11 March 2012
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Achingly Beautiful: Lana Del Rey Special

Her music is so lovely it makes reviewers hurt, mostly

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“An achingly beautiful piano ballad [‘Video Games’] by an unknown singer [Lana Del Rey], it had been rejected by almost every record company that heard it.” Mark Savage, BBC News

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“‘Video Games’ and ‘Blue Jeans’, despite suffering Adele-style levels of ubiquity in recent months, still sound achingly beautiful…” John Murphy, Music OMH

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“Lana Del Rey is making quite a stir by pairing achingly beautiful music with videos that have a cinematic style akin to that of Sam Mendes’ American Beauty.” Shaun Mooney, Howl

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“This is Lana Del Rey’s ‘Video Games’. It’s achingly beautiful and her voice is so retro cool.” Jayne Watkins, Writing Without Pay

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“She’s not especially talented. Her voice isn’t necessarily bad in its slow, jazz-esque drawl, but it’s not breathtakingly, soul-achingly beautiful either.” Allegra Frank, Mount Holyoke News

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