Lady Gaga in 2020 - "Stupid Love", Chromatica, pink latex, etc

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I am sort of disappointed that after Joanne (which I really liked), Gaga seems to be sort of aesthetically retreating. But I’m not a Little Monster, maybe this move hits the sweet spot for her core fans.

Inadequate grass (morrisp), Sunday, 24 May 2020 22:20 (one year ago) link

any ariana song is gonna go no 1... she just did it last week. i think it's a good song personally and will have staying power at the top of the chart. it was a very well chosen feature by gaga.

i don't necessarily consider the song safe ... it does feel a bit fossilized w/ the drop and all but i think the time was right for a back to basics record for her after the artpop-joanne b2b. "shallow" + star is born made it cool to like her again, in that sense i think she's already accomplished the difficult part. following it up w/ a feel good party-ish kinda record that's like, "remember when we all loved me" w/ a few new twists makes a lot of sense to me. also think it's when her songwriting is at its best.

J0rdan S., Monday, 25 May 2020 01:36 (one year ago) link

also think the video will carry it far

J0rdan S., Monday, 25 May 2020 01:37 (one year ago) link

this song has totally demolished the gays already, it's gonna do just fine

Tim F, Monday, 25 May 2020 01:37 (one year ago) link

following it up w/ a feel good party-ish kinda record that's like, "remember when we all loved me" w/ a few new twists makes a lot of sense to me.

I feel you on this. I guess I was hoping she’d “take it to another level,” but that’s probably an unreasonable thing to expect from any artist.

Inadequate grass (morrisp), Monday, 25 May 2020 02:48 (one year ago) link

I like this! But I like her best when she's at her most conventional. I barely hear Grande.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 25 May 2020 11:27 (one year ago) link

I thought the song with Elton John would be like an awful Cheek to Cheek-esque thing but boy was I wrong!

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Friday, 29 May 2020 03:48 (one year ago) link

this is a good album

like, I’m eating an elephant head (katherine), Monday, 1 June 2020 16:18 (one year ago) link


Elton's blown his voice, though.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 1 June 2020 16:24 (one year ago) link

Anonymous house music is a good look for Gaga

(so serious) (DJP), Monday, 1 June 2020 20:12 (one year ago) link

Elton singing on the One World stream a few weeks ago was hilariously awful

boxedjoy, Monday, 1 June 2020 21:17 (one year ago) link

two weeks pass...

Rain on Me debuted at #1, week 2 dropped to #5, week 3 dropped to #10.

skip, Thursday, 18 June 2020 00:27 (one year ago) link

that's pretty good for a song launched to #1 based overwhelmingly on pent-up hype, a simultaneous track/video premiere, and a plainly charts-driven digital retail strategy. like, the trajectories of a couple others recently fitting that description:

1 - 12 - 15 - 16 - 17 - 22 - 25 (travis scott & kid cudi "the scotts")
1 - 13 - 15 - 17 - 20 (ariana grande & justin bieber "stuck with you")

all are being buoyed somewhat by airplay gains, even those for which direct consumption (sales/streams) is running out of steam fast. they could all eventually find a real mass audience, but i wouldn't count on it. of the three, i'd say "rain on me" may be the likeliest to actually become a 'real' hit

dyl, Thursday, 18 June 2020 03:57 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

Big VMAs for her

“Pizza House!” (morrisp), Monday, 31 August 2020 03:19 (ten months ago) link

Her performance was great too.

LeRooLeRoo, Tuesday, 1 September 2020 18:06 (ten months ago) link

This album's terrific.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 1 September 2020 19:44 (ten months ago) link

three weeks pass...

This may be my favorite Lady Gaga video ever. It's stunning!

daavid, Friday, 25 September 2020 16:38 (nine months ago) link

tarsem singh rules

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Friday, 25 September 2020 16:39 (nine months ago) link

Yes he does! I've watched it like 10 times now. I'm curious about The Color of Pomegranates now, which I hadn't even heard of until now.

daavid, Friday, 25 September 2020 16:52 (nine months ago) link

finally trying this album on at full length, not too much is grabbing me so far but "stupid love" sounds even better in context. also gives me this powerful Max Tundra deja vu around the glitchy edges - she should hire him for some remixes, he deserves the paycheck.

Doctor Casino, Saturday, 26 September 2020 13:57 (nine months ago) link

Her best album since BTW.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 26 September 2020 14:00 (nine months ago) link

five months pass...

Somewhat incredibly, “Rain on Me” is the first all-woman collab to win a Grammy for best pop duo/group performance.

beer drops on my keytar (morrisp), Monday, 15 March 2021 00:09 (four months ago) link

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