Lana Del Rey - 'National Anthem'

A bad track disguised behind a hot commodity

Lana Del Rey - 'National Anthem'

Album Info

  • Release Date: July 9, 2012
  • Producer: Emile Haynie, Jeff Bhasker
  • Label: Polydor
  • Fact: 'National Anthem' is written by Fame Academy alumus David Sneddon
 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 ham-fisted lyrics that have all the subtlety you’d expect from a man who once rhymed “café” with “coffee”. And Sneddon laughs giddily on his way to the bank, delirious that he’s conned the record-buying public once more.
Ben Hewitt

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