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Monday, December 22 2014

The Best Albums of 2014

From Polish black metal to mind-blowing progressive R&B and electronic music, 2014's best albums certainly have something for everyone.

Tuesday, July 22 2014

A Tragedy Wanting to Happen: Death and Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey is both sculpted by pain and feels creatively defined by it. Her recent feud with the Guardian, however, reveals that she is not entirely lost.

Wednesday, February 20 2013

You Know You Like Little Girls: Lana Del Rey and Dolores Haze

To attack Lana Del Rey, specifically, as being “fake” because she has a definable and separate stage persona isn’t exactly valid -- many pop stars create exaggerated personas with elaborate aesthetics. It’s part of being a successful public figure. The interesting thing is that Del Rey has chosen to be Lolita.

Monday, December 17 2012

The Most Disappointing Albums of 2012

Another year, another round of disappointments. While previous years may have been more obvious in their selections, this year’s list is fairly fortuitous, blending a variety of genres and artists.

Tuesday, December 27 2011

The 75 Best Songs of 2011

The year's best songs are headlined by an instant synth pop classic, the massive hitmaking of the planet's hottest new diva, the pristine harmonies of a young band headed for greatness, the return of the poster boys for indie rock, and an instant Americana classic.


Sunday, June 15 2014

Lana Del Rey: Ultraviolence

Occasionally uninspired lyrical content aside, Lana Del Rey's Ultraviolence is a beautiful argument for her relevance and her potential longevity.

Thursday, November 15 2012

Lana Del Rey: Born to Die (The Paradise Edition)

Lana Del Rey re-releases her stunning debut with an EP of eight lush tracks branded with her personal style.

Thursday, February 2 2012

Lana Del Rey: Born to Die

The Internet-famous chanteuse releases her highly-anticipated debut album. Does it live up to the hype?


Friday, June 13 2014

Lana Del Rey Makes Good on the Broken Promise of "Video Games" with 'Ultraviolence'

Ultraviolence benefits not only from stronger song craft, but also from tasteful production that sustains a mood befitting Lana Del Rey’s postmodern Nancy Sinatra shtick.

Sunday, December 9 2012

Bubbling Under the Top 75: Lana Del Rey - 'Born to Die'

PopMatters spotlights a few additional 2012 albums that didn't quite crack the Best 75 list.

Friday, October 12 2012

Lana Del Rey - "Ride" (video)

Lana Del Rey is re-releasing her double platinum album Born to Die on 12/13 November and she's tagging it a "Paradise" edition as it will include

Wednesday, June 27 2012

Lana Del Rey + A$AP Rocky - "National Anthem" (video)

Lana Del Rey kicks off this new video with an ode to Marilyn Monroe's "Happy Birthday, Mr. President" sung for JFK. Then, we get a

Tuesday, February 7 2012

Lana Del Rey's “Video Games” and, Well, Video Games

It isn't really a song about video games, of course. However, it is interesting for what it implies about games by taking gaming for granted as a normalized cultural practice.


Tuesday, January 31 2012

Lana Del Rey’s first album reveals glimmers of the successful singer she could become

Were we allowed a glimpse of Lana Del Rey’s imaginary shopping list based on the references within her first album, “Born to Die,” we

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