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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. Oct 23, 2017
    10
    Un àlbum que té art, és fet pur artíticament, la producció electrónica és bona més les lletres i temes que descriu cada cançó i les fanUn àlbum que té art, és fet pur artíticament, la producció electrónica és bona més les lletres i temes que descriu cada cançó i les fan originals, és acceptable. Expand
  2. Jul 6, 2014
    10
    An attention-freak's manifesto, ARTPOP stands as the artist's vision of how the fame absolved the pop star of her monsters through herAn attention-freak's manifesto, ARTPOP stands as the artist's vision of how the fame absolved the pop star of her monsters through her creative and dedicated mission for self-expression. Lady GaGa takes us through her creation, the Kingdom of Fame, and underneath the curtain that Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta has cast upon herself. Each listen is the ride through our own ambitions: self-acceptance, confidence, faith and love; and our darker sides our shone the light: insecurity, fear, addiction and death. May ARTPOP be experienced as our own minutes of fame, ourselves in the spotlight so gracefully cast over us by the enigmatic superstar, with her love as big as her voice. A phenomenal 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. Nov 11, 2013
    9
    While the album is not revolutionary, it is a high quality electronic album that provides unique dance rhythms and great production work.While the album is not revolutionary, it is a high quality electronic album that provides unique dance rhythms and great production work. Album standouts include: G.U.Y., Gypsy, Mary Jane Holland, Swine. Gaga showcases her wide range of voices on the album, ranging from the David Bowie-esque Applause to the high squeals of Swine. Some tracks sound incomplete or out of place, but it is a solid LP. Expand
  5. Sep 10, 2015
    8
    A good album but it's obviously not her best work to date, it does has it gems songs like Venus (Which she produced) is a good song, Fashion!A good album but it's obviously not her best work to date, it does has it gems songs like Venus (Which she produced) is a good song, Fashion! is also a stand out track of this album Expand
  6. Apr 23, 2014
    5
    There's a couple of decent songs in this album. That's it. That's all I can say. She really disappoints me with this ARTPOP thing, she talkedThere's a couple of decent songs in this album. That's it. That's all I can say. She really disappoints me with this ARTPOP thing, she talked big and gave us a trashy album. Expand
  7. Aug 26, 2016
    0
    Umm, I don't know exactly how to explain how atrocious obnoxious and hideous this album is. The worst album I have ever listened to. TerrifiedUmm, I don't know exactly how to explain how atrocious obnoxious and hideous this album is. The worst album I have ever listened to. Terrified seeing the downgrade from masterpieces like The Fame Monster and Born This Way to Artpop. Lady Gaga really disappointed me. Expand

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