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  • Summary: The third studio release for the dance pop artist features guest appearances from R. Kelly, T.I., Too Short and Twista as well as production from David Guetta, Infected Mushroom, Madeon, Rick Rubin, DJ White Shadow, will.i.am, Zedd, and Zisis.
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. Nov 5, 2013
    84
    Coherently channeling R&B, techno, disco and rock music as a pop artist while discussing sex, drugs, lust, God, fame and creativity, Lady Gaga has offered fans her most sonically and lyrically diverse album to date.
  2. 80
    She doesn’t do anything wildly original with them [musical genres], but she has fun.
  3. Nov 11, 2013
    70
    The concept is artful and logical, yet ARTPOP never insinuates or settles in the subconscious; it always assaults, determined to make an impression even when all it has to say is that it doesn't have much to say.
  4. Nov 10, 2013
    60
    It's no instant classic, then, but neither is it the calamity that some have foreseen, being a typically mixed Gaga outing with some ludicrous highs, questionable digressions (Jewels 'N' Drugs, in which three rappers add little to the mix; or Donatella, a charmless ode to the equally charmless Versace supremo) and plenty of not-unpleasant filler.
  5. Nov 11, 2013
    60
    ARTPOP wants to hide that it doesn’t have much to say.
  6. Nov 22, 2013
    50
    This is two albums in a row now that were basically a bit boring, and she needs to sort it out soonish please.
  7. Nov 7, 2013
    40
    Throughout ARTPOP signifier upon signifier is piled on top of sometimes brilliant melodies, creating enough room for breathless readings of Gaga’s ‘art’ certainly, but failing on the more basic level as engaging pop music.

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  1. Jun 15, 2015
    10
    Foxes é maravilhosa. Eu amo tudo o que ela faz, tudo bem feito, impecável. Coisa de artista de verdade, é uma pena ver que não tem oFoxes é maravilhosa. Eu amo tudo o que ela faz, tudo bem feito, impecável. Coisa de artista de verdade, é uma pena ver que não tem o reconhecimento merecido. Expand
  2. Sep 23, 2014
    10
    I love the diversity of this album, there's hip-hop, electronic, trap, rock-pop, pop, R&B, and even a piano ballad. I believe that if theI love the diversity of this album, there's hip-hop, electronic, trap, rock-pop, pop, R&B, and even a piano ballad. I believe that if the album had sold 1 million first week or the first single had gone #1, the album would've got great reviews from "fans" and critics alike, and that's sad. The quality of an album or any piece of work should not be judged by the success or seemingly lack of, the judgment of an album should be based on the quality and the material. This album is great and it is obvious how much work went into the album on some songs like "Venus", "G.U.Y.", "ARTPOP", "Mary Jane Holland", and "Applause". Great album Expand
  3. Nov 11, 2013
    10
    This record is amazing. I can't stand the mixed or negative reviews this album gets when compared to the artistical "crap" that was releasedThis record is amazing. I can't stand the mixed or negative reviews this album gets when compared to the artistical "crap" that was released by Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus or anybody else. The entire album is written, (co-)produced and "done" by the artist not by a dozen of different songwriters or producers per track.

    ARTPOP is a truely epic pop release this year, far beyond every other release by a "high class artist".
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  4. Jul 19, 2014
    9
    Gaga never sounds the same and that's awesome! Track by track is a true experience. Experimental songs and she's not afraid of do whateverGaga never sounds the same and that's awesome! Track by track is a true experience. Experimental songs and she's not afraid of do whatever she believes. Expand
  5. Nov 11, 2013
    8
    ARTPOP is filled with unique pop music that cannot be matched with other pop artists. There are songs on the album that truly show her diverseARTPOP is filled with unique pop music that cannot be matched with other pop artists. There are songs on the album that truly show her diverse talent and creativity. However, I feel the "Art" aspect of it is missing on the album. Not a big deal since her live performance are very, very artistic. Overall, it's an amazing pop album with great potential to exploit great art performances. Expand
  6. Nov 11, 2013
    3
    Generally I am happy with the album, with a few caveats. The music is thumping, but some of the lyrics are lackluster and could use tweakingGenerally I am happy with the album, with a few caveats. The music is thumping, but some of the lyrics are lackluster and could use tweaking (maybe working with a lyracist might help?) I would have been happy if "Jewels & Druge" & "Dope" were left off of the album entirely. "Fashion" & "Donatella" have fun moments, but feel like filler. Further, I honeslty prefer the Swinefest vocal on some tracks to those that were laid down for the album ex. "Artpop", "Sex Dreams".

    Still waiting on a true acoustic album from Gaga that's were here voice & talent shine through.
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  7. Dec 3, 2013
    0
    My final opinion on artpop: Love, but has no songs that will make you remember in the future as Monster, Dance In The Dark, Scheiße. Artpop isMy final opinion on artpop: Love, but has no songs that will make you remember in the future as Monster, Dance In The Dark, Scheiße. Artpop is just another album any Without any purpose, without content and mostly without art. Expand

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