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Everything else - Meh
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_W5EGMHdBE the studio version is rubbish though
but I will reserve judgement until the album comes out
Blue jeans/videogames its a yes from me.
I think she is pretty promising, she seems to have a large palette of vocal affectations which she deploys with skill and I quite like but I can imagine they get more irritating on repeat listens
and I'm not sure she does either.
Her unreleased record is brilliant.
With one caveat.
Why it was unreleased is troublesome. And, frankly, doesn't bode well for her future. She'll be releasing mainstream pap in no time, methinks.
I can't help but think it wasn't released because the label didn't think it'd be commercially successful.
That said perhaps if her new material does well she'll gain confidence and be more willing to take more chances in the future.
It's gone well beyond the point of being judged on what it sounds like, and that's as much about the size of the backlash and the backlash backlash as the initial push.
Also, the first album wasn't actually on a major (it stopped updating before its release, but I assume this is the same one - http://www.5pointsrecords.com/), and was released, albeit only for a few months on iTunes.
And um yes.
Videogames is annoyingly catchy. She appears to be incredibly manufactured though.
music wise - no. she'll release a crap pop album.
Like a little "ghetto" porcelain doll.
Indeed. Pretty awful live...
Seriously unimpressed by her studio work, and the videos are so self-consciously arty it makes me feel a bit ill.
Basically this: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-dD0X2HVuHcc/TvkqKLQ8T2I/AAAAAAAAAaQ/P5ZGrgrJc3E/s640/lana.png
But I'm reserving further judgment until I hear summat else.
it's been played to death on radio 2
maybe that's clouding my judgement
If music, then no.
If looks, then no.
dont care for the music.
sadly probably not.
dont care for her music.
Anyone who says no is trying hard to dislike her.
but that video games song is dirge.
And it's pretty awful. Not my thing I guess so probably shouldn't be engaging with this thread.
But I have now, so No!
Don't mind Video Games.Seems to be one of the artist's that the 'commercial end' of the music industry is backing in a post-Adele & Florence & the Machine market's or Lady Gaga market even (so I've heard - not really listened to those songs though).Her rich daddies internet marketing campaigns have seemed to have got her noticed.
Her Video Games song is quite haunting, baroque pop - not your usual moderate chart success genre in Europe.Seems to be a Gaga fanatic though - going by her twitter follows.Album is said to be a hotch-pop of styles.Not really sure what she (in her fantazy world)or her now 'major' label think she's all about.Musical / artist talent questionable - though that doesn't mean you can't be successful these days if you find your market & stick to it - which is going to be her problem (finding a sustainable market).Don't think she'll top her Video Game single success.Album might sell well initially but not a long term chart stayer.Will disappear after that & go back to her rich daddy to launch her next career choice/hobby.
I think it is unfair to bring her rich dad into it, she had been trying to crack music for ages and if her dad was that influential then her first album would have been a success, im sure lots of credible artists have been enabled by wealthy parents, im sure her dad wouldnt have indulged her hobby if he didnt thing she had some talent. it may lead to an undesirable unrepresentative musical landscape but short of saying rich people shouldn't make music what could be done. But anyway it seems like it only really took off when the record company works were behind her, but that is a fairly traditional route in pop music.
I dont like the concept of hype, think it should just be recognised as being there but have no bearing on somethings worth positively or negatively, I think her single is probably easily one of the best songs of last year and would have been received more favourably in certain quarters were it not for the hype. I find all the negative stuff written about her quite depressing, people reacting against hype is the same as falling for it, it should have no bearing. Would be refreshing to read reviews or discussions on her that doesnt focus on these angles as she is just a pop singer and it seems silly
actually scratch that 'im sure her dad' line, replace with something like parental support isn't automatically indulging a hobby
than, say, the Vaccines or Brother or any of these uber-managed and crafted major label brands. The only difference with LDR is that it's an American branch pulling this trick, which historically they've never really done before with regard to the world of "Indie Rock"
Vaccines are selling out like two nights in a row at 2000 capacity venues, is Lana up to that level yet?
Ross appearence. R2 playlisting. Q cover. ... ... ...
She's already in Adele's slipstream. Vaccines r Hard-Fi v2012, at best. Brother are barely more than a meme, if that.
They are pretty similar, like.
Just a strikingly apt name for what seems, to me, a mash-up between two strikingly similar songs.
great sexism in this thread. nice one, liberals
it must just be true that they like the bad girls honey
but when she performs live, she slows the pace to the point of lethargy. Diphenhydramine dreariness.
But that SNL performance really does take the gloss off her. She sounds absolutely horrible.
is that SNL performance a sketch about Julia Roberts trying her hand at an ill-fated music career?
oh no. it's a real person. not trying to be funny. erm......
But then again, so it should be. The volume of money being thrown at recording and promoting her has been insane. The hype will implode unless the new album matches it.
Hope the album is good, actually. She has a good voice, is working with good people, and there are enough one hit wonders out there.
Words used by the label to promote her videos on YouTube:
HOLLYWOOD SAD CORE
GANGSTA NANCY SINATRA
Have to ask what the label is doing here...setting a trend.
Suddenly, it's cool to like American culture...
But totally inoffensive.
I see Adele in kind of the same light.
i quite liked that born to die song, the video games one not so much. I did like the joy orbison version of it though, maybe it wasn't remixed by him but I still liked it
Maybe even the best thing she has done.
and the track Born to Die was on the radio, that was quite good too
... if only for having been responsible for unleashing this upon the world: