Little monsters everywhere are rejoicing after Lady Gaga’s ARTPOP finally hit shelves last week.
The highly anticipated album is the third studio album.
The record was predicted to sell an estimated 260,000 copies by Nov. 17.
ARTPOP‘s, “Applause” debuted at number six on the Billboard Hot 100 list and has since maintained a spot on the top 10 for thirteen consecutive weeks.
However, Gaga’s second single “Do What You Want” featuring R. Kelly only placed thirteenth on the Hot 100 and has fallen drastically.
Other featured artists on the record include T.I., Too Short, and Twista. All three artists can be heard on the track “Jewels N’ Drugs,” which, has a more hip-hop sound than the rest of the record.
Throughout the rest of the album, Gaga embraces a more electronic/pop sound. Several of her songs are dance party tunes.
Not only does the album have a more electronic feel, but it reflects an 80s inspired sound too.
In songs such as “Swine” and “Donatella,” you hear a strong electronic/techno beat. These two songs are standard rave beats. If you’re in the mood to dance the album certainly has a lot to offer.
Gaga has always been known to push the limits and has cementer her spot as one of the more “out there” artists, but this time she has gone further than just her image.
Gaga’s songs are a bit racier and the lyrics are far more explicit than what her monsters are used to.
Her album was even given a parental advisory label and after listening to the album as a whole, it obvious why.
She tends to dig into her provacative side in songs “Do What You Want,” “Venus,” and “Sexxx Dreams.”
“Heard your boyfriend was away this weekend wanna meet at my place.”
I had mixed feelings about the album, I enjoyed the beat but her voice, well that’s negotiable.
Gaga dramatizes her powerful voice and sings with more emotion ARTPOP. Perhaps a bit too much. The voice featured In “Gypsy,” felt more authentic, she wasn’t trying too hard and sounded in my opinion, natural.
Gaga’s career has been an increasingly experimental journey. In the beginning her music was fun and less weird. Her last album Born This Way and now ARTPOP are her voyages into the the art side of being an artist.
ARTPOP still maintains that level of craziness that Gaga has been known for in the past but, in my opinion, I see her growing out of that phase of her artistic life and growing as an artist.
There is no doubt that Lady Gaga is talented. For someone like myself who has never cared all that much for her music or her over-the-top image, I found myself enjoying the newer beats she’s using in her music.
Though Gaga is not my cup of tea I believe her little monsters will surely be pleased with her new album ARTPOP and will continue to support Gaga while she grows as an artist.