I was scrolling through tumblr as one does and I stumbled upon this as the concept for this Throwback Thursday. I didn't really have any other ideas, and I was like yes let's celebrate the three year anniversary of Lana Del Rey's first album.
The small problem is that this album came out on the 27th of January not whatever day it is of February, but we are just going to pretend that I hit this on the head. That this is completely accurate, current on time.
The Lana Del Rey craze happened, because of her beautiful single “Video Games”. It's still haunting and one of her best songs. In other parts of the world this song was a major radio smasher, in the United States it was just more of an underground phenomenon. A major phenomenon, don't be fooled, a large buzz about Lana had been started and her music stands out against the mold. People love it and that's why without a single hit in the United States, Born to Die has sold over a million copies.
The first time you hear Lana sing you hold your breath she's so beautiful. Needless to say I went out that day and bought the album. It truly is a solid listen. There's not a single song that I feel the need to skip or just suffer through. It can be dense at time, but that is part of the Lana Del Rey experience. Everyone has their own favorites. My mother loves “Video Games”, a former friend adored “Diet Mountain Dew”, and personally I'm torn between “Radio” and “Without You”. Boomer also enjoys this album, which is immensely surprising since we don't listen to the same kind of music at all.
This album is worth it. I've had it for three years now and I still love it. I still love Lana. And, if you haven't bought it you should. At the very least check it out. It is worth it. Have a happy, very belated anniversary reminder to Born to Die and continue to love Lana.