May 28, 2020 at 5:15 pm #1203506336
After my first listen, I feel the album has too many skips. The album tracks were mostly forgettable to me. Production is decent, but the songwriting felt clumsy. That’s how I felt, some will enjoy the album.
Alice (6/10), Stupid Love (7/10), Rain On Me (8.5/10), Free Woman (6/10), Fun Tonight (5.5/10), 911 (6/10), Plastic Doll (6.5/10), Sour Candy (7/10), Enigma (6/10), Replay (7.5/10), Sine From Above (7/10), 1000 Doves (6/10), Babylon (7/10).
Overall: 66/100.May 28, 2020 at 5:18 pm #1203506340
First review of Chromatica is in: https://riotmag.co/album-review-lady-gaga-chromatica “Chromatica is luminous and thunderous and perfect for any club night, with Gaga serving disco sci-fi realness. The slight problem with it is that it relies on EDM and house influences as a crunch. There’s no doubt about Gaga’s talent — all of her eras have shown a different side to her artistry and singer-songwriter ability. The club and dance influence is definitely a welcomed and infectious return, but felt too autotuned and bass-heavy. But hey, a new Gaga record is better than no Gaga record, and Chromatica is a collection of infectious and joyful dance tracks that’ll have you grooving all night long (alone in your bedroom, but still).” The same complaint I had. The album is really let down by the vocal production. Gaga’s best vocals are when they’re actually raw.
That last sentence in the review 💀 Miss Rona really fucked over us.May 28, 2020 at 6:11 pm #1203506402
Replay is the best song.
MJ your time is up – Gaga owns Halloween now.May 28, 2020 at 6:25 pm #1203506421
the only complaint i have is why tf did they changed Babylon? The version with the Haus Labs instrumental remains superior>>>May 28, 2020 at 6:54 pm #1203506458
I have yet to hear the album but apparently the bowie sample in babylon was removed?May 28, 2020 at 7:07 pm #1203506473
1. The Fame
2. The Fame Monster
3. Born This Way
5. A Star Is Born
7. ArtpopMay 28, 2020 at 9:03 pm #1203506577
Listening to Chromatica right now.
Stream After Hours and In Your Eyes (Remix)May 28, 2020 at 9:05 pm #1203506579
The production is SERVING! This is the hardest an album has bopped since After Hours. Lyrics are weak though.
Stream After Hours and In Your Eyes (Remix)
Marcus Snowden (The Artist Formerly Known as msnowden1)May 28, 2020 at 9:14 pm #1203506593
Rain on Me is so cathartic to hear right now considering how awful this week has been.May 28, 2020 at 9:36 pm #1203506629
Worst album of the year this is nothing but loud trash she’s done musicallyMay 28, 2020 at 9:38 pm #1203506635
Update: It’s growing on me like I hoped. I stand by the lyrics being pretty bad and the lack of structure in some songs makes them hard to follow but the songs are all fun and danceable which, while not what I necessarily wanted, was clearly what she was aiming for. It’s nothing near her full potential but it’s a fun and enjoyable pop record and should be enjoyed for what it is.
Also that transition from Chromatica II to 911 was everything.May 28, 2020 at 9:39 pm #1203506639
1. Born This Way
2. The Fame
4. The Fame Monster
Last.fm: https://www.last.fm/es/user/Into_YouMay 28, 2020 at 9:51 pm #1203506648
Well, if I’m honest I found it underwhelming. I’m not Gaga’s target audience I guess, the production is very good tho. I like that the album kind of flows, it’s very cohesive I’d say. I listened to it with headphones and probably it’s the best way to do it, I could definitely enjoy the production more.
The lyrical content really isn’t strong, obviously I think it’s because since it’s a dance record it really needs to be easy going but I firmly believe that you can have strong lyrics and strong production.
Standouts for me:
- Rain on Me
- Fun Tonight
- The Interludes
- Sine from Above (not a fan of the outro tho)
- 1000 Doves
It’s pretty strong. I would give it a solid 7.5.
I also like that it can be looped points for that.
If they really like it I could see it winning Pop Vocal and Pop Duo. Stupid Love might not happen. And GF might feel a bit far for now.
She gave her fans what they wanted so I assume everything alright.
So yeah… pretty solid record.
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