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“DADDY, BUY ME A POP CAREER.”

Here are two people who have recently put themselves, or attempted to put themselves, in the public eye. One of them should be instantly recognizable to you. One of them…perhaps not. But i’ll get to that.

Luigi Masi and Lana Del Rey

On the left is of course, Lana Del Rey. (CAN ‘THE INTERNET’ TAKE NOTE: In that sentence there’s none of this “AKA Lizzy Grant” bullshit. We don’t wheel out “Steffani” every take we write about Lady Gaga, do we? No. We don’t.) She released her debut album ‘Born To Die’ a couple of weeks ago and jolly fantastic it was too. I was going to write some sort of review thing but it seemed to me like there was quite enough opinion out there on Miss Del Rey already.

Also, I had the flu. Continue reading

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The 41 Greatest Singles of 2011

And here they are.

So, 2011 has sort of happened hasn’t it? And quite a lot of artists released good singles in it, which can get a bit confusing in the day and age where LMFAO are the year’s biggest selling iTunes artist. So HERE ARE the best fourty one singles 2011 had to offer, in reverse order so there’s a poptacular drum-roll from the ‘fucking good’ through the ‘absolutely chuffing brilliant’ right up to the ‘OH MY BLOODY GOD’ ones at the end. Any problems? Of course not. Here we go. Continue reading

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STOP EVERYTHING!

Until We Bleed was featured on last week’s episode of Ringer. Aside from immediately quashing any doubts over the show’s musical taste (not that any of you care enough to have doubts, but they also played Miss Del Ray’s Video Games) this served as an excellent reminder of a phenomenally powerful song that never got the recognition it so righteously deserved.

Main points:

  • Fragile, visceral, and effortlessly heartbreaking
  • Lykke Li has never topped it (although Get Some and Love Out Of Lust came very bloody close)
  • Certainly one of Kleerup’s finest moments
  • An absolute staple in anyone’s iTunes library

10/10

And that’s that.

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Marks Out Of Ten: Lana Del Rey

If you haven’t heard about Lana Del Rey by now you are either living under a rock or you are simply not very interested in music at the moment. If you’re the former, you wouldn’t the have internet access required to read this, and if you’re the latter then why are you wasting your time here?* So no fucking about, let’s have a listen to her ‘debut’ tunes:

Here are some things any reasonable person might have to say:

Are they any good? Yes.

Just how good? Brilliant.

Come on now, let’s get tough. Which one’s better?  This must be what picking between your children feels like. Video Games is the older, more experienced sister who’s perfectly capable of putting on a nice front but is secretive, repressive and moody. Blue Jeans is the more outgoing younger sister, who isn’t afrai (this metaphor is going nowhere, cut to the chase – Ed). Blue Jeans pips it.

Which one is actually the official single? This is all very confusing. They might both have videos but Video Games is the official single. Blue Jeans is charting on iTunes (at the time of writing it’s sitting at #114) but any purchase of the Video Games – EP will just be one sale for Video Games.

They are brilliant. When can I buy them? Right now, from all the usual places.

*avid lovers of toast: apologies for lack of toast related features, posts and puns. Rest assured, they’re on their way.

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