Lana Del Rey's new album Born to Die has been panned by Billboard, Spin, Pitchfork and Stereogum. Video Games, voted best song of 2011 by the Guardian, was the first we heard of Lana Del Rey, but subsequent performances, including an appearance on Saturday Night Life, have been terrible.
Her performance on SNL was so bad Brian Williams wrote an email to Gawker calling her a "Brooklyn hippster [sic]" and her performance "one of the worst outings in SNL history." Juliette Lewis also tweeted negatively about her performance.
Del Rey fans say her songs are good and she simply needs more time to come into her own. Critics say she is a manufactured phenomenon with no talent. Either way, is this amount of publicity healthy for such an inexperienced artist?