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Summertime Sadness – Lana Del Rey

31 Jan
Surprisingly chipper for this particular post.

Surprisingly chipper for this particular post.

I start off this week, as ever in my life, with an apology. Sorry for the lack of 10 Things I Love About Pop on Saturday. I went out on Friday night and well, that’s enough of an explanation. I did, however meet some awesome people so all’s not lost? Worst apology ever. After a productive team meeting, we’re now established a rota to which I’ll be sticking ruthlessly. For two weeks. Anyway, this week I thought I’d be nice and methodical (because, sometimes I have to be) and blog a few tracks of Lana Del Rey’s debut album. We’re on the backlash to the backlash of her original backlash, which a ride that would give anyone whiplash. And look, I was pretty disappointed after reading Stereogum’s review but the good news is that I bear no such feelings shared by that author. The Times called it a tour de force which, albeit hyperbolic, is closer to how I actually feel. Actual review and no tangential information after the jump:

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Heartbeat – The Fray

12 Oct

The Fray are a band that I really love. I thought their first album, How To Save A Life, is just about as good as a debut can get. If that weren’t enough, their sophomore effort, The Fray, was just as good if not better. Personally I just cannot get enough of Isaac Slade’s voice, and I am a firm believer that he can write a melodic hook as good as anyone. Take a listen to The Fray’s latest single, Heartbeat:

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