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Dr.Stiles
May 22nd, 2011, 10:04 PM
Anybody bought it yet? I know I have :D
it's really really great :)

FreakyLocz14
May 22nd, 2011, 10:25 PM
I wouldn't buy it if somebody paid me for it. I loathe Gaga with a passion.

Ausaudriel
May 22nd, 2011, 10:51 PM
Moving this to Other Entertainment Culture & Media.

Make sure you take a look through all of the forums before starting new threads. =] That way you don't get mixed up and post in the wrong place.

Sydian
May 22nd, 2011, 11:14 PM
I wanna buy it legally so bad. I'm still jamming to the leaked ones I got the other night. -sigh- But I do love the album, and honestly, I think I like it better than the first ones.

G.U.Y.
May 23rd, 2011, 02:43 AM
I preordered it as soon as I could, I pre-ordered the special-edition.

I am so excited to get home after school today, and I will listen to Born This Way the rest of the day!

We're supposed to get some bad thunderstorms today. Let's hope I don't die first :P

Hybrid Trainer
May 23rd, 2011, 02:56 AM
I wanna buy it legally so bad. I'm still jamming to the leaked ones I got the other night. -sigh- But I do love the album, and honestly, I think I like it better than the first ones.

Exact same thing happening here, I can't wait till i get some money somehow so i can buy it :D

Cherrim
May 23rd, 2011, 12:35 PM
I listened to the leaked songs and... I dunno. They're okay, but nothing on the album except the songs I've heard a million times (aka her singles so far) really stand out to me. I really wanted to like Scheisse (sp?) but I can't staaaand the sound of spoken German so those parts of it ruin the whole song for me. ;_;

Otherwise I suppose it's a solid album but very bland, for me. I listened to it twice all the way through by accident before realizing I had it on repeat and since I didn't find myself picking out any of the songs specifically as I listened, I just didn't find it spectacular. (It has a real 80s vibe, too, and tbh, if I wanted to listen to Madonna-esque songs, I'd just listen to Madonna. :P)

Azonic
May 23rd, 2011, 12:55 PM
I listened to the leaked songs and... I dunno. They're okay, but nothing on the album except the songs I've heard a million times (aka her singles so far) really stand out to me. I really wanted to like Scheisse (sp?) but I can't staaaand the sound of spoken German so those parts of it ruin the whole song for me. ;_;

It's not even real German though, its German gibberish and the whole intent of it was really just a joke on the "I don't speak German."
Its like I don't speak English but I can if you like, hamburger cheese tomato ketchup runs upon over a toad fox remote controller blanket wedge of Alaska's potassium tree trunk. lolll I love it.

I think the album as a whole is really something new to pop music and it's really great. The best on the album are Born This Way, Judas, Edge of Glory, Hair, Scheisse, and Bloody Mary. Bloody Mary is just complete genius even if its not very commercial or upbeat. Its like a horror movie to your ears 8D

Cherrim
May 23rd, 2011, 12:58 PM
That's kind of awesome but it still sounds like German and it's just the whole pronunciation of the language and whatnot that I dislike. :P Which is horrible, I know, but I can't help it. It's a very harsh language, I suppose.

Nuke
May 23rd, 2011, 01:04 PM
I've liked the singles so far so I might give the whole album a listen.

I haven't been a major Gaga fan before now though.

G.U.Y.
May 23rd, 2011, 01:10 PM
I love the German gibberish. I think it sounds wonderful, I love German when being sung, I just hate it when it's spoken.

I was going to stay home today to enjoy the album, but I decided not to. Good thing too because it's 5:10 PM and UPS still hasn't dropped it off.

I hate UPS.

Tater Tot
May 23rd, 2011, 01:15 PM
Was anyone else disappointed with Government Hooker? I loved the remix but I wasn't feeling the real song. :l

Americano and Bloody Mary are amazing <3

Patchisou Yutohru
May 23rd, 2011, 01:31 PM
Naturally, I bought the album before midnight since it appeared on the iTunes store around 11:20 EST here in the US. I was up counting it down and getting excited with some internet friends as well as about four offline friends! The album itself sends me to the 80's and 90's. I know some people find some similarities from the songs on it, but I do think she took a step further with the production process than just mocking up sounds from that time. I'm indifferent to the statement that it's never been done before, because it has and it hasn't... But none of these songs are boring to me, and I find something interesting about them with each new listen. Flawless masterpiece sent from the heavens for me to dance and be inspired to! Praise her light! Born to Slay!

Also, to anyone looking to buy the album (*cough*Sydian*cough*), the standard version is available for today on Amazon for $0.99. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0051QIGP4/ref=tsm_1_tw_s_dm_llid53

G.U.Y.
May 23rd, 2011, 02:07 PM
Was anyone else disappointed with Government Hooker? I loved the remix but I wasn't feeling the real song. :l

Americano and Bloody Mary are amazing <3

I've only heard a snippet of Government Hooker's official version so far, but I agree. The remix sounded so..dark and pop at the same time. The song snippet I heard..is not like that at all.

I might just have to get the remix. :P

batmon
May 23rd, 2011, 02:41 PM
I thought her first album was ok

I might as well listen to this one too

G.U.Y.
May 23rd, 2011, 04:01 PM
The only song I don't like at all is Americano. It's this albums Alejandro for me.

I don't like Spanish, I hate the way it sounds, and the song sounds..weird to me.

Edit: I like it now

Guy
May 23rd, 2011, 05:59 PM
I stayed up till midnight counting down to it's official release last night with some friends online, but I didn't purchase it until earlier this morning. One reason why I enjoy this album so much though is because it brings back what made Pop music so enjoyable during the 80's and 90's. And while some of it may sound familiar, even I felt a sense of similarity between past songs while listening, you still get something different out of it in my opinion. I also feel like you still get some of her flavor from The Fame and The Fame Monster while still getting a taste of something totally new from her in Born This Way; which is what I love.

I was asked today what my favorite song off the album was, and I started with 'Marry The Night' and before I knew it, I was listing all the tracks from the album. If that says anything at all, it means I've really been enjoying the album to its fullest.

One thing I noticed, and it may just be me, but the man's voice in 'Government Hooker' reminds me of Arnold Schwarzenegger. Just saying.

Lady Gaga
May 23rd, 2011, 06:52 PM
I absolutely love it. Gaga has outdone herself. Aside from her singles, which we all love, I cant stop listening to Marry the Night, Bloody Mary, Fashion of His Love, and You and I. Americano and Bad Kids are growing on me too. The others are fantastic too, which is why, as you can see, its so hard to pick a favourite. Some are disappointing, like Government Hooker and Sheisse, I think the remixes were better. Unfortunately im only listening to a pirated version, but tomorrow im going afterschool to physically buy the special edition, cant wait! Love gaga, lil monsters put your paws up! <3

/end really cheesy post

Sydian
May 23rd, 2011, 08:07 PM
-beats Nick up- SHHH. :[

One thing I noticed, and it may just be me, but the man's voice in 'Government Hooker' reminds me of Arnold Schwarzenegger. Just saying.

I assumed it was John F Kennedy. I mean, "put your hands on me, John F Kennedy" kinda implied...yeah. lol Also, Americano I actually hated at first. It's grown on my though and I really like it~ But like Landorus, I thought it was this album's Alejandro.

Patchisou Yutohru
May 24th, 2011, 06:45 AM
-beats Nick up- SHHH. :[



I assumed it was John F Kennedy. I mean, "put your hands on me, John F Kennedy" kinda implied...yeah. lol Also, Americano I actually hated at first. It's grown on my though and I really like it~ But like Landorus, I thought it was this album's Alejandro.
It's one of her bodyguards' voice.

Galukxy
May 24th, 2011, 08:09 AM
I wanna' buy it so bad, but I haven't got any money at the moment nor do I know where to buy it because I haven't seen it in the shops yet.

Tater Tot
May 24th, 2011, 08:20 AM
the lalala's in Americano are so freaking catchy. I can't

Mr Cat Dog
May 24th, 2011, 08:31 AM
I said I'd write a review of BTW for Nick, so here it is... and I apparently can't write a review under 1,000 words so apologies for the tl;dr nature of it.

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Music reviews, for me at least, are hard to write. I don’t listen to new music that often, so on the rare occasions upon which I do buy a new album, I have to listen to it in its entirety at least three times before coming to a conclusion. Even then, a good review arguing the opposite conclusions to my own can normally sway me to change my mind somewhat as well. For an artist like Lady Gaga, whose presence has become so ubiquitous not only within the realm of music and whose self-promotion has become relentless in the months leading up to this release, writing a review JUST about Born This Way feels incomplete, in a way. Her intense appeal to some, and the vitriol she inspires in others, transcends the one album and one EP produced thus far. Most people will have an opinion on her even if they’ve never heard the trite, wannabe-anthem-esque stylings of The Fame or the richer and spunkier tunes of The Fame Monster. Hell, it feels like I’d heard most of this album before any of the songs had even been released, due to her publicity machine dialling it up to 11 and never letting up for the past couple of months. But now it’s here and, for the most part, it’s worth waiting for.

Let’s get this out of the way: none of the songs on BTW are as good as ‘Bad Romance’ – an almost-perfectly crafted pop sensation that wondrously showcases Ms. Gaga’s vocal prowess and electric stage presence. The closest that BTW comes to that level of sonic success is with ‘Scheiße’, whose thumping techno-beat is juxtaposed brilliantly with nonsensical German and strident feminist lyrics, all coming together in a chorus that I’d love to start singing in the middle of the street (but don’t for reasons which become obvious to those who have listened to it)! The best of the rest have, somewhat unsurprisingly, already been released to either the general public or the populace of Facebook’s Farmville spin-off, ‘Gagaville’. (She’s ever so subtle in her self-promotion!) The opener – ‘Marry the Night’ – starts off slow, but builds and accelerates to a rapturous conclusion that comes out of left-field and yet makes complete sense upon reflection. The title track is one that I’ve been increasingly hot and cold about ever since its unveiling a few months ago. However, listening to it in the context of the album as a whole, and its derivative nature and blatant theft of at least three Madonna songs feels rather at home. ‘Hair’, ‘Yoü And I’ and ‘The Edge of Glory’ are the most mainstream songs on the album, and a part of me wishes they were all piano ballads. However, another part of me respects the simultaneous theatrical restraint and vocal dexterity that all three songs share, and the one-two punch of the latter two songs is a great closer to the album.

As much as I think the maxim ‘less is more’ is still broadly applicable to this album as a whole, the worst songs on BTW are guilty of being too little, rather than too much. ‘Electric Chapel’ has its occasional moments but mostly feels like a footnote to the rest of the album. ‘Government Hooker’, on the other hand, I just don’t get the appeal of at all. Maybe it’s the hardest-hit victim of the weird censorship dominating the whole album (which… WTF?); maybe it's that the lyrics want to sound naughty but come off as strangely quaint; maybe it’s the weird placing of it in the album (between the thumping dance-tracks of ‘Born This Way’ and ‘Judas’). Whatever it is, it feels like Ms. Gaga underwent a lobotomy for this number, only to spice it up with tacky references to JFK and prostitutes to get people talking about it.

On the whole, however, BTW is populated by many qualified successes. I hated the aforementioned ‘Judas’ upon first listen (apart from the infectious “Judaaaas/Judaaaaah” chorus) but, like the title track, its placement on this album is less surprising when viewing the album as a whole. Gaga’s pet themes of Christianity, prostitution and general outrageousness all pop up here, and the song’s worst qualities seem diluted when compared to the rest of the album. ‘Americano’, with its quasi-ABBA/Ennio Morricone origins, should be an unbelievable success (especially the ending), but it’s one of the slower numbers on the album and feels slightly lethargic as a result. I really want to hear a version about 10% quicker to see how much of a difference it makes. ‘Highway Unicorn (Road to Love)’ and ‘Bad Kids’ fall prey to Gaga’s largest musical excesses and production values, but don’t back them up with cogent lyrics; both essentially satiate her ‘Monster’ fanbase, telling them all that they’re wonderful and should never change. However, they don’t offer anything more profound to a wider listenership. ‘Bloody Mary’ and ‘Heavy Metal Lover’, while I can understand their popularity amongst fans, feel the most out of place on the album, given their respective tempos. However, both of them have really impressive hooks that keep my attention, even if they’re not going to rise to the top of my list any time soon.

In an act of impulsiveness, I ended up getting the bonus edition, so I guess I should mention how good the bonus tracks and remixes are. The bonus tracks are essentially a microcosm of the album as a whole. ‘The Queen’ would be the greatest Eurovision entry ever submitted, if it cut off at the three-minute mark. (That's meant as a compliment, not an insult!) Pounding rhythms and pianos give way to a petered and less energetic conclusion. ‘Fashion of His Love’ has kept growing on me since its first listen, but it feels as derivative as the aforementioned title track, ripping off Whitney with such abandon and glee. ‘Black Jesus + Amen Fashion’ is striking when listening to it in the moment but strangely hard to remember a few minutes later. It becomes drowned out when sandwiched between the eeriness of ‘Bloody Mary’ and the over-the-top nature of ‘Bad Kids’. As for the remixes, none of them stand out. Each of them have about 30 seconds of material in which you think they’re going to get going, but them revert to plodding club beats that neither fit with the tone of the original songs nor add any new dimension to them.

BTW is probably not going to win any converts to the Haüs of Gaga, but even the most casual Gaga-fan will find something to take away from it. It’s incredibly derivative, and the lyrics of most of the songs leave a lot to be desired for anyone who isn’t one of Gaga’s Monsters, but the intense energy penetrating the bulk of songs and the insane highs that a select few of the songs achieve make me wonder why I’d ever think ‘less is more’ would work for this album. For Gaga, more is definitely more, and that suits her just fine.

Grade: B (Leaning towards a B+, but I don't think I'm quite there yet)

Numbers
May 28th, 2011, 06:34 AM
I feel gay for saying this but yeah I got it. Don't tell anyone haha
Favourite songs are Marry the night, Bloody Mary and Edge of Glory.

Dr.Stiles
May 28th, 2011, 02:44 PM
Was anyone else disappointed with Government Hooker? I loved the remix but I wasn't feeling the real song. :l

Americano and Bloody Mary are amazing <3

I actually really liked Government Hooker it was actually my favorite till I heard Edge of Glory and Bloody Mary :)
I also like Bad Kids alot but not too many people like that one idk why.

BlooMilk C.
June 5th, 2011, 05:33 PM
I want to buy Born This Way. I'm currently listening to the songs either on YouTube or from leaked downloads, sadly. I initially listened to the album from GagaVille while it was still up, so I listened to it early on. I will support Lady Gaga and everyone else who worked on the album by buying the album soon enough.

I really love almost all of the songs, though. My favorite songs are Born This Way, Edge of Glory, Government Hooker, Scheiße, and Hair.

Born This Way isn't the greatest song, and one part of it sounds a lot like Madonna's Express Yourself (though it is by no means stolen; I think it's just a coincidence, and Lady Gaga has already justified this), but it is a great song lyrically. It tells people to be themselves, and love themselves no matter what their imperfections are, and what they are inside determines who they are. This applies to me a lot because I belong to two of the groups mentioned in the song. It even names different groups:

"No matter gay, straight, or bi, lesbian, transgendered life, I'm on the right track, baby, I was meant to survive. No matter black, white, or beige, chola or orient made, I'm on the right track, baby I was born this way."

Government Hooker is just a catchy song to me, I guess. Scheiße is a great song to me, though I don't really like the German-esque lyrics, they're quite catchy, and I wish I could pronounce them. The English is good, and my favorite line is "If you're a strong female, you don't need permission". I don't know why I like it; I just do. Hair sound soft and sweet song about being who you are, though the metaphors could be better, I still like it. I think Born This Way is just a great album overall.

Denny Hamlin
June 5th, 2011, 06:09 PM
I bought the album on release day. And since then, I can't stop listening to it...at all. I love all of the songs in the album with the exception of Government Hooker and Heavy Metal Lover.

You and I... I heard this song during Gaga's HBO concert special, and I'm pretty sure that's the same one in the album. I love this song.

Firework.
June 8th, 2011, 08:00 AM
I love it! It's a really great album. Favorite tracks: Hair, You & I, Marry The Night, ScheiBe.

Dr.Stiles
June 12th, 2011, 09:40 PM
I love it! It's a really great album. Favorite tracks: Hair, You & I, Marry The Night, ScheiBe.

I didn't like Hair very much when I first heard it but it's grown on me :)

Chimchar 9
June 17th, 2011, 04:13 PM
To be honest I don't like Gaga at all! Shes a right weirdo! Though, some of her songs are okay I guess, but it's not my type of music. For me it's Lil'wayne and Devlin! ;)

Nuke
June 20th, 2011, 07:50 AM
I've liked the singles so far so I might give the whole album a listen.

I haven't been a major Gaga fan before now though.

Finally went through with it and it was absolutely brilliant. It'll soon be the first album I've bought in ages.

I think I better catch up on the missed songs from the first album.

Anyway, I don't think there was one song I didn't like, there were a few 'meh' ones like Highway Unicorn but still. One of the songs was a bit slow for my liking as well (can't remember which of the top of my head). But overall, I really liked it, I think after TEofG either Bad Kids or Government Hooker is my favourite track.

Ducklighter
June 20th, 2011, 08:13 AM
My sister bought the album and I gave it a listen, I'm not a fan.

I preferred her debut album.

ElectricScyther
June 20th, 2011, 10:48 AM
I wouldn't buy it if somebody paid me for it. I loathe Gaga with a passion.
These are my feelings here. Although her music is OK to me, I hate the artist behind them.