The Golden Age Of Pop: Lady Gaga Is Self-Assured And At The Top Of Her Game With Unforgettable Debut “The Fame”
So, let’s pretend the year is 2008. It’s summer and you’re making a huge transition in your life. For me, it was the fact that I was growing up at an alarming rate. High school would be approaching me in the fall, so it felt like my last summer to be a kid. Luckily, the summer after middle school was one of my favorites. Personally, I met some of the most important people in my life, and had a close knit friend group with amazing memories. One of the things we would do together was listening to music. I didn’t see it then, but the time we were living in was what I had previously coined “The Golden Age Of Pop.” Around this time, pop queens Katy Perry, Kesha and Lady Gaga would reign supreme. As new artists, they each brought something unique to the pop scene and it felt like they knew so much about who they were. Among these artists, I’d say that Lady Gaga was especially self-aware. Her debut album The Fame is still one of the most ambitious dance records out there. To be honest, I haven’t really heard anything like it since its release, and I do believe that’s one of the major things that has catapulted Lady Gaga into one of the biggest names in music.