Paws up, Little Monsters, because Lady Gaga is BACK!
Lady Gaga’s long-awaited album “ARTPOP” has finally landed, and it’s out of this world! After a psychedelic opening track, “Aura,” where Gaga asks “Do you wanna see the girl behind the Aura?” “ARTPOP” dives into songs that tell the story of a willing addict to infamy. Gaga, who has long been accused of ripping off other artists, seems to play up the image by paying musical homage to the greats throughout. Tracks like “Venus” are reminiscent to David Bowie’s “Ziggy Stardust” days, albeit with a more in-your-face approach. Overtly sexual tracks like “G.U.Y.” and “Sexxx Dreams” pay tribute to Madonna, who has perhaps been the artists Gaga has received the most grief for allegedly copying. “ARTPOP” is – surprisingly enough – not all peppy pop songs, with Gaga showing off her voice with the truly stunning, “Gypsy,” which starts as a Celine Dion-esque piano ballad before jumping off into Cher-territory with a hearty dose of disco. Perhaps the most impressive difference from the Gaga we all know is “MANiCURE,” which is full of gnarly guitar riffs that will, quite frankly, melt your face off. Well done, Gaga. You deserve all the “Applause” in the world for this one!
- Sexxx Dreams
- Jewels N’ Drugs
- Do What You Want
- Mary Jane Holland