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ARTPOP

Lady Gaga

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If Born This Way was made for the Little Monsters, its 2013 sequel ARTPOP was made for the world. Lady Gaga has grand designs for her third album, to pull a "reverse Warhol," which presumably means she wants to channel high art into pop instead of pop into high art, but it's a little difficult to discern Gaga's intent, either in this statement or ARTPOP as a whole. Willfully existing simply on the surface, a surface that perhaps (or perhaps not) signifies a greater depth, ARTPOP is teasingly garish, its bright colors and brittle beats attacking with glee, the emphasis always on big, pulsating beats, shattered reflections, sound cascading over song in every instance. Inevitably, this emphasis on production means the pop in ARTPOP winds up diminished; perhaps it's "pop" in the pop-art sense, as it's shamelessly, intentionally populist, but as pop music it relies not on hooks in either its melody or rhythm, but rather a full-on glitz blitz that can dazzle as often as it tires. Lost in her self-generated mythos, Gaga doesn't much care whether her music sticks as long as she's not ignored -- even such seemingly soul-baring moments as the single-spotlight showcase "Dope" isn't confessional so much as a gearshift designed to capture attention -- and ARTPOP continually demands attention as it eschews the notion of love, right down to how all the sex songs deliberately separate the body from the soul. This isn't limited to Gaga's exhortation to R. Kelly to "do what you want with my body" on "Do What U Want," either. At times -- particularly throughout the album's first half -- ARTPOP is a non-stop erotic cabaret, Gaga contorting herself to fulfill any desire, switching roles between a guy and a girl and a bottom and a top, her ambidexterous sexuality signaling power, not sensuality. This same arrogance glides her through songs about style -- the ludicrous "Donatella," a tribute to Versace that borders on character assassination; "Fashion!," which isn't a David Bowie cover, no matter how much it longs to be -- and songs about drugs, a cycle that takes her toward a concluding coda where Gaga stands resplendent in the applause.
© Stephen Thomas Erlewine /TiVo

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1
Aura Explicit
00:03:55

Lady Gaga, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Anton Zaslavski, ComposerLyricist - Zedd, Producer - Amit Duvdevani, ComposerLyricist - Erez Eisen, ComposerLyricist - Infected Mushroom, Producer

℗ 2013 UMG Recordings, Inc.

2
Venus Explicit
00:03:53

Lady Gaga, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Sun Ra, ComposerLyricist - Hugo Leclercq, ComposerLyricist - Dino Zisis, ComposerLyricist - Nick Monson, ComposerLyricist - Paul "DJ White Shadow" Blair, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2013 UMG Recordings, Inc.

3
G.U.Y. Explicit
00:03:52

Lady Gaga, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Anton Zaslavski, ComposerLyricist - Zedd, Producer

℗ 2013 UMG Recordings, Inc.

4
Sexxx Dreams Explicit
00:03:34

William Grigahcine, ComposerLyricist - Lady Gaga, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Paul Blair, ComposerLyricist - Martin Bresso, ComposerLyricist - Paul "DJ White Shadow" Blair, Producer

℗ 2013 UMG Recordings, Inc.

5
Jewels N' Drugs Explicit
00:03:47

Clifford Harris, ComposerLyricist - Too $hort, FeaturedArtist, ComposerLyricist - Lady Gaga, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Twista, FeaturedArtist, ComposerLyricist - T.I., FeaturedArtist - Dino Zisis, Producer, Co-Producer, ComposerLyricist - Nick Monson, Producer, Co-Producer, ComposerLyricist - Paul "DJ White Shadow" Blair, Producer, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2013 UMG Recordings, Inc.

6
MANiCURE
00:03:19

Lady Gaga, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Dino Zisis, Producer, Co-Producer, ComposerLyricist - Nick Monson, Producer, Co-Producer, ComposerLyricist - Paul "DJ White Shadow" Blair, Producer, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2013 UMG Recordings, Inc.

7
ARTPOP
00:04:07

Lady Gaga, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Dino Zisis, Producer, Co-Producer, ComposerLyricist - Nick Monson, Producer, Co-Producer, ComposerLyricist - Paul "DJ White Shadow" Blair, Producer, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2013 UMG Recordings, Inc.

8
Swine Explicit
00:04:28

Lady Gaga, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Dino Zisis, Producer, Co-Producer, ComposerLyricist - Nick Monson, Producer, Co-Producer, ComposerLyricist - Paul "DJ White Shadow" Blair, Producer, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2013 UMG Recordings, Inc.

9
Donatella Explicit
00:04:24

Lady Gaga, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Anton Zaslavski, ComposerLyricist - Zedd, Producer

℗ 2013 UMG Recordings, Inc.

10
Fashion!
00:03:59

William Adams, ComposerLyricist - Giorgio Tuinfort, Producer, ComposerLyricist - David Guetta, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Lady Gaga, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - will.i.am, Producer - Paul "DJ White Shadow" Blair, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2013 UMG Recordings, Inc.

11
Mary Jane Holland Explicit
00:04:37

Lady Gaga, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Hugo Leclercq, Producer, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2013 UMG Recordings, Inc.

12
Dope Explicit
00:03:41

Rick Rubin, Producer - Lady Gaga, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Dino Zisis, ComposerLyricist - Nick Monson, ComposerLyricist - Paul "DJ White Shadow" Blair, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2013 UMG Recordings, Inc.

13
Gypsy
00:04:08

Lady Gaga, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Redone, ComposerLyricist - Hugo Leclercq, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Paul "DJ White Shadow" Blair, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2013 UMG Recordings, Inc.

14
Applause
00:03:32

William Grigahcine, ComposerLyricist - Lady Gaga, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Julien Arias, ComposerLyricist - Paul Blair, ComposerLyricist - Nicolas Mercier, ComposerLyricist - Dino Zisis, Producer, Co-Producer, ComposerLyricist - Nick Monson, Producer, Co-Producer, ComposerLyricist - Martin Bresso, ComposerLyricist - Paul "DJ White Shadow" Blair, Producer

℗ 2013 UMG Recordings, Inc.

Album Description

If Born This Way was made for the Little Monsters, its 2013 sequel ARTPOP was made for the world. Lady Gaga has grand designs for her third album, to pull a "reverse Warhol," which presumably means she wants to channel high art into pop instead of pop into high art, but it's a little difficult to discern Gaga's intent, either in this statement or ARTPOP as a whole. Willfully existing simply on the surface, a surface that perhaps (or perhaps not) signifies a greater depth, ARTPOP is teasingly garish, its bright colors and brittle beats attacking with glee, the emphasis always on big, pulsating beats, shattered reflections, sound cascading over song in every instance. Inevitably, this emphasis on production means the pop in ARTPOP winds up diminished; perhaps it's "pop" in the pop-art sense, as it's shamelessly, intentionally populist, but as pop music it relies not on hooks in either its melody or rhythm, but rather a full-on glitz blitz that can dazzle as often as it tires. Lost in her self-generated mythos, Gaga doesn't much care whether her music sticks as long as she's not ignored -- even such seemingly soul-baring moments as the single-spotlight showcase "Dope" isn't confessional so much as a gearshift designed to capture attention -- and ARTPOP continually demands attention as it eschews the notion of love, right down to how all the sex songs deliberately separate the body from the soul. This isn't limited to Gaga's exhortation to R. Kelly to "do what you want with my body" on "Do What U Want," either. At times -- particularly throughout the album's first half -- ARTPOP is a non-stop erotic cabaret, Gaga contorting herself to fulfill any desire, switching roles between a guy and a girl and a bottom and a top, her ambidexterous sexuality signaling power, not sensuality. This same arrogance glides her through songs about style -- the ludicrous "Donatella," a tribute to Versace that borders on character assassination; "Fashion!," which isn't a David Bowie cover, no matter how much it longs to be -- and songs about drugs, a cycle that takes her toward a concluding coda where Gaga stands resplendent in the applause.
© Stephen Thomas Erlewine /TiVo

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