February 1, 2012


Lana Del Rey Finally Gets Animated!

Dreams do come true. Whether you dig Lana Del Rey's tortured vocals or think she's the product of an overexcited hype machine, we can all get behind Taiwanese animation company NMA's absurd news pieces, right? After taking on Lady Gaga and Snoop Dogg, the company has nicely summarized the Shakespearean tragedy that has been Lana Del Rey's last month.

Too many highlights to name, but our personal favs:

  • The critics: just hanging out at a park in Brooklyn with frying pans waiting for albums to drop from the sky (it's funny because it's true). 
  • The literalization of Del Rey's claim of being the "gangster Nancy Sinatra." 

  • The animated Brian Williams, who recently called her "Saturday Night Live" performance "one of the worst outings in SNL history," pushing her away.  

There's more, but we don't want to give away too much.

All the bad publicity couldn't have been too bad for the singer. Born To Die, her debut album released last week, is set to appear at No. 2 on next week's Billboard 200. The real test will be week two, when all the first-week sales hype dissipates and all that's left is true fans. But for now, let's all enjoy some first-class animation.