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Jun 28, 2019

The Fame Monster We All Want To See

I could listen to this album twenty million times in a short period of time and I would not get tired of it, in fact, with this album, I can confirm and say that, in effect, Lady Gaga becomes a monster. A monster that creates music for all the senses and all the ways of being and thinking. A monster that devours the popularity charts of the whole world with many of the songs included in this long-play album and that conquers the most demanding consumers of popular music. There is no one who is not captivated by the sound, arrangements, strength, and rhythm of the themes that consolidate Lady Gaga as an obligatory reference and as the person who makes us understand the reason for existing, and the meanings of worlds that, until recently, had remained hidden from the view of the majority. It allows us to understand the meaning of certain attitudes and ways of thinking and makes us accept them as something normal and part of our diversity. It allows us to discover and contemplate beauty in all those things where before we only perceived strange things. It opens our mind, it moves our feet, it shows us the path that, from this album, would take popular music. It has set a high standard with which music lovers will value the musical works of other artists who pretend to be at the forefront. It puts limits to intolerance and builds bridges that unite all as the rhythm of all the themes passes. Her image challenges us to accept what is different and teaches us not to put more labels on people, only to love them as they are, without questioning their way of thinking or the way they look. Her determined and threatening look dominates us and marks us with the beat of the songs to go to those places where we had never been and discover so many things that we did not know. The Fame Monster is a before and an after, challenges the great stars of past decades and sets the conditions for the new generations of musicians who aspire to become the stars of the future. Obligates that those who seek to break through in the music scene are overcome and do everything possible to attract the attention of an audience that, upon discovering Lady Gaga, probably have already seen everything. It is not easy to overcome this for anyone. Everything that revolves around her music and image has been the perfect blend of marketing, market research and inspiration, and creativity that lives in the mind and heart of a complete and determined artist to conquer the world. As with all artists, Lady Gaga has had ups and downs in her career, either because of the natural weariness of people, the exhaustion of ideas, business commitments, tours, personal affairs and many imponderables in the life of anyone; nevertheless, The Fame Monster, must be, in my opinion, the line that throughout her artistic life must mark the course to her. It must be the compass that guides this artist at all times in all the art projects she intends to carry out so that she remembers what has allowed her to win the idolatry of massive and varied audiences.

Written by @JorgeDiaz from Electro Arpegio
Jun 20, 2019

Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Extends Elemental Module Nearly A Decade Beyond Its Deliverance.

Lady Gaga exemplified a different sense of enthusiasm for “Art” than she does now and there is no doubt in that. We don’t see Lady Gaga take things to such an extreme anymore and that includes Fashion, Live Performances, her Music, and it seems like Born This Way has deteriorated in comparison to her art form today. Lady Gaga left so far from her dar/goth Pop days considering the albums she released following that amazing, inspiring era including ARTPOP (2013), Cheek To Cheek (2014) with Tony Bennet, Joanne (2016), and A Star Is Born (2018) with Bradley Cooper. Lady Gaga was displaying a lot of Goth-obsessed expressions probably largely due to the fact that she felt so alienated still being practically fresh in the music industry. In the album Born This Way Lady Gaga can be heard either electronically or like a demon along with synths and organ instruments and this gives the album the feeling of something like a haunted house or a haunted industrial city if you will. Born This Way was prominently the soundtrack of my life moving to New York City to Jackson Heights in Queens, so I definitely listened to it a lot walking at night or as something to listen to after a night at the bar or a party and would have some fun and interesting envisions of what I would picture the music videos to look like without them actually being released. With this album Lady Gaga has a solid piece of Art that is crossing into a decade of lifetime gracefully with some necessity. The power ballads like “Marry the Night” and “The Edge of Glory” had such an impact on me as a young adult wanting to be more in alignment with my true path and passions in life, these singles woefully embodied that change. Unfortunately, the song “Edge of Glory” carries a particular element who can’t woefully cross over the decade and that is Clarence Clemons as he collaborated with Lady Gaga playing the solo saxophone on “The Edge of Glory,” dying one month after the song was released.

Written by @cbenson from Cyclolore

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