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Universal acclaim- based on 821 Ratings

  • Summary: The ninth full-length studio release from singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey features guest appearances from Jon Batiste, Bleachers, Father John Misty, Tommy Genesis, Riopy, and SYML.
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  • Record Label: Interscope
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Mar 24, 2023
    This album is a rich feast. Even if, to get the full gist of things, it does call for research and multitasking. ... As for the writing itself, there’s not an unfascinating moment on the album, whether she’s making characteristically quotable, glaringly bold declarations or leading attentive superfans into obscure rabbit holes.
  2. Apr 12, 2023
    So while Del Rey is still the same sepia-tinted, sun-soaked American aesthete that she once was, there are real lifetime stamps all over Did you know that conjure a biographical sincerity, instigating a personal closeness.
  3. Mar 20, 2023
    It is her quietest, most wilfully inscrutable record in a long time, perhaps since 2015’s glacially paced, rebelliously quiet Honeymoon. ... Instead, many songs here are subtle, vaporous, but potent all the same.
  4. Mar 27, 2023
    Del Rey, at her best, has a finger not just on the pulse, but somewhere beneath the flesh. And she is occasionally at her best here. “Ocean Blvd” is Del Rey’s strongest and most daring album since “Rockwell,” though it’s also marked by uneven pacing and occasional overindulgence.
  5. Mar 20, 2023
    Framed by twin poles of classicism and experimentation, ‘Did you know…’ never truly succumbs to either. An often-unsettling river of song, it finds Lana Del Rey discussing uncomfortable truths, while denying the use of easy answers. What she chooses to reveal is profound, occasionally disquieting, and never dull.
  6. May 31, 2023
    Did You Know That There’s a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd is a 16-track, 78-minute album, and some of it will lose even her most ardent fans. Track eight is where it regains itself through the extended metaphor of “Kintsugi”: a Japanese term for a pottery repair technique that calls attention to the crack rather than hides it. .... [After “Margaret”] There are three more tracks, though.
  7. Mar 30, 2023
    This latest Lana del Rey record does contain some measure of robust and moving songwriting about topics other than sex, death and California. ... Secondary highlights “Paris, Texas” and “Kintsugi” disappear into the background; otherwise cogent hip-hop flirtations turn into innocuous daliances (“Fishtail”); the middle of the road becomes the most desolate of wasted spaces (“Fingertips”).

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 11 out of 381
  1. Mar 24, 2023
    I can’t believe she did it again, God that woman never disappoints. Bless her.
  2. Mar 24, 2023
    Lana del Rey is quite a character, and this is one of the cornerstones of her development as such, taking us back in time and back again withLana del Rey is quite a character, and this is one of the cornerstones of her development as such, taking us back in time and back again with a chaotic but somehow cohesive rhythms, an album to remember. Expand
  3. Mar 24, 2023
    Intelligent and deeply thoughtful. Brave with no care to follow a trend of radio friendly music.
  4. Mar 25, 2023
    love this album, definitely one of her best. Cool melodies, lyrics and topics.
  5. May 12, 2023
    Amazing album with three distinct sections that tell a broader story about Lana.
  6. Mar 25, 2023
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Lana es un icono desde hace casi 13 años y nos demuestra con Did You Know Than There's A Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd que fue elaborado de una manera exquisita en todos los sentidos, instrumental, arreglos, melodías, puentes y por supuesto la magnífica e inigualable voz Lana del Rey. Expand
  7. Apr 26, 2023
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Her past three albums are boring and sound the same. Dealer is the only song that is worth listening to. Imagine wasting money and time on these garbages. Expand

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