So finally the waiting for the newalbum is over..! Well, not really. Her fourth album, "Artpop", is due for release November 11th, but you can read an exclusive review here today!
The first single "Applause", which is coming out on August 19th, doesn't sound like a typical Gaga style song at all, but rather like an average, anonymous, edgeless disco-dance production. The song sets the bar of the album very low, and to be honest, there are not too many highs in there. The good news is that Gaga sounds more modern than on "Fame" and "Born This Way". She doesn't immitate muchor other 80's disco fever, but "kind of" follows more up-to-date styles, like Europop ("Girl Under You") or R'n'B (in "Sex Dreams", which sounds also a bit Carribean, (reminding me of and Cover Drive hits).
The best song on the album is definitely "Aura", known also as "Burqua". This song does sound very Gaga-ish, very "Bad Romance"-ish and "Judas"-ish and has nice orientalic sound elements in it. But again, it's only an exception, more to the point, nothing more than "Fame Monster" and "Born To Die". Maybe it's even less than that. If we listen again to her first songs, like "Just Dance" and "Paparazzi", and then switch to "Artpop", it's the most awkward and dissapointing feeling you can ever experience. Listening to "Artpop" I had a sad feeling that Gaga's music is not arty anymore. It's more like she is trying to imitate herself from the earlier albums. And ironicaly it is Imitation only! This album is certainly not music of the future, it's not music of the past either. It's something inbetween, in the middle of nowhere...
The Queen of Scandal dissapoints her fans on her new album, with no regrets. She recently confessed to press that she quitted smoking weed, during recording "Artpop". It looks like it was the worst decision she ever made... The only people who will be happy with her new album will be her haters, as this album is the worst in her career. It would seem like Gaga has become a better fashionista than a musician. Or just a scandal girl, "fame monster", doing her dirty thing, not in the name of art, but in the name of cash.