Once again I am late, at least I’m not as late as I usually am. Either way I’m still completely late which is lame.
Lady Gaga is one of my favorite artists of all time. (cue the gay jokes) I don’t care what you say. There’s a reason Gaga is held on such a pedestal.
Gaga will wash any of your favorite singers no matter what and I stand on that. With all that being said let’s get into this review.
I feel like we all know Gaga is not about to come with anything less than fire production. Could you imagine listening to a Gaga song with SoundCloud rapper production?
Gaga came in with her futuristic vibe that she’s perfected over the years. The effects on the vocals all give off a futuristic space vibe which isn’t surprising just from looking at the cover.
Almost all of the beats are a mix of pop and dubstep. To be honest some of the beats started sounding repetitive, but for the most part they were all fire.
One of the beat drops had me looking like I ate some sour candy. (Anybody who’s experienced a fire beat drop knows what I mean.)
There were a few effects and instruments in certain songs that I wasn’t expecting but still were great.
This sounds like she listened to the songs and went through each effect until she found the perfect ones. Most of the songs were in Gaga’s comfort zone and weren’t surprising but that doesn’t make them any less of a damn hit.
I can’t name one song that had terrible or even just decent production. Every effect, vocal, and beat all felt like they were in place and meant to be there.
A good tracklist can really make an album, if we’re being real. I hate albums that sound like I’m listening to the whole thing on shuffle.
Gaga’s album doesn’t have a completely randomly thrown together tracklist but it’s not the best list in the world either.
It was a bit surprising to just go from a hyped up club banger to all of a sudden I’m thinking about a girl I used to love.
I also really didn’t get why the Chromatica tracks were in the album at all. It felt completely random to just throw in some piano songs with no vocals for no reason other than to have them.
The tracks themselves were completely fire and for the most part all went with each other. It still,however,definitely had its faults.
I’d most likely have rearagened this album just a bit. I would also throw out the Chromatica tracks because they don’t do anything for the album at all.
The tracklist didn’t really follow any specific message either. A lot of the songs did have their own message but for the most part there wasn’t a set message she was trying to display.
I’d say the tracklist wasn’t her best one, but it was still pretty good. It didn’t have banger after banger like her past albums, but it still definitely had a good amount of hits.
Every song on the album was good, but I would be lying if I didn’t say that there weren’t songs that completely washed away the others. Some of the songs sounded like the same songs with different lyrics but the ones in my top five all stood out to me.
My top five would have to be Rain On Me, Free Woman, Replay, Plastic Doll, and Sine From Above.
Each one of those songs were special in their own way and are definitely getting replayed every day by me.
I liked the album, after the delays and waiting forever for it I’m glad as hell I got to listen to it.
This album isn’t one of Gaga’s best but nothing can top classic Gaga anyway.
After listening to each song and putting careful thought into it, I have to give this album a solid 9/10. I would definitely recommend it to a Lady Gaga fan. I don’t think I’d give it to someone who’s never heard of Gaga before but if you asked I would tell you the album is definitely worth a listen.