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Lana Del Rey: Did you know that there’s a tunnel under Ocean Blvd

8 April 2023

9:00 AM

8 April 2023

9:00 AM

Grade: A–

No, Lana, I didn’t, thank you – all cleared up. The most extravagantly talented of that lachrymose, self-harming genre, miserycore, returns with an album described by critics as ‘heavy’, as if we might have expected Mungo Jerry or the Venga Boys. The difference between Del Rey and the rest of those dispossessed chicks warbling bleakly in their bedrooms about all manner of woe is that Lana has a degree of self-awareness and, Christ be praised, even humour.

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