ARTPOP FIRST LISTEN PARTY

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  1. Penelope

    Penelope AND SHAVE OUR EYEBROWS

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    ONE YEAR ON

    08 Aura
    10 Venus - this may be the SLOWEST GROWER I've ever encountered (given I initially thought it was literally the worst Gaga song ever) but FUCK ME I FINALLY GET IT :disco: Now SERVE FOR THE GODS!
    10 GUY - I live for the applause production
    11 Sexxx Dreams - probably in my top five tracks by the Lady. A true anthem to arch your back to
    06 Jewels N Drugs - it's a minute too long but as an attempt at provocation it's unmatched.
    09 Manicure - still love that this bitch tried to pass off a rehash of Shut Up And Drive as art. And it WORKED! :disco:
    10 Do What U Want - one of the most stellar middle eights on an album which excels at them
    10 Artpop
    00 Swine - Gaga's greatest crime on this album was allowing Zedd and DJ White Shadow to shart all over it with that frankly unlistenable ADHD grinder EDM production, and this was the worst offender.
    07 Donatella - 04 for the production, but god I love a good smirk to the campy lyrics
    09 Fashion - love the more laidback 70s disco sound. Like Artpop, it's a breather the album so desperately needs
    07 Mary Jane Holland - 04 for the production, 10 for the utterly *transcendental* middle eight.
    05 Dope - had basically zero afterlife for me
    11 Gypsy - I instinctively always think of this through the prism of Suomi's review of it as the ultimate Melodifestivalen heat 4, song 8 contest closer. Perfection.
    10 Applause - 'some of us just LIKE to READ' has established itself as a key player within my superior queen phrasebook. And AGAIN, love this bitch having the nerve to steal the production from Calvin Harris - Bounce and call it art. And SO IT WAS

    QUEEN!
     
  2. RaspberrySwirl

    RaspberrySwirl Leftover

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    I love (half of) this so much more now. It's much better than that dreadful BTW album.

    11 Aura
    10 Venus
    10 G.U.Y
    09 Sexxx Dreams
    00 Jewels N Drugs
    -1 Manicure
    10 Do What U Want
    08 Artpop
    00 Swine
    00 Donatella
    00 Fashion
    00 Mary Jane Holland
    02 Dope
    04 Gypsy
    10 Applause
     
  3. Phoenix

    Phoenix L to the OG

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    07 Aura
    09 Venus
    09 G.U.Y
    09 Sexxx Dreams
    00 Jewels N Drugs
    00 Manicure
    08 Do What U Want
    08 Artpop
    00 Swine
    07 Donatella
    07 Fashion
    00 Mary Jane Holland
    00 Dope
    10 Gypsy
    09 Applause

    Better than BTW and I would probably enjoy it more if she wasn't rather annoying.
     
  4. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    08 Aura- My burqa is protection for the GORGEOUSNESS of my FACE
    11 Venus- TAKE ME TO YOUR PLANET
    10 G.U.Y- I just want IT to be HOT, because I'm BEST when I'm in LOVE and I'm LOVE with YOU
    10 Sexxx Dreams- And I FEEL SO TRASHY
    00 Jewels N Drugs
    09 Manicure- RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRINSE and CURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRL your HAIR :disco:
    10 Do What U Want- And we're laying the club like WE DON'T GIVE A FUCKKKKKKKKKKKKK
    10 Artpop- My heart can BEAT with BRICKS and STRINGS
    07 Swine- SWINE!
    08 Donatella- I'm the UPPER CLASS!
    09 Fashion- I own the WORLD, we OWN the WORLD...
    08 Mary Jane Holland- RUSSSSSSSSSIAN hookers and CHEAP GIN
    10 Dope- Been hurting low from living HIIIIGH for so long :(
    10 Gypsy- I DON'T WANNA BE ALONE forever, but I can be tonight
    09 Applause- Put your hands up make em TOUCH, TOUCH

    Her second best set after "Monster" (which I count separately), my album of the past 12 months, still on massively regular rotation chez Shee and, well, just BRILLIANT
     
  5. Loufoque

    Loufoque CONTINENTAL QUEEN

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    10 Aura
    10 Venus
    09 G.U.Y
    08 Sexxx Dreams
    07 Jewels N Drugs
    03 Manicure
    11 Do What U Want
    09 Artpop
    05 Swine
    05 Donatella
    09 Fashion
    08 Mary Jane Holland
    05 Dope
    10 Gypsy
    10 Applause
     
  6. Tramell

    Tramell Amen Fashion

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    08 Aura
    10 Venus
    09 G.U.Y
    08 Sexxx Dreams
    05 Jewels N Drugs
    08 Manicure
    11 Do What U Want
    11 Artpop
    07 Swine
    07 Donatella
    09 Fashion
    08 Mary Jane Holland
    06 Dope
    10 Gypsy
    10 Applause
     
  7. RaspberrySwirl

    RaspberrySwirl Leftover

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    You know something is wrong when you rate a Gaga song higher than tramell.
     
  8. straightorbroken

    straightorbroken Trust the Duchess

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    08 Aura
    10 Venus
    09 G.U.Y
    10 Sexxx Dreams
    00 Jewels N Drugs
    07 Manicure
    10 Do What U Want
    10 Artpop
    07 Swine
    11 Donatella
    10 Fashion!
    08 Mary Jane Holland
    00 Dope
    10 Gypsy
    10 Applause

    Still causin' it.
     
  9. Beverley

    Beverley I Don't Wanna Change A THI-ING

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    09 Aura
    15 Venus - this song is LIFE. And probably my favourite Gaga song EVER at the moment.
    10 G.U.Y
    09 Sexxx Dreams - I prefer the slightly slowed down version of it from the iTunes fest
    06 Jewels N Drugs
    04 Manicure
    10 Do What U Want
    09 Artpop
    07 Swine
    08 Donatella
    08 Fashion
    08 Mary Jane Holland
    07 Dope
    10 Gypsy
    10 Applause
     
  10. Dark Carnival

    Dark Carnival Missss Vaaaaaanjie

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    Aura is all sorts of FABULOUS!

    My veil is protection for the gorgeousness of my FACE :disco:
     
  11. Dark Carnival

    Dark Carnival Missss Vaaaaaanjie

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    Besides Aura, Artpop is alright. The rest varies between 00 and 05
     
  12. Pipo

    Pipo Gossip is the devil’s telephone, best to hang up!

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    08 Aura
    10 Venus
    08 G.U.Y
    09 Sexxx Dreams
    -1 Jewels N Drugs
    -1 Manicure
    11 Do What U Want
    07 Artpop
    00 Swine
    04 Donatella
    10 Fashion!
    02 Mary Jane Holland
    -1 Dope
    08 Gypsy
    07 Applause
     
  13. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOODESSSS OF LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE

    When those CRAZY PLANTS grew out of the stage I could have FUCKING DIED, let me tell you :disco:
     
  14. Beverley

    Beverley I Don't Wanna Change A THI-ING

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    IT WAS INSANE! AND GORGEOUS! And visually, probably my FAVOURITE thing about the Concert (apart form being showered with confetti after every fooking song) :disco:
     
  15. Loufoque

    Loufoque CONTINENTAL QUEEN

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    Venus is absolutely fucking immense. Feel sad for the basics who don't get it because it's not a generic Katy Perry song.
     
  16. Loufoque

    Loufoque CONTINENTAL QUEEN

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    I wish she'd called the album BASIC BITCH rather than ARTPOP. Now THAT would have been reverse Warholian :disco:
     
  17. Whatevar

    Whatevar WOOF

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    OMG I listened to this album the other day for the first time in ages and there are some really terrible songs. What was she thinking? Too much drugs innit.
     
  18. Jark

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    I still don't and will never get "Fashion!". It's fucking rotten.
     
  19. ZZ

    ZZ lacklustre forgotten diva

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    'Fashion!' is the best thing on the album for me
     
  20. Pipo

    Pipo Gossip is the devil’s telephone, best to hang up!

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    retweet
     
  21. Whatevar

    Whatevar WOOF

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    Oh I like that David Bowie rip off very much.

    It's tracks like Aura and Swine that are just terrible NOISE.
     
  22. Whatevar

    Whatevar WOOF

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    Oh and add Jewels N Drugs and Manicure to the list. Awful.
     
  23. northernlad

    northernlad all flowers in time bend towards the sun

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    You forgot Dope which is possibly the worst thing she's ever done. Aura was a fan-favourite but I never got it.
     
  24. Whatevar

    Whatevar WOOF

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    At least Dope is melodic though. It's the lyrics that ruin it.
     
  25. ZZ

    ZZ lacklustre forgotten diva

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    If Aura was just the part of the chorus, I would consider it a song. Otherwise, as aforementioned by Whatevar, it's just noise. My favourites continue being Fashion!, Applause, Artpop, Do what you want and Gypsy. The rest was neither pop and definitely not art. But I still have faith in her to produce a strong record. She's way too young and creative to have given us the best of her. Unless she does an Amy of course.
     
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  26. Jark

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    Too young to be creative? Isn't she about 40 these days? :basil:
     
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  27. ZZ

    ZZ lacklustre forgotten diva

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    I didn't say 'too young to be creative'
    And somehow something tells me that at 29 she still has loads to tell us artistically so I trust there's more to her than what we've heard or seen so far.
     
  28. Mugatu

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    I thought she was still going through her pretending to be some sort of Minnelli-esque, aged Hollywood royalty/vulnerable adult phase?
     
  29. Whatevar

    Whatevar WOOF

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    She certainly needs to drop the EDM club sound and just make an album of really decent pop songs and torch ballads.
     
  30. Halli

    Halli sippin' champagne from a paper cup

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    What a waste Gypsy was not getting the proper treatment. To think it was the tour closer too
     
  31. Marilyn

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    10 Aura
    10 Venus
    09 G.U.Y
    09 Sexxx Dreams
    07 Jewels N Drugs
    07 Manicure
    10 Do What U Want
    10 Artpop
    07 Swine
    09 Donatella
    07 Fashion!
    07 Mary Jane Holland
    08 Dope
    10 Gypsy
    10 Applause
     
  32. Marilyn

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    Like Born This Way, a bit of editing (or a LOT in BTW's case) and it'd be a minor classic
     
  33. ZZ

    ZZ lacklustre forgotten diva

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    I think she should have released it as an EP with the 6-7 good ones and got rid of the rest.
     
  34. Whatevar

    Whatevar WOOF

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    This would be great:

    Venus
    G.U.Y
    Sexxx Dreams
    Do What U Want
    Artpop
    Donatella
    Fashion!
    Dope
    Gypsy
    Applause

    10 tracks makes an album in my book.

    I still think Do What U Want is sublime.
     
  35. Christian

    Christian GOOD BYE!

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    The ARTPOP RECONSIDERATION PARTY starts here girls!

    Yes, it's still only actually half decent truth be told but that's about 50% better than it sounded at the time.

    10 Aura
    10 Venus
    10 G.U.Y
    08 Sexxx Dreams
    01 Jewels N Drugs
    01 Manicure
    10 Do What U Want
    10 Artpop
    05 Swine
    02 Donatella
    01 Fashion!
    02 Mary Jane Holland
    00 Dope
    11 Gypsy
    01 Applause

    Talk about PEAKS and TROUGHS
     
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  36. RobotBoy

    RobotBoy BANG BANG

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    Everything is better when you listen without HATRED.
     
  37. RaspberrySwirl

    RaspberrySwirl Leftover

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    :disco:

    See I've always been an Aura girl.
     
  38. Tramell

    Tramell Amen Fashion

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    :D
     
  39. RaspberrySwirl

    RaspberrySwirl Leftover

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    :disco:

    See I've always been an Aura girl.
     
  40. Christian

    Christian GOOD BYE!

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    Is there an echo in here?
     

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