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Heard this tonight and liked it

I'd never heard of Lana Del Rey until about 20 minutes ago, but I instantly liked these two songs:

She's sure workin' the Brigitte Bardot look. If the rest of the album is this good, it's an impressive debut.

Something about the "Born to Die" video/song reminds me of what might happen if you combined the languid, sensual dreaminess of David Lynch, the gunshot pop of a Bond girl, and just a twist of Oliver Stone's Natural Born Killers. The vocals and visuals fully deliver a grimy, scratched-up memory of an American dream: there's a devil-may-care desire to get lost; a seductive live-fast-and-die-young nihilism accompanied by melancholy.

EDIT, 02/29/2012: I'm taking it as a message from fate that less than 12 hours after I discovered her, Born to Die is one of 29 albums on sale for $2.99 as a Leap Year Day special at both Google Music and Amazon. I just nabbed it, and I'm listening to it now. More info on the sale here.

EDIT, 03/02/2012: This album has been in heavy rotation since I got it. I'm pretty pleased. It's definitely worth more than I paid for it, so that counts as a win.


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wytchcroft
Mar. 6th, 2012 11:42 pm (UTC)
wow - i enjoyed those - thanks:))

btw, are you still en-googled? i have discovered duckduckkgo - no, really - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duck_Duck_Go
and zoho
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sridhar_Vembu
and
k-meleon
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K-Meleon
with (so far) happy results.
pointedview
Mar. 21st, 2012 06:23 am (UTC)
You are so sweet to remember my Google issues! I've mostly parted ways with El Goog, though I retain a Gmail account for Android Market purposes. I use DDG at work, and StartPage at home, though I sometimes mix it up.

I have Zoho, but don't use it much. Have you tried GMX? I hadn't heard of K-Meleon before your post, so thank you for sharing that! :)
wytchcroft
Mar. 21st, 2012 08:38 am (UTC)
i will give these a go :))
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