"Lana Del Rey is sharp-witted, aiming to take her place among her predecessors. She is Morrissey with a better pout; she is Katy Perry with the blues. She’s the daughter Twin Peaks’ Laura Palmer never lived to have. Del Rey dares you to believe that she’s all trouble and impure pleasure, even as she crafts music so darkly inviting, it enters you like a knife between your ribs."
- Ken Tucker on Lana Del Rey’s Ultraviolence