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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 (six years ago) Permalink

yes plz. ILG got there first btw.

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

ILG? Point me towards it plz

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

rolling thread of stuff worth reading on videogames

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

song is so gorgeous.

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

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

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

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

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

me three re: that line

this is a great song

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

i am SUPER IMPRESSED by this song

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

what else is there out there by her?

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

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

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

adding to the chorus here; this song is marvelous

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

This song is beautiful...

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

<3

Me too. Tirelessly repeating it.

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

nice find! song's not bad either

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

fucking awful video

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

^^knew i'd seen it before

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

What? The Sean Lennon one is cool :( it's like a reworking of Something.

dance cum rituals (Moka), Saturday, 22 July 2017 18:07 (two months ago) Permalink

Yeah, I adore the Sean Lennon song. I'm still not sold on Summer Bummer as it just seems like a rewrite of High By The Beach. Groupie Love has grown on me a lot. I'm having a hard time getting my head around Cherry. Definitely the weirdest song she's done thanks to those bizarre backing vocals.

kitchen person, Saturday, 22 July 2017 18:35 (two months ago) Permalink

Moka - i'm into the lennon one now :)

this album rules

Week of Wonders (Ross), Sunday, 23 July 2017 02:55 (two months ago) Permalink

life rocked me like mötley / life rocked me ultra softly

just another (diamonddave85), Sunday, 23 July 2017 16:05 (two months ago) Permalink

Just listening to Ultraviolence again. It's definitely not my favourite album of hers but that run from the title track to Sad Girl is really incredible. If the second half had been that strong, it would be my favourite no problem.

kitchen person, Sunday, 23 July 2017 18:58 (two months ago) Permalink

Just gonna post this here in case anyone's interested (poll thread)

Let me kiss you hard in the POLLING rain - Lana Del Rey poll

Week of Wonders (Ross), Sunday, 23 July 2017 19:44 (two months ago) Permalink

don't know how I feel about this yet; not crazy about the rap cameos, they seem really poorly integrated. I love the song with NIcks, and like the one with Sean Lennon a lot until the groaner self-referential line. But I listened to this in the car (twice) and it's not very well suited for driving around. Will listen more carefully today. Oh I also hate the 'take off take off all your clothes' line, ugh, particularly since it sounds exactly like the 'hello, hello, can you hear me?" line in 'Without You'

akm, Monday, 24 July 2017 12:50 (one month ago) Permalink

oh I don't know. Lana and A$AP can be my generation's Marvin and Tammi if they want.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 24 July 2017 13:38 (one month ago) Permalink

the rap cameos are a better fit than sean lennon

mh, Monday, 24 July 2017 14:20 (one month ago) Permalink

why? hehas a fairly innocuous voice that blends in fine in that song. granted I have no bias against Sean Lennon, I like him fine.

akm, Monday, 24 July 2017 14:49 (one month ago) Permalink

yeah i'm not entirely sure how i feel about 'summer bummer' either. would have been a fine b-side, but it feels a bit out of place on the album. i will give her credit for experimenting though: i considered "west coast" and "freak" to be largely unsuccessful attempts at combining trap and hip hop. a combination that she executes successfully all over this album

just another (diamonddave85), Monday, 24 July 2017 19:06 (one month ago) Permalink

the chorus for lust for life reminds me of kiss me by sixpence ;-/

the opening motorbike sound on that track prolly an intentional nod to shangri las

Week of Wonders (Ross), Monday, 24 July 2017 19:10 (one month ago) Permalink

"i considered "west coast" and "freak" to be largely unsuccessful attempts at combining trap and hip hop" really? I think West Coast is the best song on Ultraviolence and one of her best songs ever.

akm, Monday, 24 July 2017 19:54 (one month ago) Permalink

I like Freak

I'm not sure how West Coast sounds like that, seems completely different

mh, Monday, 24 July 2017 20:55 (one month ago) Permalink

sorry, i meant "high by the beach" and "freak" /-:

just another (diamonddave85), Monday, 24 July 2017 21:25 (one month ago) Permalink

"west coast" does indeed rule

just another (diamonddave85), Monday, 24 July 2017 21:25 (one month ago) Permalink

kind of figured, didn't want to assume

those are actually two of my faves ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

mh, Monday, 24 July 2017 21:26 (one month ago) Permalink

also meant "combining trap and trip hop" instead of "combining trap and hip hop" heh should've proofread that post a bit

just another (diamonddave85), Monday, 24 July 2017 21:28 (one month ago) Permalink

I've liked individual tracks in the past but been bored by the albums -- they have tended to blur together for me. This one holds my attention more, I think maybe there are more hooks scattered through that make the songs more distinct from each other. The hip-hop flourishes actually work better than I expected. (It may also be that this is the first LDR album I've listened to while under the influence of David Lynch -- with Twin Peaks on, this feels like the right album for the summer.)

a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony (tipsy mothra), Tuesday, 25 July 2017 14:58 (one month ago) Permalink

'cochella' uses, I think, the same kids-cheering sample that was on Off to the Races.

akm, Tuesday, 25 July 2017 16:27 (one month ago) Permalink

anyway I spent more time with this listening more carefully. I think it's a good album, backloaded certainly. The earlier tracks def relying on her sad girl persona and the rap bits still seem...kind of like an afterthought to me. The second half is a lot more like Honeymoon, but lyrically I think she's writing about more interesting things as well; there is nary a red dress, nail polish, high heels or summertime in the second half of the album.

akm, Tuesday, 25 July 2017 16:28 (one month ago) Permalink

She's also writing about decadence being less fun in Heroin

"Oh, makes me feel like I can change
Oh, ho ho ho, all of my evil ways and shit
Oh, I'd be lying if I said I wasn't sick of it"

Week of Wonders (Ross), Tuesday, 25 July 2017 16:47 (one month ago) Permalink

I usually go out of my way to ignore lyrics, but I find hers very interesting. The line "And when he calls/He calls for me and not for you" from "Shades of Cool" has always stuck with me.

I really like the way she employs multiple versions of her own voice to comment on each other. Like, the verse will be sung through one type of hazy reverb, and then the background vocal will be filtered some other way, and the chorus a third way, so they all sound like different women.

A lot of small sonic touches on this new album remind me of Tricky's Pre-Millennium Tension - there's a track where LDR sounds uncannily like Martina, and another where a background vocal sample sounds like the demonic-laughter background voice from "Tricky Kid."

grawlix (unperson), Tuesday, 25 July 2017 16:51 (one month ago) Permalink

agree w/ you unperson

love the way she sings the chorus on "In My Feelings" which uses the same "yeah" vocal from Cherry, much like she regurgitated that one vocal loop all throughout born to die - which this album reminds me of the most. It doesn't deviate too much into the more solemn and reflective Honeymoon or Ultraviolence without quickly picking back up.

Week of Wonders (Ross), Tuesday, 25 July 2017 16:56 (one month ago) Permalink

anyone else noticed how her enunciation and delivery have really changed over the course of the last few albums? I'm guessing part of this is up to voice coaching, but it makes me wonder how much of it was her own pronunciation versus an affectation

mh, Tuesday, 25 July 2017 16:59 (one month ago) Permalink

in which ways mh?

Week of Wonders (Ross), Tuesday, 25 July 2017 17:12 (one month ago) Permalink

def warming up to this but prob gonna delete the joint w sean lennon I just cant

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 25 July 2017 17:40 (one month ago) Permalink

"In My Feelings" and "Get Free" are the best tracks; "Heroin" strikes me as self-parody.

It fascinates me how Rick Nowels has co-written songs with her and Madonna and gotten different electro-pop results from each. Guess it says something about the artists' self-possession.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 25 July 2017 17:41 (one month ago) Permalink

i get a locomotion vibe from parts of Get Free. In My Feelings is my favourite xpost

Week of Wonders (Ross), Tuesday, 25 July 2017 17:48 (one month ago) Permalink

He's got writing credits on almost everything on this album and Honeymoon, iirc? xp

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Tuesday, 25 July 2017 17:48 (one month ago) Permalink

Ross, her enunciation is a lot crisper and some of the earlier songs I get this kind of "ooeeww" slurring on... well, I'm lacking the linguistic terms here. "Years" and "tears" sound more like "yeahwws" and "teahwws". I think "Gods & Monsters" is the one I notice it the most on. "Scared" is more "sceehhwed" (kind of a schwa sound)

Alfred otm, I think co-writers have definitely helped her with structure but I had to scroll past another "but what about her writers?" facebook comment doing the classic "she doesn't write her songs" bullshit ploy and rolled my eyes

mh, Tuesday, 25 July 2017 18:13 (one month ago) Permalink

She's been working with Nowels since Born to Die. He's one of her two- or three-member core team.

grawlix (unperson), Tuesday, 25 July 2017 18:21 (one month ago) Permalink

good pts mh, i can see that

Week of Wonders (Ross), Tuesday, 25 July 2017 18:35 (one month ago) Permalink

listening to this on shuffle is opening it up for me a lot, to the extent that I almost like "God Bless America" and "Groupie Love" now

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Tuesday, 25 July 2017 20:38 (one month ago) Permalink

He's got writing credits on almost everything on this album and Honeymoon, iirc? xp

― a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.),

yup!

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 25 July 2017 20:46 (one month ago) Permalink

I can't believe you guys don't like Tomorrow Never Came, that's one of the earwormiest things she's ever recorded.

akm, Wednesday, 26 July 2017 23:08 (one month ago) Permalink

Never really enjoyed Sean Lennon doing his lazy-ass John impersonation

mh, Wednesday, 26 July 2017 23:18 (one month ago) Permalink

I love it. That one, When The World Was At War and Get Free are my current favourites. I like the optimistic side to this album a lot.

kitchen person, Wednesday, 26 July 2017 23:19 (one month ago) Permalink

it might grow on me! who knows

mh, Wednesday, 26 July 2017 23:26 (one month ago) Permalink

"Get Free," "Change" and "In My Feelings" might make a LDR POX for me

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 27 July 2017 03:33 (one month ago) Permalink

Heroin does have that bit of self parody in the lyrics, but the chorus itself is very affecting, particularly the very last run through that ends the song. I love how unpolished that is, how there are intentionally like three vocal tracks, she sings slightly out of tune, nothing quite lines up (on the "I'd be lying if I said I wasn't sick of it" line). That's one of my favorite parts of the whole album.

akm, Thursday, 27 July 2017 12:32 (one month ago) Permalink

I'm confused how Heroin is self parody? She takes a different approach in this song than her others by not embracing a hedonistic lifestyle, but saying she's growing weary of it. The lyrical themes on this album show Lana has evolved beyond her earlier persona.

Week of Wonders (Ross), Thursday, 27 July 2017 14:50 (one month ago) Permalink

has she ever not been cynical about hedonism, though

mh, Thursday, 27 July 2017 14:51 (one month ago) Permalink

Simulating the heroin haze on a track called "Heroin" sounded facile to me, but I take your point. And she's never struck me as someone who isn't aware about the dangers of the sybaritic life. At any rate it's not one of the album's strongest tracks.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 27 July 2017 14:52 (one month ago) Permalink

agree with both of you re: her awareness.

was just surprised to hear her cop to being sick of the evil shit, which seemed more direct. Overall I definitely find this album one of her more positive

Week of Wonders (Ross), Thursday, 27 July 2017 14:57 (one month ago) Permalink

"Get Free," "Change" and "In My Feelings" might make a LDR POX for me

― a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.)

My current LDR POX would be..

Ride
Radio
Video Games
Shades Of Cool
Sad Girl
Dark Paradise
Get Free
Brooklyn Baby
Terrence Loves You
Love

kitchen person, Thursday, 27 July 2017 16:33 (one month ago) Permalink

Freak and West Coast should be in there too.

kitchen person, Thursday, 27 July 2017 16:34 (one month ago) Permalink

oh man that would be dope as hell

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Friday, 28 July 2017 20:47 (one month ago) Permalink


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