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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 (twelve years ago) link

yes plz. ILG got there first btw.

Mordy, Saturday, 6 August 2011 22:32 (twelve years ago) link

ILG? Point me towards it plz

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

rolling thread of stuff worth reading on videogames

Mordy, Saturday, 6 August 2011 22:34 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

song is so gorgeous.

Mordy, Saturday, 6 August 2011 22:36 (twelve years ago) link

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

sean gramophone, Saturday, 6 August 2011 22:38 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

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

Mordy, Saturday, 6 August 2011 22:48 (twelve years ago) link

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

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

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 (twelve years ago) link

me three re: that line

this is a great song

teledyldonix, Sunday, 7 August 2011 02:35 (twelve years ago) link

i am SUPER IMPRESSED by this song

lex pretend, Sunday, 7 August 2011 12:15 (twelve years ago) link

what else is there out there by her?

lex pretend, Sunday, 7 August 2011 12:15 (twelve years ago) link

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

lex pretend, Sunday, 7 August 2011 12:16 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

adding to the chorus here; this song is marvelous

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

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 (twelve years ago) link

... 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 (twelve years ago) link

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

Vast Halo, Sunday, 7 August 2011 19:48 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

"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 (twelve years ago) link

"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 (twelve years ago) link

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

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

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 (twelve years ago) link

This song is beautiful...

Matt DC, Sunday, 7 August 2011 21:16 (twelve years ago) link

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

boxall, Sunday, 7 August 2011 21:20 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

<3

Me too. Tirelessly repeating it.

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

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 (twelve years ago) link

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

LaMonte, Sunday, 7 August 2011 23:52 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

http://radioexile.com/2008/10/27/spotlight-on-lizzy-grant/#more-75976

Kerm, Monday, 8 August 2011 00:47 (twelve years ago) link

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

Kerm, Monday, 8 August 2011 00:51 (twelve years ago) link

nice find! song's not bad either

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

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 (twelve years ago) link

fucking awful video

J0rdan S., Monday, 8 August 2011 01:44 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

^^knew i'd seen it before

Kerm, Monday, 8 August 2011 03:19 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

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

lex pretend, Monday, 8 August 2011 09:28 (twelve years ago) link

LANA DEL REY - 2023 FESTIVAL SETLIST

— Lana Del Rey Online (@LanaDReyOnline) May 27, 2023

Day 1 fan (morrisp), Sunday, 28 May 2023 02:13 (one year ago) link

it's still by far her most successful album so that's her playing the hits

ufo, Sunday, 28 May 2023 06:26 (one year ago) link

that's a boring ass setlist and a short set too, so if that's what she's doing at Outside Lands this summer I'm happy to miss it. Wish she'd just do a headlining tour again; the NFR show was excellent.

I? not I! He! He! HIM! (akm), Sunday, 28 May 2023 18:35 (one year ago) link

20 songs is not a short set. What are you expecting, some kind of Cure/Springsteen-style marathon?

but also fuck you (unperson), Sunday, 28 May 2023 18:49 (one year ago) link

Surprised that even her 2019 setlists don't have "Mariners Apartment Complex" or "hope is a dangerous thing," even though both of them might be hard to pull off in an arena. And now no "Let Me Love You Like A Woman."

underwater as a compliment (Eazy), Sunday, 28 May 2023 19:34 (one year ago) link

These probably got a lot more love on ILM than IRL

Muad'Doob (Moodles), Sunday, 28 May 2023 20:28 (one year ago) link

oh I kind of glanced over how many songs that was, for some reason I thought it was only 10. that said, I could do without so many BTD tracks. anyway I am interested in seeing how the new songs sound live.

I? not I! He! He! HIM! (akm), Sunday, 28 May 2023 21:32 (one year ago) link

I wonder if she enjoys performing those old songs… she’s evolved so much artistically since then.

Day 1 fan (morrisp), Sunday, 28 May 2023 22:22 (one year ago) link

It's almost like she should do more of a theater tour to do the last four albums' songs.

underwater as a compliment (Eazy), Sunday, 28 May 2023 22:28 (one year ago) link

i would prefer that.

IMO much of this set is ooof

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9gm4vqlGN8

I? not I! He! He! HIM! (akm), Monday, 29 May 2023 16:53 (one year ago) link

Impressed wow @ tear running down fan’s cheek as she begins “The Grants”

Day 1 fan (morrisp), Monday, 29 May 2023 17:13 (one year ago) link

These fans are amazing… singing along with every line of “Norman Fucking Rockwell”… etc.

Day 1 fan (morrisp), Monday, 29 May 2023 17:20 (one year ago) link

Anyone made a decent/personal "Best of" on Spotify or similar?

Don't know much about her aside from liking "Videogames", "Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd" and "A&W".

djh, Monday, 29 May 2023 20:34 (one year ago) link

This is my Best Of playlist (I stopped after Chemtrails, cuz the next few albums are so perfect I didn’t feel like choosing).

Day 1 fan (morrisp), Monday, 29 May 2023 21:21 (one year ago) link

(I also don’t really know how to pick individual tracks from NFR!… it’s a very holistic album)

Day 1 fan (morrisp), Monday, 29 May 2023 21:23 (one year ago) link

I had never heard “Flipside” before… the bridge melody (“So you think you're in charge, do ya? / Actin' like a big shot, I'm sure”) sounds remarkably like an antecedent of “The Grants” pre-chorus (“Do you think about Heaven? Ah, ha / Do you think about me?”…).

Day 1 fan (morrisp), Tuesday, 30 May 2023 04:01 (one year ago) link

She is really taking this Grants stuff seriously – new release “Hollywood Bowl” today with her father on keys for his second(?) solo album: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/lana-del-rey-joins-dad-rob-grant-hollywood-bowl-1234766405/

It’s nice on first listen. Follows another collab of theirs that was released last week called “Lost at Sea.”

Naive Teen Idol, Friday, 9 June 2023 00:47 (one year ago) link

Yeah, both songs are really nice, particularly the new one.

Day 1 fan (morrisp), Friday, 9 June 2023 00:50 (one year ago) link

I didn't listen to these yet but this reminds me that when BTD was coming out the backlash was that she was a nepo baby in some manner and ironically enough, it seems like her dad is the beneficiary of the nepotism now

I? not I! He! He! HIM! (akm), Friday, 9 June 2023 14:23 (one year ago) link

https://www.gq.com/story/gq-hype-rob-grant

Day 1 fan (morrisp), Friday, 9 June 2023 14:29 (one year ago) link

This Rob Grant record is great! Not at all what I expected. “Deep mice an swells” sounds like an Eno track from side 2 of Before and after science. She should do an entire album with him.

I? not I! He! He! HIM! (akm), Saturday, 10 June 2023 05:55 (one year ago) link

Eheh he looks like… Mike Love (and plays like Billy Joel) !

AlXTC from Paris, Saturday, 10 June 2023 08:32 (one year ago) link

three weeks pass...

Might be conversation about this elsewhere but as someone who really likes a few tracks but doesn't really know her music ... the Glastonbury show was very cringey, wasn't it?

djh, Friday, 7 July 2023 21:28 (eleven months ago) link

The dancers seemed less interesting than a bad evening of The Masked Singer (or whatever it is called).

djh, Friday, 7 July 2023 21:29 (eleven months ago) link

I didn't listen to these yet but this reminds me that when BTD was coming out the backlash was that she was a nepo baby in some manner and ironically enough, it seems like her dad is the beneficiary of the nepotism now

It would be very in keeping with her turn toward female empowerment for LDR to begin singing about all her nepo daddies.

Naive Teen Idol, Friday, 7 July 2023 22:54 (eleven months ago) link

Lana Del Rey hitting a fan’s vape at her show in Dublin tonight 💀 pic.twitter.com/9i7PbkH7aH

— Lana Del Rey Online (@LanaDReyOnline) July 7, 2023

Bittern Storm Over My Hammy (morrisp), Friday, 7 July 2023 23:36 (eleven months ago) link

one month passes...

She’s announced a small US tour, focusing mainly on the South. I assume more dates will come later…

Cone of uncertainty (morrisp), Monday, 21 August 2023 15:43 (nine months ago) link

this is fun

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPIJk0MKSWM

Muad'Doob (Moodles), Monday, 21 August 2023 15:50 (nine months ago) link

four weeks pass...

Interview with some interesting (if somewhat vague) remarks on her career, etc.: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/music-news/lana-del-rey-billie-eilish-olivia-rodrigo-critics-waffle-house-1235593189/

stylized in all lowercase (morrisp), Wednesday, 20 September 2023 23:11 (eight months ago) link

two weeks pass...

I bought Lust for Life on CD (I’ve only ever streamed her first four albums)… I enjoy listening to it in the background while I work, so I thought it may be a good candidate for really bumping in the car.

It’s not, unfortunately… for all its 2017 chart-pop affectations (Max Martin on one track; features by The Weeknd & ASAP Rocky (twice)), the album’s almost as dreary a listen as the two before it.

There are a few bright spots, particularly the Sean Lennon duet (I really like that song). But the songwriting’s not strong overall, and Lana’s still singing in that voice that sounds like she’s half-awake… zzzz

In that interview I linked to above, she credits Antonoff as the driving force behind her artistic shift that started w/NFR!

I give credit to Jack Antonoff. I think that his production style has such an intelligence to it that vocals have a better chance of being read correctly. There’s a little more room to process it. It was that record (Norman Fucking Rockwell!) where all of a sudden things were really different.


— which I think is likely giving him too much credit, but it’s clear she needed a new direction, and working with Rick Nowels (who’s all over Lust for Life) just wasn’t happening.

Chavez video on MTV, July 1995 (morrisp), Sunday, 8 October 2023 06:07 (eight months ago) link

(To be more precise, she credits Jack A. with her change in critical fortune… although it seems like Lust for Life was pretty well-received)

Chavez video on MTV, July 1995 (morrisp), Sunday, 8 October 2023 06:13 (eight months ago) link

Blue Banisters is her (un?)intentional Joni Mitchell masterpiece.

Western® with Bacon Flavor, Sunday, 8 October 2023 06:43 (eight months ago) link

it's odd that BB holds together as an album as well as it does considering it's mostly (all?) outtakes

I? not I! He! He! HIM! (akm), Sunday, 8 October 2023 15:32 (eight months ago) link

It’s about half outtakes, and yeah it’s still my absolute favorite (even allowing for Tunnel’s greatness), and speaks to the power of serendipity (or whatever). As a side note, Antonoff didn’t happen to touch that one…

Chavez video on MTV, July 1995 (morrisp), Sunday, 8 October 2023 15:51 (eight months ago) link

yeah I think he deserves some credit but she's selling herself short, she also became a better singer and songwriter by the time NFR happened.

I? not I! He! He! HIM! (akm), Sunday, 8 October 2023 16:00 (eight months ago) link

The interviewer in that THR piece brings up songwriting in the next question, but Lana sort of brushes it off…

Chavez video on MTV, July 1995 (morrisp), Sunday, 8 October 2023 16:05 (eight months ago) link

one month passes...

Big new Harper’s Bazaar feature (I haven’t read it yet)

This field is required (morrisp), Tuesday, 21 November 2023 23:42 (six months ago) link

She released music first under her own name, as Lizzy Grant. But when that failed to chart, she chose a stage name and a new look

this isn't quite accurate, but whatevs

This field is required (morrisp), Tuesday, 21 November 2023 23:50 (six months ago) link

Blue Bannisters is an underrated album

treeship., Tuesday, 21 November 2023 23:54 (six months ago) link

Huh, I guess she's not engaged anymore(?) It sounds like she's not in a relationship. Anyway, not much about music in the profile.

This field is required (morrisp), Tuesday, 21 November 2023 23:56 (six months ago) link

Pretty poor article, all ‘what is her game, this is all a facade type bs”. She looks great in the photos though.

Dan Worsley, Wednesday, 22 November 2023 09:18 (six months ago) link

It’s a little funny how much the writer frets about Lana’s house being “stage managed” (or whatever), when she straight-up says in that Hollywood Reporter interview from September: “I bought this fucking couch for this photo shoot. It’s fire.”

This field is required (morrisp), Wednesday, 22 November 2023 10:09 (six months ago) link

is Lana single why because her new photos look intersting

ɥɯ ︵ (°□°) (mh), Wednesday, 22 November 2023 14:21 (six months ago) link

I think a dozen years in folks would stop trying to be suspicious of her and her persona, I think it's really not much of a mystery anyway. Finally bought Ultraviolence on vinyl yesterday, think it might be a lesser pressing but it sounds good nonetheless.

omar little, Thursday, 23 November 2023 19:05 (six months ago) link

Great photos imo

meaner stinks meat bake it cone (flamboyant goon tie included), Thursday, 23 November 2023 19:48 (six months ago) link

goodness her “take me home, country roads” cover is amazing. talk about a song she was born to sing…

slob wizard (J0rdan S.), Friday, 1 December 2023 16:31 (six months ago) link

Yeah it’s really nice

This field is required (morrisp), Friday, 1 December 2023 16:49 (six months ago) link

thanks for that, missed it somehow. amazing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muWEOXE5zeQ

I? not I! He! He! HIM! (akm), Friday, 1 December 2023 23:04 (six months ago) link

Great photos imo

Strong “Ally Sheedy in Breakfast Club” vibe going on there.

Naive Teen Idol, Sunday, 3 December 2023 06:45 (six months ago) link

three months pass...

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