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Different... but exciting,
This review is from: ARTPOP (Audio CD)
It took a while for me to get into "ARTPOP". Even now I'd say I only really love half of the songs on this album, but one can only applaud Gaga for being different, brave and daring in an era when female singers are conventional and ultimately blur into one. She's frequently caused controversy and backlash for her supposed sexual routines and suggestive lyrics, but she differs from the likes of Katy Perry and Rihanna in exploring multiple dimensions of sexuality rather than the same old tired routines delivered by other female artists.
I do tend to prefer the likes of "The Fame Monster" and "Born this Way", but this album has some real treasures. First and foremost I love the first single "Applause", it just makes you want to get up and start dancing - and the music video is extremely fun. Second single "Do What U Want" is one of Gaga's catchiest songs yet - I really hope a music video is produced for this at some point but it seems unlikely.
"Aura" has caused considerable controversy but I find it a fascinating song - and the musical style of the song is different to anything Gaga has done before. It's unlikely to be a single but it's one of my favourites. "Venus" is catchy and enigmatic, as is "G.U.Y.", which I would prefer as a single because of its catchiness and sexy undertones. On a different note, "Gypsy" is extremely moving. This song reminds listeners that Gaga is extremely talented at delivering ballads containing poignant, powerful lyrics. Other songs, such as "Donatella" and "Fashion", I would term mediocre at best.
Overall, an exciting album.