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Are we clickbait? Or are we dancer?
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May 18, 2015 on Brandon Flowers Says The Killers Are The Best Band From The Last 15 Years
Jeez, if we ever got Fallon, Lana, and Grimes in the same room together Stereogum might just explode.
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May 10, 2015 on Watch Highlights From The Tonight Show‘s All-U2 Episode
Or he's just a corporate shill/asskisser that will say and do just about anything to avoid conducting anything resembling an "interview" or conflict. While I understand that it's party his job and role to do so, he comes across as a complete phony. The comments about him doing the Extreme cover hit the nail on the head.
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May 6, 2015 on Watch Blur Play “Tender” With Jimmy Fallon Backstage At The Tonight Show
Exactly. Jimmy's never met an actor/musician/band/song/movie/tvshow that he doesn't like.
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May 6, 2015 on Watch Blur Play “Tender” With Jimmy Fallon Backstage At The Tonight Show
Is there a non-iTunes download available?
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May 4, 2015 on PC Music Releases Singles Comp PC Music Volume 1
Jimmy Fallon is the suckiest suckface ever
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May 4, 2015 on Watch Blur Play “Tender” With Jimmy Fallon Backstage At The Tonight Show
I thought white folks loved Hootie?
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April 26, 2015 on My Morning Jacket’s Jim James Has Some Harsh Words For Modern Country Music
and dads everywhere rejoice
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April 19, 2015 on Foo Fighters – “Empty Handed” & “Kids In America” (Kim Wilde Cover)
Wow just listen to all those bored white kids sort of care.
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April 19, 2015 on Watch Kanye West’s Surprise Coachella Performance With The Weeknd
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