Lana Del Rey
Is Lana Del Rey's "Ultraviolence" a glorification of physical abuse, or a radical appeal for self-love?
The Art of Artifice, from Lana Del Rey to Davy Jones
March 02, 2012
Lana Del Rey, the pouty-lipped chanteuse of teen pop’s arty strain, has been the object of chat-room squabbling that would no doubt have tickled Davy Jones, the fan fave of The Monkees, those injection-molded models of career engineering in popular music. Jones, who died of a heart attack at age 66 this week, spent his professional life as a target of ridicule by rock critics and advocates of authenticity in the rock world. Like Del Rey, Jones was endowed with adolescent good looks, a prettiness that made his musical ability suspect.