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Alas, it’s Friday, and what a Friday it’s been! We published ten-year anniversary pieces on Death Cab For Cutie’s major label debut Plans and Kanye West’s massive Late Registration (which coincides with the ten year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina), reviewed Zac Efron’s biceps in the hapless coming-of-age film We Are Your Friends, and declared JustinMore »

Two seemingly contradictory reports from Billboard this week: Bro-country is over and Luke Bryan has another #1 album. Bro-country, as coined by Jody Rosen (then of New York Magazine), indicates “music by and of the tatted, gym-toned, party-hearty young American white dude.” Bryan has long been one of that scene’s dominant figures, the Alan Jackso… More »

Governors Ball was oversold, there’s no question about it; that, or the festival grounds shrunk significantly this year. Either way, we had a great time and Sunday felt way less hectic in comparison with the rest of the weekend. Maybe everyone was burned out or hungover or half-dead, but it seemed like fewer people chose… More »

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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. I…
Chris DeVille | June 20, 2014 - 1:32 pm
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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…
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 ste…
Chris DeVille | June 19, 2014 - 3:41 pm
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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…
Chris DeVille | June 17, 2014 - 2:26 pm
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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…
Chris DeVille | June 17, 2014 - 2:03 pm
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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,…
Chris DeVille | June 17, 2014 - 9:43 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | June 13, 2014 - 11:18 am
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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.
Tom Breihan | June 13, 2014 - 10:22 am
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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…
Michael Nelson | June 12, 2014 - 5:39 pm
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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
Chris DeVille | June 11, 2014 - 9:37 am
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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
Tom Breihan | June 10, 2014 - 3:41 pm
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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…
Chris DeVille | June 7, 2014 - 5:32 pm
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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…
Stereogum | June 6, 2014 - 4:45 pm
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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…
Chris DeVille | June 4, 2014 - 4:30 pm
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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…
Michael Nelson | June 4, 2014 - 2:47 pm
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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…
Chris DeVille | May 28, 2014 - 3:59 pm
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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
Tom Breihan | May 28, 2014 - 9:01 am
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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.
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-writte…
Scott Lapatine | May 25, 2014 - 9:02 pm
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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
Scott Lapatine | May 24, 2014 - 10:36 am
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