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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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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

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

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

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

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 us…
Stereogum | April 18, 2014 - 3:37 pm

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

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

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

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

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 this…
Chris DeVille | February 20, 2014 - 3:26 pm

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

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

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

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

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, has…
Tom Breihan | December 19, 2013 - 10:17 am

2014 Grammy Nominations: Daft Punk, Kendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift … And Sara Bareilles?

The Grammys again announced their nominations with some extra flash and fanfare this year, flipping the old morning podium announcement into another primetime concert special…
Chris DeVille | December 6, 2013 - 10:58 pm

Watch Lana Del Rey’s Tropico Short Film

Lana Del Rey's new 27-minute short film Tropico works, more or less, as a glossy but bugged-out extended-length music video, a pretentious but sensationalistic dive…
Tom Breihan | December 5, 2013 - 9:12 am

Lana Del Rey, Mac Miller Producing Crowdfunded Daniel Johnston Movie

Daniel Johnston, the deeply idiosyncratic and cultishly beloved Texas singer/songwriter, has always had a ton of musician fans, but you wouldn't necessarily expect Lana Del…
Tom Breihan | November 22, 2013 - 10:07 am
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