ARTPOP FIRST LISTEN PARTY

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  1. Ag

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    Maybe the background of work made it sound better. Even dross like Dope sounded alright.
     
  2. Christian

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    50% of it is beyond reprieve and Dope is one of the worst proponents of its excesses. You must have been in a good mood!
     
  3. Ag

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    As I said before Jesy & Co pathed the way and my endorphins were probably through the roof.
     
  4. Suedey

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    I know! I was preparing to hate it with every fibre of my being and yet I simply cannot. Quite annoying really.
     
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    I have to say it sounded better with earphones. Maybe I need to enjoy it when distracted with wankers, so that by comparison she seems normal, rational and someone I want to hear.
     
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    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    Just wondering if I buy the album now, or wait, hope it's not #1 in the midweeks, and see if they slash the price.
     
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    A friend of mine was telling me it'll be sold for 5€ here through some sort of promo. He's a Gaga loon, so he must be right.
     
  8. Ag

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    09 Aura
    09 Venus - True evidence that this bitch needs to stick to high production values and studio releases. Stay off small stages.
    10 G.U.Y. - A clear highlight
    08 Sexxx Dreams
    09 Jewels n' Drugs - I like this more than I really should.
    05 Manicure - A low point so far
    08 Do What U Want - Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck.
    04 Artpop - Poor
    06 Swine
    08 Donatella
    08 Fashion! - Like this far more than I should.
    07 Mary Jane Holland - Hangover from BTW mixed with I Know Him So Well.
    05 Dope - HONK
    10 Gypsy - This is what I want from Gaga. Undiluted pop.
    08 Applause - why the fuck was this first single?!

    It's hard to rate some of the tracks, because parts of them are incredibly annoying and other parts utterly poptastic wonder. High art this album is not however. I don't get the comments that the album is not cohesive. I can only spot some of the song breaks by the silence, groundbreaking genre splitting Gaga it is not 7.6/10
     
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    The price will be slashed to buggery for sure. Can't you Spotify it until then?
     
  10. lolly

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    Good point. I tend to forget I have spotify subscription! In fact I think I have a trial one for the new google play service that I need to cancel before I end up getting charged for it, as well.
     
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    I've been Spotifying Cher up until tonight when I finally thought I might as well plunk down for it.
     
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    Now it's settled, I know that the real problem for me is that this album isn't "art" in the slightest. There's nothing clever, thought-provoking or avant garde about it in the slightest.

    Normally this wouldn't matter in the slightest, but she's talked up that side of it so much, I'd have loved something much, much more out there than what was delivered. Wearing a whacky dress and a daft wig is just not good enough.
     
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    That's it. It's just a pop/ dance album. There's no lyrical shocks on there. Art it is most definitely not.
     
  14. Suedey

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    I have one thing to say:


    AURA-AAAA-AAAA
    AURA-AAAA-AAAA
     
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    Sorry Suede, I'm in more of a

    TORN up, BUSTED, TAKEN APART
    I've been BROKEN DOWN
    Left with a BROKEN HEART
    But I'm STRONG
    Strong enough to RISE ABOVE


    kind of mood tonight :disco:
     
  16. straightorbroken

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    Those parts are very Dana International (for me at least).
     
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    Isn't it really snobby to say that pop music isn't art though? I think it's totally an art form and I think this is a great example of pop music as an art form.
     
  18. Tramell

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    Absolutely!
     
  19. Jark

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    Pop music can be an art, but how is this album art? Half the songs are made up of edm beats recycled from every popular song of the last 3 years!

    Born This Way, on the other hand, was art :disco:
     
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    I don't think he meant that pop music isn't art, it's just that this album (which I personally like a lot more than Born This Way) is not art.
     
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    Who cares about this ART nonsense? :D Some of you really need to cut down on Gaga. What next? Shell-kinis for the Summer of 14?
     
  22. Loufoque

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    If people are getting hung up on the title just do what I did and rename the album under a more factually accurate name

    MAX TRACKS!
     
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    You BETCHA she does :D

    Now hold on to your pantyhose boys, because I am coming round to this album!
     
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  24. Loufoque

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    NO SHIT :D

    You've been on-board since Day 1 Chrissy!

    SING IT! OOH there AIN'T no OTHER WAY :disco:
     
  25. Satan

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    So I finally downloaded this on iTunes (just because I'm stuck in Vietnam and don't have any illegal means at my disposal) and I'm surprised at how much I like it on a first listen. Didn't feel the urge to skip any track. And yes, I went through Jewels, Mary Jane and Dope. All good to me! :D
     
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    Oh, forgot about Swine. It's a bit shit. Probably the worst track.
     
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    Swine I wanted to hate. But it's a ridiculous grower. I kinda love it now.

    Then again I'm even enjoying Jewels n Drugs, so you can just disregard my opinion (if you hadn't already).
     
  28. Loufoque

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    Basically the entire album is fab
     
  29. Beverley

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    Despite my initial dissapointment, I'm loving all of it too. :shy:
     
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    Donatell is a fabulous riot.

    I'm a rich bitch, I'm the upper CLASS.

    And whatever else she's singing during these coke-binging sprees segments.

    The intro, the deadpan verses (even if lyrically she could have pushed these parts further), the stunning bridges and of course that 'throwing the furniture upside down looking for one more sachet of the white stuff' chorus. It all just feels so good.
     
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    Where did I say that? Of course pop music is a form of art. But all the spiel we've heard about this, was that the art would be groundbreaking pop. Instead it's more a stick on pasta shapes, compared to Little Mix's Warholian effort. For example.

    That's extreme, but life changing it is NOT, expect to perhaps a few queens here and there who are unable to find their inspiration autonomously.
     
  32. Loufoque

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    I just love it for what it is - a collection of noisy, hooky pop tunes.
     
  33. RaspberrySwirl

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    A cacophony
     
  34. Daniel

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    YOU. WERE. IN. MY. :disco:

    My rate is coming soon.
     
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  35. Christian

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    Doll, we've all moved on.
     
  36. Daniel

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    I'm sure you will be back regardless.
     
  37. Tramell

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    :D YEAH RIGHT
     
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    I think Daniel might just provide this thread's SECOND WIND :disco:
     
  39. Christian

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    I meant from reviews, but keep those defensive jabs coming boys :D
     
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    Let me predict it for you:

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    10
    11
    14
    10
    10
    10
    10
    10
    10
    10
    10
    -1 (for the bit where the last song ends)

    Allocate these numbers to any of the songs in any order and you've just about got it!
     
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