- Alternate Character Interpretation: Critics talk about her as being either the incredible next big thing or an overhyped corporate sellout.
- Or simply, manufactured pop star like Selena Gomez vs made up her own alternative identity Lady Gaga style.
- Archive Panic: While she has only one official album 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.
- Most of her unreleased material, but special mention goes to "Prom Song (Gone Wrong)".
- Ear Worm: "Off to The Races", "Diet Mountain Dew", "Lolita".
- Epic Riff: The counterpoint piano in "Diet Mountain Dew" and "Lolita".
- Hate Dumb: Let's just say that her detractors are numerous, frequently operate on a strange and alien logic, and the subject of whether or not she deserves the hate is one better left alone...
- 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.
- Memetic Mutation: Dancing Lana Del Rey.
- Tear Jerker: "Born To Die", "Dark Paradise", "Summertime Sadness", "This Is What Makes Us Girls", "Without You", "Serial Killer", "Try Tonight"
- 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.