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Lana Del Rey's 'Ultraviolence': Defiant seduction from pop instigator ★★★
Lana Del Rey's 'Ultraviolence': Defiant seduction from pop instigator ★★★

If there's a central message to "Ultraviolence," the highly anticipated new album by Lana Del Rey, it is this: Why mind Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg's advice that a modern woman "lean in" when she can get what's desired through reclining? Filled with the kind of echoed, distant seduction that has made the young chanteuse-instigator one of the most polarizing pop stars in recent memory, Del Rey's follow-up to her multi-platinum "Born to Die" is rife with incitements and further defines her philosophy, one that's as provocative in its own way as punk rock but without all that screaming.  This belief system on...

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