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The Top Five Pop and Rock Albums of 2014

Yeah…I know…another year-end list. You’re going to find lots of Top 20 and Top 50 lists of best albums of 2014 on the Interwebs right about now, but for this list, I wanted to keep it short—narrow it down to five pop/rock albums that aren’t just really, really good (because there are lots of records that could be on that kind of list), but also albums that broke ground artistically […]

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Lana Del Rey “Ultraviolence” –Album Review

Lana Del Rey/Polydor (2014)

A couple of years ago, during a less-than-flattering moment in Lana Del Rey’s emerging career, I wrote an article explaining why we shouldn’t write her off just yet.  Ultraviolence is why. Since Born To Die was released (to mixed reviews but impressive sales—the music fans have the final word, after all), Del Rey has been essentially doing two things.  First, she’s been giving the world time to get used to […]

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Lana Del Rey Announces New Album “Ultraviolence”

Reveals album title at premiere of short film "Tropico"

Apparently, rumors of Lana Del Rey’s departure from music last summer were greatly exaggerated. At least for now. Wednesday night, at the Hollywood premiere of her 30-minute short film Tropico, Del Rey addressed the crowd: “I really just wanted us all to be together so I could try and visually close out my chapter before I release the new record, Ultra-Violence.” As has been her M.O., she gave no details […]

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Is Lana Del Rey Saying Goodbye?

It’s amazing in this age of social media how two words can create such buzz. The two words in question are “farewell project.” Songstress Lana Del Rey used those two on her Twitter account on August 17, describing her upcoming 30-minute mini-movie Tropico which she has been teasing on Twitter since last month. No further explanation has given. Here’s the actual tweet:   Looking forward to seeing you for the […]


A$AP Rocky’s Major Label Debut Finally Has a Release Date

Harlem and the entire NYC rap/hip-hop conglomerate must be proud of one of the dopest MC’s to arrive on the scene in years: that flashy MF’er, A$AP Rocky. Fans have been waiting on word about the scheduled release date of his debut album for a minute now. Well, there’s no need to wait any longer. Long. Live. A$AP. January 15th, 2013. Elliot Wilson, one of the biggest names in hip-hop/rap […]


Lana Del Rey–“Paradise” Lost

Interscope (2012)

The title of Lana Del Rey’s new EP Paradise presents a bit of irony, because its dark, haunting and troubling themes really speak of anything but. Let me start by saying Lana Del Rey as a persona seems like a real dichotomy to me—a blending of two seemingly incompatible vibes. On the one hand, she comes off as this elegant retro-style torch singer, her low, sultry voice lilting over lush […]