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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. Nov 12, 2013
    10
    Lady Gaga's the best. Yes! She sounds amazing on ARTPOP. She's very artistic. And she co-produced and composed every song on the record. She'sLady Gaga's the best. Yes! She sounds amazing on ARTPOP. She's very artistic. And she co-produced and composed every song on the record. She's complete. Can't wait to see what she will do on her new tour. *applause* Expand
  2. Sep 23, 2014
    10
    Es un gran album, muestra toda la electronica en su mejor produccion no tan exagerada en sonidos fuertes, no es como Born This Way, este albumEs un gran album, muestra toda la electronica en su mejor produccion no tan exagerada en sonidos fuertes, no es como Born This Way, este album es mas electronico. 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. Aug 4, 2014
    9
    ARTPOP delivers the futuristic-pop sound that you expect from none other than the Lady herself. From the individual songs themselves, ARTPOPARTPOP delivers the futuristic-pop sound that you expect from none other than the Lady herself. From the individual songs themselves, ARTPOP fails to deliver the successful chart-worthy singles that were seen from The Fame and The Fame Monster, much the same as Born This Way did. As an album itself, Gaga offers probably her best yet. The songs are able to beautifully transition to the next, even despite the often sharp contrast at times. It doesn't matter who you are, there will at least be one song off of the album that you will like. Whether you're a fan of rap, ballads, dance, there is a song for you on ARTPOP.

    If you're looking for a crazy album rearing to explode in a magnificent ejaculation of art, the album will no doubt be perfect for you. If you're looking for a few chart worthy songs then I might direct you to previous albums of hers. I hope Gaga in her next album can incorporate her sometimes basic, but timeless songs like 'Poker Face' and 'Bad Romance' in a real experimental album such as ARTPOP, to please both kinds of people. ARTPOP was my favourite album out of the pop divas in 2013, smashing Prism and Beyoncé's self titled album. Whilst the album may have its imperfections, it's definitely ones to be remembered amongst the greatest albums of all times.
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  5. Nov 12, 2013
    8
    Lady Gaga shows us once again how to be a good songwriter not surrendering to the cliché of basic letters and'' routine'', not to mention theLady Gaga shows us once again how to be a good songwriter not surrendering to the cliché of basic letters and'' routine'', not to mention the melodies and'' Dope'', which appears to be more a live performance, with his incredible voice that every time that passes, excels in quality issue, congratulations Gaga, always rocking. 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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