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Guardian Writer Responds To Lana Del Rey’s Confused Slam

Yesterday Lana Del Rey tweeted her disapproval and sense of betrayal over the Guardian article with her infamous quote about wishing she was dead. In the since-deleted tweets, she claimed that the author Tim Jonze (whom she misidentified as Ultraviolence reviewer Alexis Petridis) posed as a fan but had "sinister" intentions and that she wa… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 20, 2014 - 1:32 pm

Photos: NorthSide Festival (Denmark) 2014

The 2014 iteration of the Danish music festival NorthSide took place this past weekend and hosted a large number of exciting bands. There were the major rocks acts such as Arcade Fire, the Pixies, and the National, but there was a lot to be seen beyond that, too. There was Franz Ferdinand, Mount Kimbie, Roby… More »

By: Miles Bowe / June 20, 2014 - 1:19 pm

The Week In Pop: Presenting The Mid-2014 Pop Superlatives

Seeing as we gave you a mid-year countdown of 2014's best albums so far earlier this week, now seems like a good time to step back and assess the best and worst of what the pop sphere has given us this year. More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 19, 2014 - 3:41 pm

Win A Lana Del Rey Deluxe Ultraviolence Box Set

You've read about Ultraviolence; you've streamed Ultraviolence; now you can win Ultraviolence. We're giving away the deluxe edition of Lana Del Rey's latest. Valued at $99.99, it includes the following:… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 17, 2014 - 2:26 pm

Lana Del Rey – “Shades Of Cool” Video

"Shades Of Cool" is the most Bond-sounding single off Lana Del Rey's Ultraviolence, but the video is more fairy tale than action movie. It's steeped in the mirage-like American iconography that has colored Del Rey's music in since "Video Games," depicting a romantic fling with an older man. There are also some stylized images involving… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 17, 2014 - 2:03 pm

Stream Lana Del Rey Ultraviolence

Lana Del Rey's sophomore album Ultraviolence is out today, and it's a masterful exercise in world-building by a truly unique creative force. This is grand, sweeping, complicated, polarizing music -- music that seduces you even as it repels you, that demands you give yourself over to its fictions completely or not at all. It's a… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 17, 2014 - 9:43 am

Lana Del Rey – “Is This Happiness”

Next week, Lana Del Rey will release her expansively decadent sophomore album Ultraviolence. It is very good. Most of the bonus tracks, which will appear with various bonus editions of the album, are not so good, an encouraging sign that LDR has learned to focus her strengths and to push the songs that don't work… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 13, 2014 - 11:18 am

Premature Evaluation: Lana Del Rey Ultraviolence

There were plenty of good reasons not to like Born To Die, Lana Del Rey's first album, and there were plenty of bad reasons, too. I hated the album, for reasons both good and bad. Good reasons: It was thin and underwritten and brittle and overproduced, its album tracks lacking the grand fucked-out majesty of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 13, 2014 - 10:22 am

Lana Del Rey: “I Wish I Was Dead Already”

Lana Del Rey is about to release her excellent sophomore album, Ultraviolence, and to promote that record, she is giving some kinda provocative interviews. First was the "feminism is not an interesting concept" interview she did with FADER. She then told Clash she considers quitting music every day ("It's still not really worth all the… More »

By: Michael Nelson / June 12, 2014 - 5:39 pm

New Brian Wilson Album May Feature Lana Del Rey, Frank Ocean, Zooey Deschanel

In the 10 years since Brian Wilson finally released Smile, the Beach Boys maestro has mostly stuck to passion projects like What I Really Want For Christmas, Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin, and In The Key Of Disney. The only thing that could pass for a traditional Wilson album was 2008's California song cycle with Va… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 11, 2014 - 9:37 am

Stream Even More Previews Of Lana Del Rey’s Ultraviolence

Lana Del Rey's sophomore album Ultraviolence is now a week away from release, and we've heard a handful of complete tracks: "West Coast," "Shades Of Cool," the title track, "Brooklyn Baby." Now we've got clips of six other album tracks, too: "Fucked My Way Up To The Top," "Money Power Glory," "Pretty When You Cry,"… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 10, 2014 - 3:41 pm

Lana Del Rey – “Brooklyn Baby”

We've already heard Lana Del Rey's Ultraviolence track "Brooklyn Baby" in part. Now the whole thing is out there. While it's unmistakably a product of Del Rey's self-made universe, it sounds like a part of that universe we haven't explored before -- one that explicitly mentions hydroponic weed, incidentally. If the title didn't give it… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 7, 2014 - 5:32 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

This week's 5 Best Songs is populated by two artists who are never far from this column, two who have never before been featured here but whose respective catalogs reach back to the turn of the millennium, and one with a producer credit on a recent Best Song, appearing here under his own name for… More »

By: Stereogum / June 6, 2014 - 4:45 pm

So Sad Today: Lana Del Rey Talks Depression And Illness, Dismisses Feminism In First Ultraviolence Interview

Lana Del Rey's first (and, thus far, only) interview of the Ultraviolence press cycle is a Fader cover story that emerged today. The story contained some revealing content about Del Rey's past as well as some sure-to-be controversial opinions. One subject that came up was feminism, which Del Rey more or less rejects. Here's what… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 4, 2014 - 4:30 pm

Lana Del Rey – “Ultraviolence”

We've already heard two full tracks from Lana Del Rey's upcoming Ultraviolence -- "West Coast" and "Shades Of Cool" -- as well as a snippet of "Brooklyn Baby" and a live version of the title track. Now, La Lana has given us the studio version of that last one, in which she conflates the ultra-creepy… More »

By: Michael Nelson / June 4, 2014 - 2:47 pm

Lana Del Rey Says She Played Kanye’s Wedding For Free, Signs Autographs For Sad Grown Men

Reports about Kanye West and Kim Kardashian's wedding weekend included the nugget that, as was rumored, Lana Del Rey showed up to perform at the pre-party in Versailles. (You may recall that her "Young And Beautiful" was part of the couple's engagement.) There were also rumors that Del Rey was paid millions of dollars for… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 28, 2014 - 3:59 pm

Hear A Snippet Of Lana Del Rey’s “Brooklyn Baby”

Lana Del Rey's sophomore album Ultraviolence looms ever closer, and we have, to date, heard two of the completed songs that will appear there, "West Coast" and "Shades Of Cool." And now, LDR has shared a 36-second preview of another, "Brooklyn Baby," which sounds like a druggy washed-out float, maybe a bit more diffuse tha… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 28, 2014 - 9:01 am

Watch Lana Del Rey Debut “Ultraviolence” In Vancouver

Of course Memorial Day weekend would be dominated by Lana Del Rey news since the holiday fits in so well with her faux Americana aesthetic. She played the Kimye pre-wedding dinner on Friday night, released "Shades Of Cool" on Sunday, and debuted the title track from her forthcoming Ultraviolence at a show in Vancouver last… More »

By: James Rettig / May 26, 2014 - 1:19 pm

Lana Del Rey – “Shades Of Cool”

Lana Del Rey spent Friday night serenading America's Favorite Newlyweds with three songs, including "Summertime Sadness" and "Young And Beautiful." Those two hits were co-written and produced by Rick Nowels, and LDR has paired with the songwriter again on her latest single "Shades Of Cool." It's a gloomy, jazzy waltz with a big chorus --… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / May 25, 2014 - 9:02 pm

Kanye West – “God Level”

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are in Versailles and Florence for their wedding weekend, which already featured Lana Del Rey, David Blaine, and great caviar at the rehearsal dinner. Meanwhile, the rapper's new song "God Level" can now be heard in an Adidas FIFA World Cup commercial titled "The Dream." (Kanye is Adidas' Tupac ofMore »

By: Scott Lapatine / May 24, 2014 - 10:36 am
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