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Is Lana Del Rey The Kreayshawn Of Moody, Electro-Tinged "Indie"?

Maura Johnston, The Village Voice, 15 September 2011

LAST NIGHT, Glasslands played host to a "secret" show by Lana Del Rey, an up-and-coming singer who was described by the one press release I received about her (in July) as a "gangster Nancy Sinatra" and whose overall aesthetic is like what would happen if you asked Charlotte Gainsbourg to try and remake a Zero 7 album – tastefully blippy and languid, ready for airplay in a low-lit bar that has a menu just for its "martini" selection. (This press release, it should be noted, also quoted a commenter on a popular music blog offering the following trenchant bit of music criticism: "Beautiful, dangerous, I'm in love.") And today lots of people are talking/arguing about her, probably because the rain is keeping everyone cooped up and unable to go out to lunch.

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