A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Born to Die features a fair amount of adult content, including references to kissing, sex, drinking, and drugs, along with the occasional swear word ("s--t," "f--k"). In addition, it contains some eyebrow-raising messages about rollercoaster romances between reckless people who bring out the worst in each other yet can't let go. All of these traits make the record too mature for younger kids and tweens.
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What's the story?
BORN TO DIE is the debut album from pop starlet Lana Del Ray -- aka Elizabeth Woolridge Grant -- a young singer-songwriter who has been described as a \"self-styled gangsta Nancy Sinatra.\" Most of the 15 songs on this album share a central theme: falling for a tough guy who causes his girl a lot of misery and heartache.
Is it any good?
It's been said that Lana Del Ray's recordings have more appeal than her live performances (especially after a disastrous performance on a 2012 episode of Saturday Night Live). Regardless of whether you prefer her live or recorded, she has a love-it-or-hate-it singing style that ranges from light and spacey to somber and deep.
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