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"But wow, what a moment-a moment that is most pleasing to me and my career" Jokes aside, this era still has an impact, even aesthetically, she had her vision and fought for it! I was too young for the subject matter/didn't care when this was released and didn't listen until a while later. My favorite tracks would be: TIWMUG, Without You, Lucky Ones, and Video Games. Happy 10 years 🌹 

 


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A fckn DECADE since this album was released. I can have a lot to say about it even if I discovered it as late as 2017 (yeah that's when I found about Lana and I automatically started stanning) but in the meanwhile, here you have my 10th Anniversary Edition:

(I decided to keep it simple so yeah)

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Disc 1:

1. Born to Die

2. Off to the Races

3. Blue Jeans

4. Video Games

5. Diet Mountain Dew

6. National Anthem

7. Dark Paradise

8. Radio

9. Carmen

10. Million Dollar Man

11. Summertime Sadness

12. This Is What Makes Us Girls

13. Without You

14. Lolita

15. Lucky Ones

 

Disc 2:

1. French Restaurant

2. Hollywood's Dead

3. Damn You The Chris Braide piano version leaked last year, not the old demo

4. Serial Killer

5. Velvet Crowbar

6. Put the Radio On

7. You Can Be the Boss

8. On Our Way


"I'm wild, I'm free, no man can handle me."

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i remember watching music channels on tv before school when i was 15 and discovering video games and born to die and i fell in love, i was obsessed. i listened to pure pop - whatever was popular on the charts - but when i heard her she changed my world. it got to a point where i only listened to her and nothing else lol

 

the album was the first cd i bought i think, i just couldn't stop listening to it. i loved every single song, cried many many times, but the one most special to me is radio

 

i was at college, i was struggling with my sexuality, pretty much had no friends, i was so lonely, but radio sparked so much hope in me. just hearing her say her life was better, and boasting "how do you like me now?" saying that she'd made it provoked so many hopes and dreams in myself- i started to truly believe that one day i'll be happy and have achieved something (im on my way, will get there some day) plus the song is a fucking banger. its my fave from born to die and maybe even all of her songs

 

i dont think ive actually listened to the album as a whole for at least like 5 years, which is insane. but im listening now and my eyes have been welling up with each song until i finally broke listening to radio. the first in a line of incredible albums. her discography is a marvel

 

love u lana :kiss2:

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The title track is criminally underrated imo. I could DIE for the intro btw... the STRINGS, the BASS, the BEAT) and that electric guitar in the very end...... :bodyisready:


If I get a little prettier can I be your baby?

 

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I believe in Flipside/Is This Happiness?/Your Girl supremacy

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58 minutes ago, Dominikx4 said:

 

i dont wanna be a negative nancy but this sounds like theyll be doing giveaways of posters n stuff and not neccessarily smth exciting for lipsters outside of France

 

I wish I lived in France :poordat:


If I get a little prettier can I be your baby?

 

AncientSelfassuredKitten-size_restricted

 

I believe in Flipside/Is This Happiness?/Your Girl supremacy

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“think i’ll miss you forever, like the stars miss the sun in the morning sky” god, angsty young me was crying to this line on the daily. lana and her work are sacred to so many people and to see her progress into such a force over the last decade has been such a beautiful sight. happy ten years btd <3 

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4 minutes ago, 13beachess said:

The title track is criminally underrated imo. I could DIE for the intro btw... the STRINGS, the BASS, the BEAT) and that electric guitar in the very end...... :bodyisready:

One of the most iconic album openings ever, those strings are absolute perfection 


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Am i the only person who feels like the original tracklist is pretty much perfect and the outtakes from that era are better left off the (official) album? i see people saying they would replace certain songs with serial killer, because of you etc. as much as these songs are amazing on their own, i feel like the songs of born to die perfectly encapsulates the themes of the album and work together. the only adjustment id make is replacing Dark Paradise with You Can Be The Boss. otherwise, it’s one of lana’s best tracklists :oprah3:


Californ-I-A homeland of the Gods

Once I found my way

But now I am lost

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also, btw, i often see people say that this album is aging badly or that it's immature... however, i think it's the opposite :makeup: this album has such a unique & innovative sound, it's a mix between so many different sounds, styles, & genres from different periods of time & artistic movements, so, on it's own, you really can't pinpoint it's sound to a specific period of time, it sounds nothing like anything which was released in 2011/2012, i think it just gets better with age... i also don't feel like it's immature, at least, in my opinion, i discovered lana when i was a young teenager & as i've gotten older i feel like the music & the messages of the music & how it can be interpreted has become so much more in-depth & relatable, even if i don't really relate to the exact experience she may be talking about, she writes her lyrics in a way where many people can relate to it, & find solace in it, i think it's silly to think this album won't stand the test of time, people will still enjoy it just as much in the 2060's :makeup:


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3 hours ago, Clampigirl said:

I was 16 when BTD was released but, like I've mentioned before, I didn't listen to it until I was like 17 and a few months later, I'd turn 18. 

Same!! We're old now 10 years younger than Lana that's how I always know how old she is 


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