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Born This Way
2011 album from the Pop/Dance sensation. Born This Way is the follow-up to her multi-million selling releases The Fame and The Fame Monster. Features 'Born This Way', 'Hair', 'Judas' and many more.
|Audio CD Release Date:
||May 23, 2011|
|Number Of Discs:
|Average Customer Rating:
|| based on 1472 reviews|
|1. ||Marry The Night|
|2. ||Born This Way|
|3. ||Government Hooker|
|8. ||Bloody Mary|
|9. ||Bad Kids|
|10. ||Highway Unicorn (Road To Love)|
|11. ||Heavy Metal Lover|
|12. ||Electric Chapel|
|13. ||You And I|
|14. ||The Edge of Glory|
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164 of 200 found the following review helpful:
Not Your Teenage Sister's GagaMay 23, 2011
By Ashley Mott
If you come into Born This Way and expect to hear the exact same type of dance-pop that laced The Fame and, to a lesser extent, The Fame Monster, you will likely be a bit disappointed with this album. It isn't bubblegum.
Have you ever looked up videos of a young Gaga on YouTube? Have you watched stripped down performances of her dance-pop singles? If you have then you should realize that at her heart Lady Gaga is a rocker chick who has an instinctive ability to break these songs down to a pop enough core that they connect with a broader audience. However, in Born This Way, Gaga didn't feel the need to break the songs down as far as she did previously.
I think this is smart as it keeps her about 30 paces ahead of the Gaga mimickers who have sprung up during the past two years and the established stars who have transitioned to trying to claim a piece of her thunder (Katy Perry, I love your music too, but your public persona has become more and more Gaga in the past 18 months.)
Gaga really shows off her voice in Born This Way - in a much more clear and resonant manner than she was able to with The Fame. "Marry the Night," "Electric Chapel," "Edge of Glory" and "You and I" are show pieces from this perspective. Electric Chapel and Marry the Night are superb fun to listen to.
In reference to comments in a prior review about "Judas" and "Bloody Mary." The in-your-face parallels in songs like Judas and Bloody Mary are poetic in their power while not getting too broken down in the details of a bad relationship. Judas without the name of Judas as the song would become another cliche about loving someone who always betrays that love. By using the name Judas, it is given from the start that this is betrayal at its most extreme and the song can operate more freely within its dance beat without having to explain this fact throughout 2 verses and an extended bridge cycle. I, personally, don't really understand people who freak out about her writing a song with the name Judas as the title. It was probably chosen simply because Benedict Arnold didn't fit the rhythm as well.
Sorry for the ranting, but really, read some poetry and come back to the imagery in Lady Gaga's songs and let us know if it's still complicated. I'm thinking it will not be.
I think if you are looking for a different but well-crafted Gaga sound, you will find it in Born This Way. The sounds are powerful, the lyrics cleverly crafted and the voice stunning. (Stunning because Gaga lets her songs lead her voice instead of constantly having to show off how well she sings.) If you want pure pop, you will not find it here.
ETA: The bonus tracks definitely add a spark to the CD. I like the dance-esque remixes for work-outs. If you can grab Born This Way for a cheap price the first week of release, do that and then download the special edition tracks separately. After the sale prices end, just splurge on the Special Edition.
563 of 724 found the following review helpful:
Where is your love for Lady Gaga???May 23, 2011
I just finished speaking with an Amazon MP3 Customer Service Agent, and she explained it to me clearly that their server is having technical difficulties due to the overwhelming amounts of downloads of Lady Gaga's new album. She reassured me that their technical teams are working diligently to solve the problem.
Also, she mentioned not downloading any other songs or albums until they fix the backlog, since any more songs added to your cloud player might be placed on queue. Therefore, preventing you from being able to download the songs to your iTunes or other music player.
So, please be patient little monsters because I know we have all been waiting for her album for quite some time now. You still cannot beat the price of this album compared to other music stores out there.
Just keep checking your cloud player until all of the songs get downloaded. I hope this review gives people a piece of mind that the album will eventually be downloaded.
It is now 11:55, and all the songs are finally downloaded to my Amazon Cloud Player.
Check your Amazon Cloud Player now, and see if you have all the songs downloaded.
Thank you Amazon. I can finally put my PAWS up in the air! >_<
UPDATE: (May 28, 2011)
I hope you are all enjoying Lady Gaga's new album, Born This Way, because I know I am. She is a complete inspiration to me, and her new album was worth the wait.
I know we had some difficulties downloading her album the day it was released to the public. I was able to download all the songs by the end of the day on May 23rd. However, I think some of you are still missing some songs or even the whole album. Amazon sent me this e-mail today showing what to do if you had chosen to save the songs directly to your computer instead of the cloud player. Here is part of the e-mail:
If you saved your purchase to your computer, please follow these instructions to re-download your music:
1. Launch the Amazon MP3 Downloader. Here's how to locate the Downloader application on your operating system:
-Windows: All Programs - Amazon - Amazon MP3 Downloader
-Mac: Select "Amazon MP3 Downloader" from your Applications folder.
-Linux: The application is installed as /usr/bin/amazonmp3 and an icon appears in the "Applications" menu in the "Internet" submenu.
2. If you have failed downloads in your MP3 Downloader download queue, click the "Clear Completed" button at the top center of the Amazon MP3 Downloader window.
3. After you have cleared the download queue, go to: <...>
4. Find the order(s) that were placed on May 23 and click View Order.
5. Select "Click here to redownload all the tracks listed below".
I hope this helps you find the songs you are missing. Good luck!
246 of 315 found the following review helpful:
Rate Music, Not Amazon *UPDATE* Album ReviewMay 23, 2011
After seeing the deal, previewing the music, and reading the reviews with problems, I've come to two conclusions:
1) The new album is definitely different, and I while I don't think it's quite as strong of a showing, it's still solid - especially for $0.99!
2) Amazon needs to moderate comments/ratings when there are known technical issues on their end!
People should not be allowed to give 1 star ratings on a product simply because of issues on Amazon's end; That does not contribute to the product rating in any way.
1 PM EST I should also clarify that I have purchased the album, and have so far only received 6 items as well.
6 PM EST - Just received order confirmation receipt email, so things are slowly moving ahead, just have patience people.
Have received all files, as expected. Will updated with further album review once I can listen all the way thru.
5/25/11 - Full Album Review
After listening thru the whole album, I have to say I like it better than I did from just listening to the samples. Overall it comes across as another successful adventure in new sounds and song styles, and has a distinct sound that separates it from The Fame/Fame Monster. There don't seem to be as many stand-out songs at first pass, but it may grow on me the more I listen. I will revise my review if I change my mind along the way.
The album has a very 'big' sound, is somewhat whimsical at times, and covers a whole range of styles:
Upbeat club/pop; Driving, darker electro beats; 80's synth-pop; Even a Ballad thrown into the mix (You and I) - This one almost has a country sound to it
I am keeping my original star rating for the album, as I feel that artistically it deserves 5 stars.
13 of 14 found the following review helpful:
Why is this censored?Jun 08, 2011
By G. Ramey
Sadly, the record is censored. I don't think many small children will be purchasing and playing vinyl like this, at least not without the help of their parents.
The cover and sleeves were nicely designed, and aside from the censorship, the records are fine.
53 of 68 found the following review helpful:
Amazon glitch - they are working on itMay 23, 2011
By Amanda Leigh
I have called Amazon and they said the $.99 is for the ENTIRE album (all 14 songs). They are having a slight problem with the links to that album and are in the process of fixing it. I hope this helps you.
The album itself is great and at a great price.
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