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Chemtrails Over The Country Club

Lana Del Rey

Chemtrails Over The Country Club

Album number seven from the singer-songwriter produced by Del Rey and Jack Antonoff (Lorde, St. Vincent, Taylor Swift)

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  1. 10.0 |   The Independent

    Damn-near impossible to resist
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  2. 10.0 |   NME

    The star follows up her career-high 'Norman Fucking Rockwell!' with another stunning album, one the aches with meditations on fame and romance
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  3. 10.0 |   The Irish Times

    Now, more than ever, she stands tall as pop’s most singular talent
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  4. 9.0 |   Albumism

    Her artistry is devoid of care regarding what her peers have to say, and her artistry is unashamedly Americana, something she embraces and delivers without fear. She captures a moment and turns it into poetic musicality
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  5. 9.0 |   Clash

    An enchanting listen, her world-building remains absolutely undimmed on this triumphant, bewitching project
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  6. 9.0 |   Gigwise

    Complex, consistent and completely irresistible
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  7. 8.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    The singer sketches out a complicated relationship with success while maintaining her high-quality control
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  8. 8.4 |   Consequence Of Sound

    The controversial pop singer-songwriter expands her allusive Americana dreamscapes
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  9. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    Whilst it isn’t the universal smash hit that Norman F**king Rockwell instantly was, you get the feeling that Chemtrails Over the Country Club is a slow burner, whose flame will ignite the next chapter of Del Rey’s career and all the many splendid opportunities that brings with it
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  10. 8.0 |   Mojo

    As the album progresses, a powerful expansion of Del Rey's folkier inclinations. Print edition only

  11. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Lana Del Rey completes a secret transformation on Chemtrails Over the Country Club
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  12. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    Like its creator, this album is off on a planet of its own
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  13. 8.0 |   All Music

    It's on an entirely different page than the club-ready remixes of her earlier material, but with Chemtrails Over the Country Club, Del Rey shows her softest moments can be her most powerful
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  14. 8.0 |   Vinyl Chapters

    Whilst the record is perhaps not as musically diverse as it could be, this is made up for by Del Rey’s tender lyrics as well as the exquisite instrumentation throughout
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  15. 8.0 |   The FT

    The contours of the singer’s imaginative world have softened but her performances get stronger
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  16. 8.0 |   Rolling Stone

    The singer looks beyond the San Gabriel Mountains and longs for stability on her most introspective album yet
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  17. 8.0 |   Northern Transmissions

    This album is a perfect continuation from Del Rey’s last record offering a similar style but with a more stripped-down atmosphere production-wise
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  18. 8.0 |   The Observer

    On her strikingly assured seventh album, Del Rey reflects on fame, love, loneliness and the solidarity of fellow female songwriters, from Joni Mitchell to Weyes Blood
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  19. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    She is authentically artificial, honestly romantic, a self-conscious construct lit with her voice’s sensual glow
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  20. 7.9 |   Paste Magazine

    The singer/songwriter, who relishes the dramatic, reminds listeners that it’s all about her on her seventh studio album
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  21. 7.5 |   Pitchfork

    Lana Del Rey’s sixth album dials back the grandiosity in favor of smaller, more intimate moments. It carries a roaming spirit of folk and Americana without losing the romantic melodrama of her best work
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  22. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    Though ‘Chemtrails Over the Country Club’ isn’t quite Lana Del Rey’s strongest album or the most iconically Lana, it’s an intimate, emotional, and largely successful renewal of her artistic vows
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  23. 7.0 |   Beats Per Minute

    Anyone following her up to this point shouldn’t bat an eye at how sharp of a left turn this is compared to her previous album. She’s absurdly contrived, but the allure is far too captivating to look away
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  24. 7.0 |   DIY

    The confidence feels diminished, the rich production of its predecessor replaced by something thinner, sadder
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  25. 7.0 |   Slant Magazine

    The album is a compelling, if minor, chapter in the artist’s ongoing saga of fatalistic romanticism
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  26. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    If anything, it’s almost too perfect to be truly memorable
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  27. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    Chemtrails over the Country Club is sultry at times, syrupy sweet at others, and sad in a truer way than we have yet seen from Lana
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  28. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    Her usual themes of nostalgia, troubled fame and ne’er-do-well lovers are trotted out again – but the melody writing is stronger than ever
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  29. 5.8 |   A.V. Club

    If any mid-sized indie artists released this album, it would be received well. But the issue is that it’s coming from someone capable of artistic genius, not making it worth the wait

  30. 3.0 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    By and large, Chemtrails Over The Country Club confirms every longstanding inadequacy to Lana del Rey’s craft with a pernicious listlessness that bloats its relatively economical runtime and extends a mind-erasing tedium far beyond those temporal confines
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