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This review is from: Born This Way (Special Edition) (Audio CD)
Stefani Germanotta is a fabulously attractive and talented singer, songwriter, and musician. But Lady Gaga has turned into a walking, talking Halloween billboard for herself. I liked Gaga better when she was mysterious and somewhat a part of this universe.
If "Born This Way" had not been so over-hyped and "leaking" out all over the internet, if the videos had not been so far behind the songs that were released, this might be a somewhat enjoyable, and maybe even surprising, collection. But nothing could have matched the advance mismarketing hoopla. And so the let-down is big.
There are more than a few songs on this album that play happily on and on in my head. After all, she is the Queen of Hooks. However nothing really fits together. The CD cover is hideous, the material is dark and solely meant to be controversial just for the sake of being controversial. It doesn't work as a package of art at all.
I truly do adore Gaga, but she cannot make a career out of pushing the envelope. It's dial-back time, Stefani.