How is it that the culture hasn't gotten over the fact that every presentation of celebrity is manufactured and inauthentic? Anyone who cares more about Lana Del Rey's backstory than this amazing ballad is an utter fool.
Look. The singer from Sleigh Bells used to be in a girl-pop group. It would be churlish to deny that Justin Timberlake, the N SYNC veteran, is a supremely talented entertainer. When I was in elementary school, I listened to Hot 97 before it was the world's greatest hip-hop station -- in those horrific pre-Nirvana days when it was the off-brand competitor to Z100 for your Another Bad Creations and Extremes -- and I listened devotedly. You had bad taste too. In fact, you still do.