Decoding “Young and Beautiful” by Lana Del Rey

I’m going to be “decoding” Lana Del Rey songs — beginning with her most popular and going from there. Much of her music has been misunderstood and quickly judged by critics with closed minds. Also, there are many little details, including the music videos, that many may have missed out on. And I will alsoContinue reading “Decoding “Young and Beautiful” by Lana Del Rey”

Top 10 Controversial Lana Del Rey songs

Lana Del Rey has been scorned by the critics over the years as controversial. She has been accused of glamorizing pain and romanticizing abuse. They say she feminizes herself too much, while applauding the strong male archetype that our society has now labeled as “toxic masculinity.” Critics claim she is not progressive enough, steering awayContinue reading “Top 10 Controversial Lana Del Rey songs”

Album Review ~ “folklore” by Taylor Swift

Last Friday, Taylor Swift dropped a surprise album titled “folklore.” Just as surprising, is the new direction she took with her music. The record has a cottage-core aesthetic: presenting themes of simplicity, nostalgia, melancholiness, and mythology. Each song comes with a story that carries universal messages we can all relate to in different ways, andContinue reading “Album Review ~ “folklore” by Taylor Swift”

Top 25 Romantic & Sensual Lana Del Rey songs

Lana Del Rey is not only queen of darkness and sadness, but also goddess of romance and sensuality. I decided to take a look at her top 25 most romantic and sensual songs. Remember, we’re looking for 50% romance and 50% sensuality. Here we go… 25. West Coast (Ultraviolence) “Down on the west coast, theyContinue reading “Top 25 Romantic & Sensual Lana Del Rey songs”