A Million Reasons why Lady Gaga’s “Joanne” is Her Best Album to Date

Admittedly, I am more than a little late to this train. For me, Lady Gaga lost most of her lustre something like 5 years ago. At the beginning of her career, I worshiped her for the same reasons everyone else did. I adored her catchy dance tunes (so much so that I blame The Fame for at least one speeding ticket,) I found her avant-garde fashion sense to be entirely mesmerizing, I was both shocked and emboldened by her blatant sexuality, and like so many others I loved the way she was so willing to use her music and celebrity as a mechanism for speaking up about gay rights. As time went on, for me at least, her antics grew tired, drab and finally¬† boring. Gaga ushered in an age of garish pop-stars and grew to have so many imitators that she herself seemed to lose some of her originality,¬† and with the release of Artpop any interest I had in her music was gone. Continue reading “A Million Reasons why Lady Gaga’s “Joanne” is Her Best Album to Date”

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