Lana Del Rey

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Rick Rubin: Def Jam founder and producer announces debut book
The Creative Act: A Way of Being will be ‘a book about what to do make a great work of art’ and ‘a book about how to be’

Laura Snapes

11, Feb, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Lana Del Rey’s greatest songs – ranked!
As her breakthrough album Born to Die turns 10, we pick the best of an artist whose beautiful, damned aesthetic changed the course of pop

Alexis Petridis

14, Jan, 2022 @10:00 AM

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The 50 best albums of 2021
And finally – a deserving winner, whose second solo album is a truly relatable, pin-sharp pop classic. We reveal our No 1 album of 2021

Ben Beaumont-Thomas and Laura Snapes

17, Dec, 2021 @6:52 AM

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Go easy on me: why pop has got so predictable
Adele, Ed Sheeran, Abba, Lana Del Rey and Drake all found success in 2021 by delivering more of the same – a result of how our chaotic lives, on and offline, are informing our taste

Alexis Petridis

16, Dec, 2021 @5:05 PM

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Blue Banisters by Lana Del Rey review – a singer looking to her legacy
The singer’s eighth album feels familiar, but also pushes at the edges of her usual themes

Emily Mackay

24, Oct, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Lana Del Rey: Blue Banisters review – as perplexing as she is captivating
Despite weaving relatable scenes of Zoom calls and lockdown weight gain into her distinctive aesthetic, the stylised singer remains as elusive as ever on her eighth album

Rachel Aroesti

21, Oct, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Why artists such as Anderson .Paak and Taylor Swift are already considering their legacies
From tattooed pleas regarding posthumous releases to rerecordings of old material, younger musicians are getting their estates in order early

Rhian Jones

03, Sep, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Billie, Lorde, Lizzo: has being a female pop star in 2021 become unbearable?
New releases by three pop icons reveal their extreme attempts to protect themselves from the damage caused by fame. Pop stardom has never seemed less aspirational

Laura Snapes

20, Aug, 2021 @3:20 PM

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Lana Del Rey: Chemtrails Over the Country Club review – bold and beautiful
On this strikingly assured seventh album, Del Rey reflects on fame, love, loneliness and the solidarity of fellow female songwriters

Kitty Empire

20, Mar, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Lana Del Rey: Chemtrails Over the Country Club review | Alexis Petridis's album of the week
Her usual themes of nostalgia, troubled fame, and ne’er-do-well lovers are trotted out again – but the melody writing is stronger than ever

Alexis Petridis

19, Mar, 2021 @6:00 AM

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'We have to nurture each other': how Olivia Rodrigo and Gen Z reinvented the power ballad
Olivia Rodrigo’s global hit Drivers License is the epitome of new-school pop songwriting, where sexuality is complex, emotions are specific and bombast is traded for intimacy

Laura Snapes

19, Feb, 2021 @12:54 PM

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Lana Del Rey criticised for wearing mesh mask to poetry reading
Musician posed with fans at a Los Angeles bookshop wearing a glittery mesh mask that did not fully cover her nose and mouth

Laura Snapes

05, Oct, 2020 @11:12 AM

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