BY BEATRIZ GALDONA
Pop star Lady Gaga’s third album ARTPOP shot to the top of the Billboard charts after its release on Nov. 11. This CD is truly one of a kind because of the new style Gaga has taken on.
Gaga has been known to ambitiously chase creativity. Songs like “Fashion!” offer an inventive sound, with Gaga’s voice fluctuating from soft to loud and the tempo changing from upbeat to slow.
Gaga’s collaboration with R. Kelly “Do What U Want” is a song destined for the radio. It is the perfect combination of pop and R&B and its catchy tune will easily get stuck in the listener’s head.
“MANiCURE” is an upbeat melody that highlights the pop-like songs for which Gaga is most recognized.
Gaga leans toward dubstep with “Swine” which includes parts where she stops singing and the music takes over. It lures listeners who enjoy EDM (electronic dance music) and has a beat anyone can dance to.
Living up to her reputation of controversial lyrics, “Donatella” includes a few lines that could be taken offensively. Some of the disputable lyrics Gaga sings are, “Walk down the runway, but don’t puke, it’s okay / you just had a salad today.” Despite its questionable lyrics, the song’s rhythm is fun and enjoyable.
“G.U.Y. (Girl Under You)” is a complicated and risqué track with a hook that listeners will not be able to get enough of.
A successful single “Applause” does not have particularly catchy verses, but that is forgotten with every time the chorus plays. It is impossible not to sing along to the upbeat chorus.
ARTPOP is an unparalleled album with a unique collection of songs. It reflects Lady Gaga’s innovative style while at the same time offering a pleasant mixture of genres and tempos so that there is at least one song for everyone.