Playlist: Sticky Summer 2016

It’s time again for the annual tone-setter for my summer: the official summer playlist of 2016. This year, I’m predicting

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#Tunesday: Lana Del Rey’s album, Ultraviolence

Lana Del Rey’s last album was sweet. Sickly sweet. It was syrupy and viscous and while it was rich with luscious depth, it didn’t have much in the way of variety, or emotional variance. Her latest release, Ultraviolence, is still just as foggy and romantic, but has more elements (read: better production – thanks, Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys!) that allows the accompaniments – from orchestral to reverb-laden guitar – to really stand out against Lana’s voice and add a 3-dimensional effect that was missing with her first release, Born to Die/Paradise.

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