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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: 26 out of 28
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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 4, 2019
    90
    Norman Fucking Rockwell is Lana Del Rey unfiltered, full of beauty, emotion, heartbreak, and devastation.
  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
    I never thought an album could top Ultraviolence for me but the long awaited Norman **** Rockwell came along and took the top spot! It isI never thought an album could top Ultraviolence for me but the long awaited Norman **** Rockwell came along and took the top spot! It is stunning from beginning to end. Because of the gorgeous melodies and poetic lyrics, there is not a single song here that doesn’t captivate. This is Lana Del Rey’s masterpiece! Expand
  2. Aug 30, 2019
    10
    This album is art, OMG Lana is a great singer, she is an Icon, our Queen Godna Del Rey.
  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
    This album took me on a spiritual journey. Been waiting for new music from her for too long. Love her forever.
  5. Sep 3, 2019
    10
    Her most cohesive, organic and mature album. A world of soft psych-folk-rock ballads that have mesmerising production, spell binding vocalHer most cohesive, organic and mature album. A world of soft psych-folk-rock ballads that have mesmerising production, spell binding vocal performances and clever self aware songwriting. Expand
  6. Aug 30, 2019
    10
    obra da arte, lana sempre se supera, as melodias, as compisções e os instrumentais impecáveis, album da carreira, verdadeira artista!
  7. Aug 31, 2019
    0
    Depressing crap. Try smiling. Also, terrible lyrics and cannot sing. Waste of an album, do not listen!

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