I've been aware of Lana Del Rey since her "Born to Die" record but "NFR" was the first album of hers that I listened to from start to finish as there were a few of the singles that really appealed to me. The album is a masterclass in understatement. Every song is infused with so much melody, much of it in Del Rey's vocal lines. Her voice and lyrics are the star role here but these are backed by immaculately produced arrangements. The singles all come early in the album and while the tempo drops as the album progresses, the quality doesn't drop at all. The dreamy, druggy mood created by sounds and lyrics is something else. I'll definitely be checking out her other albums based on this.