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Saturday Night Live’s 41st season premieres this Saturday with Miley Cyrus holding down joint duties as host and musical guest. (Joint, get it? Because Miley loves weed? Trust me, she’d find it funny.) Although Cyrus has graced the SNL stage before, the next two musical guests, the Weeknd and Demi Lovato, are making their first… More »

There’s a paradox with some artists — the legends who stand apart from so much of pop music history in such a way that would seemingly make their music untouchable. Nina Simone is one of those artists. Her influence is vast, and her voice is so distinctive that it’d seem impossible to have her music… More »

“We both know that it’s not fashionable to love me.” That’s the first line that Lana Del Rey sings on her new album, Honeymoon. This, on an album that debuted around the world in Urban Outfitters listening parties. Versions of Honeymoon leaked last week because people secretly recorded it in Urban Outfitters stores; it’s the… More »

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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-written…
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
Scott Lapatine | May 24, 2014 - 10:36 am

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

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. Whereas…
Chris DeVille | May 10, 2014 - 8:17 am

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
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