I have managed to spend a record amount of time avoiding Lady Gaga’s whole musical existence (aside of Poker Face) but I have heard so many wonderful things about Joanne that I finally felt I had to tackle the enigma that is Lady Gaga.
The verdict is that she is definitely an artist with two halves – songs I like and songs I absolutely despise.
So having listened to her discography chronologically, here are the highs and the lows.
Tracks to ❤:
❥ Poker Face
This song is insanely catchy and the only song of hers I knew for a long time
❥ Eh Eh (Nothing I Can Say)
A pop song that wouldn’t be out of place in the 90s
❥ Disco Heaven
This song is successful in doing what it says in the title and makes me feel like I want to dance
❥ Bad Romance
This song needs no introduction
❥ Born This Way
The Brothers & Sisters series finale introduced me to this song. Whenever I listen to it I still always think of the Walkers dancing to it at Sarah’s wedding
❥ The Queen
I can’t believe this track is relegated to the bonus tracks when it’s one of the only decent songs of the album. The guitar and rocky nature obviously help with that
❥ You And I
❥ Do What U Want (feat. R. Kelly)
The first song on Artpop that I actually like.
❥ Diamond Heart
Joanne is off to a good start with this song. Before I knew it, I was singing along to the chorus
❥ John Wayne
We can only hope that the next Lady Gaga album is full of songs like this!
❥ Million Reasons
I knew if I persevered long enough I would stumble upon a ballad
❥ Come To Mama
A little bit of sax takes a good song to great status.
Tracks to ☠:
There are numerous songs that I dislike so these are just the absolute worst that have no redeeming features
☢ Love Game
This beat is sick / I wanna take a ride on your disco stick. I have a real aversion of anyone who uses the word “sick” in this way
I’m confused is Lady Gaga a dentist in an alternate life
☢ Government Hooker
Never has a song repeated the word “Hooker” so many times
Please please make this German electropop stop.
Everything from the synthesised voice to the electric noise is just a complete and utter abuse of the word “Music”. Delete, delete, delete.
☢ Sexxx Dream
Ew, ew, EW
☢ Jewels n’ Drugs
WHAT in the name of all that is holy is this?! I had to delete after 1.30 minutes for my own sanity
The electric beat of this physically hurts my ears
Conclusion: I appreciate Lady Gaga does have the talent to produce good songs but I still don’t understand the hype. I am hoping her next album is a follow-up to Joanne and she doesn’t revert to her early style of electro noise and sexually provocative lyrics.