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'Norman Fucking Rockwell!' earns Lana Del Rey career-best reviews


The reviews are in, and it's official: Lana Del Rey's sixth studio album, Norman Fucking Rockwell!, is her most well-received yet, with a Metascore of 86 based on 14 reviews. (Fans are notably still awaiting a verdict from Pitchfork)

"This is Del Rey at her most assertive—personally, if not politically. Those hoping for a barbed protest record in keeping with [her] newfound public activism will be disappointed. But it is gratifying to hear her take control." ★★★★☆ —The Independent

"The gratifying thing about this album—beyond its gorgeous melodies and Del Rey's singing, which has never been more vivid—is that even as she's mellowed her attack, her sense of humor has grown more pointed." ★★★★☆ —Los Angeles Times

"Overall, Norman Fucking Rockwell! isn’t a surprising record—it's a logical next step... It would be easy for it to feel like Lana Del Rey-by-numbers but she avoids that trap by making something filled with beauty that subtly moves her sound on, ushering her into territory marked 'timeless.'" ★★★★★ —NME

"...even more massive and majestic than everyone hoped it would be. [...] Her 2014 Ultraviolence used to be her best album (by a mile) until now... But she tops it here." ★★★★½ —Rolling Stone

"...the first front-to-back masterpiece of a decade-long career. [...] Once a rebel without much of a cause, she's become pop music's leading philosopher on what it means to be an American at a time when that question is tearing the country apart." ★★★★★ —Time








Source 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

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