Lady Gaga, Pussycat Dolls and a Taxonomy of Vacuous Pop

Message Bookmarked
Bookmark Removed
Not all messages are displayed: show all messages (465 of them)

The truth is somehow both weirder and more mind-boggling mundane than I ever thought.

I'm gonna bump this thread and leave it for my SisX0r to read and be amused be.

The Paisley (shop) Window Pane (Masonic Boom), Sunday, 1 November 2009 12:48 (nine years ago) Permalink

Yesterday the news went around that Irish dance innovator Roisin Murphy had called out the steamroller that is Lady GaGa for ripping off her style


umadeus grozart (Curt1s Stephens), Sunday, 1 November 2009 13:03 (nine years ago) Permalink

I didn't know Roisin was into Riverdance.

Tim F, Sunday, 1 November 2009 13:25 (nine years ago) Permalink

you know if lady gaga hadn't become really famous straight off, then most of her songs and stuff would be lyrically really mad

plaxico (I know, right?), Wednesday, 11 November 2009 15:56 (nine years ago) Permalink

lookin kinda annie lennox to me here

mdskltr (blueski), Wednesday, 11 November 2009 17:16 (nine years ago) Permalink

plaxico (I know, right?), Sunday, 22 November 2009 23:49 (nine years ago) Permalink


oops i accidentally made it personal (surm), Sunday, 22 November 2009 23:57 (nine years ago) Permalink

yeah i have to say that now i'm over her going on abt being a pop-construct r whatever, I'm totally in love with her a little, just watching her do live performances on youtube and she really is one of those next level popstars, nothing amateurish but pure charisma and great vocals always. She is a fucking awesome piano player too.

plaxico (I know, right?), Monday, 23 November 2009 00:01 (nine years ago) Permalink

still hate the fame but she has a great album in her at least

plaxico (I know, right?), Monday, 23 November 2009 00:01 (nine years ago) Permalink

Way way cuter with that hair.

& other try hard shitfests (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 23 November 2009 00:04 (nine years ago) Permalink

my sister claims that clip is "pre nosejob"

plaxico (I know, right?), Monday, 23 November 2009 00:04 (nine years ago) Permalink

don't know if she still has it now, but she had quite a schnoz on her when she was first blowing up

lyrically launched salvo on a plethora of esteemed artist (The Reverend), Monday, 23 November 2009 00:08 (nine years ago) Permalink

i think she's kept it.

i would prolly like to hang out with your sister xp

yeah she's just talented and cool

kinda wish she'd go more jazzy on some songs these days, instead of all electro all the time

oops i accidentally made it personal (surm), Monday, 23 November 2009 00:10 (nine years ago) Permalink

the impression these clips give me is that she's giving over to all the wrong impulses, she's totally over the top on all her conceptual bs while i wish she would be a bit more self indulgent with the crazy piano playing and actually awesome pipes. Really i just get the impression that she's sacrificing making the awesome music she wants to make at least a little bit in favour of maintaining some trashpop aesthetic that works with the r'n'ziggy thing she's tryna pull.

plaxico (I know, right?), Monday, 23 November 2009 00:15 (nine years ago) Permalink

haha ramzi i think u would, she's a pretty scary girl, says them how she sees them

plaxico (I know, right?), Monday, 23 November 2009 00:16 (nine years ago) Permalink

i think she just kinda likes it. and the fact that it still sounds interesting given all the crap she puts on top of it says at least something. you're right tho, her pipes need a little more room in her mixes. good voice.

oops i accidentally made it personal (surm), Monday, 23 November 2009 00:17 (nine years ago) Permalink

six years pass...

ha i've been meaning to bump this thread for the past few days due to my inability to stop listening to the PCDs' 'i hate this part' but i still don't have anything else to say about tim's taxonomy yet

― lex pretend, Thursday, October 23, 2008 1:51 PM (7 years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

"I Hate This Part" holds up really well, though I associate it specifically with fall 2008 and the falling-off-the-cliff start of the recession.

... (Eazy), Sunday, 1 May 2016 23:00 (two years ago) Permalink

This thread is strongly carbon dated by the subsequent twists and turns in Lady Gaga's career.

Tim F, Monday, 2 May 2016 01:40 (two years ago) Permalink

ugh wow at all the "tranny" language and "ew she's ugly" type stuff in this thread's early days. not ILM's finest hour.

sisterhood of the baggering vance (Doctor Casino), Monday, 2 May 2016 15:13 (two years ago) Permalink

You must be logged in to post. Please either login here, or if you are not registered, you may register here.