‘We have to make space in our culture for their voices, and I see Lana Del Rey’s frustration as similar to Phyllis Schlafly’s.’
From bubblegum bops like ‘Call Me Maybe’ to grittier songs like ‘Ho Hey’ to the SoundCloud stylings of ‘Old Town Road,’ the 2010s were packed with memorable pop music.
Lana Del Rey’s retro persona is built on images ranging from boozy film-noir fatalism to the open road and California self-invention.
Lana Del Rey (real name Elizabeth Grant) is caught between being an act and an activist. Time will tell where this takes her artistry.
Most folk seem to be either too dazzled or confused to say anything intelligent about Lana Del Rey. So here’s my best shot.
Lana’s entire career has been just an act, a semi-erotic show of poutiness designed for the enjoyment of sad girls and angsty boys everywhere.
With her third album, Lana Del Rey offers her most mature and inspired work to date. But will she burn our house down?
Lana Del Rey is authentic, even if she never kissed a girl, liked it, and wrote a thumping pop anthem in response.
Musician Lana Del Rey’s death fantasies indicate a more widespread infection of ego-centric secular humanism in the popular culture we all share.
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