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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 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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  2. Apr 14, 2021
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The most amazing Lady Gaga album, Is futuristic and rare!! This could’ve amazing in this times and is sad that this peace of Art was underestimated in that times Expand
  3. Jun 18, 2014
    10
    ARTPOP is a confession of gaga's deepest thoughts, fears and sins. All is maskered with EDM music cause it helps her to feel happy as sheARTPOP is a confession of gaga's deepest thoughts, fears and sins. All is maskered with EDM music cause it helps her to feel happy as she said. I feel free while listening to this album full of love and anger. THe production si amazing, qualitatively better than her previous works. i didn't understand all the hate and negativity that people have. She is doing nothing more than her passions. Expand
  4. Oct 24, 2015
    10
    The bigger artist of pop! This album shows Gaga doing somethin new, again! The songs are amazing and we can see Gaga coming back with all theThe bigger artist of pop! This album shows Gaga doing somethin new, again! The songs are amazing and we can see Gaga coming back with all the forces ever! She did something incredible again! She deserves all sucess ever! Expand
  5. Nov 20, 2021
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. better album from an artist that every step is a creating a monumental criticism since she debuted. Expand
  6. Sep 5, 2019
    7
    Gaga took upbeat electronic pop to another level with this project
    melodies and beats that get stuck in my mind for weeks
    Aura is a fun
    Gaga took upbeat electronic pop to another level with this project
    melodies and beats that get stuck in my mind for weeks
    Aura is a fun playful intro
    Venus is such a bop
    i like how she she dived into other genres like the country-ish song "MANiCURE" and the RnB influenced " Do What U Want"
    Artpop the track is the smoothest most haunting song on the album
    Applause is definitely my favorite track
    some of the tracks like " Jewels And Drugs" and "Swine" are a little bit questionable but overall it's a solid album
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  7. Mar 26, 2017
    0
    There's nothing good to be said about this album. It's so goddam awful I don't even have words to express.

    Lady Gaga isn't only overrated,
    There's nothing good to be said about this album. It's so goddam awful I don't even have words to express.

    Lady Gaga isn't only overrated, but a crappy artist.
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