Born This Way [+Digital Booklet]
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Born This Way [+Digital Booklet]

May 23, 2011

  Song Title
Marry The Night
Born This Way
Government Hooker
Bloody Mary
Bad Kids
Highway Unicorn (Road To Love)
Heavy Metal Lover
Electric Chapel
Yoü And I
The Edge Of Glory
Digital Booklet: Born This Way

Product Details

  • Label: Streamline/Interscope
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  • Total Length: 1:01:10
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  • ASIN: B0051QIGP4
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,553 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #632 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
180 of 217 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not Your Teenage Sister's Gaga May 23, 2011
Format:Audio CD
If you come into Born This Way and expect to hear the exact same type of dance-pop that laced The Fame and, to a lesser extent, The Fame Monster, you will likely be a bit disappointed with this album. It isn't bubblegum.

Have you ever looked up videos of a young Gaga on YouTube? Have you watched stripped down performances of her dance-pop singles? If you have then you should realize that at her heart Lady Gaga is a rocker chick who has an instinctive ability to break these songs down to a pop enough core that they connect with a broader audience. However, in Born This Way, Gaga didn't feel the need to break the songs down as far as she did previously.

I think this is smart as it keeps her about 30 paces ahead of the Gaga mimickers who have sprung up during the past two years and the established stars who have transitioned to trying to claim a piece of her thunder (Katy Perry, I love your music too, but your public persona has become more and more Gaga in the past 18 months.)

Gaga really shows off her voice in Born This Way - in a much more clear and resonant manner than she was able to with The Fame. "Marry the Night," "Electric Chapel," "Edge of Glory" and "You and I" are show pieces from this perspective. Electric Chapel and Marry the Night are superb fun to listen to.

In reference to comments in a prior review about "Judas" and "Bloody Mary." The in-your-face parallels in songs like Judas and Bloody Mary are poetic in their power while not getting too broken down in the details of a bad relationship. Judas without the name of Judas as the song would become another cliche about loving someone who always betrays that love.
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251 of 320 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rate Music, Not Amazon *UPDATE* Album Review May 23, 2011
By Julant
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
After seeing the deal, previewing the music, and reading the reviews with problems, I've come to two conclusions:

1) The new album is definitely different, and I while I don't think it's quite as strong of a showing, it's still solid - especially for $0.99!

2) Amazon needs to moderate comments/ratings when there are known technical issues on their end!
People should not be allowed to give 1 star ratings on a product simply because of issues on Amazon's end; That does not contribute to the product rating in any way.

*EDIT* 5/23/11
1 PM EST I should also clarify that I have purchased the album, and have so far only received 6 items as well.
6 PM EST - Just received order confirmation receipt email, so things are slowly moving ahead, just have patience people.
Have received all files, as expected. Will updated with further album review once I can listen all the way thru.

5/25/11 - Full Album Review
After listening thru the whole album, I have to say I like it better than I did from just listening to the samples. Overall it comes across as another successful adventure in new sounds and song styles, and has a distinct sound that separates it from The Fame/Fame Monster. There don't seem to be as many stand-out songs at first pass, but it may grow on me the more I listen. I will revise my review if I change my mind along the way.

The album has a very 'big' sound, is somewhat whimsical at times, and covers a whole range of styles:
Upbeat club/pop; Driving, darker electro beats; 80's synth-pop; Even a Ballad thrown into the mix (You and I) - This one almost has a country sound to it

I am keeping my original star rating for the album, as I feel that artistically it deserves 5 stars.
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567 of 731 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Where is your love for Lady Gaga??? May 23, 2011
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
I just finished speaking with an Amazon MP3 Customer Service Agent, and she explained it to me clearly that their server is having technical difficulties due to the overwhelming amounts of downloads of Lady Gaga's new album. She reassured me that their technical teams are working diligently to solve the problem.

Also, she mentioned not downloading any other songs or albums until they fix the backlog, since any more songs added to your cloud player might be placed on queue. Therefore, preventing you from being able to download the songs to your iTunes or other music player.

So, please be patient little monsters because I know we have all been waiting for her album for quite some time now. You still cannot beat the price of this album compared to other music stores out there.

Just keep checking your cloud player until all of the songs get downloaded. I hope this review gives people a piece of mind that the album will eventually be downloaded.


It is now 11:55, and all the songs are finally downloaded to my Amazon Cloud Player.

Check your Amazon Cloud Player now, and see if you have all the songs downloaded.

Thank you Amazon. I can finally put my PAWS up in the air! >_<

UPDATE: (May 28, 2011)

Hello everyone,

I hope you are all enjoying Lady Gaga's new album, Born This Way, because I know I am. She is a complete inspiration to me, and her new album was worth the wait.

I know we had some difficulties downloading her album the day it was released to the public. I was able to download all the songs by the end of the day on May 23rd. However, I think some of you are still missing some songs or even the whole album.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing talent recorded here!
Absolutely love this album. It is so relatable. Songs are upbeat and I dont get tired of this album the way I do other ones. Read more
Published 4 days ago by thomas d
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved this album
I loved this album, even though I don't like Lady Gaga as a performer. I love her as a musician. Fun songs!
Published 5 days ago by TwinkleToes
5.0 out of 5 stars Born This Way
Nice CD... She's awesome... Perfect voice... I like Born this way, you and I... Edge of glory... Judas... All CD
Published 8 days ago by Moises
5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT
I'm a Lady Gaga fan and I think this is one of her best albums. I play it while skiing hard and fast.. Read more
Published 10 days ago by Cindy B.
4.0 out of 5 stars good fun
"Born This Way" didn't live up to my expectation. I loved "Fame" and subsequently "Fame Monster". Read more
Published 15 days ago by Nipith
5.0 out of 5 stars Love love love it!
I LOVE this CD! It's perfect driving music. Perfect songs with great lyrics that take you on a wonderful journey! Way to Go Gaga!
Published 15 days ago by Glimmergal
1.0 out of 5 stars Not good at all.
Judge this cd by the cover. It's just awful. I didn't really listen to more than the first track. Not even sure how I got this thing.
Published 26 days ago by Andrew Smith
4.0 out of 5 stars Okay, but not the greatest
Not my favorite album by Gaga, but it's still pretty good nevertheless. If I had known, I would have bought individual tracks instead.
Published 27 days ago by Emily Sovey
5.0 out of 5 stars Almost as Good as The Fame
Though a departure from her first album, this album is loaded with all sorts of dance tracks with electronic beats. Read more
Published 1 month ago by FamilyGuy94
4.0 out of 5 stars I liked it, but she has made better
I like Lady Gaga. I think she is a great artist. But I Fame Monster better. I think sometimes she tries too hard to shock or reinvent herself.
Published 1 month ago by Amanda
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