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Is Lana Del Rey dating Axl Rose? — and more from the world of pop music

Each Tuesday on the Style blog, we’ll be rounding up the latest pop music headlines along with all of Style’s pop music coverage from the previous week.


Elizabeth Grant, also known as Lana Del Rey, reacts after winning the award for best International Breakthrough Act during the Brit Awards 2012. (Joel Ryan/AP)

● In today’s Post: Sarah Godfrey reviews Busy Signal’s back-to-the-basics “Reggae Music Again,” Elizabeth Nelson has high praise for the latest from songwriter M. Ward and Bill Friskics-Warren examines the Alabama Shakes’ much-hyped debut.


View Photo Gallery: As the District’s younger crowd gravitates toward “bounce beat,” old-school fans stick to the go-go music’s roots.

● In case you missed it: Check out Saturday’s feature story on the generation gap in Washington go-go music, as well as concert reviews of Budos Band, reunited indie rockers Black Tambourine and those ubiquitous Alabama Shakes.

Chris Richards is The Washington Post's pop music critic. He has recently written about David Bowie's legacy of reinvention, Beyoncé's Super Bowl victory, viral go-go covers and rock star death waves.

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