Album: Ultraviolence
Label: Polydor/Interscope
Producer: Dan Auerbach

Last month, "Shades of Cool" was the second single we heard from Lana Del Rey's Ultraviolence and, ultimately, the album's definitive track. "He lives for love; he loves his drugs;/He loves his baby, too." With all the twang and pluck of a sadder Bond theme, "Shades of Cool" is a heartbreak lament and testament to the power of booze. Her vocals boozy, indeed. She'll have whiskey, not wine; and see how she skips "dine" all together. The nerve.—Justin Charity