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  • Summary: The sixth full-length release for the pop singer-songwriter was produced with Jack Antonoff and features contributions from Louis Bell, Zach Dawes, Rick Nowels, and Andrew Watt.
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Happiness Is a Butterfly
[Intro] Do you want me or do you not? I heard one thing, now I'm hearing another Dropped a pin to my parking spot The bar was hot, it's 2 a.m., it... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 23 out of 25
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  1. Aug 30, 2019
    100
    Piano, reverb and guitar fuzz make it Del Rey’s dreamiest and most cohesive album since 2015’s Honeymoon and her most rock-inspired since 2014’s Ultraviolence. The National Anthem singer adds new shade to her ongoing California period, re-evaluating the narrative of life in the United States that she’s built her brand on.
  2. 91
    Norman Fucking Rockwell! proves (again) Del Rey as a fully-realized artist who has remained true to her obsessions — aesthetic, cultural, and personal — outlasting the misogynist criticisms that could have derailed her early career. Del Rey delivers a gaze that swivels internally and externally, that can simultaneously observe our national existential dread and her own sudden hope for a “Hallmark” love.
  3. Sep 3, 2019
    90
    While “Norman F—ing Rockwell” may not win over too many of the unconverted, also like a Tarantino film, it finds Del Rey placing new sounds, ideas and scenery into her fairly monochromatic framework, while still remaining completely on-message.
  4. Aug 28, 2019
    80
    Distilled to their barest elements, the songs on this album reveal themselves not to be hollow vessels for vapid self-absorption, but frank assessments of the psychic effects of a world spiraling into chaos. ... She’s made an album with the unfettered focus and scope worthy of her lofty repute.
  5. Sep 12, 2019
    80
    By this point, she’s probably preaching to the converted, and won’t attract anyone previously immune to the Del Rey charm – yet this is probably her finest record since Born To Die, and this new partnership with Antonoff ensures that her next move will much anticipated.
  6. Aug 30, 2019
    80
    Happiness, for Lana, is a process. This album is a testament to her afresh stability and strength, and shows that hope might be a dangerous woman for a thing like her to have — but she’s finally got it.
  7. Aug 30, 2019
    60
    Listening to Norman Fucking Rockwell! is an alternately beguiling and frustrating experience. There are moments when you willingly succumb to its sound and its songwriting, counteracted by moments when you just think: oh God, here we go again.

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  1. Aug 31, 2019
    10
    it's so light it looks like I'm in the clouds, Perfect album, Lana always surprising!
  2. Aug 30, 2019
    10
    An amazing album by an amazing singer Lana Del Rey. Sounds very different from her older albums
  3. Aug 30, 2019
    10
    This is a masterpiece marking a new art stage of Lana Del Rey. Love her forever.
  4. Aug 31, 2019
    10
    Truly an amazing album! With power lyrics and magical vocals this is definitely one of the best albums ever. Lana never fails to disappointTruly an amazing album! With power lyrics and magical vocals this is definitely one of the best albums ever. Lana never fails to disappoint and the album is a masterpiece!! ❤️❤️ Expand
  5. Sep 2, 2019
    10
    Those orchestral sounds of movies from the 60s of the old and glamorous hollywood, Del Rey again demonstrates that he does not need bizarreThose orchestral sounds of movies from the 60s of the old and glamorous hollywood, Del Rey again demonstrates that he does not need bizarre sounds to create a masterpiece. Expand
  6. Aug 30, 2019
    10
    The Best álbum of the year!!!! Is really amazing!!!! I love you Lana. ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️
  7. Aug 30, 2019
    0
    Fad omggf stop it fad dyingdgjkredrr dont play like that omggg bad bad yuck

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