Album Review: Lana Del Rey's 'Honeymoon' is Breathtaking & Elegant

Over the years Lana Del Rey had developed a cult following that us now much greater than she could ever imagine.

As her fanbase has grown so to has the sophistication that brings on every project and with her latest offering Honeymoon elegance and finesse are two words that put the album into perspective.

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From Lana Del Rey's first four singles, "Honeymoon," "Terrence Loves You," "High By The Beach" and "Music To Watch Boys To," fans could have guessed that the album would be a culmination of all of the sounds she's brought us with her last three albums leading up to Honeymoon.

Whether it was the troubled relationship in "Honeymoon" or the Hip-Hop undertones of "High By The Beach" it was clear there is something for every Lana Del Rey fan.

In "God Knows I Tried" Lana Del Rey helps put a struggle with fame into perspective. It's also a song that expresses to the core what human nature is all about. Going through life trying to be a morally sound human being but falling victim to temptations here and there.

It's what makes everyone, even celebrities human. Lana Del Rey may be one of the only artists that can make extremely sultry experiences sound elegant with her lyrics.

It's perfectly displayed on "Freak", which is another one of the tracks featuring that Hip-Hop undertone that was more prevalent in Born To Die.

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Believe it or not Lana Del Rey gives us all a tiny lesson in art with "Art Deco." She's referring to a style that originated in France where classical style was intertwined with modern finishes and materials. Think of it as the artwork on the album cover for The Great Gatsby Soundtrack. It's a lot like her sound, classic but with a decadent modern twist.

There is a mystical breakdown titled, "Burnt Norton".

It's an interlude that cleanses the listeners palette before Lana Del Rey continues her smooth approach with "Religion." In "Religion" she highlights what it's like to make someone sacred to you much like some hold their religions.

It's the highest form of flattery in love and it's brought to life in this track.

By far the most elegant song on the album is "Salvatore" because everything about it seems to be pulled from an older, classical, Italian time period. It's beautiful, haunting and tells a love story that might rival even some of the greatest romantic motion pictures.

"The Blackest Day," "24," "Swan Song" and "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" finish the album in a clean and tasteful manner, especially "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" which is a cover of the hit song by Animals.

Honeymoon is one of the most complete and cinematic recordings yet and proves once again that there really is no ceiling to the amount of talent Lana Del Rey possesses. You can stream Honeymoon below.

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