Gorilla Vs. Bear listed Lana Del Rey's song "Videogames" #3 in their top songs of 2011
I gotta admit, I like this song. I like her voice and the whole Brigitte Bardot thing she has going on.
Am I supposed to dislike her? I'm out of the loop. Is she just overbuzzed because she's pretty, and therefore people dislike her for being overrated? I heard she 'tanked' on SNL but I listened to it and thought she sounded fine. She looked awkward, but then, don't most musicians look awkward on SNL? I remember cringing through a Radiohead performance a few years ago. I mean, I LOVE Radiohead and think they always sound great (nor am I saying Lana is anywhere near the same level of Radiohead) ...but even Thom Yorke is awkward. Thom Yorke is the definition of awkward. Am I crazy?
Here's Stereogum's review of her first full album. I love that they compare her to early Fiona Apple! Remember what a nutter everyone made Fiona out to be, but then it turned out she was really great? Their review of Lana's album is bad, aside from her first few singles, but not utterly hopeless. I'm interested to see and hear what comes of her in the next few years.