VIDEO REVIEW: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvhc1cLeiR8
An exhausting celebration of white supremacy
If Lana Del Rey wasn't a famous musician, she'd be in your Facebook inbox trying to sell you essential oils and sharing racist dogwhistle memes on her timeline. This album is just the latest reflection of that.
It's no secret Lana Del Rey has a racism issue. From her tirade against black artists making better music than her, to her "I'm not racist because I'm friends with rappers" comment, to her former cop boyfriend, Lana always finds a way to sneak a little white supremacy into her shtick and rub it in on Instagram for extra controversy points.
Her latest musical endeavor, Chemtrails Over the Country Club, screams "white supremacy" at the top of its lungs just as loudly as her previous scandals. If there is one core concept that ties this album together, it is that we should celebrate our boring, white, privileged American culture shielded away from the destructive consequences of our racist capitalist system. I can't think of a better analogy than a fucking 1950's country club to express these ideas, but somehow Lana nails it.
This album is packed with references to whiteness, to ignorance, and frankly to the trashiest aspects of American culture. Like a neckbeard tipping a fedora at his favorite Funko Pop, Lana Del Rey gives a nod to conservative conspiracy theories, astrology worship, evangelical Christianity seated in deep red USA, white picket fences, and so, so, so many other symbols of complacent white American culture it is nauseating.
OH, did I mention this album is boring as fuck? Yeah, it sucks musically too.
"We're white hot forever" - Lana Del Rey