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  • Summary: The eight-track release follows the pop singer's debut studio album, Born To Die.
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Nov 16, 2012
    80
    The music here is more considered and richly teased out.
  2. 70
    Once you accept that Lana knows exactly what she's doing--that she, not Interscope Records or any of her co-producers, is the architect behind this R-rated retro-pop fantasy--then maybe you'll start loving her, too.
  3. Jan 2, 2013
    70
    Born to Die's highlights are both slightly more numerous and slightly more effective--but it's still a very strong, successful record, whether taken as an addition or a follow-up.
  4. Entertainment Weekly
    Nov 21, 2012
    67
    Though she makes a few knowingly meta nods to her own rep, Paradise leans too hard on the same tired drowsy-Lolita poses. [23 Nov 2012, p.70]
  5. Nov 14, 2012
    60
    Del Rey is far from a great singer, and her songs tend to drag. But her shtick--1950s torch balladry spiced with sexed-up 21st-century provocation--is at least conceptually sharp.
  6. Nov 14, 2012
    50
    Paradise is longer [than Born To Die], but less essential, more a summary of her persona than an attempt at developing it.
  7. Nov 14, 2012
    50
    Paradise is the best attempt (yet) to cohere a deeply incoherent artist.

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  2. Negative: 3 out of 112
  1. Nov 15, 2012
    10
    She is back with more but yet 8 new tracks for her EP - Paradise, which is sufficient to tell her story. We can see there is a huge differenceShe is back with more but yet 8 new tracks for her EP - Paradise, which is sufficient to tell her story. We can see there is a huge difference between Born To Die and Paradise as Paradise is more of a dreamy and fantasy production to the tracks but yet with the same flow as Born To Die. I can say this EP is on par with The Fame Monster as both delivers a sufficient amount of quality to her fans. Beautiful Expand
  2. Mar 19, 2021
    10
    Paradise is a brilliant album, but it's one that leaves room for a few improvements, and inspires confidence that they'll happen.
  3. Oct 3, 2017
    10
    Presented as the continuation and the second face of Born To Die, Lana Del Rey shows more shades and goes into a whole world more rough andPresented as the continuation and the second face of Born To Die, Lana Del Rey shows more shades and goes into a whole world more rough and dark, but at the same time more loving and sweet taking the feelings to the extreme, stepping stronger and with more security, the already star manages to consolidate with a handful of well-produced songs that make the character Lana Del Rey become something more than a suicidal girl, and have dimensions. It is a total Indie / Alternative jewel or whatever you want to call it today. Expand
  4. Dec 9, 2012
    10
    Much better than "Born To Die" She's at her when she's vulnerable. In "Yayo" sounds as if it was written for her by Jeff Buckley . Her voiceMuch better than "Born To Die" She's at her when she's vulnerable. In "Yayo" sounds as if it was written for her by Jeff Buckley . Her voice doesn't cater to uptempo tracks. It completely takes away from the character of her voice, I actually think it would sound odd.She might be a one trick pony but its a trick that no other pony can do. Expand
  5. Dec 16, 2014
    9
    Even though only one EP is the best work of Lana Del Rey, a great album to hear and all the songs can be good.
    Highlights: Body Electric and
    Even though only one EP is the best work of Lana Del Rey, a great album to hear and all the songs can be good.
    Highlights: Body Electric and Gods & Monsters
    Lows: Yayo and Blue Velvet
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  6. Jul 24, 2017
    8
    Paradise is the stipped version of Born To Die. All of the songs are less produced than the original album, and so it's way more easier toParadise is the stipped version of Born To Die. All of the songs are less produced than the original album, and so it's way more easier to access the emotion Lana Del Rey wants to communicate. The whole EP is very mature and humble. Expand
  7. Aug 31, 2019
    0
    All time classic songs can be found in this masterpiece! Just perfect album.

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