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A-fucking-men.
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March 3, 2015 on Carly Rae Jepsen – “I Really Like You”
It makes (me) you wonder how much a band like LB gets paid for playing a gig like this? It's obviously that it's enough for Wes to "compromise" himself, yet not enough for him to not complain. What's his price? I've always wondered about stuff like this. I'd also think that Fred probably takes a significantly larger piece of the pie than, say, the random dj. Any guesses?
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January 29, 2015 on Limp Bizkit Guitarist Is Dreading Next Week’s Nü-Metal Cruise
Yeah, so, wasn't this filmed with Lizzy Grant's active participation? Does that not make her complicit in the act? She's just as guilty as anyone else here being accused of doing distasteful things.
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November 24, 2014 on Watch The Unreleased Marilyn Manson Video In Which Lana Del Rey Is Raped
serious question- are there any ICP fans that don't exude the white trash motif?
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July 10, 2014 on Federal Judge Dismisses Insane Clown Posse’s Lawsuit Against FBI
Lanagum - your daily Lana-source for everything Lana and all those other not-Lana people and not-Lana photos in the rest of the not-Lana article. Lana.
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June 28, 2014 on Watch Glastonbury 2014 Performances From Lana Del Rey, Arcade Fire, Jack White, Disclosure, Haim, & More
The difference is that "Lana" comes across as 100% phony, fabricated, manufactured-by-corporate-suits-in an office "character". Up to recently, a successful "character" had to come across as a natural extension of the artist in question. There's a difference in presenting an artist with exaggerated qualities to highlight an existing personality- it's another thing to craft one, from scratch, backed by tons of corporate ad money, for the sole purpose of selling records and hitting demographics. To use an example, "Madonna" would have been an artist either way. She had enough natural talent and drive to see her artistic vision through and it eventually resonated with fans, and worked. Her persona wasn't that far detached for people to question whether or not they were experiencing a bogus product. Lizzy Grant was a mediocre, floundering nobody before some fat cat sunk in the corporate claws with eyes full of dollar signs. She didn't even have an album before the overblown hype train began. But she's pretty...very, very pretty...and that obviously sells. And her team (of who knows how many strategists, industry-folk, etc) found a marketing niche with the whole "tragic damsel" angle and is exploiting it, to the fullest, to the consumer. The fact that most music sites now openly acknowledge the Lana "character" further proves that the whole thing was just too transparent to even bother fight against. So instead of going through an endless cycle of fighting for Lana's "authenticity", now she's just simply presented as this "detached character" that she "plays". And that's supposed to make the bullshit acceptable? It's not as much "who" or "what" she is, but more importantly, "why" she is, that's the worst part.
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June 24, 2014 on Frances Bean Cobain Warns Lana Del Rey Not To Romanticize Dying Young
of all the archetypes stolen for the sake of popularity, this ranks as the all-time worst
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June 16, 2014 on Lana Del Rey: “I Wish I Was Dead Already”
Elizabeth Grant, the living embodiment of girls donning glasses to be 'nerds' when they grow tired of being prom queen.
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June 5, 2014 on So Sad Today: Lana Del Rey Talks Depression And Illness, Dismisses Feminism In First Ultraviolence Interview
so, is Collective Soul next? Sponge, perhaps?
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April 21, 2014 on Throwing Copper Turns 20
how about this: her music sucks and is obviously dependent on embroiling the artist in 'controversy' to garner attention.
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April 21, 2014 on Sky Ferreira Denies Charges Of Racism Surrounding “I Blame Myself” Video
face by Lorelai body by Rory
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March 4, 2014 on Premature Evaluation: Real Estate Atlas
go the f*ck away, Lizzie
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January 29, 2014 on Lana Del Rey – “Once Upon A Dream”
too bad he didn't apologize for sucking.
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January 29, 2014 on Read Macklemore’s Apology Text To Kendrick Lamar For Winning Best Rap Album Grammy
the thing is, Conor is so small and weak that he'd have trouble forcing himself on a Tickle-Me-Elmo doll. but seriously, rapists should have their dicks cut off.
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January 10, 2014 on Conor Oberst Responds To Anonymous Rape Allegations
or, we could just boycott all this bullshit.
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January 10, 2014 on The Week In Pop: Stereogum’s New Weekly Pop Column
next time come strapped wit a fuckin pamper
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November 13, 2013 on Justin Timberlake Wants To Kill His Critics
While it was no where near an official release, but I have an old (mostly) acoustic set from the Siamese Dream- era called Mayonnaise Dream. I'd strongly, strongly recommend it to anyone looking to bolster their Pumpkins' 'prime' catalog. The acoustic version of Mayonnaise is worth it alone.
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November 1, 2013 on Smashing Pumpkins Albums From Worst To Best
I always related Oh Inverted World to the Beach Boys, and though I realize it's not completely analogous, Chutes Too Narrow will always be their 'Pet Sounds' in my head.
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October 22, 2013 on Chutes Too Narrow Turns 10
still have the 'five against one' cassette from my youth. collector's item!
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October 22, 2013 on Vs. Turns 20