After much teasing and many, many antics, Lady Gaga’s ARTPOP finally arrived in stores today. Just like her previous work, Lady Gaga flexed her marketing muscle in this release. From a flying dress to showing her vagina to high-profile stints at iTunes Festival and the MTV Music Awards, Gaga didn’t back down from promoting this album. ARTPOP is the third full-length album from the “Pokerface” pop star.
But what about the music?
I’m happy to report that for the most part, ARTPOP is not a bad album. In fact, I like this better than the unlistenable Born This Way. Here are five highlights:
Yes, “Applause” isn’t the most exciting or innovative pop single ever, but it’s super catchy. The music video is borderline campy, borderline cheesy. Lady Gaga is a lot better when she doesn’t take herself too seriously, and “Applause” proves that.