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  1. Traveler liked a post in a topic by Three White Butterflies in Grammy Awards 2024 - Lana Del Rey Nominated for 5 Awards   
    It is absolutely INCOMPREHENSIBLE that the Grammy voters listened tunnel and thought “yeah this doesn’t deserve any awards”
     
    like there is no explanation, it doesn’t make any sense in any way WHATSOEVER 
  2. Traveler liked a post in a topic by one time beauty queen in Grammy Awards 2024 - Lana Del Rey Nominated for 5 Awards   
    Lana needs to enter her Positively 4th Street era, rn, ASAP
     
     
    "You say 'how are you? good luck' but you don't mean it.
    when you know as well as me, you'd rather see me paralysed
    why don't you just come out once & scream it?"
     
     
  3. jealous girl liked a post in a topic by Traveler in Grammy Awards 2024 - Lana Del Rey Nominated for 5 Awards   
    To Taylor's credit I do believe she was giving a genuine compliment to Lana in that moment. Also,  I feel like Taylor would call herself a "Legacy Artist" as well. 
  4. Traveler liked a post in a topic by honeyslow in Grammy Awards 2024 - Lana Del Rey Nominated for 5 Awards   
    Ok I know it's nottt that serious but I'm on my lunch break running on two hours of sleep and I felt inspired to write a dramatic incoherent rant of my own to get some of my frustration out, read at your own peril:
     
    I feel like this was a "last exit before the bridge" type of situation; it's a shame the Grammy's missed it. Not for Lana, but for them. 
     
    As other on this forum have so eloquently pointed out, it's a sore spot for the music industry at large that the woman they ridiculed a decade ago turned into arguably the most influential artist of her generation, spawning many of today's establishment-darlings. It's no wonder they are scared of her, and scared to reward her, because it means admitting fault, and that's never an easy thing to do. 
     
    Yet, one might have thought, twelve years after Born To Die's release, on the back of a career-defining, genre-spanning ninth studio album, they could finally have found the grace and humility to say, hey, we were wrong. To finally give an artist as influential - and historically controversial - as Lana her flowers would have been a good look on the Grammys, one that's become rarer and rarer in years mired by public outcry at the choice of winners for the big awards. 
     
    I don't mean to understate Lana's ability to reinvent herself and redefine her artistry time and time again, I'm certain she can and will continue to challenge our expectations of her in the best way possible, but it’s still hard to imagine an opus rivaling Ocean Blvd arriving anytime soon. This album is such a layered, richly rewarding listen for anyone who has followed Lana's journey as an artist: her barest lyrics yet evoke impossible emotions, worlds of meaning are hidden within the structure of the tracklist, the album morphs into then transcends the metaphor of its eponymous track.
     
    Nominating such a body of work five times yet refusing to bestow any accolades upon it while awarding other, derivative, and frankly infinitely more simple albums and songs is a confounding choice on the Recording Academy's part, but it's not Lana Del Rey's loss. Though she keeps pushing ever forward, the culture at large has finally caught up to her—  at least enough to recognise her impact as a generational artist, even as her self-mythology remains impermeable to many. 
     
    Lana will move through this as she has moved through all the noise that has surrounded her for more than decade: without missing a step in her unrelenting quest to offer up her soul’s truth in her music. But when your first four-time AOTY winner in history has to take time out of her speech to praise, in her own words, that legend in her prime, who is standing behind her in the shadows, empty-handed—  you have to realise you've abjectly failed as a committee whose stated aim is to recognise "outstanding" achievements in music. 
     
    Lana will probably win a Grammy one day, but it will ring hollow when she does. The moment of redemption has passed.
  5. Traveler liked a post in a topic by rosemeadexclusivebbnewyorkcity in Grammy Awards 2024 - Lana Del Rey Nominated for 5 Awards   
    Missing me one place search another,
    I stop somewhere waiting for you
    — Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass
     
    Lana doesn't have time to wait for everyone to appreciate her. In 50 years this will look ridiculous, but she's once again way ahead of her time.
  6. Traveler liked a post in a topic by X8vinylScratchX in Grammy Awards 2024 - Lana Del Rey Nominated for 5 Awards   
    Boygenius is fucking whole foods gluten free aisle fake deep indie that makes Clairo look fucking deep in comparison. And no one give a fuck about Paramore and their 2009 hot topic pop-punk shit thats been stale for over a decade now and an insult to real punk music. The more one thinks about the alternate category snubs the more insulting everything becomes 
  7. Traveler liked a post in a topic by Elle in Lasso - Pre-Release Thread: OUT September 2024   
    Welcome to the Lasso Pre-Release Thread
    Annual Discussion & Meltdown!
    To be released September 2024
     
    January 31st: Lana Del Rey has announced the title of her newest record "Lasso" during the NMPA x Billboard Songwriter Awards + Showcase. The album will be a country record with production by Jack Antonoff set for release in September 2024.
     

     
    What we know so far:
    - In a journal entry dated March 28th, 2023 posted on Instagram, Jack Antonoff wrote that "Lana refuses to leave [the studio]"
    -  Lana Del Rey has revealed to a fan while at a Waffle House in Florence, Alabama that she is "working on a new recording" in July 2023. Later that month, she visited Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Sheffield, Alabama where she recorded 3-4 songs.
    - In November 2023, Lana Del Rey hung out with Luke Laird, a country music producer/songwriter, in Nashville. They later visited again in January.
    - In January 2024, Lana Del Rey stated she was working on new songs with Jack Antonoff in an Instagram story post.
     
    Potential tracks (unconfirmed):
    - Henry, Come On (created with Luke Laird, snippet uploaded to Lana's Instagram on January 18th, 2024)
    - Take Me Home, Country Roads (John Denver cover originally released on December 1st, 2023)
    - Prettiest Girl in Country Music (country song written with Nikki Lane performed on January 24th, 2022)
    - Hey Blue Baby (country song performed at Jack Antonoff's Ally Coalition on December 5th, 2018)
    - I Must Be Stupid For Being So Happy (country song performed at Jack Antonoff's Ally Coalition on December 5th, 2018)
    - Stand By Your Man (Tammy Wynette cover performed multiple times during Lana's 2023 tour)
    - Dolly Parton collab (Lana, Nikki Lane, and Luke Laird visited Dolly Parton's home in January 2024)
     
  8. Traveler liked a post in a topic by cherrytropico in Grammy Awards 2024 - Lana Del Rey Nominated for 5 Awards   
    Yep, that category was BY FAR the worst snub. With the other categories it’s like…ok this person is more popular, this person is a grammy darling, etc. But a random Paramore song taking best alt music performance over A&W? Really? That was straight up disrespectful.
     
    I remember too, it was like 2:30 pm for me when those categories were being announced: I was SO excited because I was so sure she was winning. This sounds dumb but I had been looking forward to this day since it was announced that she had been nominated for alt categories; I’m pretty sure most of us were like ‘of course she’s gonna win, this is a no-brainer.’ Not only does it devour the other nominees in terms of creativity, genre-bending, and lyricism, A&W was also critically acclaimed. Same applies to Ocean Blvd. Lana isn’t a random indie artist, her sales and streams are great. So all around it looked good and realistic. 
     
    When she got snubbed for all her pre-show categories…yeah it was over then. If I was a celebrity I would’ve pulled a Kanye moment, got up on stage and said “Yo Billie, I’m really happy for you, I’ll let you finish but Lana had one of the best songs of all time! One of the best songs of all time!” *mic drop*
  9. Embach liked a post in a topic by Traveler in Grammy Awards 2024 - Lana Del Rey Nominated for 5 Awards   
    To Taylor's credit I do believe she was giving a genuine compliment to Lana in that moment. Also,  I feel like Taylor would call herself a "Legacy Artist" as well. 
  10. Traveler liked a post in a topic by marinasrep in Grammy Awards 2024 - Lana Del Rey Nominated for 5 Awards   
    I still can't believe she lost like what the fuck is wrong with the grammys
  11. Traveler liked a post in a topic by Vertimus in Grammy Awards 2024 - Lana Del Rey Nominated for 5 Awards   
    I also think Taylor was being sincere. But I wouldn't call either a legacy artist. In what sense is Taylor a legacy artist at this point in her life and career? 
     
    Poor Lana was clearly of two minds about joining her on the stage.
     
    What I would have liked to have seen is Taylor say, "Thanks to you, Academy and judges, and thanks to everyone who helped me achieve this and record the album, but this award should have gone to this individual right here, Lana Del Rey." 
  12. Traveler liked a post in a topic by Three White Butterflies in Grammy Awards 2024 - Lana Del Rey Nominated for 5 Awards   
    honestly I figured Lana wouldn't win song or album of the year just because of how the academy tends to vote but the fact that she lost the alternative categories is genuinely shocking to me.....like these people actually listened to boygenius and Lana's album and chose boygenius??? I actually don't know how that makes sense in any world. It really does seem intentional, the way mainstream media and the academy goes out of their way to not acknowledge Lana's massive legacy and impact to the world. I hope that Lana just keeps moving forward and doesn't even acknowledge this.
  13. Traveler liked a post in a topic by Vertimus in Grammy Awards 2024 - Lana Del Rey Nominated for 5 Awards   
    And let's not forget a key line from OB: "I know, I know that you hate me." 
     
    Lana is Cinderella and will win in the end.
     
    She's already winning artistically--do we hear artists and legends like Joan Baez and Bruce Springsteen, like Stevie Nicks, the Weeknd, and Courtney Love praising Taylor, Billie, et al? These artists didn't praise Lana when it was convenient and advantageous to do so, in front of a massive industry audience, but from their homes, from the studio, from the road. 
     
    I'm very happy Taylor praised Lana but calling her a "legacy artist" or whatever she said exactly makes Lana sound like she's been performing as Lana Del Rey for 30 years instead of 12. Lana isn't even 40 yet. She's not Dolly Parton or Joni Mitchell. She and Taylor are only 4 years apart in age. 
  14. Traveler liked a post in a topic by Mer in Vinyl Collectors/Enthusiasts   
    I think these are the two rarest vinyls in my collection: 

     
    I also have a signed Zella Day Sunday In Heaven LP but I don't think she's big enough (YET) for that to be truly rare...
  15. Traveler liked a post in a topic by kephxi in Vinyl Collectors/Enthusiasts   
    the very first vinyl i purchased was a lana vinyl but i friggin' lost it T_T
     
    i don't have much but i want to collect more. i put a bunch on my wishlist for xmas but this is what i have so far.
     

  16. Make me your Dream Life liked a post in a topic by Traveler in Songs that are just part of Your DNA Now   
    or anything from the Purple Rain album
    ETA:  Lana doing a cover of Beautiful Ones would be... 
  17. Traveler liked a post in a topic by Surf Noir in Did you know that there's a tunnel under Ocean Blvd - Post-Release Discussion Thread + Poll   
    annoying people on twitter trying so hard to make her out to be problematic and to cancel her be like: 
  18. Traveler liked a post in a topic by Americen Whore in What singer/band would you choose to make a collab album with Lana?   
    I can’t even imagine the collapse if Tame Impala X Lana happened 
  19. Traveler liked a post in a topic by Venice Biotch in Songs that are just part of Your DNA Now   
    necatr of the gods, venice b, black beauty, dark paradise and california
  20. Traveler liked a post in a topic by Unidentified Major Tom in Songs that are just part of Your DNA Now   
    This boy, constantly trying to escape from reality, with dreams so big that he would be lost in it, taking the risk of not being able to get back.
  21. Traveler liked a post in a topic by Make me your Dream Life in Your Music   
    Made a quick voice demo a while back, tips on what to build from it next. Will probs delete later just dipping my toe in the thread
     
    https://m.soundcloud.com/sd7th/go-to-town
  22. Rock Candy liked a post in a topic by Traveler in Blue Banisters - Post-Release Discussion Thread + Poll   
    Fixed it for ya... I love this album... Unapologetic...
  23. heroindealer liked a post in a topic by Traveler in Blue Banisters - Post-Release Discussion Thread + Poll   
    Fixed it for ya... I love this album... Unapologetic...
  24. Traveler liked a post in a topic by Glitter Boy in Your Music   
    Hey dear people, I'm so happy to finally share with you my third album Sad Blue Forever, out now!
    (in case it doesn't embed, it's here: https://open.spotify.com/intl-es/album/4CpKZ0ndv2SxOBHOmSDbkH?si=yHt5XSDfRz2igBCakJz2cg)
    The full album has an 80s synth vibe to it so if you get to listen to it I hope you enjoy a couple tracks here and there  
    It's also out on Bandcamp, so if you want to support me you can do it here <3
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