I don’t particularly see this as a controversial opinion. Artpop was simply lacking. Lady Gaga is a fantastic artist. She created some of the greatest pop music of all time at the beginning of her career. The Fame and Born This Way will forever live in my heart as some of the cornerstone records of what I call “The Golden Age Of Pop.” She was on top for many years, releasing some of the most unique radio tracks and the most eye catching videos. She was always known to put her whole self into her music, and it seemed like with every release she tried to top the last. And it worked, for a long time. However, that ended with the still disappointing Artpop. Lady Gaga is weird, we can all agree on that. But Artpop was just so WEIRD. Even for Lady Gaga. From the start of the era, to the bitter end, something was clearly off for Lady Gaga. Don’t act like you didn’t notice. Even if you’re the biggest Lady Gaga stan in the world, that doesn’t mean you’re oblivious. I was the hugest Katy Perry fan for the longest time, but even I could tell you how tragic Witness was. To be fair, Artpop isn’t Lady Gaga’s worst album… anymore. In 2016, she decided to continue her descent into hell with the garbage fire known as Joanne. But we’ll focus on that one another time… Let’s get back to Artpop.