Episode 31

Lana Del Rey; the Unanswerable Question in Music


October 16th, 2014

45 mins 13 secs

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About this Episode

Los Angeles-based songstress Lana Del Rey garnered both critical and commercial success this summer with her third studio album, Ultraviolence—a work that reignited the controversy that has surrounded her career while also earning her the reputation of a serious artist. But is Ultraviolence the modern meld of pop, jazz, and blues it’s been described as, or simply manufactured mainstream versions of songs by black artists like the Weeknd or SZA? The Music Snobs enter the realm of Del Rey in an episode that also features a mind-blowing round table discussion: What is the single most unanswerable question in music?