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Lana Del Rey’s Obituary for America

Heavy and beautiful, the singer’s new album, Norman Fucking Rockwell, tells of women holding on in desperate times.
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How to describe that sinking feeling that comes with comfy life in a scary time? No contemporary musician has done it better than Lana Del Rey does in the closing moments of her new song “The Greatest.” “Hawaii just missed that fireball,” Del Rey murmurs, her lips barely seeming to open wide enough to enunciate the words. “L.A. is in flames‚ it’s getting hot … Kanye West is blond and gone … ‘Life on Mars’ ain’t just a song.” Till this passage, the song sounded like a wedding band

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