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The 70 Best Albums of 2019

From forward-looking electronic and experimental to new approaches in the ever-evolving R&B scene, from hip-hop and punk to rock and pop, 2019 bestowed an embarrassment of musical riches upon us.

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Lana Del Rey: Lust for Life

Lust for Life postures itself above all as Lana Del Rey's most optimistic, political, and globally conscious record to date.

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Lana Del Rey's "Love" in the Era of Trump

"Love" makes me wonder if we've misheard Del Rey's use of nostalgia, mistaking it for the rose-colored (and heart-shaped) variety when instead it produces a fog.

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Lana Del Rey - "Love" (Singles Going Steady)

"Love" is another wistful chapter in Lana Del Rey’s songbook, nostalgic, bittersweet, and benefiting from Del Rey’s affinity for all things heartbreaking.

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Lana Del Rey - "Freak" (Singles Going Steady)

A molasses jam as sensual as it is sticky, but also one of the more directly pleasing tracks on Lana Del Rey's Honeymoon.

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Good Christian Bad Girls: Britney Spears and Lana Del Rey

Both Lana Del Rey and Britney Spears have walked the line between virgin coquette and sexual object, and the similarities between them suggest Del Rey has taken up Spears’ mantle of good girl gone bad.

Genna Rivieccio
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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.

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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.

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Bobby Womack: The Bravest Man in the Universe

Comeback by the inimitable soul singer, who gets a little help from Damon Albarn and, to a lesser degree, Lana Del Rey.

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Bastille: Other People's Heartache EP

Other People's Heartache EP, a beautiful collection of covers, could end up not just being one of the year's best mixtapes but one of the year's best recordings as well.

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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.

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Lana Del Rey: Born to Die

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

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