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All Music Guide - John Bush
Even after selling nearly three million copies of her debut album worldwide, Lana Del Rey still faced a challenge during 2012: namely, proving to critics and prospective fans that Born to Die wasn't a fluke. In that spirit, Del Ray released Paradise, a mini-album close to Christmas, that finds her in perfect control of her voice, much more assured than she was even one year ago, and frequently capable of astonishing her listeners with a very convincing act. As for the sound, it should be familiar to fans of Born to Die, with strings that move at a glacial pace, drums that crash like waves in slow motion, and additional textures usually electric guitar or piano that are ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
Even after selling nearly three million copies of her debut album worldwide, Lana Del Rey still faced a challenge during 2012: namely, proving to critics and prospective fans that Born to Die wasn't a fluke. In that spirit, Del Ray released Paradise, a mini-album close to Christmas, that finds her in perfect control of her voice, much more assured than she was even one year ago, and frequently capable of astonishing her listeners with a very convincing act. As for the sound, it should be familiar to fans of Born to Die, with strings that move at a glacial pace, drums that crash like waves in slow motion, and additional textures usually electric guitar or piano that are cinematic in their sound and references. There's really only one difference between Born to Die and Paradise, but it's a big one. Instead of acting the submitting, softcore, '60s-era plaything, here she's more of a wasted, hardcore, post-millennial plaything. She even goes so far as to tell her audience that she likes it rough in words that earn the parental advisory sticker, to ask whether she can put on a show, and at her most explicit, proffering a simile that compares the taste of an intimate part of her anatomy to Pepsi. The inclusion of a cover, "Blue Velvet," is not only a perfect match for her style, but also a hint that she can perform up to better material. Still, all of this is merely the material for her continuing popularity and attraction. She puts it better here than anyone else, with another simile: "Like a groupie incognito posing as a real singer, life imitates art."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/13/2012
  • Label: Interscope Records
  • UPC: 602537204694
  • Catalog Number: 001766701
  • Sales rank: 454

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Ride (4:49)
  2. 2 Amerian (4:08)
  3. 3 Cola (4:20)
  4. 4 Body Electric (3:53)
  5. 5 Blue Velvet (2:38)
  6. 6 Gods and Monsters (3:57)
  7. 7 Yayo (5:21)
  8. 8 Bel Air (3:57)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lana Del Rey Primary Artist
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  • Posted January 8, 2013

    I Also Recommend:

    A Must Buy FOR ANY LANA DEL REY FAN!!!!!!!VERY MUCH HIGHLY RECOMENDED!PLEASE BUY AND SUPPORT THIS AMAZING ARTIST!

    First Of All,Let me start off by saing that i absolutely adore this EP album.Ride,the first single is heavenly.American is just a bit more heavenly than ride.Cola is a bit of a vulgar song,but it is insanely hilarious and very catchy.Cola is a DEFINITE radio hit but for what the song is about,It probably won't make it to the radio unless some is edited out.Body Electric IS THE BOMB DIGGITY.Blue Velvet,the album's second single and the single for H&M's partnership with Lana is MUCH BETTER THAN BOBBY VINTON'S ORIGINAL.I MEAN LIKE THE WHOLE ETERINTY BETTER.LANA SINGS BLUE VELVET LIKE IT WAS WRITTEN FOR HER.GODS AND MONSTERS IS ALSO A GREAT SONG.YAYO IS A SONG THAT LANA RECORDER WHEN SHE WAS LIZZY GRANT AND I GUESS SHE RE-RECORDED IT AND IT IS A GREAT SONG AS WELL.SADLY THE ALBUM HAS TO COME TO AN END.THE LAST SONG IS ENTITLED BEL AIR AND YOU KNOW LANA CAN REALLY DO NO WRONG.ON VINYL,THIS EP IS EVEN MORE HEAVENLY BECAUSE YOU HEAR THE RAW EMOTION IN LANA'S VOICE WHILE SHE SINGS AND HER VOCAL PERFORMANCE IS EXCELLENT,BRILLIANT,ASTONISHING.LANA DEL REY HAD ME LAUGHING,CRYING,SMILING,AND SITTING ALL THROUGH PARADISE AND I'M GLAD SHE DID.THIS IS A GREAT ADVENTURE AND THIS IS DEFINITELY...................PARADISE!

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