ARTPOP

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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. Jan 29, 2016
    10
    This album is so underrated, is literally a masterpiece; all the songs have a meaning and this help us to know Gaga in her most authentic.This album is so underrated, is literally a masterpiece; all the songs have a meaning and this help us to know Gaga in her most authentic. Just listen it and you will love it! Expand
  2. Sep 23, 2014
    10
    The most underrated album of the year. A beautiful mix of all types of music to bring together true art and beauty. Gaga delivers once again.The most underrated album of the year. A beautiful mix of all types of music to bring together true art and beauty. Gaga delivers once again. Check out tracks like Aura and ARTPOP that truly define Gaga's style. 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 14, 2013
    8
    This is a great EDM album but it gets dragged down by two songs the ill fitted over crowded Jewels and Drugs and towards the end the song DopeThis is a great EDM album but it gets dragged down by two songs the ill fitted over crowded Jewels and Drugs and towards the end the song Dope doesn't fit well with the rest of the album. Overall great experience Expand
  6. Nov 12, 2013
    3
    You are doing something quite wrong when you go from having one of the most acclaimed and successful pop records like The Fame Monster was,You are doing something quite wrong when you go from having one of the most acclaimed and successful pop records like The Fame Monster was, to something like ARTPOP. This record is highly overproduced and sounds dated, it seems like she has no aim to evolve, she's stuck with cheap EDM music beats.

    Lady Gaga's lyrics have never been a highlight, however stupid lyrics can get a pass if the production and execution of the song is good overall. Not the case this time, the only song that can approach these qualifications is Do What U Want. The rest is overproduced, oversung, oversexualized and poorly executed.

    Let's talk about Gaga's pretentiousness. Wasn't this labeled as the new Thriller by someone in her team? Well, someone should hit that guy's head. The tittle not only is pretentious is also cringeworthy. I wonder if this is really what Gaga's conceive as art mixing with pop culture or she just got lost in the process, as per usual. This is more like Gaga singing about how much she likes to get praised, and talking about meaningless stuff, something she has been doing since record number one. Fame, money, sex, love. How innovative, does she still have something different to offer, besides her obnoxious, ridiculous and desperate costumes? If we take ARTPOP as the answer for this question, is a big no.

    Funny thing, some people thought Born This Way was Gaga's lowest point. What a way to hit the wall.
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  7. Jun 13, 2014
    0
    this album is GARBAGE, and there is nothing artistic about it AT ALL. Poor Gaga wanted to regain public interest but sadly she flopped hard,this album is GARBAGE, and there is nothing artistic about it AT ALL. Poor Gaga wanted to regain public interest but sadly she flopped hard, and it' good to see everyone else succeeding while this pretentious try hard Madonna wannabe fades into oblivion. Expand

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