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Not Her Best, Better than most, though.
on February 15, 2009
After the cymbal-crashing, International #1 hit Just Dance, you're probably expecting some very solid, but somewhat standard dance music ... And that's exactly what you're going to get.
It's very strange to me that on an album such as hers (go get it by the way, it's top notch) jam-packed with number ones, she would pick this single for a sophomore single. It's more like filler. While (once again) it's solid enough; if you want to hear some top notch Lady Gaga you'd be better off with Paparazzi, or Just Dance, where she's shows her vocal range more.
About the song: She sings most of the song in a lower register, which is god, because as much as I love her, her range is not going to turn Mariah green anytime soon. However the Producer of this song (Red One?) keeps chiming in with this bizarre mu-mu-mu-ma sound effect which does nothing for the song. The Song is very chorus-heavy, (the words "He'll read my, he'll read my, no he can't read my poker face" take up 1' 45" of this song alone, I counted) which is actually a good thing, as the chorus is the only part of this song that stands out. The Synthesizer is coursing up and down and her voice mixes really well with it. It's fun to dance to, but it won't rock your World.
If you didn't like Lady Gaga before, or you just don't like Dance Music categorically, this song will fall flat in your eyes. But if you're looking for something to groove to, feel welcome to sample this song by Pops up and coming Diva.