Lady Gaga - ARTPOP

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A slightly different post from me today - my first ever music review. Please don't expect anything too fancy - I'm no music critic and this is basically just my thoughts! On to my favourite artist of all time - Lady Gaga. Not only do I love her music, but I love everything that she stands for, her fashion, her song writing and her positivity and love that she gives to her fans. I really appreciate that she knows she wouldn't be where she was if it wasn't for her fans and she acknowledges that at all times. I first saw Lady Gaga live when she was supporting The Pussycat Dolls (hard to imagine now, isn't it?) and I had no idea who she was! She shot to fame with the popular tracks 'Just Dance', 'Poker Face' and my all time favourite 'Papparazi'. I absolutely loved her first two albums, The Fame and The Fame Monster but when Born This Way was released, I wasn't too sure what to make of it. It was definitely a massive difference in the tracks and had quite a heavy metal theme to it, which isn't quite my thing!

So, when the release of ARTPOP finally arrived this month, I did wonder whether to buy it or not. Would I be disappointed? After a quick Christmas shopping trip, I decided to buy the album as I knew I wanted to give it a chance. I am glad I did as there is only two songs on there that I'm not too keen on - I think it's safe to say that Gaga's back with a bang. I've decided the best way to write my review is to do a little review with my thoughts on each song. The album has an energetic feel to it and I cant help singing along.
The album starts with 'Aura'. The start is pretty weird with Gaga laughing rather manically but it quickly kicks in as a really catchy pop song and is one of my favourites. Aura features in the film 'Machete Kills' and fans have speculated whether this could be the follow up to 'Telephone', which does seem pretty relevant when you hear the lyrics at the start of the song.  
Venus - You may have heard this one on her latest X Factor performance, along with 'Do what you want'. I love this song, my favourite part being the chorus of 'When you touch me I die, just a little inside, I wonder if this could be love'. A great follow up from Aura and didn't disappoint for me.
G.U.Y - Another top track on the album. This is a pretty sexual one Gaga is singing about being the girl under you and the song picks up straight away. I don't think the lyrics aren't her finest work though as she sings 'love me, love me, please retweet'.
Sexx Dreams - I'm sure you can guess what this one is about! This song isn't one of my favourites and I can't quite figure out what to think about it. I love the intro but the chorus of the song doesn't do much for me and I think I could take it or leave it.
Jewels and Drugs - This is a collab with T.I and is utterly different from her usual tracks. It's a rap song, with T.I and Gaga rapping about their love for drugs - it's not a winner for me and I always skip past this one.
Manicure - Another one of my favourites! This song is ridiculously catchy and I absolutely love it. It's not about your typical manicure, it's about being 'man cured' after being addicted to love. I love that the song is unique and doesn't sounds like your everyday pop song.
Do What You Want - Again, I'm sure you've heard this one too! I'm still not too sure what to think about this one - I think Gaga has better potential than this song and I'm not personally too fussed on this one.
ARTPOP - The main inspiration of the album, the ARTPOP track. It's a dance track with slightly confusing lyrics - 'My artpop could mean anything.' I do enjoy listening to the song, but it doesn't stand out compared to the others.
Swine - This song is a massive hit for me, it's another dance track which I cant help singing along to. It's pretty strange - it's about acting like a swine - 'You're just a pig inside a human body', but this has to be another one of my favourites.
Donatella - This sounds like a catwalk theme song, I can just imagine supermodels strutting their stuff with Gaga singing this in the background. I love this one, it's a homage to Donatella and is a stand out track.
Fashion - Not to be confused with Gaga's earlier 'Fashion' track, which I personally prefer. It's a good follow up to Donatella, but I don't think its as good!
Mary Jane Holland - Another one of my favourites. I can imagine this would sound amazing live, it reminds me of Government Hooker, which I loved.
DOPE - This one is a skip for me. It's all about how she needs 'you more than dope', and I just cant find myself to warm to it.
Gypsy - Gaga sings about 'I don't wanna be alone forever, but I can be tonight'. It really showcases how strong her vocals are as she sings about being alone whilst being on tour. Yep, you guessed it - another favourite!
Applause - Rounding up the album is Applause. I love this one, it's so catchy as I'm sure you've heard already!
What's your favourite album? x

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