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Let’s get all the words critics use to describe Lana Del Rey out of the way up front: cinematic, moody, surreal, ethereal, filmic, cascading, swelling, swooning sweeping, captivating, crooning, dreamy, melancholy, et al. We are now four years and four albums out from her debut Born to Die -- at this point, we all know what Lana Del Rey fucking sounds like. Her latest, Honeymoon, came out Sept. 18, and it is the most Lana-y sounding Lana album yet, the perfect Soundtrack For Introspectively Staring Out Windows. Read More
Like sipping water or applying sunscreen, the hunt for the Summer Jam is a tedious, but necessary seasonal ritual. We heard several contenders compete for the coveted title – sizzling Top 40 insta-hits like Bad Blood, Cool for the Summer, Trap Queen, and Cheerleader, for example, are still dominating the radio. Summer won’t last forever, though, and neither will your amusement with these overplayed chart-toppers. Read More
  Put every collaborating musician from super producer Emile Haynie’s We Fall into one room, and it would be music’s version of 2015’s “SNL 40” special. At first glance, the list of guest appearances in the Saturday Night Live special seemed ridiculous, hyperbolic. However, while there were some brief moments of brilliance, the immense pool of talent was ultimately diluted into a flavorless mess. Much like “SNL 40,” We Fall features too many voices, leaving Emile Haynie’s debut album lacking a cohesive narrative. Read More
Lana Del Rey has opened up about a particular song from her album Ultraviolece. "Fucked My Way Up to the Top" is the 9th track on the most recent album, and the song hinges on the narrator’s pursuit of stardom and using sex to achieve it. Read More
On June 22, Frances Bean Cobain spoke out about Lana Del Rey’s recent comments regarding the glamorization of musicians that die young, specifically her now infamous statement: “I wish I was dead already.” In a series of tweets that tagged @LanaDelRey, Cobain reached out to the singer, saying “The death of young musicians isn’t something to romanticize…I’ll never know my father because he died young & it becomes a desirable feat. because ppl like u think it’s “cool” … Well, it’s fucking not. Read More
I’ll be the first to say it - I’m a Lana Del Rey fan. I have my copy of her album Born to Die. I like her songs for the most part, no matter how cheeseball that makes me.   But in her cover story with Fader magazine, promoting her new album Ultraviolence, Lana has now (infamously) stated that, “the issue of feminism is just not an interesting concept…Whenever people bring up feminism, I’m like, god. I’m just not really that interested.”   That just makes me so sad. Read More
After several delays, Lana Del Rey’s highly anticipated short film Tropico has been released, and it does not disappoint. Featuring Lana Del Rey and Shaun Ross, Tropico begins with Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden and chronicles their descent into crime and poverty in Los Angeles after eating the forbidden fruit. Tropico, essentially three connected music videos, isn’t necessarily a major creative shift for the songstress. She is known for her lengthy music videos like “National Anthem” and “Ride” that feel more like short films. Read More
Do you ever get sick of hearing about Beyoncé’s sex appeal, or reading a paragraph long description of Lana Del Rey’s lips? You’re not the only one. While feminists have often disparaged the physical representation of women in the media, it seems that journalistic coverage, particularly magazine profiles, might be just as superficial and ultimately detrimental. Carly Lewis recently dissected how male writers cover famous women, often writing profiles that are so two dimensional that they read like parodies. Read More
Despite the fact that she only just released the four-minute long trailer yesterday, Lana Del Rey’s video for “National Anthem,” featuring A$AP Rocky, was released this morning- and it's definitely interesting. Directed by Anthony Mandler, the video features Lana playing both Marilyn Monroe AND Jackie Onassis while A$AP plays JFK in what appears to be a live-action instagram reel. Whether it has you bleeding red, white, and blue or ready to move to Canada, nothing gets people in the mood for the 4th of July like an All-American controversy! Well played, Lana, well played. Read More
The Metropolitan Museum of Art's annual Costume Institute benefit gala is unofficially one of fashion's biggest nights - Ralph Lauren declares it the "Super Bowl of fashion." A-listers, armed with their $25,000 tickets, came together Monday night in their most adventurous outfits to make an impression and celebrate fashion as an art at the Vogue-sponsored event. And while some of the sartorial choices on Monday shone, many fell flat, and some were just perplexing. Read More