Lana Del Rey - 'Ultraviolence'

Lana Del Rey - 'Ultraviolence'

Like Morrissey, Lana Del Rey has mastered song titles that perpetuate her reputation with a knowing wink. The tracklisting of her second official album could form her manifesto: ‘Sad Girl’, ‘Pretty When You Cry’, ‘Money Power Glory’,...

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Lana Del Rey – ‘Ride’

Lana Del Rey – ‘Ride’

“ I’m tired of feeling like I’m fucking crazy ” croaks Lana Del Rey like an oversexed frog being dragged against a washboard. ‘Ride’ sticks to the classic LDR template: slo-mo piano chords, a sense of self-indulgent gloom, lyrics about...

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Lana Del Rey - 'National Anthem'

Lana Del Rey - 'National Anthem'

?You’re the hottest commodity in all of Popland. What’s next? Rope in Fame Academy’s David Sneddon to pen a song for you, obviously. The rest is lamentably inevitable: Lana sort-of-raps, and it’s dire. She blunders her way through...

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Lana Del Rey - 'Body Electric'

Lana Del Rey - 'Body Electric'

“ Elvis is my daddy, Marilyn is my mother – Jesus is my bestest friend ”, purrs Lana Del Rey, bravely tottering around the edges of self-parody on this latest offering of simmering Stepford symphonics. A huge departure from ‘Born To Die’...

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Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey

Outside the Jazz Café in Camden, there’s little to suggest we’ll soon be in the presence of a superstar, as a small huddle of paps and three fans wait by a velvet rope for a glimpse of 2012’s biggest singer. Inside, 150 people squeeze into...

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Lana Del Rey - 'Blue Jeans'

Lana Del Rey - 'Blue Jeans'

Everyone has made up their minds now, right? Even that person who posted ‘Video Games’ on Facebook forty years after everyone stopped caring. We all know that this is good, especially the bit when she awkwardly sings that sweet little line...

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Lana Del Rey - 'Born To Die'

Lana Del Rey - 'Born To Die'

It speaks volumes about the fuss surrounding Lana Del Rey’s recent Saturday Night Live performance that, after the show, even Harry Potter’s fabled magic wand could do nothing to stem the flow of unkind words directed her way. In the same...

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Lana Del Rey - 'Born To Die'

Lana Del Rey - 'Born To Die'

LDR’s ascent towards her predetermined throne at the high court of all music ever continues apace with her almost-as-good follow-up to ‘Video Games’. While its lyrical themes may come as no surprise to anyone except Peter Pan or the...

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Lana Del Rey - 'National Anthem'

Lana Del Rey - 'National Anthem'

A fragile star with a mysterious dark past, attempting to gain legitimacy in a world that doesn’t want to take her seriously. Sounds familiar, eh? Yes, Lana Del Rey has made the link between her re-tooled Americana and Hollywood’s most...

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Lana Del Rey, 'Off To The Races'

Lana Del Rey, 'Off To The Races'

This is the sound of Del Rey going full pelt with her "Lolita got lost in the hood" persona. Doomed lovers dwell here, as Scarlett O'Hara gets with Kit from Badlands . It's no understatement to say that 'Off To The Races' is a freak show of...

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