Lana Del Rey

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New thread, because this might wrongfully be forgotten in a year or two. Because there is no mention of her on ILM so far apart from mine. Because I want to marry and have steamy sex with and cry over this brilliant song. Because I have played it on repeat endlessly. Because David Lynch should take note. Because it is fantastic.

I for one am (Le Bateau Ivre), Saturday, 6 August 2011 22:26 (five years ago) Permalink

yes plz. ILG got there first btw.

Mordy, Saturday, 6 August 2011 22:32 (five years ago) Permalink

ILG? Point me towards it plz

I for one am (Le Bateau Ivre), Saturday, 6 August 2011 22:33 (five years ago) Permalink

rolling thread of stuff worth reading on videogames

Mordy, Saturday, 6 August 2011 22:34 (five years ago) Permalink

Did not catch that, but we seem to agree on this on a deep fundamental level Mordy <3

I for one am (Le Bateau Ivre), Saturday, 6 August 2011 22:35 (five years ago) Permalink

Not until October when this song gets a vinyl release. There's no EP or LP yet, either. Agony.

I for one am (Le Bateau Ivre), Saturday, 6 August 2011 22:35 (five years ago) Permalink

song is so gorgeous.

Mordy, Saturday, 6 August 2011 22:36 (five years ago) Permalink

great song.
came to it via pitchfork via grizzly bear.

sean gramophone, Saturday, 6 August 2011 22:38 (five years ago) Permalink

Link doesn't work for me (not after deleting the first part of it).

I tried and tried and made a lame attempt reviving a slowcore thread earlier today but I cannot classify this song, which is really for the best. My song of the year so far, no doubt.

I for one am (Le Bateau Ivre), Saturday, 6 August 2011 22:40 (five years ago) Permalink

i'll cosign that -- helps that i haven't heard much i love this year, but this really is amazing + beautiful. a little cat power'y, no?

Mordy, Saturday, 6 August 2011 22:42 (five years ago) Permalink

If that is true I have to listen to way more Cat Power! I keep thinking Nancy Sinatra for some reason.

I for one am (Le Bateau Ivre), Saturday, 6 August 2011 22:42 (five years ago) Permalink

"i heard you like the bad girls honey / is that true?" destroys me every time

Mordy, Saturday, 6 August 2011 22:48 (five years ago) Permalink

Hah! So true... me too...

I for one am (Le Bateau Ivre), Saturday, 6 August 2011 22:49 (five years ago) Permalink

Holy shit this song. October, really? Fuck! WILL BUY LIKE FIVE HUNDRED TIMES.

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Sunday, 7 August 2011 01:03 (five years ago) Permalink

me three re: that line

this is a great song

teledyldonix, Sunday, 7 August 2011 02:35 (five years ago) Permalink

i am SUPER IMPRESSED by this song

lex pretend, Sunday, 7 August 2011 12:15 (five years ago) Permalink

what else is there out there by her?

lex pretend, Sunday, 7 August 2011 12:15 (five years ago) Permalink

the stuff i'm reading suggested a nellie mckay angle, press wise

lex pretend, Sunday, 7 August 2011 12:16 (five years ago) Permalink

Whoah, this might be the first time the Lex is as impressed by a song as I am! Good times :-)

There's only two or three songs out there. Will be released in October on vinyl and mp3

I for one am (Le Bateau Ivre), Sunday, 7 August 2011 12:16 (five years ago) Permalink

Wow, what a smoky little thunderstorm of a song! Youtube-to-mp3 converted immediately. Wish I was still in a position in life where I could freely abuse nyquil, cause I could totally see drinking half a bottle and listening to this on repeat for 3 hours.

kkvgz, Sunday, 7 August 2011 12:29 (five years ago) Permalink

adding to the chorus here; this song is marvelous

rameau: first blood (donna rouge), Sunday, 7 August 2011 18:49 (five years ago) Permalink

I mean, goddamn

can't really find a single coherent thought to express about this song — after "pull up in your fast car, whistlin' my name" everything goes black w/ multicolored streaks of stars

swaguirre, the wrath of basedgod (bernard snowy), Sunday, 7 August 2011 19:33 (five years ago) Permalink

... I suppose I'll go ahead and lay this card on the table tho: how much 'irony', if any, do y'all hear in her delivery?

swaguirre, the wrath of basedgod (bernard snowy), Sunday, 7 August 2011 19:34 (five years ago) Permalink

Hmm. Her delivery is deliciously knowing, but I don't think it's disingenuous.

Vast Halo, Sunday, 7 August 2011 19:48 (five years ago) Permalink

Will be released in October on vinyl and mp3.

Bah. I get that vinyl fits her aesthetic, but eschewing CD will be a cruel blow to those of us who don't own turntables but do care about sound quality.

Vast Halo, Sunday, 7 August 2011 19:54 (five years ago) Permalink

"i heard you like the bad girls honey / is that true?" destroys me every time

so much

lex pretend, Sunday, 7 August 2011 20:55 (five years ago) Permalink

"diet mtn dew" is excellent too

i have a few residual suspicions about what i suspect is a shtick, as well as the very conveniently simultaneous way she's been noticed by critics, but these are quality, quality songs

lex pretend, Sunday, 7 August 2011 20:57 (five years ago) Permalink

Uploaded by LanaDelRey on May 27, 2011
www.facebook.com/lanadelrey
HOLLYWOOD SADCORE

ice cr?m, Sunday, 7 August 2011 21:01 (five years ago) Permalink

hopefully the attention del rey gets will give me an opportunity to wave fiona apple in people's faces again, at least

lex pretend, Sunday, 7 August 2011 21:08 (five years ago) Permalink

This song is beautiful...

Matt DC, Sunday, 7 August 2011 21:16 (five years ago) Permalink

Also liking this a lot, with bernard snowy on the excellence of that first line.

boxall, Sunday, 7 August 2011 21:20 (five years ago) Permalink

Bah. I get that vinyl fits her aesthetic, but eschewing CD will be a cruel blow to those of us who don't own turntables but do care about sound quality.

― Vast Halo, Sunday, August 7, 2011 9:54 PM (2 hours ago) Bookmark

I don't know if there won't be a CD, but at least there will be an mp3 and vinyl.

So chuffed this is getting love here!

I for one am (Le Bateau Ivre), Sunday, 7 August 2011 22:00 (five years ago) Permalink

i can't remember the last time i kept having to come back to a song so much on the first day i heard it

lex pretend, Sunday, 7 August 2011 22:01 (five years ago) Permalink

<3

Me too. Tirelessly repeating it.

I for one am (Le Bateau Ivre), Sunday, 7 August 2011 22:02 (five years ago) Permalink

just got in and literally the first thing i did was go to my computer to play the youtube video - my groceries are still sitting on the floor

rameau: first blood (donna rouge), Sunday, 7 August 2011 23:40 (five years ago) Permalink

I like this song but I'm getting a promotional street team vibe off of this thread...

LaMonte, Sunday, 7 August 2011 23:52 (five years ago) Permalink

I'm as unnerved as anyone by the seemingly unanimous consensus (+ as lex aptly put it, "residual suspicions about what i suspect is a shtick")... but at the same time, it really *does* feel like this totally unique, amazing, timely song that just... appeared from nowhere.

I've only ('only') played it like a half-dozen times today tho, and am trying to balance my desire for further listening against my desire to adopt a more critical and self-aware position in said listening (I get suspicious when something seems "too good to be true"). not that I'm rushing to be the first one to burst the internet echo chamber's bubble of irrational exuberance; just that I'd like to deconstruct my own and other people's reactions to this (very very good) piece of music in order to understand *why* it's hitting us all so hard.

swaguirre, the wrath of basedgod (bernard snowy), Monday, 8 August 2011 00:21 (five years ago) Permalink

off the top of my head, start with
—the ever-present mystique of the total blank-slate unknown artist, who is doing
—a well-done pastiche(?) of a much-loved style that is not especially popular or prominent at the moment, coupled with
—a strikingly original video that supports the aesthetic of the song (i.e. doesn't just feel like a gimmick), while also giving it
—an unmistakably contemporary 'twist'; all topped off with
—a hot girl, who is
—singing about video games, but also
—love,
—love,
—glorious bittersweet terrible love

swaguirre, the wrath of basedgod (bernard snowy), Monday, 8 August 2011 00:29 (five years ago) Permalink

I really hope this gets released as a one-sided 12" single that plays on 45rpm, because I'd buy the shit out of that.

Don't really wanna be friends with anyone who could hear this song and not melt.

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Monday, 8 August 2011 00:39 (five years ago) Permalink

This is great and I did melt. But I composed myself enough to play it again. Four times in a row.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Monday, 8 August 2011 00:47 (five years ago) Permalink

Kill, Kill: http://www.spinner.com/2008/12/18/lizzy-grant-kill-kill-video-of-the-day/

Kerm, Monday, 8 August 2011 00:51 (five years ago) Permalink

nice find! song's not bad either

swaguirre, the wrath of basedgod (bernard snowy), Monday, 8 August 2011 00:56 (five years ago) Permalink

Will be released in October on vinyl and mp3

or you can get the instrumental karaoke version right now

LaMonte, Monday, 8 August 2011 01:29 (five years ago) Permalink

fucking awful video

J0rdan S., Monday, 8 August 2011 01:44 (five years ago) Permalink

Just wanna put it out there that I posted this video to WS back in early June to no fanfare.

Also I heard a joke:
Q: how'd the hipster burn his mouth?
A: he ate pizza before it was cool.

jaxon, Monday, 8 August 2011 03:17 (five years ago) Permalink

^^knew i'd seen it before

Kerm, Monday, 8 August 2011 03:19 (five years ago) Permalink

It’s hardly a shock that her music so far is so diverse given all the people she’s been in the studio with over the past year, some of whom include Eg White (Adele, Duffy), Chris Braide (Cheryl Cole, Paloma Faith), Guy Chambers (Robbie Williams, Katie Melua), and newcomers Robopop (Neon Hitch, Gym Class Heroes).

I’m not sure if Miss Del Rey has landed a major label record deal yet (I’m sure she probably has and is just waiting to announce it), but she’s under the same PR company in the UK as Adele and Bjork, so the wheels are certainly in motion.

lex pretend, Monday, 8 August 2011 09:28 (five years ago) Permalink

none of those names she's been in the studio with are remotely promising :/

lex pretend, Monday, 8 August 2011 09:28 (five years ago) Permalink

I'm happy she's smiling, too. It conjures with her optimistic message in the album trailer, too.

Saying "I don't think she should smile" about Lana, and anyone else for that matter, is nagl in my book.

On Some Faraday Beach (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 11 April 2017 20:01 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Going for relative optimism just in time for Trump is a pretty classic contrarian pop artist move imo

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Tuesday, 11 April 2017 20:06 (two weeks ago) Permalink

There's def something sly and mischievous about her smile, which bodes well for her witchy image

Carlotta's Portrait (Ross), Tuesday, 11 April 2017 20:11 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i am guessing this is not the same truck that was used for starline tours then.
i think i like the cover.
mad font and all.

mark e, Tuesday, 11 April 2017 20:26 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Honestly folks, she just seems like she's on her way to Coachella in that shot.

(I remain deeply 'eh' about her work.)

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 11 April 2017 20:27 (two weeks ago) Permalink

is it cool if I just copy/paste this conversation to the Wikipedia page for "male gaze"

Rachel Luther Queen (DJP), Tuesday, 11 April 2017 20:32 (two weeks ago) Permalink

go for it imo

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Tuesday, 11 April 2017 20:34 (two weeks ago) Permalink

akm's observations about LDR's smiles seeming forced are off-base-ish, but I do think smiling seems kind of off-brand for her, at least as her career has manifested itself so far. That said, she's one of the more in-control-of-her-own-art pop figures around at the moment, so you gotta figure if she's smiling on the album cover it's a strong hint as to the content...

Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr, and Violent J (誤訳侮辱), Tuesday, 11 April 2017 21:59 (two weeks ago) Permalink

otm, her smiling here is weird

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 11 April 2017 22:02 (two weeks ago) Permalink

god y'all are unbelievable

joshywinty (josh), Tuesday, 11 April 2017 22:03 (two weeks ago) Permalink

here's a thought! maybe lana is in a good place??? and she wants to share that with the world???

joshywinty (josh), Tuesday, 11 April 2017 22:04 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I'm totally with Josh here, that's what I hope

Carlotta's Portrait (Ross), Tuesday, 11 April 2017 22:28 (two weeks ago) Permalink

There is something odd about her smiling, but it's just because she hasn't done it much in the past. I'm all for it though. This is a woman who said she didn't care if she died a few years ago and now she does seem like she's in a much better place. I keep finding myself drawn to the Love video as those awkward little smiles are so endearing.

I'm really enjoying that she seems to be taken seriously now. After that massive backlash when Born To Die came out, I wouldn't have blamed her if she'd disappeared for a long time. It's also pretty cool how prolific she is.

kitchen person, Wednesday, 12 April 2017 01:12 (two weeks ago) Permalink

wtf is this all about?

Punnet of the Grapes (Tom D.), Wednesday, 12 April 2017 07:50 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i love that promo video so much. <3

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Wednesday, 12 April 2017 08:07 (two weeks ago) Permalink

ragging on her smiling in the cover seems so out of left field to me. it seemed relatively clear to me that at this point she's put some distance between her subject matter and herself as a persona, so now she can lay back and not have to "feel" everything she's writing about (actually or performatively). smiling (pretty wryly, it seems obvious to me) as an embodiment of that distance and a soft subversion of ~moody indie sad girl~ seems like a great move, especially for an album she said was explicitly for her fans instead of for her.

austinb, Wednesday, 12 April 2017 16:36 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Huffington Post take on the smile: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/lana-del-rey-album-art-smile_us_58ed54abe4b0ca64d91a3649

obvious, Wednesday, 12 April 2017 18:05 (two weeks ago) Permalink

oh great

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 12 April 2017 18:06 (two weeks ago) Permalink

^^ otm.

Both the misoginy on this thread and HuffPo's piece abt the ~radical power~ of a woman smiling are sides of the same stupid coin.

On Some Faraday Beach (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 12 April 2017 18:12 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Driving In Cars.. on this album i wonder?

piscesx, Wednesday, 12 April 2017 18:13 (two weeks ago) Permalink

she's smiling in front of a truck so it's prob Driving in Trucks

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Wednesday, 12 April 2017 20:19 (two weeks ago) Permalink

sorry just adding to the needless projection itt

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Wednesday, 12 April 2017 20:19 (two weeks ago) Permalink

she has shit tons of unreleased stuff, driving in cars with boys being just one of them, and I have a feeling she will not go back and revisit that material anytime soon, or ever.

akm, Wednesday, 12 April 2017 20:26 (two weeks ago) Permalink

when someone's entire media image both A) is incredibly deliberate and B) largely revolves around being "hollywood sadcore" then it is, in fact, valid to point out a smiling album cover. it isn't a candid photo, it's a photoshoot. it exists for a reason.

a self-reinforcing downward spiral of male-centric indie (katherine), Wednesday, 12 April 2017 20:29 (two weeks ago) Permalink

XP Lana Del Rey Bootleg Series in 2030

to fly across the city and find Aerosmith's car (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 12 April 2017 20:31 (two weeks ago) Permalink

(yes, xp, that was the point I was trying to make earlier, I don't think that was misogynistic)

I've snagged a lot of unreleased stuff off the web and on slsk; some of it I assume originated from her youtube channel, the rest I have no idea; I get the feeling she spends a fair amout of time in the studio with other people generating things before settling on what to do for an album; or at least did until the around Honeymoon.

akm, Wednesday, 12 April 2017 20:48 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I assumed the smiling album cover was just a direct reference to the Iggy Pop album

silverfish, Wednesday, 12 April 2017 21:01 (two weeks ago) Permalink

We all like motorcycles to some degree

by the light of the burning Citroën, Wednesday, 12 April 2017 21:03 (two weeks ago) Permalink

sorry, pls, everyone talk about whether ldr should smile or not

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Wednesday, 12 April 2017 21:39 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I deeply regret bringing it up in the first place

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 12 April 2017 22:52 (two weeks ago) Permalink


vmajestic, Thursday, 13 April 2017 15:32 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Smiling Lana just intensifies her persona as the Naomi Watts audition scene in Mullholland Drive

who even are those other cats (Eazy), Thursday, 13 April 2017 15:41 (two weeks ago) Permalink

does anyone know what the font is from? it feels like 70s Readers Digest or something.

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 13 April 2017 16:09 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i thought i didn't like honeymoon, but then i put it on today and remembered that it had my two favorite ldr songs: terrence + blackest day. i think the album loses me on the stretch of high by the beach/freak/art deco which are imo admirable attempts at trip-hop with modern trap beats, but they largely don't do anything for me.

forgive my ignorance of the genre, but are there any other triphop acts with trap-style beats?

just another (diamonddave85), Friday, 14 April 2017 00:51 (one week ago) Permalink

"terrence loves you" might be my favorite lana song. it's truly transcendent.

joshywinty (josh), Friday, 14 April 2017 02:14 (one week ago) Permalink

Love the Nancy Sinatra quoting strings on that one

Carlotta's Portrait (Ross), Friday, 14 April 2017 04:29 (one week ago) Permalink

i was lukewarm on that album when it first came out but it's grown on me a lot, the point where I prefer it to Ultraviolence (though I still think West Coast is probably my favorite song of hers)

akm, Friday, 14 April 2017 04:43 (one week ago) Permalink

The font is called "Loretta Lynn" xpost

everything, Friday, 14 April 2017 05:03 (one week ago) Permalink

Ultraviolence is great because it's very committed to its particular style - and it rarely deviates from being a sublime come-down album.

Carlotta's Portrait (Ross), Friday, 14 April 2017 05:11 (one week ago) Permalink

not bad :)

Carlotta's Portrait (Ross), Wednesday, 19 April 2017 19:11 (one week ago) Permalink

my boyfriend's back
and he's cooler than ever

^^ lol

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Wednesday, 19 April 2017 19:31 (one week ago) Permalink

(i like this a lot)

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Wednesday, 19 April 2017 19:31 (one week ago) Permalink

The way she sings, "take off, take off, take off all your clothes" reminds me so much of the, "hello hello" bit in Without You from Born To Die. That's also the bit that Taylor Swift borrowed for Wildest Dreams.

This new album is shaping up very nicely. Really hope that rumoured May 26th release date is right.

kitchen person, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 20:41 (one week ago) Permalink

I like both new songs. Reading that she's really into the mixing process and is very particular about it was cool, maybe more women (musicians or otherwise) should interview female musicians

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 19 April 2017 22:13 (one week ago) Permalink

Does the song survives besides that weeknd collaboration?

Nourry, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 22:52 (one week ago) Permalink

Any artist who cites Shangri-Las as an influence on their new record is cool with me

Carlotta's Portrait (Ross), Thursday, 20 April 2017 06:28 (one week ago) Permalink

i dunno if i'm supposed to be thinking of mandela when quoting invictus, but i always think of tim mcveigh

goole, Thursday, 20 April 2017 15:20 (one week ago) Permalink

re: the font, I don't recognize that specific one, but it's very reminiscent of Bookman Swash Italic which was all over the place in the '70s.

early rejecter, Thursday, 20 April 2017 16:46 (one week ago) Permalink

I was skeptical of the Weeknd collab, but I think it works well. They share that decadent, sleazy vibe -- a more natural fit than him w/Beyonce, e.g.

a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony (tipsy mothra), Monday, 24 April 2017 13:02 (three days ago) Permalink


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