"If there's a genius behind that cold stare, it's yet to be realized by Maura Johnston" should be the quote. It's so obvious that this girl is on to something and it's just what pop culture needs right now and people get it and are responding to it. Is 'genius' in art ever realized at the moment a work is being made? Not usually. New artists doing unconventional or different work from what's being pumped out there currently as what's Popular always get torn apart, over analyzed and hated - then 3, 5, 10 years from now, we look back and say "Oh, Lana Del Rey? She was great! She was so different. She inspired so many others..." blah blah. She's really good. She's not out there in clown/drag queen makeup, no backup dancers or laser light show smoke and mirrors distraction, no boomin' beats, she's not trying to fool anyone. Pretty girl, standing on stage softly with a microphone, doing her best at singing her songs. Simple.