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  1. #glimmeringdarling liked a post in a topic by IanadeIrey in Lust For Life - Post-Release Discussion Thread + Poll   
    I have been thinking about how the earliest concept of Lust for Life was, in Lana’s mind, potentially an exploration of fame and what being an artist means to her—
     
    The Next Best American Record (Early Version) 
    The demo of this song is very much the thesis statement for what this record could have been trying to say. She is speaking to herself when she says “you did it all for fame” in the choruses, and she seems to be asking herself, “tell me how life treats you now” — I think this track is very much subconsciously a reaction to the immediate criticism she received from Born to Die, and then how that criticism was exacerbated and had evolved into personal attacks regarding her values and character upon Ultraviolence’s release, and then the invasions of privacy she wrote about on Honeymoon (and then the ones after it was released). To me, “the next best American Record” in question is Born to Die, so this track is retrospective. 
     
    On & On & On
    This track kind of feeds off of TNBAR and sees Lana reflect on her legacy and vow to die only in California and to let her songs be the thing that lives on and on and on. She’s lamenting on fame here, now that “all [her] secrets are out” and “all the lies are out too”. It’s almost post-humous, which makes it a bit bittersweet and eerie. 
     
    13 Beaches 
    This song, as we know, further deals with the invasions of privacy that accompany fame. 
     
    Heroin
    I think this song sees Lana reconcile the weight of fame and the troubling realities of her own personal life, which she links a bit to the troubling realities of California’s history. There are too many things to say about it, but I think everyone can gather how important of a song it is and the relevance of the references to Manson, Topanga, and the titular drug. 
     
    Lust for Life (Demo 1)
    This song, as we know, sees Lana a bit restless, perhaps from the weight of fame and the realities of life. She describes herself as a “wild caged animal” which seems fitting for anyone who has had a life in the spotlight. But she asserts her “lust for life” and moves forward, which transitions into the themes of the next few songs nicely. 
     
    Yosemite 
    This song, as we know, sees Lana want to do things for the right reasons and for the sake of living authentically — which is a direct response to TNBAR, and kind of resolves the conflict she faces a bit in On & On & On. 
     
    Love
    This song, as we know, sees Lana centre her music and art in the young people that consume it. It’s a more universal sentiment that I think offers another perspective to Lana’s approach as an artist, that she explores in the aforementioned songs. 
     
    Get Free/Malibu
    I think Lana must have always known that this song would be the closer to the album, at every stage it underwent. It’s a perfect manifesto and commitment to breaking free of the dark and isolating things that accompany fame.

    I love Lust for Life as it is, but I really think the earliest vision Lana had for it was a further lamentation on fame that took sonic and lyrical direction from Honeymoon.
  2. #glimmeringdarling liked a post in a topic by Super Movie in Blue Banisters - Post-Release Discussion Thread + Poll   
    Dealer is so fucking good. I don't think I'll ever get over that song 
  3. #glimmeringdarling liked a post in a topic by Fart Deco in Blue Banisters - Post-Release Discussion Thread + Poll   
    Big Eyes is one of Lana’s best songs imo, it deserves better! 
    Bring Dan Heath back please 
  4. #glimmeringdarling liked a post in a topic by Volta in Lana’s Work and Occult or Metaphysical Interpretations   
    i dont know what the fuck a metaphysic is but girl i’m living
  5. #glimmeringdarling liked a post in a topic by TrashMagiq in LDR9 Speculation & Discussion Thread   
    i want heavy beats & screaming
  6. #glimmeringdarling liked a post in a topic by LanaBoi in LDR9 Speculation & Discussion Thread   
    Can we PLEASEE have some guitars. I got so excited thinking that Zach Dawes was a primary producer for BB, but there's almost no guitars on the album. 
     
    Less Mike Dean, less Drew Erickson and more Zach please!! 
  7. #glimmeringdarling liked a post in a topic by aidanrts in Musicians you like the least   
    I like Delta Lipa's music but can't stand her as a person. Traveling the entire pandemic and posting about it on socials constantly?? So tone deaf. It's upsetting to see people supporting her and rushing to buy concert tickets for her upcoming tour. Stop giving money to people that suck!!
     
  8. #glimmeringdarling liked a post in a topic by Arcadia in Musicians you like the least   
    Can't remember if I posted in here but anyways
     
    Ariana Grande
    Sia
    Olivia Rodrigo
    Nicki Minaj
    The 1975
    Meghan Trainor
    Ed Sheeran
    Billie Eilish
    The Weeknd
    Kanye West
    Bebe Rexha
    Drake
    Halsey
    Charli XCX
    Shawn Mendes
    Dua Lipa
    Tori Kelly
    Lorde
    Harry Styles
    Little Mix
    Jess Glynne
    Iggy Azalea
    Zara Larsson
     
    and probably more because music is shite these days
     
     
  9. #glimmeringdarling liked a post in a topic by West Coast in Musicians you like the least   
    They're both equally annoying and I long for the day we stop pretending these "alt girlies" can sing (they can't).
  10. #glimmeringdarling liked a post in a topic by GeminiLanaFan in Musicians you like the least   
    Ariana Grande is a waste of talent IMO. Great voice, but her songs are annoying AF: the sexed-up slutty lyrics (on almost every damn song), I can’t, plus she often breaks the flow of a song that was starting promising with some weird beat / or insignificant false rap phrase. 
    she’s just not for me. 
  11. #glimmeringdarling liked a post in a topic by Actor in Gods & Monsters (Piano and Rock Version)   
    Hope U like it,
     
     
  12. #glimmeringdarling liked a post in a topic by Dealer Magnus Opus in Musicians you like the least   
    I find Lil Nas X irritating… atleast Madonna who always pulled the shock card could sing… also trying to start a new satanic panic to sell your nusic is incredibly dangerous. A lot of innocent people were targeted when Merilyn Manson did that shit in the 80,s/ 90’s. Especially dangerous as Q Anon already has millions of americans believing in satanic pedo cabals
  13. #glimmeringdarling liked a post in a topic by TrashMagiq in Musicians you like the least   
    Halsey's singing voice is so insufferable I don't get how people get joy out of listening to it. She has some cool concepts ever since she stopped being a BTD Lana tribute act but her voice and whole indie girl enunciation is just very annoying.
  14. YourGirl666 liked a post in a topic by #glimmeringdarling in Musicians you like the least   
    Halsey 
    Machine gun Kelly 
    Lil nasty X
     
  15. trailerparkdream liked a post in a topic by #glimmeringdarling in Musicians you like the least   
    Halsey 
    Machine gun Kelly 
    Lil nasty X
     
  16. alexspears liked a post in a topic by #glimmeringdarling in Musicians you like the least   
    Halsey 
    Machine gun Kelly 
    Lil nasty X
     
  17. #glimmeringdarling liked a post in a topic by ShadesOfFool in Musicians you like the least   
    Actually I can keep going bc I’m a massive hater I fucking can’t stand Taylor Swift I think Ed Sheeran fucking sucks and SZA is quite possibly the worst singer I’ve ever heard 
     
    Rick Ross is fat as shit, Lil Uzi beats women but hides behind his weird child persona, and Megan Thee Stallion gets by on sex appeal, media manipulation, and very average rap skills
  18. #glimmeringdarling liked a post in a topic by Taylor Secman in Musicians you like the least   
    Lil Nas X, literally over sexualizing homosexuality for shock value in a sad attempt to get the GP to stream his music, and then public eats it up and call him a marketing genius when it’s really that he has absolutely zero morals, the quality of his music or talent alone will never get him recognition so he has to rely on public acts of indecency, and then seeing the industry embrace him it’s like what the fuck
     
    stupid faggot who decided that his response to homophobia was to worship the devil, “oh people were mean to me for being gay let me idolize the fucking devil” what a sad man, he’s ugly as FUCK too 
     
    User has been warned for this post
  19. #glimmeringdarling liked a post in a topic by alittleparty in Blue Banisters - Post-Release Discussion Thread + Poll   
    Dealer with your morning coffee really sets a certain tone for the day 
  20. #glimmeringdarling liked a post in a topic by turquoisejewel in Blue Banisters - Post-Release Discussion Thread + Poll   
    Same I was like damn is Clayton a prostitute or something 
  21. #glimmeringdarling liked a post in a topic by FallingCherry in Blue Banisters - Post-Release Discussion Thread + Poll   
    I don’t see anyone ever praising the title track… It’s my favorite song on the album, it’s so simple but the lyrics are just striking
  22. Venice liked a post in a topic by #glimmeringdarling in Drake   
    He sucks now 
  23. #glimmeringdarling liked a post in a topic by fine china in Blue Banisters - Post-Release Discussion Thread + Poll   
    This album really doesn't have any skips. All the songs are wonderful and memorable for me. I can't say the same for COCC, where only a few stuck out to me- the title track, White Dress, Yosemite mostly.
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