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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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The Week In Pop: Ain’t Paramore Fun?

The question is not so much "How did Paramore end up on American Idol?" as "Why did it take them so long to get there?"…
Chris DeVille | May 22, 2014 - 4:08 pm
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Lana Del Rey – “West Coast (Four Tet Remix)”

Four Tet has contributed a remix of Lana Del Rey's "West Coast" to go along with the Camo & Krooked take we heard yesterday. Wherea…
Chris DeVille | May 10, 2014 - 8:17 am
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Lana Del Rey – “West Coast (Camo & Krooked Remix)”

It feels like we've been talking about "West Coast" for a long time -- since it was officially released after Coachella a few weeks ago,…
James Rettig | May 9, 2014 - 5:06 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

A quick word about Flying Lotus's "Phantasm" video and videos like it: That's a really good video! Many of the videos like it are good,…
Tom Breihan | May 9, 2014 - 3:15 pm
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Lana Del Rey’s Ultraviolence Tracklist Is Sensational

UPDATE: La Lana just released the Ultraviolence cover art. That's it above. ^^^ In just over a month, Lana Del Rey will hit…
Tom Breihan | May 8, 2014 - 1:00 pm
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Lana Del Rey – “West Coast” Video

For my money, Lana Del Rey's "West Coast" is one of the best songs of the year, and I say this as someone who's not…
Michael Nelson | May 6, 2014 - 12:58 pm
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Lana Del Rey – “West Coast (Dan Auerbach Mix)”

A week ago, a few hours after debuting it at Coachella, Lana Del Rey released "West Coast," the exquisite lead single from her upcoming sophomore…
Chris DeVille | April 21, 2014 - 4:35 pm
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The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

There are times when it's easy to determine the 5 Best Songs Of The Week, and others when it gets a little tougher for u…
Stereogum | April 18, 2014 - 3:37 pm
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Coachella 2014: The 7 Best Things From Sunday

More like guestival amirite? Cameos dominated Coachella all weekend, but Sunday was especially saturated with them. Arcade Fire had Debbie Harry. Motorhead had Slash. Jhene…
Chris DeVille | April 14, 2014 - 8:34 am
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Lana Del Rey – “West Coast”

After a great deal of anticipation, old songs confused as new singles, and news that Dan Auerbach would be producing, we finally have the first…
Miles Bowe | April 14, 2014 - 6:11 am
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Watch Lana Del Rey Tease New Song “West Coast” In Las Vegas

Lana Del Rey kicked off her tour last night in Las Vegas and teased her new single "West Coast," which is set to be released…
James Rettig | April 12, 2014 - 11:12 am

Lana Del Rey – “Meet Me In The Pale Moonlight”

Lana Del Rey somehow became a mainstream pop star on the back of a cheesed-out Euro-dance remix of her "Summertime Sadness," and maybe that's why…
Tom Breihan | April 3, 2014 - 10:07 am
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The Week In Pop: Shakira And Latin Pop’s Too-Big-To-Fail Era

Shakira first entered my consciousness around the turn of the millennium courtesy of my high school Spanish teacher, a friendly young white American woman married…
Chris DeVille | March 27, 2014 - 4:48 pm
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Looks Like Dan Auerbach Is Producing Lana Del Rey’s Ultraviolence

When Lana Del Rey premiered her short film Tropico, she also announced that her next album would be called Ultraviolence. There have been rumors thi…
Chris DeVille | February 20, 2014 - 3:26 pm
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The Week In Pop: Candice Glover And American Idol’s Decline

Did you know the reigning American Idol champion's album is out this week? Maybe the better question is: Do you know who the reigning American
Chris DeVille | February 20, 2014 - 1:11 pm
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Lana Del Rey – “Once Upon A Dream”

The forthcoming Disney Sleeping Beauty-from-the-evil-sorceress'-point-of-view flick Maleficent features a new Lana Del Ray track, "Once Upon A Dream." It's the film's "title" track -- a…
Michael Nelson | January 26, 2014 - 10:22 pm
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Watch Lana Del Rey Play The 2014 Breakthrough Prizes

We're deep in the thick of awards season, and apparently that extends to realms way beyond music and movies. Lana Del Rey, up for a…
Tom Breihan | January 24, 2014 - 9:30 am

French Montana – “All For You” (Feat. Lana Del Rey Sample, Wiz Khalifa, & Snoop Dogg)

At this point, Lana Del Rey is reaching that Coldplay-circa-2006 level where it's no longer surprising to hear rappers sampling her on mixtapes. The latest…
Tom Breihan | January 2, 2014 - 2:59 pm
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The 100 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2014

We're almost (almost!) done reflecting on the year that was, so it's time to start taking a closer look at the year that will be.
Chris DeVille | December 23, 2013 - 11:23 am
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Someone’s Trying To Sabotage Lana Del Rey’s Oscar Chances

Of all the original songs that have appeared in this year's movies, Lana Del Rey's "Young And Beautiful," her contribution to The Great Gatsby, ha…
Tom Breihan | December 19, 2013 - 10:17 am
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