Music: Review of Gaga’s latest album
“Born This Way” is finally out since monday!
At first, I was a bit disappointed by the album, that’s why I waited few days to write something. I wanted to digest it! Her heavy use of religious metaphor and repeated mentions of Jesus, Judas, Mary, God, Chapel got on my nerves.
But after hearing it over and over in my Ipod, I kind of love it! It’s a hybrid album with Euro Dance sounds and Rock melodies, very 1980s but with a modern vibe. Here is what I think of each songs on the “deluxe edition”:
1- “Marry The Night” : One of my favorite, love the beat ! Very gothic with the organ but also disco-powered pop. Can’t wait to hear it on the dance floor !
2- “Born This Way” : We all know it and we all love it. The gay anthem! Me and my friend Thomas are always like hysteric little girls when we hear it in clubs! lol
3- “Government Hooker” : Not crazy about this song, only like the opera vocalizing at the beggining. It has minimal techno beat, missin’ some bass (for me).
4- “Judas” : Love it! The music video is amazing. I was not in love with it at first but now, one of my faves!
5- “Americano” : Very interesting song, exotic, “à la Alejandro” , but with more umpf
6- “Hair” : It’s an OK song, not gonna be a hit I think. I’m not a fan of sax … but great vocals.
7- “Scheiße” : LOVE that song and the beat is insane! Very “elegant” Chorus, I just want to learn the lyrics by heart! lol
8- “Bloody Mary” : Too slow, many Jesus/Mary/Church references which I’m not crazy about…. The only interesting things is the voice treatments.
9- “Black Jesus + Amen Fashions” : My God! Her voice reminds me of Madonna in the 80’s. Lot’s of Jesus references again… Not my favorite song but it’s fine…
10- “Bad Kids” : Starts with a 70’s feel then switch to the 90’s. Not gonna be a single… It’s just fine.
11- “Fashion Of His Love” : Madonna again
12- “Highway Unicorn (Road To Love)” : Strange title for this Bonnie Tyler-ish track. Dont like it!
13- “Heavy Metal Lover” : I like the voice treatment, very soft, subtle. Would be nice to hear in a “5 à 7” as background music, but not in a club.
14- “Electric Chapel” : Love this song! The arrangements are great, the beat reminds me of Kylie, very fun to hear!
15- “The Queen” : Chorus sounds a bit like “The Edge Of Glory” ‘s. It’s an OK song, not a fan.
16- “You and I” : Was it written by Shania Twain? Country Ballad… weird, no contextual sense.
17- “The Edge Of Glory” : One of my favorite! The beat is great, sounds a bit like Cher’s “Song For The Lonely” but better !
The remixes on the second CD could have been dropped. Nothing amazed me there!
Let me know what you think of the album !