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Courtney Love shares her thoughts on Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and Lana Del Rey

16 April 2024, 11:26 | Written by Tyler Damara Kelly

Last month, BBC Radio 6 Music and BBC Sounds announced Courtney Love’s Women – a candid new music series, in which Courtney Love shares the soundtrack to her life.

In a new interview with The Standard, whilst discussing her new series with BBC, Courtney Love took a moment to share her opinion on some of the biggest pop stars of today. She revealed that she's happy to see a lot of women who are successful in music, but does believe the idea of a 'pop star' is becoming homogenous.

"It’s great that there are so many successful women in the music industry, but lots of them are becoming a cliché. Now, every successful woman is cloned, so there is just too much music. They’re all the same," she said. "If you play something on Spotify, you get bombarded with a lot of stuff that’s exactly the same. I mean, I like the idea of Beyoncé doing a country record because it’s about Black women going into spaces where previously only white women have been allowed, not that I like it much. As a concept, I love it. I just don’t like her music."

Discussing Taylor Swift and Lana Del Rey, Love was a lot more opinionated. “Taylor is not important. She might be a safe space for girls, and she’s probably the Madonna of now, but she’s not interesting as an artist," she said, also calling out Madonna who she infamously has an ongoing feud with.

As for Lana Del Rey, she appears to have changed her tune a little after calling her a "musical genius" back in 2022, and comparing her to Kurt Cobain. “I haven’t liked Lana since she covered a John Denver song, and I think she should really take seven years off".

For more information on the full schedule of Courtney Love's Women, visit

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