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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
If Born This Way was made for the Little Monsters, its 2013 sequel ARTPOP was made for the world. Lady Gaga has grand designs for her third album, to pull a "reverse Warhol," which presumably means she wants to channel high art into pop instead of pop into high art, but it's a little difficult to discern Gaga's intent, either in this statement or ARTPOP as a whole. Willfully existing simply on the surface, a surface that perhaps or perhaps not signifies a greater depth, ARTPOP is teasingly garish, its bright colors and brittle beats attacking with glee, the emphasis always on big, pulsating beats, shattered reflections, and sound cascading over song in every ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
If Born This Way was made for the Little Monsters, its 2013 sequel ARTPOP was made for the world. Lady Gaga has grand designs for her third album, to pull a "reverse Warhol," which presumably means she wants to channel high art into pop instead of pop into high art, but it's a little difficult to discern Gaga's intent, either in this statement or ARTPOP as a whole. Willfully existing simply on the surface, a surface that perhaps or perhaps not signifies a greater depth, ARTPOP is teasingly garish, its bright colors and brittle beats attacking with glee, the emphasis always on big, pulsating beats, shattered reflections, and sound cascading over song in every instance. Inevitably, this emphasis on production means the pop in ARTPOP winds up diminished; perhaps it's "pop" in the pop-art sense, as it's shamelessly intentionally populist, but as pop music it's stiff, relying not on hooks in either its melody or rhythm, but rather a full-on glitz blitz that can dazzle as often as it tires. Lost in her self-generated mythos, Gaga doesn't much care whether her music sticks as long as she's not ignored -- even such seemingly soul-baring moments as the single-spotlight showcase "Dope" aren't confessional so much as gear shifts designed to capture attention -- and ARTPOP continually demands attention as it eschews the notion of love, right down to how all the sex songs deliberately separate the body from the soul. This isn't limited to Gaga's exhortation to R. Kelly to "do what you want with my body" on "Do What U Want," either. At times -- particularly through the album's first half -- ARTPOP is a non-stop erotic cabaret, Gaga contorting herself to fulfill any desire, switching roles between a guy and a girl, and a bottom and a top, her ambidextrous sexuality signaling power, not sensuality. This same arrogance glides her through songs about style -- the ludicrous "Donatella," a tribute to Versace that borders on character assassination; "Fashion!," which isn't a David Bowie cover, no matter how much it longs to be -- and through the songs about drugs, a cycle that takes her toward a concluding coda where Gaga stands resplendent in the applause. The concept is artful and logical, yet ARTPOP never insinuates or settles in the subconscious; it always assaults, determined to make an impression even when all it has to say is that it doesn't have much to say.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/11/2013
  • Label: Interscope Records
  • UPC: 602537543045
  • Catalog Number: 001929502
  • Sales rank: 2,100

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Aura (3:55)
  2. 2 Venus (3:53)
  3. 3 G.U.Y. (3:52)
  4. 4 Sexxx Dreams (3:34)
  5. 5 Jewels N' Drugs (3:48)
  6. 6 MANiCURE (3:19)
  7. 7 Do What U Want (3:47)
  8. 8 ARTPOP (4:07)
  9. 9 Swine (4:28)
  10. 10 Donatella (4:26)
  11. 11 Fashion! (3:59)
  12. 12 Mary Jane Holland (4:37)
  13. 13 Dope (3:41)
  14. 14 Gypsy (4:09)
  15. 15 Applause (3:32)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lady Gaga Primary Artist, Piano
R. Kelly Vocals
Donnie Lyle Bass
Nick Monson Synthesizer
Adam MacDougall Keyboards
Jason Lader Keyboards
Natalie Ganther Background Vocals
Nicole Ganther Background Vocals
Giorgio Tuinfort Piano
Sean Erick Horn
Bijon Watson Horn
Tim Stewart Guitar
Kevin Williams Horn
Leon Silva Horn
Sonja Durham Voiceover
Hugo Leclercq Synthesizer
Lyon Gray Background Vocals
Technical Credits
R. Kelly Composer
Vincent Herbert Executive Producer
Donnie Lyle Musical Director
Bill Malina Engineer
Sun Ra Composer, Sample Source
Rick Rubin Producer
Too $hort Composer
George Atkins Engineer
Twista Composer
JoAnn Tominaga Arranger, Instrumentation
Gene Grimaldi Mastering
Julian Peploe Text Layout
Ryan Hewitt Engineer
Dave Russell Engineer
Abel Garibaldi Vocal Engineer
will.i.am Programming, Producer, Vocal Engineer, Instrumentation
Ian Mereness Vocal Engineer
Amit Duvdevani Composer
Infected Mushroom Producer
Nick Monson Composer, Producer, Bass Arrangement, Guitar Arrangements, Additional Production
David Guetta Producer
Jason Lader Engineer, Digital Editing
Dennis Dennehy Publicity
Giorgio Tuinfort Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Instrumentation
Ryan Shanahan Engineer
RedOne Composer
Ghazi Hourani Engineer
Zombie Zombie Sample Source
Lady Gaga Composer, Producer, Executive Producer, Vocal Arrangements, Synthesizer Arrangements, Bass Arrangement, Guitar Arrangements, Piano Arrangement
William Grigahcine Composer
Andrew Robertson Producer
Amanda Silverman Publicity
Julián Arias Composer
Sean Oakley Engineer
Anton Zaslavski Composer
Erez Eisen Composer
Elliot Carter Engineer
DJ White Shadow Composer, Producer, Executive Producer
Paul Blair Composer
Zedd Producer
William Adams Composer
Clifford Harris Jr. Composer
Benjamin Rice Producer, Engineer
Daniel Zaidenstadt Engineer
Dino Zisis Composer, Producer, Additional Production
Martin Bresso Composer
Hugo Leclercq Arranger, Composer, Producer, drum programming
Nicolas Mercier Composer
Rick Pearl Programming
David Guette Composer
Jeff Koons Cover Art
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2014

    BEST ALBUM YASSSS SLAY GAGA

    BEST ALBUM YASSSS SLAY GAGA

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2014

    Exceptional fresh breeze of POP! FUN, FUN, FUN, FUN!

    Exceptional fresh breeze of POP! FUN, FUN, FUN, FUN!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2014

    it was good but not her best CD.

    it was good but not her best CD.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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