Review: Joanne Shows Ambition, But Gaga’s Efforts Fall Short

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Note: My music reviews will always be “late.” It is my belief that albums should be listened to in different moods, settings, and after extended breaks, all while conditioning yourself to accept what you were given as opposed to what you wanted. Only then can you give a legitimate and honest critique of the material.

Oh, the infamous Lady Gaga. I’ll admit, I’m a little surprised myself. If you would have told me six years ago that I would eventually find myself writing a review for a Lady Gaga record, I would have laughed in your face, and yet here we are. Why the change of heart? Well, that would probably come from the changes both Gaga and I have made over the years. I’ve become more willing to try new things and she’s, apparently, gained a willingness to abandon the triumphant Pop sound that originally put her on the road towards fame and popularity. Continue reading