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Lana Del Rey

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

Report by 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 ...

Lana Del Rey: Original Sin

Interview by John Calvert, The Quietus, 4 October 2011

Even though her song 'Video Games' emerged a couple of months back, Lana Del Rey has already experienced equal parts adulation and suspicion. Here, John ...

Lana Del Rey: Scala, London

Live Review by Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 17 November 2011

LANA DEL REY may become the most recognised stage name since fellow New Yorker Lady Gaga, but it's just as possible it will end up ...

Lana Del Rey Takes Her Place On The Internet's Sacrificial Altar With Born To Die

Review by Maura Johnston, The Village Voice, 2 December 2011

IN ANOTHER era, Lana Del Rey would just be another pretty pop singer with a second-rate voice and big, unrealized ambitions, a major-label footnote maybe ...

Far from Dusty: Ren Harvieu and Lana Del Rey

Review by Kate Mossman, New Statesman, 23 January 2012

TWO GUYS ON a streetcar in 1940: "Say, have you heard about that horn player Louis Armstrong? He's so authentic! His mother was a prostitute, you ...

Lana Del Rey: Born To Die

Review by John Calvert, The Quietus, 30 January 2012

ALL THAT FUSS over one song? You'd think there'd been a murder at the White House. ...

Lana Del Rey: Jazz Cafe, London ****

Live Review by Stephen Dalton, The Times, 12 April 2012

BEING pop's latest It Girl clearly has its downsides. ...

Kelis, Grace Jones, Lana Del Rey, Chic, Friendly Fires et al: Lovebox Festival, Victoria Park, London

Live Review by Jude Rogers, The Guardian, 18 June 2012


An American Nightmare: Lana Del Rey Live

Live Review by John Calvert, The Quietus, 27 September 2012

I MET HER last year. She talked about loneliness and how she never had any time for religion, until she got into some trouble in ...

Lana Del Rey: Rhinestone Maiden

Interview by Edward Helmore, Vanity Fair, December 2012

IT'S BEEN A year and a half since the singer Lana Del Rey hatched fully formed from the pop incubator, like a "gangsta Nancy Sinatra", ...

Lana Del Rey: Ultraviolence (Polydor)

Review by Kate Allen, Disorder, June 2014

THE TITLE of Lana Del Rey's debut album — 2012's Born To Die — was apt. ...

Lana Del Rey: Shrine Exposition Hall, Los Angeles

Live Review by Roy Trakin, The Hollywood Reporter, 2 June 2014

Lana Del Rey's deadpan manner is the point... As the daughter of advertising executives, she understands the use of imagery in selling product, in this ...

Lana Del Rey's Ultraviolence: What the Critics Are Saying

Report by Roy Trakin, The Hollywood Reporter, 17 June 2014

Sophomore album proves the chanteuse has created a strong identity, thanks to a back-to-basics production by Black Keys' Dan Auerbach. ...

Lana Del Rey: Ultraviolence (Interscope)

Review by Iman Lababedi, Rock NYC, 23 June 2014

SOMETIMES OTHER writers do your work for you and Caryn Ganz's  (former editor at Spin) excellent Rolling Stone review of Lana Del Rey's sophomore effort ...

Lana Del Rey: Honeymoon

Review by Tom Doyle, MOJO, September 2015

Third album sees full realisation of Del Rey’s haunted Hollywood persona. ...

Lana Del Rey: Lust for Life

Review by Maura Johnston, Rolling Stone, 25 July 2017

LANA DEL REY has become a hugely adored miserablist thanks to a perpetually wounded voice and plainspoken poetry. Her fourth album as Lana Del Rey ...

How the world caught up with Lana Del Rey

Comment by Kate Mossman, New Statesman, 9 October 2019

When Lana Del Rey emerged, she was attacked for being inauthentic. But her strange brand of brooding, bruised Americana now seems to fit the times. ...


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