Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Sometimes, realizing you've gotten too old for today's pop music is actually not that bad

This week's Amazon "MP3 newsletter" (which, really, can have its good points way down at the bottom) featured a name that was completely new to me. Okay, we all know the drill. Tinker to Evers to Google, and … by Chance, look. at. that.

Elizabeth Grant (born June 21, 1986), better known by her stage name Lana Del Rey, is an American singer/songwriter. She has been described as a "self-styled gangsta Nancy Sinatra",[5] and cites Britney Spears,[6] Elvis Presley and Kurt Cobain amongst her musical influences.[6][7]

Uh ... I was gonna say I, too, liked Kurt, but after typing those three dots, I've decided it's probably more honest just to say, Okay! Spectrum covered! Why SHOULDN'T everyone like you?


I did also listen to the title track of what I am told is her monster new album, and made it nearly two-thirds of the way through before giving it a considered "meh." Or "neh." Not sure. Already fading from memory.

It's going to be a long time before I'm able to floss my brain clean of "self-styled gangsta Nancy Sinatra," though.

Hey, wait! I've got a new complaint!

(alt. audio link)

So there's that.

1 comment:

Substance McGravitas said...

When I used to work in a record store we used to ask the guy from A&M about this or that record and he would quote the release sheets verbatim.

Lana Del Rey seems like a part of that kind of machinery.