspiring pieces of music you’re likely to hear this year, but no doubt will sell shed loads and continue her rise to the superstardom.
Sounding like an All Saints B-side sung by a crack addict, ‘Born To Die’ is the track that got all the newspaper writers hot under the collar on her recent UK tour, with the line “let me fuck you hard in the pouring rain” being the main talking point, but the single version changes it to the much more acceptable “let me kiss you hard…” It’s much more acceptable for the 11-14 demographic.
Yet after having the only interesting bit sucked out of it, all that is left is a polystyrene husk of a song, fronted by a woman with all the charisma of a plastic carrier bag. 2012 is approaching. The end is nigh.