Album
Born This Way
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Artist
Lady Gaga

Born This Way by Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga - Born This Way
CRITIC SCORE
65
Based on 16 reviews
2011 Rank: #514 / 671
USER SCORE
61
Based on
43 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

82
Beats Per Minute

Born This Way is an assault of theatrics and 80s throwback. It’s fun, it’s cheesy, it’s everything a mainstream pop album should be.

70
musicOMH

Born This Way's failure is that it tends to leave Lady Gaga behind in its quest for chart supremacy.

70
Drowned in Sound

Born This Way essentially finds Gaga doing more of the same but with a few new production tricks.

60
Consequence of Sound

Born This Way, then, is Gaga’s attempt to be more than just a pop culture phenomenon, a move toward the upper echelons of pop stardom.

60
No Ripcord

Born This Way isn’t a bad album by any means, it’s just that Gaga is so conscious of the image and message she projects that the music is no longer her top priority.

50
PopMatters

Born This Way is one mighty confused pop album, fusing some daring songwriting with some remarkably repetitive themes and beats.

User Reviews
Creator R-Zita
91
With her 2nd album we have again sounds that remind us the '80s. A revolutionary album for 2011.

JediMark
80
Great tracks: The Edge of Glory / Yoü and I / Bloody Mary / Marry the Night / Born This Way / Americano.
Mediocre tracks: Highway Unicorn / Hollywood Hooker / Electric Chapel / Bad Kids.

Rated
35
I was divided about this album.

94
Top 5 : Born This Way, Marry The Night, Judas, Heavy Metal Lover & Scheiße.

FinalLifeline
89
The album has some issues. It's cohesive sonically, but not conceptually. It's length seemed to bore some. It's over-simplified LGBT ideology lost her fans on both sides of the issue. Some found fault with the Reagan-era pop stylings, a departure from her earlier sound. Regardless, the album is surprisingly great. After a few listens, I forget the issues I had with it, and just ride off into the sunset. Cuz I'm a free bitch, baby.

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DETAILS

RELEASED: May 23, 2011
FORMAT: LP
LABEL: Interscope
GENRE: Pop
WEBSITE: www.ladygaga.com
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END OF YEAR LISTS
# 10 - Bigger Than The Sound
# 49 - Drowned in Sound
# 30 - Pazz and Jop
# 14 - Pretty Much Amazing
# 30 - Q Magazine
# 6 - Rolling Stone
# 3 - Slant
# 29 - SPIN
# 31 - The Guardian
Track List
  1. Marry the Night
  2. Born This Way
  3. Government Hooker
  4. Judas
  5. Americano
  6. Hair
  7. Scheiße
  8. Bloody Mary
  9. Bad Kids
  10. Highway Unicorn (Road to Love)
  11. Heavy Metal Lover
  12. Electric Chapel
  13. Yoü and I
  14. The Edge of Glory
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