Monthly Archives: September 2015

All The Empty Mansions: Lana Del Rey’s Honeymoon, Review

More than anything, Lana Del Rey is a masterful conjurer of imaginative worlds.  On Born to Die, her glossy bass-heavy mainstream debut, she took us into an affluent netherverse of perennial moneyed youth, in which deception and romance played together in … Continue reading

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Dear Frank Ocean

Dear Frank Ocean, The last time I saw you you were accepting your award for Best Urban Contemporary Album and performing “Forrest Gump,” one of your most evocative, mesmerizing pieces from Channel Orange, to millions of people.  There was something in … Continue reading

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Beauty Behind the Madness, A Cinematic Wonder

Like some of the most vivid and engrossing pieces of cinema, Beauty Behind the Madness, the second major label release by the Weeknd, flutters chaotically through your mind, trapping you inside of its flashes of wonder and excitement until you’re stuck … Continue reading

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Miley Cyrus & Pop’s Final Frontier

Pop is the final frontier of musical appreciation.  Although the driving force for youth culture for almost seventy years, it remains to be the thorn of any “serious” audiophile, forever elusive with its shameless will to drive the most primal … Continue reading

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Waxing Lyrical: Lana Del Rey’s “Music To Watch Boys To” Review

An intoxicating junkie girl-group hymn.  No one quite captures the extravagant, world-weary romanticism of modern youth like Lana Del Rey.  As if an unknown Spector artist frozen for fifty years, she emerged cocoon-like adorned with a colossal beehive and colossal … Continue reading

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