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In a poll performed by ''NME'', readers ranked it as the tenth best song of the year.<ref>http://www.nme.com/ratemy/253447/song-of-the-year-2011/item/254089</ref> Maura Johnston of ''The Village Voice'', however, called the song and the accompanying music video overproduced,<ref>http://blogs.villagevoice.com/music/2011/09/lana_del_rey_secret_show_glasslands.php</ref> while ''New York'' magazine contributor Amanda Dobbis commented that "it's hard to totally separate Del Rey's looks from the criticism that's been bubbling around her."<ref>http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2011/09/lana_del_rey.html</ref> In responses to this controversy, ''Paste'' '​s Luke Larson said, "when 'Video Games' first hit the web, people weren’t freaking out about Lana Del Rey or fake lips or [[Lizzy Grant]]. People were freaking out because they had stumbled upon a fresh voice and a beautifully written song and ultimately, does the rest really matter?"<ref>http://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/lists/2011/11/the-50-best-songs-of-2011.html</ref> Krystina Nellis of Drowned in Sound said the single reminded her of something from a David Lynch movie.<ref>http://drownedinsound.com/releases/16769/reviews/4144405?search</ref>
 
In a poll performed by ''NME'', readers ranked it as the tenth best song of the year.<ref>http://www.nme.com/ratemy/253447/song-of-the-year-2011/item/254089</ref> Maura Johnston of ''The Village Voice'', however, called the song and the accompanying music video overproduced,<ref>http://blogs.villagevoice.com/music/2011/09/lana_del_rey_secret_show_glasslands.php</ref> while ''New York'' magazine contributor Amanda Dobbis commented that "it's hard to totally separate Del Rey's looks from the criticism that's been bubbling around her."<ref>http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2011/09/lana_del_rey.html</ref> In responses to this controversy, ''Paste'' '​s Luke Larson said, "when 'Video Games' first hit the web, people weren’t freaking out about Lana Del Rey or fake lips or [[Lizzy Grant]]. People were freaking out because they had stumbled upon a fresh voice and a beautifully written song and ultimately, does the rest really matter?"<ref>http://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/lists/2011/11/the-50-best-songs-of-2011.html</ref> Krystina Nellis of Drowned in Sound said the single reminded her of something from a David Lynch movie.<ref>http://drownedinsound.com/releases/16769/reviews/4144405?search</ref>
   
''The Village Voice'' '​s Pazz & Jop annual critics' poll ranked "Video Games" at number seven to find the best music of 2011, tied with Britney Spears's "Till the World Ends". The British magazine ''NME'' named "Video Games" the best single of 2011. In 2018, "Video Games" was listed as #13 on National Public Radio's '200 Greatest Songs by 21st Century Women' list.<ref>[https://www.npr.org/2018/07/30/627400055/turning-the-tables-the-200-greatest-songs-by-21st-century-women-part-10 National Public Radio, Inc. (July 30, 2018). "The 200 Greatest Songs By 21st Century Women+". ''NPR'']</ref> ''Pitchfork'' placed "Video Games" at #9 on their '200 Best Songs of the 2010s' list in 2019.<ref>[https://pitchfork.com/features/lists-and-guides/the-200-best-songs-of-the-2010s/ Pitchfork Media Inc.'' ''(October 7, 2019). "The 200 Best Songs of the 2010s". ''Pitchfork'']</ref> "Video Games" also won 'Song of the Decade' award at the 2019 Q Awards.
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''The Village Voice'' '​s Pazz & Jop annual critics' poll ranked "Video Games" at number seven to find the best music of 2011, tied with Britney Spears's "Till the World Ends". The British magazine ''NME'' named "Video Games" the best single of 2011. In 2018, "Video Games" was listed as #13 on National Public Radio's '200 Greatest Songs by 21st Century Women' list.<ref>[https://www.npr.org/2018/07/30/627400055/turning-the-tables-the-200-greatest-songs-by-21st-century-women-part-10 National Public Radio, Inc. (July 30, 2018). "The 200 Greatest Songs By 21st Century Women+". ''NPR'']</ref> ''Pitchfork'' placed "Video Games" at #9 on their '200 Best Songs of the 2010s' list in 2019.<ref>[https://pitchfork.com/features/lists-and-guides/the-200-best-songs-of-the-2010s/ Pitchfork Media Inc.'' ''(October 7, 2019). "The 200 Best Songs of the 2010s". ''Pitchfork'']</ref>
   
 
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