Decoding “Born to Die” by Lana Del Rey

“Born to Die” is the opening track for Lana Del Rey’s debut album, “Born to Die” from January 2012. The song was recorded and released as a single in late 2011. I see this song as having dual meanings, and that is what gives it so much depth. There are two ways to look atContinue reading “Decoding “Born to Die” by Lana Del Rey”

“Midnights” by Taylor Swift | track by track review

Taylor Swift released “Midnights” on October 21st. I wasn’t sure what type of sound to expect, since she is known for switching her tune on almost every new album. I prepared myself for something totally different; a lot of people were suspecting a rock record. The promo photos had a 70s, vintage aesthetic, which sparkedContinue reading ““Midnights” by Taylor Swift | track by track review”

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”

Songs for Yule (Winter Solstice)

Happy Yule! “Yule” also known as “winter solstice” marks the beginning of not only the first day of winter, but the first day of the year. Yule can be celebrated from the 21st of December through January 1st (in the northern hemisphere.) Midsummer marks the point of equal lightness and darkness, right before the darknessContinue reading “Songs for Yule (Winter Solstice)”

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”

Valentine’s Day Playlist ~ sweet & spicy

A romantic playlist that will give you all the feels just in time for Valentine’s Day. Plenty of sweetness, spiciness, and just a dash of cheesiness. Some classics from the 60s/70s, some popular throwbacks, and some underground EDM. 1. Burning Heart — Alpha 9 “We’re burning…” 2. Love At First Sight — Kylie Minogue “BabyContinue reading “Valentine’s Day Playlist ~ sweet & spicy”

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”

75 Britney Spears Songs, Ranked

The legendary Miss Britney Spears is arguably The Top Dominatrix Goddess of pop music! She saved a dying genre and changed the music industry forever! Queen of controversy and center of conspiracies, Britney has been (and continues to be) battling against not only the media but her own record label making attempts to control andContinue reading “75 Britney Spears Songs, Ranked”