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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. Aug 28, 2020
    10
    ARTPOP was too ahead of its time in 2013 but now in 2020 we must call it what it is...a masterpiece
  3. Nov 12, 2013
    10
    There is not doubt that ARTPOP is Lady Gaga's best album. And there is not doubt that ARTPOP is the best album of the year. Electronic, dance,There is not doubt that ARTPOP is Lady Gaga's best album. And there is not doubt that ARTPOP is the best album of the year. Electronic, dance, hip hop... and 2 amazing ballads. You can find so much variety in ARTPOP. Amazing songs as for example, Sexxx Dreams, GUY, Venus, MANiCURE, ARTPOP, Dope and Gypsy.
    So, if you love the music, and you love the art, you mast love ARTPOP
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  4. Jun 18, 2020
    10
    El disco más infravalorado de la historia.
    El disco más personal de Gaga hasta la fecha.
    El disco más experimental y conceptual de su
    El disco más infravalorado de la historia.
    El disco más personal de Gaga hasta la fecha.
    El disco más experimental y conceptual de su carrera.
    En definitiva un disco imprescindible, el cual se merece una puntuación muchísimo más alta de la que tiene, me parece ridículo e insultante.
    FREE MY MIND ARTPOP.
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  5. Jan 14, 2015
    8
    Overall it's a good album that combines all kinds of musical genres. Besides being one of the most complete albums Gaga from its predecessorOverall it's a good album that combines all kinds of musical genres. Besides being one of the most complete albums Gaga from its predecessor "Born This Way" . Although I expected better , overall it is an outstanding album with tracks like " GUY ", " Do What U Want " , "Gypsy " , "Dope " and the track that names the album " ARTPOP " . I look forward to your next album is much better. I leave you wanting something better made ​​, produced and best lyrics . Expand
  6. Apr 21, 2014
    6
    Lady Gaga caused lots of hype upon the release of this album. Fans were waiting for yet another utterly bizarre dance-worthy experience onlyLady Gaga caused lots of hype upon the release of this album. Fans were waiting for yet another utterly bizarre dance-worthy experience only mother monster can provide. While ARTPOP delivers just that, it also feels significantly less personal and down-to-earth than its previous album, Born This Way, and takes us back to the glossy and sugary dumb pop songs of The Fame.
    The album opens up with "Aura", a ridiculous controversial wanna-be song that is so full of Zedd power (Previous DJ and Producer White Shadow is now gone) that it can be called his song instead of hers. Venus is another bizarre, quasi-sexy song about, well, penises and anuses, and the album continues with sex related songs like "Sexxx Dreams" "G.U.Y (Girl Under You)" and the maybe most delightful of all "Do What U Want" featuring long-time gone R. Kelly. The songs are catchy and dance-worthy, but they miss to hit the note of connection the artist achieved with their so-called little monsters in previous albums. The highlights, though, are the ones that feel more close to the heart of the performer, like the feel-good "Gypsy", the instant hit "Applause", and the best song of the album, the melancholic and beautiful "Dope".
    ARTPOP is an album about sex for the most part. It is certainly kinky, with its weird beats and extreme lyrics. ARTPOP claims to be inspired by Warhol, but I can see that Gaga went for the popular choice here. It is not the best album the singer has on her discography, as it is fun, but lacks consistency or overall the oomph the amazing Born This Way had.
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  7. Feb 28, 2017
    0
    This album is her worst one in my opinion. It's not as good as Born This Way or The Fame/Fame Monster. Only songs that I liked were ApplauseThis album is her worst one in my opinion. It's not as good as Born This Way or The Fame/Fame Monster. Only songs that I liked were Applause and maybe Venus. Expand

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