Born This Way

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Lady Gaga's drama club ambition to marry rock & roll rebellion with her disco beats turns Born This Way into Like a Prayer by way of Bat Out of Hell. She knowingly recontextualizes Madonna for a postmodern collage, the sly similarities offering tangible reminders that Gaga is the heir to the diva throne. Her true gift is her considerable dexterity at delivering the basics. "Marry the Night" glistens with a neon pulse, "Born This Way" has a giddiness to its self-importance, "Judas" turns "Alejandro" into towering gothic disco, she achieves her metal-disco fusion on "Bad Kids," and she even shows vulnerability on "Yoü and I."...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Lady Gaga's drama club ambition to marry rock & roll rebellion with her disco beats turns Born This Way into Like a Prayer by way of Bat Out of Hell. She knowingly recontextualizes Madonna for a postmodern collage, the sly similarities offering tangible reminders that Gaga is the heir to the diva throne. Her true gift is her considerable dexterity at delivering the basics. "Marry the Night" glistens with a neon pulse, "Born This Way" has a giddiness to its self-importance, "Judas" turns "Alejandro" into towering gothic disco, she achieves her metal-disco fusion on "Bad Kids," and she even shows vulnerability on "Yoü and I."
New York Times - Jon Pareles
The album is as catchy and euphorically overblown as the music that made her a sensation.... "Born This Way" is an album of bangers; every song, give or take an introduction, picks up and roars.... She draws on club beats like trance and techno but never settles for the repetitiveness of much dance music; it’s a funhouse of an album, with sonic jolts and gimmicks that she spent months on. The album has abundant echoes of the 1980s: not just Madonna, Lady Gaga’s obvious predecessor in many things, but also the heft and piano pounding of ’80s heartland rock.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/23/2011
  • Label: Interscope Records
  • UPC: 602527641249
  • Catalog Number: 001537302
  • Sales rank: 11,173

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Marry the Night (4:24)
  2. 2 Born This Way (4:20)
  3. 3 Government Hooker (4:14)
  4. 4 Judas (4:09)
  5. 5 Americano (4:06)
  6. 6 Hair (5:08)
  7. 7 Scheiße (3:45)
  8. 8 Bloody Mary (4:04)
  9. 9 Bad Kids (3:50)
  10. 10 Highway Unicorn (Road To Love) (4:15)
  11. 11 Heavy Metal Lover (4:12)
  12. 12 Electric Chapel (4:13)
  13. 13 Yoü and I (5:07)
  14. 14 The Edge of Glory (5:21)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lady Gaga Primary Artist, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Brian May Guitar
Clarence Clemons Saxophone
Julio Hernandez Violin
Harry Kim Trumpet
Robert John "Mutt" Lange Background Vocals
Carlos Murguía Background Vocals
Brian Gaynor Bass, Keyboards
DJ Snake Bass, Drums, Keyboards
Mario Hernandez Guitarron, Vihuela
Andy Abad Requinto
Fernando Garibay Guitar, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Clinton Sparks Keyboards
Kareem Devlin Guitar
RedOne Background Vocals
David Gomez Background Vocals
Trevor Muzzy Guitar
DJ White Shadow Keyboards
Suemy Gonzalez Violin
Jorge Alavrez Background Vocals
Paul Blair Guitar
Brian Lee Background Vocals
Peter Van Der Veen Background Vocals
Stephanie Amaro Guitar
Technical Credits
Vincent Herbert Executive Producer
Robert John "Mutt" Lange Producer
Bill Malina Engineer
Olle Romo Programming, Engineer
Tom Ware Engineer
Justin Shirley-Smith Guitar Engineer
DJ Snake Producer
Gene Grimaldi Mastering
Nick Knight Creation
Rafa Sardina Engineer
Dave Russell Engineer
Horace Ward Engineer
Gretchen Anderson Producer
Fernando Garibay Arranger, Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Musical Director, Instrumentation
Clinton Sparks Producer
Cheche Alara Arranger, Composer, Instrumentation
Wendi Morris Management
Dyana Kass Marketing
RedOne Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Vocal Arrangements, Instrumentation, Vocal Editing
Lady Gaga Arranger, Composer, Producer, Musical Director, Instrumentation
Kamau Georges Programming
Nicola Formichetti Creation
Troy Carter Management
Bobby Campbell Marketing
Amanda Silverman Publicity
Trevor Muzzy Engineer, Vocal Editing
Jeppe Laursen Composer, Producer
DJ White Shadow Composer, Programming, Producer, drum programming
Todd Tourso Creation
Laurieann Gibson Creation
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  • Posted December 27, 2012

    This album can never be out of tune!

    This album can never be out of tune!

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    Posted August 15, 2012

    Must Buy!

    This CD never gets old. <3 forever

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  • Posted June 18, 2011

    more from this reviewer

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    Born This Way Awesome

    Very GOOD album incourages Love and self worship GOOD 4 All AGES

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  • Posted June 14, 2011

    Lady Gaga delivers...

    With so much fanfare, how could I not order the new Lady Gaga CD? She certainly won't be that much richer over it. It is very much what I had expected, which was an awful lot. Lady Gaga delivers! This album is heavier than her previous work, which I like. Tracks 14 and 15 are pretty much throw aways...she put them at the end for a reason.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2011

    Great album

    Lady gaga's 3rd album is a good one. I actually like this album! She has really good songs on here! They are fun to dance to. I like the songs marry the night, born this way, government hooker, bloody mary, bad kids, highway unicorn road to love, heavy metal lover, electric chapel, you and I and the edge of glory. over all I like all of her songs on her new album.

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