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All music commentators moaning about Lana Del Rey, I would ask you this.
You ‘proper’ music journalists are always wittering about manufactured acts clogging the charts, the evils of Simon Cowell and the lack of credibility in today’s current climate. I always assumed that this was because you believed that music should be judged on it’s own merits, regardless of the artist’s appearance, story and apparent authenticity.
Which is perfectly fine. But by the same token, don’t criticise Del Rey’s record because you’re embarrassed that the ‘gangsta Nancy Sinatra’ hype you all bought into was crushed by her uninspiring performance on Saturday Night Live. You can’t have it both ways. It makes you look dumb.
Especially when the record you’re slating is pretty good.