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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uKl3xeBVY4

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

"Tin Weekned and Nicks han coming
When will Lana record on her own?"

to fly across the city and find Aerosmith's car (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 29 April 2017 01:51 (two months ago) Permalink

sean lennon is fine
stevie nicks is fine
weeknd is fine

she hasn't done an album of collabs before like this, so I'm fine with it as long as that's not what she does from now all the time

akm, Saturday, 29 April 2017 18:54 (two months ago) Permalink

larry Clayton is fine

kinder, Sunday, 30 April 2017 13:14 (two months ago) Permalink

mmm he sure is

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 30 April 2017 13:19 (two months ago) Permalink

ideologically she has more in common w/Nicks han with the Weeknd

― the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, April 28, 2017 9:24 PM (two days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

what 'ideology' is that?

Wimmels, Sunday, 30 April 2017 13:28 (two months ago) Permalink

Worshiping beautiful young men while dancing with them in cowboy boots.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 30 April 2017 13:29 (two months ago) Permalink

Maybe one of these days I'll see what you're all seeing in her but it's still not the time.

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 30 April 2017 13:42 (two months ago) Permalink

It's taken several years; I started cracking in January after prolonged exposure to "West Coast" in my work environment.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 30 April 2017 14:00 (two months ago) Permalink

I kinda suspect she's like Antony/ANOHNI for me -- someone a lot of people I know go "GAH" over (not to mention open Marc Almond fandom, usually a good sign for me) that makes me go "I guess the trappings are okay?" because the songs aren't much. I can see why the fandom exists, but I have no need.

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 30 April 2017 14:08 (two months ago) Permalink

That's always the way I've felt until this title track.

Spencer Chow, Sunday, 30 April 2017 14:47 (two months ago) Permalink

I kinda suspect she's like Antony/ANOHNI for me -- someone a lot of people I know go "GAH" over (not to mention open Marc Almond fandom, usually a good sign for me) that makes me go "I guess the trappings are okay?" because the songs aren't much. I can see why the fandom exists, but I have no need.

Interesting; ANOHNI is definitely a "you've got to be fucking kidding me" artist for me, but I have basically loved everything LDR's done since the Paradise EP (I liked a lot of Born To Die, but it's patchy and definitely her weakest album).

Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr, and Violent J (誤訳侮辱), Sunday, 30 April 2017 15:06 (two months ago) Permalink

her songwriting chops have grown so much since that album. "Honeymoon" and "God Knows I Tried" sound like standards.

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Sunday, 30 April 2017 17:49 (two months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

......no, Lana, no.

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Monday, 15 May 2017 05:01 (two months ago) Permalink

OK, "political" LDR is the funniest LDR yet. Reminds me of when Christina Applegate's character on Married...With Children started a cable access show called Vital Social Issues 'n' Stuff - With Kelly.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjDfD_RtYiA

Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr, and Violent J (誤訳侮辱), Monday, 15 May 2017 11:39 (two months ago) Permalink

lana's capitalism fetish has always been political whether she knows it or not. this song is outrageous po-faced self-parody just when you'd think she couldn't do any more of that. she rhymes coachella with hella. i love her.

also only just finally bothered to listen to "love" and uh i love that too. the cash register on the chorus absolutely kills me.

difficult listening hour, Monday, 15 May 2017 12:22 (two months ago) Permalink

What a strange song. I read that she only wrote and recorded it a few weeks ago.

Is the album still supposed to be coming on May 26th? Seems weird that she hasn't officially announced it yet.

kitchen person, Monday, 15 May 2017 13:04 (two months ago) Permalink

Her tone is appropriate to the material. I laughed a couple times.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 15 May 2017 13:14 (two months ago) Permalink

I'm hoping it's just a tossed-off thing and isn't actually on the record tbh

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Monday, 15 May 2017 13:26 (two months ago) Permalink

That is the dumbest song title of all time. I don't understand the appeal of this singer at all.

yesca, Tuesday, 16 May 2017 05:11 (two months ago) Permalink

she rhymes coachella with hella. i love her.

poptimism lives!

sexualing healing (crüt), Tuesday, 16 May 2017 05:15 (two months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

the full album tracklist does not fill me with hope

1. "Love"
2. "Lust for Life" (featuring The Weeknd)
3. "13 Beaches"
4. "Cherry"
5. "White Mustang"
6. "Summer Bummer" (featuring ASAP Rocky and Playboi Carti)
7. "Groupie Love" (featuring ASAP Rocky)
8. "In My Feelings"
9. "Coachella – Woodstock in My Mind"
10. "God Bless America – And All the Beautiful Women in It"
11. "When the World Was at War We Kept Dancing"
12. "Beautiful People Beautiful Problems" (featuring Stevie Nicks)
13. "Tomorrow Never Came" (featuring Sean Ono Lennon)
14. "Heroin"
15. "Change"
16. "Get Free"

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 13 July 2017 04:28 (one week ago) Permalink

#'s 10 & 11 are great "I've Got My Own Album To Do"-style song titles.

And is #14 a cover of you-know-what?

to fly across the city and find Aerosmith's car (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 13 July 2017 05:19 (one week ago) Permalink

was wondering that.

still no sign of Driving In Cars With Boys i see.

or any of the other classic unreleased tracks

http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop/7655020/lana-del-rey-best-non-album-songs-lizzy-grant-listen

piscesx, Thursday, 13 July 2017 10:34 (one week ago) Permalink

queen of disaster of those unreleased is nice, never heard that 1

summer bummer is also out there, don't love it

johnny crunch, Thursday, 13 July 2017 11:34 (one week ago) Permalink

tho now already i have 'high-tops in the summer babe..' stuck in my head so hm

johnny crunch, Thursday, 13 July 2017 12:00 (one week ago) Permalink

re: "Heroin", no, acc to the credits it's a Grant/Nowels original

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 13 July 2017 12:01 (one week ago) Permalink

13. "Tomorrow Never Came" (featuring Sean Ono Lennon)

hard pass

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 13 July 2017 12:19 (one week ago) Permalink

also like many of you I was worried that the new LDR would have a song with ASAP Rocky, which clearly isn't enough. I'm happy to report there are two.

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 13 July 2017 12:21 (one week ago) Permalink

back to back, no less. that and the fact that all the long songs are stacked together at the end of the record already tells me this is going to beg for an edit and resequence

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 13 July 2017 12:39 (one week ago) Permalink

maybe they're all doom metal jams

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Thursday, 13 July 2017 12:55 (one week ago) Permalink

Stevie Nicks collab inevitable imo

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 13 July 2017 13:00 (one week ago) Permalink

damn it now I need an LDR/doom band collab album

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 13 July 2017 13:01 (one week ago) Permalink

("The Blackest Day" is pretty close to that, actually)

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 13 July 2017 13:02 (one week ago) Permalink

In That Warm California SunnO)))

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 13 July 2017 13:19 (one week ago) Permalink

yeah definitely not stoked about the sound of these two new collaborations, seems like she's broadening the net for more cross over appeal

Paisley Window Pane (Ross), Thursday, 13 July 2017 20:55 (one week ago) Permalink

Yeah, I'm not digging either of these new songs. It seems like she's overthought the album at this point. It was supposed to come out in May but then she's added new songs and gotten rid of some others because they were "too happy". I never heard Best American Record but people on Popjustice have been going crazy about it since it appeared online in March. Now it's not on the final track list (along with Yosmite which is another demo Lana was mentioning a lot). Seems like she was expecting Love and Lust For Life to be hits and when they weren't she changed the direction of the album. Adding Coachella wasn't a good move either. Most of her stuff ends up growing on me so I hope I'm wrong about this. I've ended loving almost everything she's put out.

kitchen person, Thursday, 13 July 2017 21:24 (one week ago) Permalink

I have a feeling this is going to sound especially flabby coming after Melodrama

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 13 July 2017 21:26 (one week ago) Permalink

I think adding collaborators like this to her sound doesn't really sell her sound to a new audience because it's still inherently Lana. She's pretty consistent aesthetic wise, now there's just some rapping on there. Anyways, agree with xposts, also find her stuff grows on me and still look forward to this album.

Paisley Window Pane (Ross), Thursday, 13 July 2017 22:21 (one week ago) Permalink

"Groupie Love" w/ASAP Rocky is on Spotify

I dunno, Ross you are right, it's not like she's really changed anything (though I don't think this is a very distinctive or good LDR song), but yeah it's just a Lana Del Ray with some lower-energy ASAP (who I am a fan of) on it...

but I dunno, it's like...why? It almost feels like those "easter eggs" they lard down every comic book or Star Wars movie with now like "Oh gee whiz did you see Boba Fett in the background of that shot tee hee hee Boba Fett is a Star Wars character and I'm watching a Star Wars movie!!!"

It sort of breaks the spell for me, the best thing about LDR for me is this sort of modern, yet out of time California world she inhibits, a simulacrum of imaginary L.A., bringing in guest stars like this sort of takes me out of the movie, so to speak

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 14 July 2017 16:12 (one week ago) Permalink

more more to the point ASAP Rocky is the Boba Fett of Lana Del Ray, I can't imagine I'll be the last to say it

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 14 July 2017 16:12 (one week ago) Permalink

It sort of breaks the spell for me, the best thing about LDR for me is this sort of modern, yet out of time California world she inhabits, a simulacrum of imaginary L.A., bringing in guest stars like this sort of takes me out of the movie, so to speak

Agree with this 10,000%. Really not happy about all the guests on this record.

grawlix (unperson), Friday, 14 July 2017 16:16 (one week ago) Permalink

yeah, I agree too. would be happy to be proven wrong.

akm, Friday, 14 July 2017 17:19 (one week ago) Permalink

shakedown OTM

Paisley Window Pane (Ross), Sunday, 16 July 2017 18:50 (five days ago) Permalink

So, the album is great. The second half in particular is very strong. Get Free is one hell of a closer.

kitchen person, Thursday, 20 July 2017 20:08 (yesterday) Permalink

ooooh

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 20 July 2017 20:15 (yesterday) Permalink

Can't wait to hear it

Week of Wonders (Ross), Thursday, 20 July 2017 20:40 (yesterday) Permalink

on youtube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8tIaO48lXc

Week of Wonders (Ross), Friday, 21 July 2017 06:29 (six hours ago) Permalink

yeah, really into this album. The trap influence is so understated, it almost feels like trap collided with trip-hop - which is great. The ASAP/Carti collabs do absolutely nothing for me, least favourite things she's been attached to. Not opposed to artists evolving, but shakedown articulated the spell breaking perfectly above.

"I'm smokin' while I'm runnin'" is a lyric I feel like I've been waiting to hear forever

Feels like the perfect midway point between Born to Die and her later era material. Think I'm just a stan at this point

Week of Wonders (Ross), Friday, 21 July 2017 06:59 (five hours ago) Permalink

the Nicks and Lennon collabs are definitely standouts. This is on track to being ridiculously back-loaded.

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Friday, 21 July 2017 12:44 (three minutes ago) Permalink


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