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Honeymoon

Lana Del Rey

Honeymoon

Fourth studio album from the singer-songwriter, including a cover of Nina Simone's "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood"

ADM rating[?]

7.3

Label
Polydor Group
UK Release date
18/09/2015
US Release date
18/09/2015
  1. 10.0 |   Evening Standard

    Any lingering doubts that Lana Del Rey is the most captivating popstar on the planet are dispelled within 30 undreamable seconds of Honeymoon
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  2. 9.0 |   Drowned In Sound

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  3. 8.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Honeymoon reaffirms her ability to make important, masterful pop music that doesn’t pay a blind bit of notice to fashion and it's all the better for it
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  4. 8.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Her most genuinely thrilling music ever
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  5. 8.0 |   Time Out

    Lana Del Rey remains as strangely mesmerising as ever
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  6. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    There’s a timelessness to Honeymoon, and an intrigue that should linger longer than her previous LPs
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  7. 8.0 |   The Independent

    Honeymoon finds Del Rey reverting, after the more atomised, individual characters of last year’s Ultraviolence, to a composite persona closer to the dissolute subject of her Born to Die debut
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  8. 8.0 |   The Observer

    Honeymoon is really one long crystalline glide that lasts for 12 songs, one baffling snippet of a TS Eliot poem and one Nina Simone cover, carried along by music so cinematic and unobtrusive that sometimes it’s barely there
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  9. 8.0 |   NME

    Lana seems more fragile, and more human this time. And it makes you think: perhaps it's not a character after all
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  10. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    It’s a miasmic, ethereal sound, its ghostly intimations of luxurious sensuality stippled with dreamy hints of danger
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  11. 8.0 |   DIY

    In a world where the biggest pop acts construct their own universe, hers could be the most distinct and untouchable
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  12. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    At times brilliant and occasionally boring, a record that moves and morphs, taunts and mystifies
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  13. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    It wouldn't be a stretch of the imagination to assume that melancholy featured heavily in Honeymoon's concept
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  14. 8.0 |   Uncut

    It's her first record that could be a classic. Print edition only

  15. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    There is nothing life-affirming about this album but a subtle knowingness prevents it slipping into pseudo-gothic misery
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  16. 8.0 |   Mojo

    From here, Del Rey will surely be forced to redraw the blueprint, but for now, this is her best yet
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  17. 8.0 |   The List

    Honeymoon evokes a stately but bruised sense of LA trash and glamour to resonate with any fan of David Lynch. It’s both spectacularly one-note and entirely in control of its message
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  18. 7.5 |   Pitchfork

    Synthesizes ideas she's been vamping on from the beginning into a unified work
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  19. 7.0 |   music OMH

    Pages and pages have been written about Del Rey and her “image”, but her latest effort finally gives us an insight into the woman behind the persona
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  20. 7.0 |   The Music

    The languorous swirl of this album moves in slow motion until it completely enshrouds listeners in a heavy cloud of bittersweet melancholia
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  21. 7.0 |   All Music

    Where Lana Del Rey seemed weighted down by existential sorrow on her first two albums, Honeymoon seems comfortingly melancholic and that's the truest sign that it is the fullest execution of Lana Del Rey's grand plan yet
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  22. 7.0 |   God Is In The TV

    Honeymoon is a good album, but after the perfect noir pop of Born To Die and the bleak beauty of Ultraviolence, it’s a disappointment
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  23. 7.0 |   Spin

    She fills the space with more intellectual depth than she’s shown before
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  24. 7.0 |   Tiny Mix Tapes

    Her voice is immaculate and the music soars
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  25. 6.7 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Honeymoon clocks in at over an hour; for a full-length of cinematic, defeated, slow songs
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  26. 6.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    Del Rey misses a chance to re-invent herself
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  27. 6.0 |   NOW

    It’s nice to listen to someone who enjoys singing as much as she does, especially on the kind of ambivalent, lonely ballads at which she excels
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  28. 6.0 |   Q

    Del Rey's artistic sense of self confidence continues to grow, her killer lines magnified when sung at half speed. Print edition only

  29. 6.0 |   The Quietus

    If Honeymoon feels like the first glimmer of the person going beyond the persona, its flaws and achievements can only make it more human
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  30. 6.0 |   Under The Radar

    By album's end, the sameness of the 12 tracks becomes claustrophobic and inescapable, and that slow, sultry burn becomes an icy pall
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  31. 6.0 |   The FT

    The singer’s languid voice floats over cinematic string arrangements, as in the luxuriant ballad ‘The Blackest Day’
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  32. 6.0 |   State

    Honeymoon remains almost static, enmeshed in a hazy barbiturate fug of epic love songs stretched to their limits with only the sparky, bad-girl brilliance of ‘High by the Beach’ truly shaking up this sugar-coma
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  33. 6.0 |   Slant Magazine

    So little of Honeymoon, beyond early highlight and trolling feint of a lead single “High by the Beach,” differentiates itself from a prevailing, uniformly glacial pace
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  34. 5.8 |   Pretty Much Amazing

    Honeymoon is, sadly, a slip and fall after a promising stride forward
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  35. 5.5 |   Earbuddy

    For a provocateur like Lana Del Rey, who has made her career by generating reactions, Honeymoon is surprisingly and strangely unexciting


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