by Lana Del Rey

Released on Universal Music (Pty) Ltd.

How do you follow up a smash-hit album like Born To Die?

Pretty much like this – keep talking about those red dresses, tell us you’re even lonelier that you were before but above all keep writing great songs.

The nondescript samples from the first album have been dropped and the overall sound is much smoother and more atmospheric courtesy of producer-du-jour Dan Auerbach.

So, more of the same but on the whole that’s not a problem. We’ll bet Lana was pleased when she came up with rhyming ‘bourbon’ with ‘suburban’ – that’s her universe in a nutshell.

by Alex hmv London