Lana Del Rey – Born To Die (Review)

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  1. ajax plyndel says:

    Filled with contradictions, as any review trying to back her up and say she is anything special would be. She’s a contradiction to what is adequate and interesting in the music business. Constantly engaging and portraying herself as a pitiful self-wallowing, patriarchy-accepting, faux-gangsta BOMBSHELL beauty while occupying a position of ridiculous privilege (economically), effectively taking over and denying other great young artists opportunities with her daddy’s money thrown all over her mediocrity. (encased in a spectacle of her completely fake identity that she doesnt even try to live up or down, dispel or take seriously in an organic relatable way. UNLIKE dylan which people have tried to use as a counter argument)

    Also see this picture:

    Seriously look at it.

    Then re-evaluate your word and artistic reference choice. Pathetic review when you list MADONNA as an OBSCURE REFERENCE FROM THE PAST along with one of the most notorious artists of the 60s ANDY WARHOL. (Dont even try to justify the Divinyls, everyone knows “I Touch Myself”)

    In fact her most obvious and immediate references, at least lyrically and song title-wise, are quotidian items of consumer capitalism: video games, women treated patriarchally, and mountain dew.

  2. Nu Soul says:

    Thanks for your comments. Duly noted and respected. I wasn’t trying to suggest that the artists listed were obscure so that might have been unclear. I should have given some more examples to illustrate that point. Was using the artists listed to show that she was referencing many eras and sounds. But your comments also reflect what makes Lana so interesting, in that she can create such widely varying feeling from listeners. Thanks for taking the time to read and give your point of view.

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