Lana Del Rey - West Coast (Official Audio)
Fillmore Miami Beach
Sunday, April 27, 2014
Better Than: Staying at home, sobbing over the "West Coast" music vid.
Lana Del Rey, despite producing a steady output of mostly excellent recordings over the past few years, still somehow elicits a fairly polarizing response from people (read: Internet gnomes).
However, on Sunday night, it was as if we had walked into the Lana Del Rey fan club. The sold-out show at the Fillmore Miami Beach even attracted crowds that waited in lines that stretched around the block, just to get in to see the mercurial crooner.
Fun & Games: The LED screen displayed accompanying music videos for each song. A fun game to play during this was "Spot the David Lynch References," i.e. blue roses, endless highways, flame transitions, etc.
Fan Consensus: Asking four people in a row after the show what they thought, each replied, "It was awesome!" in identical tones.
Celebrity Encounter: We ran into former University of Miami and New York Giants tight end Jeremy Shockey, eyeing the backstage area that was being blasted by Lana's fans after the show. He was pleasantly inebriated. We played coy and pretended not to recognize him, inquiring about his opinion of the show. He said: "I don't really know much about her music, but Lana's really pretty and I wanna marry her, hey, how are you coin', I'm Jeremy Shockey!" And yes, he said that as one sentence.
Personal Bias: I like watching ladies sing. I think Lana Del Ray is cute. "Video Games" is the shit. So shoot me.
Lana Del Rey's Setlist:
-"Born to Die"
-"Young and Beautiful"
-"Gods and Monsters"
-"Million Dollar Man"
Lana Del Rey - West Coast
I enjoyed the show. I fell in love with her debut album and EP last summer, it was nice to see them done live. The fans were extremely loud.
And I never liked that remix. Lana had a lot of dedicated fans way before the SS remix released.
Lana Del Rey - West Coast (Four Tet Remix)
Lana Del Rey - Shades of Cool (Official Audio)
Lana Del Rey - Ultraviolence (Teaser Video)
Lana Del Rey - Ultraviolence
Well, the new album is a big piece of shit. The only good things about it are West Coast and the 8 seconds intro for Ultraviolence. Lyrically, it´s the same ¨fuck me daddy I am sad¨ bullshit and there are no actually musical lines, no riffs, nothing.
Not to mention she nosed up a perfectly good Nina Simone tune.
¨Beware the fury of a patient man¨ - John Dryden
Lana Del Rey - Brooklyn Baby
^ I like that.
Lana Del Rey Lands First No. 1 Album On Billboard 200
Singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey captures her first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, as "Ultraviolence" bows atop the list. The album, which was released June 17, sold 182,000 in the week ending June 22, according to Nielsen SoundScan — her best sales week yet.
Del Rey's arrival is the largest sales week for a female artist since the week ending Dec. 29, 2013, when Beyonce's self-titled album sold 310,000 in its third week on the chart.
"Ultraviolence" follows Del Rey's major-label debut album, "Born to Die," which Polydor/Interscope Records released in January 2012. It debuted and peaked at No. 2 with 77,000 sold in its first week (ending Feb. 5, 2012). Del Rey has also charted two EPs: a self-titled effort that hit No. 20 and "Paradise," which reached No. 10.
"Born to Die" surpassed 1 million in sales earlier this year in February. Its cumulative total stands at nearly 1.1 million.
Lana Del Rey - Shades Of Cool
10 Best Albums of 2014 (So Far): Critics' Picks
No longer a joke for the Tumblr generation, Lana Del Rey defiantly proved her artistic merit by releasing one of the most hypnotic pop albums of the year, a balled-up collection of contradictions that one can't help but try to unravel.
How Lana Del Rey Fought to Get Her Radical 'Ultraviolence' LP Released
"There was a lot of bullshit I'm not used to," Dan Auerbach tells Rolling Stone
Lana Del Rey's new album, Ultraviolence, qualifies as a radical statement from a pop star in 2014 – it's mostly produced by Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach, who relies on electric guitar and other live instruments, and none of its eleven tracks sound much like a potential radio hit. And as Auerbach reveals in Rolling Stone's new Del Rey cover story, her major labels (Interscope and the U.K.'s Polydor) were initially resistant to the idea of releasing it.
"There was a lot of bullshit I'm not used to," Auerbach tells senior writer Brian Hiatt. "The label says, 'We're not going to give you the budget to extend this session unless we hear something.' And we send them the rough mix and they fucking hate it and they hate the way it's mixed. And it's like, 'Thanks, asshole.'… I think Lana put her foot down. Maybe it's normal for her, but it's not normal for me. Really rubbed me the wrong way. I got really defensive because I thought it was bullshit.
"The story I got told," he continues, "is that they played it for her label person and they said, "We're not putting out this record that you and Dan made unless you meet with the Adele producer. And she said, 'Fine, whatever.' And she was late to the meeting, so while they were waiting, the label guy played what we recorded for the Adele producer and he said, 'This is amazing, I wouldn't do anything to change this.' And here's the kicker: Then all of a sudden, the label guy said, 'Well, yeah, I think it's great, too.'"
Del Rey acknowledges a six-week period this past spring when Ultraviolence was in limbo. "I mean, I think there were people they wanted me to work with," she says. "I don't know who they were. When I said I was ready, they were like, 'Are you sure?'" She laughs. "'Because I feel like you could go further.'"
Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/ne...#ixzz37qrlGao7
Lana Del Rey - Ultraviolence
Lana Del Rey - Big Eyes (Official Audio)
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Kim Gordon Slams Lana Del Rey in Memoir: 'She Doesn't Even Know What Feminism Is
A section in Kim Gordon's new memoir, Girl in a Band, is getting some attention, where the Sonic Youth founder makes an example out of Lana Del Rey, saying she doesn't know a thing about feminism.
Gordon is citing an interview with The Fader last year, where Del Rey said feminism is "just not an interesting concept."
In the memoir, Gordon writes: http://www.billboard.com/articles/ne...at-feminism-is