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it changes all the time like almost daily and i always tend to put whatever the newest release is near the top so i know i can't be completely trusted (trust no one) but also i'm kinda starting to feel like the more albums she releases the more it hurts to rank them almost like trying to rank your own children like you love them all equally and don't think any of them are ugly, y'know? anyway i tried but it'll probably change within minutes of posting bc i really do see them all as their own pretty little flowers :) 

 

1. violet bent backwards over the grass

2. blue banisters

3. lana del ray aka lizzy grant

4. honeymoon

5. chemtrails over the country club

6. ultraviolence

7. norman fucking rockwell!

8. lust for life

9. paradise

10. born to die


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I could rank Lanas albums but it feels not right to me to put any of her albums at the bottom. Of course I have my faves & some  I like less but in the end I love/appreciate all of her albums & there is something I can appreciate about every album:trisha:

 


' I think I need to add that song, "Dealer ", where I'm just screaming my head off. People don't know what it sounds like when I yell. And I do yell.':scream:

And she finally did:gurl:

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I probably have done this before, seeing that the thread goes back 4 years.  But I'm a sucker for a list, and she's recently released new music that needs to be added (to the bottom of the list)

 

1. Paradise

2. Honeymoon

3. Ultraviolence

4. Born to Die

5. Lust for Life

6. NFR

7, Chemtrails

8. Blue Banisters

 


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1. Paradise, Ultraviolence, Honeymoon

2. AKA, Born To Die, Norman Fucking Rockwell

3. Chemtrails Over The Country Club

4. Blue Banisters

5. Lust For Life


strong like a tree but the unlucky one 

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On 10/22/2021 at 9:48 AM, Urbanney said:
  1. NFR!
  2. Ultraviolence
  3. AKA
  4. Honeymoon
  5. Born to Die
  6. Sirens
  7. Lust for Life
  8. Paradise
  9. Chemtrails
  10. Blue Banisters


Update:

  1. NFR!
  2. Ultraviolence
  3. AKA
  4. Honeymoon
  5. Born to Die
  6. Blue Banisters
  7. Sirens
  8. Lust for Life
  9. Paradise
  10. Chemtrails

 


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On 10/17/2021 at 2:18 PM, Violets in Your Eyes said:

This was such a cool idea, so I tried it too! My ranking was actually pretty close to what I thought it was, except that I usually have Paradise & Honeymoon tied and COTCC & NFR are switched.

 

Born to Die - 107
Ultraviolence - 121
Paradise - 278
Honeymoon - 314
Lust for Life - 364
Norman Fucking Rockwell - 672
Chemtrails Over the Country Club - 721

 

Blue Banisters update plus with a slightly different method - instead of just using the top 9 tracks from each album, I thought it'd be more accurate to add them all up and use the averages

 

Paradise: 30.7

Born to Die: 34.7

Ultraviolence: 36.3

Honeymoon: 54.2

Lust for Life: 57.6

Blue Banisters: 76.5

Norman Fucking Rockwell: 86.1

Chemtrails Over the Country Club: 92.1

 

BB ended up pretty much where I thought it would, but I was a little bit surprised that Paradise went to the top, but it makes sense bc I feel like it would be my favorite if it were a full album rather than an EP

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God tier

1. NFR

2. Ultraviolence

 

Top tier

3. AKA

4. Honeymoon

 

Solid tier

5. Born to Die - has some truly outstanding tracks, but you can tell there are some filler tracks and things can get a bit immature, though they’re mostly all still great songs

 

Positive, But Mixed Feelings

6. Sirens - I realize that this album isn’t diverse and obviously isn’t nearly as developed as the other albums are, but when you’re in the mood for this album, it REALLY hits. The fact that it’s so “simple” doesn’t bother me because Lana’s songwriting is still so strong so early in her career.

7. Paradise - If I quickly listen to a bit of each song on this EP, I’m like, “damn, I forgot how good these are.” But the problem is, I pretty much never listen to this album. I don’t know why. But I feel like I can’t rank it that highly if I never listen to it.

 

EXTRA SUPER Mixed Feelings

8/9. Chemtrails === Blue Banisters 

 

I’ve struggled to connect with these albums. I don’t actively dislike them. I can listen to them, enjoy them, sing along to it, but they don’t resonate with me deeply like Lana’s other albums do. I think there are some standout tracks on both albums, and a lot of pretty good songs, but a lot of mid-tier songs that I don’t dislike, but don’t care to listen to either. I like how Chemtrails has a shorter, more concise tracklist. It feels like the album is more cleaned up, purposeful, and consistent in its vibe compared to BB which kinda feels like it’s got too much going on for me. However, I think Blue Banisters just has better songs overall and is a more likeable album. They’re both just such mixed bags for me. I’ve created a playlist that combines my favorites from both albums, and I find it much more enjoyable to listen to than each album separately.

 

Bottom Tier

10. Lust for Life - I loved it when it came out, but I consistently skip most of the songs on the album, and I just generally don’t like it. The highs aren’t that high for me, and the lows are pretty low.


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As close as I can get to an accurate ranking for me:

 

UV=HM=COCC=NFR

BB

LFL

Paradise

BTD

 

tbh i still don't have a total grasp on BB holistically– having so many songs before the album dropped has def affected my ability to read the songs in relationship to each other– but agree with the many who have said its highs are really high (but also it's lows are really low– see beautiful). UV remains the only album on which i have no songs i skip.


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Updates so often, but this is where I would rank them today:

 

1. Honeymoon

2. Norman Fucking Rockwell! 

3. Chemtrails Over the Country Club

4. Blue Banisters

5. Ultraviolence

6. Born to Die

7. Lust for Life

8. Paradise


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On 10/18/2021 at 4:45 AM, athena said:
  1. Chemtrails (10/10)
  2. Blue Banisters (10/10)
  3. Honeymoon (10/10)
  4. NFR! (10/10)
  5. Ultraviolence (9/10)
  6. Born To Die (8.5/10)
  7. Lust For Life (8/10)
  8. Sirens (7.5/10)
  9. Paradise (7.5/10)
  10. AKA (7/10)

:dua:

update

  1. Chemtrails
  2. Honeymoon
  3. NFR
  4. Blue Banisters
  5. Ultraviolence
  6. Born To Die
  7. Lust For Life
  8. Sirens
  9. AKA
  10. Paradise

:umadney:


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CHEMTRAILS!

blue bannisters

nfr

born to die

paradise

honeymoon

ultraviolence

lust for life 

 

honeymoon used to be my ‘nap’ album have snoozed off to it many times

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1. Norman Fucking Rockwell! 

2. Honeymoon

3. Ultraviolence

4. Lana Del Ray A.K.A. Lizzy Grant

5. Lust For Life

6. Chemtrails Over The Country Club

7. Blue Banisters

8. Born To Die

9. Paradise


Californ-I-A homeland of the Gods

Once I found my way

But now I am lost

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1. Honeymoon

Although it took me some time to warm up to, this is and probably will always be my favourite album by her. There is something so ~mature about it, yet the OG Lana-magic is still pretty strong. The production, the vocals, the song structures - everything is just so on point with this one. 

 

2. Norman Fucking Rockwell!

I love that late-summer vibe of this album. It's easy to listen to, yet also includes a lot of artistically interesting moments. A perfect blend of her strengths as a songwriter and her more melody/atmosphere focussed work.

 

3. Ultraviolence

Artistically, this one is definitly her most impressive work. She really outdid herself with it. The raw emotion, the dark yet summery undertones, the low-fi, rock-esque production ... I kinda overplayed that album a bit though and only listen to it on special occasions, which is why it only makes it to spot number 3.

 

4. Blue Banisters

I love the overall sound and atmosphere of this album. It's very solid and well crafted. It's not an album that aims for big highlights, but that's ok. It's just so consistently good and lovely to listen through while also being artistically ambitious.

 

 

 

5. Paradise

It's a beautiful piece of art. All the songs have a lot of grandeur, giving her OG LDR-essence a more serious twist with the orchestral soundscape. 

However, I hyped this EP SOOO hard that it's almost physically connected to my late teenage-years and I kinda can't listen to it without that association.

 

6. Born To Die

This is just iconic. However, I only rarely listen to it anymore, mainly because of the same reasons as with Paradise. Both me, my taste in music and Lana as an artist have changed so much since then and I can almost only listen to BTD in a sorta sentimental way.

 

7. Lust For Life

The album as a whole is a trainwreck. It's so incoherent it hurts and there are so many obvious second-thought-decisions, last minute changes and different art directions on it that I never feel the need to listen to it as a full thing.

However, there are a lot of my favourite LDR tracks on this, so many wonderful and timeless songs. And even many of the weaker songs are very well crafted. Even though there are some obvious lows, you can tell a lot of passion went into making this record.

 

 

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8. Chemtrails over the Country Club

This is just such a bleak experience. Even the stronger tracks feel muffled down. The second half of the album really sucks every piece of energy out of that album and the few times I listened to it, I felt exhausted afterwards. It's not that there is anything terribly bad about any of those songs, but that's mainly because all of them feel half-assed, same-ish and unfinished anyway. Unlike LFL, there is no sign of passion or inspiration on it. Like the album cover it's a lackluster project that showcases what happens if you get too caught up in your comfort zone.


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