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Lana Del Rey?


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Posted on Jun 16, 2013, 1:11:07 PM PDT
she may well recover from her snl debacle, but hooking up with axl rose. this girl is glutton for abuse, and axl's sorry record with women means she's in for some tabloid fodder.

Posted on Jun 16, 2013, 12:51:59 PM PDT
I first heard of her on the independent station here in Philly where they gave Video Games lots of airplay and I loved the song! I later went on you tube to check out more of her songs and was very disappointed. I did not see the SNL performance but it seemed to derail her a bit. But personally I am still waiting for another song I like.

Posted on Jun 16, 2013, 12:43:31 PM PDT
A. Strong says:
Adele, wants the spotlight back so Lana's fifteen minutes must be up.

Posted on Dec 28, 2012, 1:26:39 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 28, 2012, 1:27:37 PM PST
Micaloneus says:
From the recordings I've heard she's got a David Lynch like soundtrack/vibe. Which can't be a bad thing. I'll give her that.

Posted on Dec 28, 2012, 1:21:55 PM PST
Songbird says:
Well, I'm drawn to the soundtrack-like production, her voice, and her lonely aura. I think I'm bothered that I'm a tad obsessed with her music. Perhaps it's just old-fashioned envy. Wish I ran away and traveled and made music when I was 18.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012, 11:11:51 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 28, 2012, 11:15:27 AM PST
Micaloneus says:
True Jim.

But I find there is something about her that rings phoney. But that's cool too. :)

For the record, I find the music that she puts out isn't dull (in that, she doesn't appear to follow modern pop trends).

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012, 11:08:53 AM PST
tmoore says:
I respectfully disagree with your opinion that no one would care for her but for SNL. She had been on the World Cafe radio show and her one song "Video Games" got a lot of airplay. She got a lot more well known after the SNL thing, but she wasn't unknown before that.

Posted on Dec 28, 2012, 11:04:10 AM PST
Dusty didn't have a record label when she changed her name.

There's nothing wrong with reinvention. You're placing too much emphasis on the name.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012, 11:01:01 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 28, 2012, 11:03:03 AM PST
Micaloneus says:
Dusty had to invent herself, but not re-invent herself; and I bet Dusty's record label made her change her name.

By the way, did Dusty Springfield have parents already in show biz, like Lana or Izzy Grant Del Ray?

Posted on Dec 28, 2012, 10:20:57 AM PST
Mr. Keeko says:
I'd smash her.

Posted on Dec 28, 2012, 9:47:43 AM PST
Hundreds of artists have changed their names. Was Dusty Springfield a poser?

Posted on Dec 28, 2012, 9:42:08 AM PST
Micaloneus says:
I am all for people...or artists to reinvent themselves, but the name change equals poser to me.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012, 8:32:00 AM PST
Songbird says:
Eh, lots of people reinvent themselves. It seems resilient. Failure = learning.

Posted on Dec 27, 2012, 5:43:05 PM PST
Micaloneus says:
Formerly known as failed recording artist Lizzy Grant.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2012, 9:17:42 AM PST
Songbird says:
What is she posing? I don't really get that sense from her. I think she's young, nervous, and just doing what she does. The experienced producers who were drawn to her added a layer of sophistication that's beyond her age and experience, which is why I think people sense dissonance and maybe fakeness. But I don't fault her for that. My main beef is just her lyrics. Her stage fright is kind of endearing, imo.

Posted on Dec 27, 2012, 12:40:22 AM PST
Hinch says:
I like her debut cd.

Posted on Dec 26, 2012, 8:07:31 PM PST
Brian says:
Meh.

Posted on Dec 26, 2012, 8:01:50 PM PST
Songbird says:
I pretty much agree with all of you. I couldn't figure out why her lyrics and music were so dichotomous. I was blown away by the contrast of her voice with the musicscape...and then I listened to the words. Sounded like a 14-year-old wrote them. What the heck?

Posted on Dec 26, 2012, 11:00:49 AM PST
Johnny Bee says:
Great lips!

Posted on Dec 26, 2012, 10:11:06 AM PST
Lauren says:
Her songwriting and delivery are interesting enough, the production and arrangements are fine if a bit cliched, and the trite and trashy lyrics sink the whole damn thing. I actually felt dumber after sitting through her album.

Posted on Dec 26, 2012, 9:41:33 AM PST
Frankeesteen says:
If she never went on SNL nobody would care about her.

Posted on Dec 26, 2012, 9:29:35 AM PST
Micaloneus says:
Poser.

Posted on Dec 26, 2012, 9:24:12 AM PST
Her songwriting is decent and her production is mostly the key to her success (Thanks to Emile Haynie for that).
The only problem that I really have with her is that she needs to do some work on her vocals.

Initial post: Dec 26, 2012, 9:03:56 AM PST
Songbird says:
What's your description of her?

I love her melodies, voice, genre, and topics, but I find her lyrics naive.
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