These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
Or simply, manufactured pop star like Selena Gomez vs made up her own alternative identity Lady Gaga style.
Does she really mean comments about wanting to die young or is she trying to play up the image of a tragic starlet?
Archive Panic: While she has only two official albums and an EP, you don't have to look far to find an absolute torrent of previous albums released under other names, unreleased songs, b-sides, leaks and demos of hers to peruse. Most of it is up on YouTube, so by all means, go nuts.
Awesome Music: All of Born to Die, Ultraviolence, West Coast, Burning Desire, Ride, Gods And Monsters, Fucked My Way Up To The Top.
Most of her unreleased material, but special mention goes to "Prom Song (Gone Wrong)".
Base Breaker: While Ultraviolence got rather good reviews and appealed to most of her fans, it caused a more mixed reactions with people who liked her popish side from the Born to Die singles like the title track, Video Games, and Summertime Sadness.
Ear Worm: "Off to The Races", "Diet Mountain Dew", "Lolita".
Epic Riff: The counterpoint piano in "Diet Mountain Dew" and "Lolita".
Hype Backlash: After receiving so much critical praise for her first single, Del Rey was viciously attacked by many critics after her performance on the Saturday Night Live episode hosted by Daniel Radcliffe. Three weeks later, on the episode hosted by Channing Tatum, Kristen Wiig appeared as Lana Del Ray on Weekend Update to speak out against her critics who trashed her performance (and think of her as a manufactured pop star with no musical talent, experience, or credibility) and herself.
Tear Jerker: "Born To Die", "Dark Paradise", "Summertime Sadness", "This Is What Makes Us Girls", "Without You", "Serial Killer", "Try Tonight", "Pawn Shop Blues", "Damn You", "Young and Beautiful"
Unfortunate Implications: Her use of a warbonnet in music videos has received quite a bit of criticism from Native Americans, especially since it has spawned many imitators. Not helped by Lana's claim that she's worked on a reservation, which critics have pointed out mean that she should know better about their use as sacred objects.
She's also come under criticism recently for a vague comment she made about "not being interested in feminism". This doesn't really help considering she already has taken criticism for supposedly anti-feminist lyrics. And of course she made another Shout-Out to "He Hit Me (It Felt Like A Kiss)" on her new album so there are accusations of romanticizing abuse. She really isn't helping her case.