holy crap, I kinda knew she could sing, but
― StanM, Wednesday, 20 July 2011 14:55 (1 year ago) Permalink
"... and let's all dance in the middle, in purgatory"
― thomp, Wednesday, 20 July 2011 15:07 (1 year ago) Permalink
Stan, she's been doing performances like this since "Poker Face"
― a variable (sic) "League of Nations" (DJP), Wednesday, 20 July 2011 15:11 (1 year ago) Permalink
But but... I didn't know! :-(
― StanM, Wednesday, 20 July 2011 15:31 (1 year ago) Permalink
i'm surprised, given how you watch the tabloids like a hawk
― lex pretend, Wednesday, 20 July 2011 15:33 (1 year ago) Permalink
Yeah, fuck you too.
― StanM, Wednesday, 20 July 2011 15:54 (1 year ago) Permalink
hey now, little monsters. Gaga does not stand for that shit.
― she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Wednesday, 20 July 2011 16:06 (1 year ago) Permalink
I had Fame Monster on repeat all weekend. So much better than The Fame. I think I like it more than Born This Way too. BTW is v patchy for me.
Dance in The Dark KILLS.
― set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 18 February 2013 18:35 (3 months ago) Permalink
When is she going to have a new song? Kind of depressing to see Rihanna and Katy Perry pump out track after track while LG had zero charting singles in 2012.
― skip, Monday, 18 February 2013 18:38 (3 months ago) Permalink
Wow, fun coincidence, I just broke these albums out again last night to introduce my lady acquaintance to the album cuts. Fame Monster still sounds great the entire way through.
I'm happy to see her taking a little time though to be honest - as I've said elsewhere (maybe in this thread) I feel like most of BTW's issues stem from just being generally underwritten between all the touring and appearances and costumes and shows and everything. Which were a key part of the Imperial Gaga Experience, but meant a loss in the details on record. IMHO!
― Doctor Casino, Monday, 18 February 2013 19:00 (3 months ago) Permalink
katy perry hasn't really pumped out any tracks though? everything has been essentially album leftovers. (but judging by the leaks of late I am perfectly fine with her not releasing any new songs at the moment)
― katherine, Monday, 18 February 2013 19:01 (3 months ago) Permalink
well skip was contrasting with "LG had zero charting singles in 2012" -- KP had three song in the top 10 in '12
― weed, tumblr whites and wein (some dude), Monday, 18 February 2013 19:19 (3 months ago) Permalink
yes, that's true, looking at her discography KP has milked the Teenage Dream sessions for for all they're worth. For the listener who's only exposed to the tracks from radio play, though, that's less important, and doesn't alleviate the ubiquity of it all...KP hasn't had a song miss the top 3 since 2009 - eight consecutive top 3's starting with California Gurls, including five consecutive #1's. Gaga hasn't had a top 3 since May 2011 (Edge of Glory).
― skip, Monday, 18 February 2013 20:34 (3 months ago) Permalink
taking a little timeshe's been on tour for the last year
― fit and working again, Monday, 18 February 2013 21:28 (3 months ago) Permalink
I think she'll get things done quicker now that she's cancelled her tour to recover from muscle problems or whatever.
― Josh in Chicago, Monday, 18 February 2013 21:38 (3 months ago) Permalink
gaga's tendency to do most of her touring, especially in the US, between album cycles when no singles are out, is odd
― weed, tumblr whites and wein (some dude), Monday, 18 February 2013 21:43 (3 months ago) Permalink
yeah she's really kinda evaporated from pop culture, it's weird
― J0rdan S., Monday, 18 February 2013 21:44 (3 months ago) Permalink
what, more than any other artist who's between albums and hasn't put out new material in 1.5 years?
this assumption that pop stars have to be in the headlines or active at all times is odd, and it's impt to remember, quite recent, and the unrelenting ubiquity of rihanna is still the exception not the rule
― lex pretend, Tuesday, 19 February 2013 09:38 (3 months ago) Permalink
really read gaga's last rites if she drops a single/album and then no one cares
I think in her case her constant touring and apparent off-cycle touring is a practical compromise. She's truly a global star, so she has to constantly tour to meet demand. Someone like Rihanna seems to be doing the same thing, down to recording on the road (which Gaga did for "Born This Way"). I'm sort of intrigued that Taylor Swift isn't touring until summer. That's a long time from now, and I know she's about to release her third single, but none of them so far seem strong or ubiquitous enough to carry her all the way to July. Lex will have an opinion on that, I'm sure.
― Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 19 February 2013 12:48 (3 months ago) Permalink
is that a zing or something? i don't really.
― lex pretend, Tuesday, 19 February 2013 12:55 (3 months ago) Permalink
It was only 5% zing, but I am genuinely curious if you think the Swift "Red" train is traveling fast enough to carry her to mid summer.
― Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 19 February 2013 12:57 (3 months ago) Permalink
imo you need to get over your odd concern with the levels of enthusiasm people display in the taylor swift threads. oh no, people being excited about an artist, how awful.
really not into fans/critics talking like record label executives and poring over sales figures and whatnot just to declare that x or y has "flopped", though it's pretty obvious this is swift's most commercially successful era to date, which isn't necessarily good news, as it means she's wheeling "22" out as the next single :(
― lex pretend, Tuesday, 19 February 2013 13:02 (3 months ago) Permalink
why does everyone hate 22, it's so joyous.
― monotony, Tuesday, 19 February 2013 13:38 (3 months ago) Permalink
I don't have any concern whatsoever, Lex. I was simply impressed that she was touring football arenas (capacity: 65,000 or so), which is enough of an anomaly these days that I was wondering if she could fill it. Straight curiosity. Swift will do just fine with or without my support.
The only enthusiasm I've made fun of on the Swift thread is the squeeeee!-like levels of over-enthusiasm, imo. Which isn't even necessarily unwarranted, just easy to make fun of.
― Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 19 February 2013 13:45 (3 months ago) Permalink
i don't think it really matters if a really huge artist tours late in the album cycle -- if anything it matters more when tickets go onsale, in terms of whether they're trying for a quick sellout, or if they want to sell tickets quickly enough that nobody considers moving it to a smaller venue. the Gaga thing is unique just because she only seems to be in America in off-cycles, seemed to be off the road or out of the country the entire time Born This Way was actually selling and spinning off hits.
― some dude, Tuesday, 19 February 2013 13:56 (3 months ago) Permalink
I did think that was weird, but I think it's be because she simply can't tour behind the album all the time, everywhere. She was touring the US right before it came out; when I last saw her, she encored with "Born This Way," which was then all over the place. That was indeed about a year and a half ago, to the month. But she's been touring non-stop ever since. Looking at her setlist, the US dates would have still gotten a "Born This Way"-heavy show. It's weird to be at the end of a tour cycle for an album, but I suppose that's how everyone else feels most of the time!
― Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 19 February 2013 14:01 (3 months ago) Permalink
This is not a recent assumption at all. Michael Jackson sang lead on a single, either solo or with the Jackson 5, every year between 1969 and 1975, then did it again between 1991 and 1997. Madonna released at least one single every year between 1982 and 1994. Prince released at least one single every year from 1976 to 2001. The Beatles released a single every year that they were together as a band. Celine Dion released at least one single every year from 1981 through 2008. etc etc etc
― Ima R.A.E.D. (DJP), Tuesday, 19 February 2013 17:18 (3 months ago) Permalink