Review Summary: Art and pop subjectively.
Lady Gaga is subjectively a modern music artist who primarily focuses on the genre of "pop." Her first record was called The Fame
and was well received by both critics and music consumers which invoked the feeling of "good" in those who listened. Commercially it sold 2.8 million copies as of January 2012. There were five singles spawned from her debut, such as “Poker Face” which dealt with subjects such as bisexuality and ~cockteasing~ . All of this helped perpetuate the idea by many , that Gaga is a quirky and perverse personality that could be easily digested by society. These objective notions became even more widely accepted with her next album, Born This Way
. Her sophomore album was named after the eponymous track and set the stage for the artist’s image as an LGBT supporter. It sold more copies than The Fame
is lady Gaga’s third album and will be released on November 11th.
is 59 minutes and four seconds in length. It is a pop record like her previous works. It begins with the song “Aura,” which is almost four minutes in length. It is most definitely a song, containing instruments and vocals that arise from musical notes played rhythmically. “Aura” opens up with a stringed instrument that makes the song sound the way it does. Gaga works in electronic music into it sporadically whilst making choruses that adhere to pop structures. The song ends and the next one begins. “Venus” is yet another song. There are more electronic elements than the song that came before it, but features choruses as well. It is faster than “Aura” in many parts as well. If one were to approach it objectively, one could think of it as a song to dance to. After that is the three minute and 52 second “G.U.Y.” Lady Gaga utilizes ~irony~ with the title, as G.U.Y is an acronym for “Girl Under You.” She sings about lust, love, and sexual intercourse. Once again it is an electronic laden pop song with choruses. “Sexxx Dream” is another song on Artpop
. Once more Lady Gaga sings about the subject of sex. It is a slower song and at three minutes and 34 seconds it is shorter than the song before it. “Jewels N’ Drugs” features things that distinguish it from the songs before it. Opening up with guest vocalists the vocals are inherently different than Lady Gaga. The song opens up and Lady Gaga is not immediately the person singing. It can be categorized as ~hip-hop~ and ends at the 3:48 mark. “Manicure” (stylized as “MANiCURE”) is a faster song and has electronic sounds. A little over three minutes later the single “Do What U Want” starts. The song features R. Kelly. Kelly is an R&B recording artist that has been active since 1989. About halfway through the song he sings. The title track is above average length for the album. It begins with fewer sounds than the other songs. The song retains the same beat and dynamics throughout. “Swine” follows suit with an even longer song than the last. Pigs are the topic of the song although they are objectively metaphorical. The next song is “Donatella” which is appears to be about debauchery and being a pop start, something that Gaga writes about frequently. The three minute and 58 second "Fashion!" begins with piano keys being played with vocals coming in at the 15 second mark. There is some bass being heard as well with some other sounds coming in to make it a song. "Mary Jane Holland" is a bit slower and with a volume that could be considered a little higher. "Dope" is unlike this as it begins with keys in the same way "Fashion!" did just two songs ago. It is the album's most "acoustic" piece as there are less sounds. Gaga sings about love being needed more than drugs. The strategically placed "Gypsy" does not enter in as loudly and quickly as the other songs, but instead it doesn't do those things. "Applause" signals the end of Artpop
as an applause typically comes at the end of performance. At three minutes and 32 seconds the song ends in three minutes and 32 seconds.
In conclusion, Artpop
is the third album by pop recording artist Lady Gaga. Therefore it has similarities to her previous work but is inherently different because it is a different album. It is 59 minutes and four seconds in length.