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10:29 AM on 05/23/11 
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ZeoVGM
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If I liked Gaga, I would be so embarrassed by the pathetic tricks she's pulling to be able to report impressive first day sales. If I had any interest in the album, I'd still download it illegally because that shit is aggravating.

Uh, what "pathetic tricks" is she pulling exactly?

Or are you confusing Lady Gaga with Amazon using brilliant marketing to push their cloud program?

And you do realize she has little (if anything) to do with the marketing, right?

And that Soundscan doesn't count Amazon downloads?

For someone in a band, you don't seem to know how the industry works and are quick to attack fellow artists.

Yeah because I'm sure she's in the dark about everything done to promote her.

Good point.

"So, Ms. Gaga, we want to sell your album for 99 cents for a day. It'll get your music out their and be GREAT for our site as well."

"WHAT!? HOW DARE YOU PROMOTE ME. FUCK OFF. I ONLY WANT PEOPLE SPENDING $15 FOR MY MUSIC. AND ON A PHYSICAL COPY."
10:32 AM on 05/23/11 
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Uh, what "pathetic tricks" is she pulling exactly?

Or are you confusing Lady Gaga with Amazon using brilliant marketing to push their cloud program?

And you do realize she has little (if anything) to do with the marketing, right?

And that Soundscan doesn't count Amazon downloads?

For someone in a band, you don't seem to know how the industry works and are quick to attack fellow artists.

Fuck you.
10:33 AM on 05/23/11 
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Haha. Typical non-response.
10:34 AM on 05/23/11 
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Haha. Typical non-response.

Yourself. Have sex with it.
10:36 AM on 05/23/11 
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10:40 AM on 05/23/11 
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what's so disappointing about this album is that Lady Gaga has a lot of talent (as seen on Saturday with the piano version of Edge of Glory), but she buries it with repetitive club beats and pandering to her fans. If you want to make the "album of the decade," then you gotta make the album for yourself, and I feel like she didn't do that with Born This Way. What made Kanye's last album a critical darling was that he went into the studio and made an album that wasn't following trends or pandering to fans, and to some extent that was what Gaga did with The Fame Monster, which is why that is regarded so highly. She didn't make it for the fans, she made it for herself, she dug deep within herself and released her best songs. In terms of what this will sell, it won't be seen as a failure, but musically it is. Hopefully her fourth album is an album she makes for herself.
11:02 AM on 05/23/11 
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whatever # of records she sells this week it won't be a fair representation of her fanbase. at Best Buy you will get her record for free with every new cell phone activation. which means it will get run out and then priced at $0. so Best Buy will move more records but it isn't necessarily for her actual fan base. now to be fair, it is a brilliant marketing move. who wouldn't want a free record? and maybe the system won't count them, though I doubt that.
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what's so disappointing about this album is that Lady Gaga has a lot of talent (as seen on Saturday with the piano version of Edge of Glory), but she buries it with repetitive club beats and pandering to her fans. If you want to make the "album of the decade," then you gotta make the album for yourself, and I feel like she didn't do that with Born This Way. What made Kanye's last album a critical darling was that he went into the studio and made an album that wasn't following trends or pandering to fans, and to some extent that was what Gaga did with The Fame Monster, which is why that is regarded so highly. She didn't make it for the fans, she made it for herself, she dug deep within herself and released her best songs. In terms of what this will sell, it won't be seen as a failure, but musically it is. Hopefully her fourth album is an album she makes for herself.
well said man. I usually find myself agreeing with your musical opinions and reviews.
12:03 PM on 05/23/11 
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what's so disappointing about this album is that Lady Gaga has a lot of talent (as seen on Saturday with the piano version of Edge of Glory), but she buries it with repetitive club beats and pandering to her fans. If you want to make the "album of the decade," then you gotta make the album for yourself, and I feel like she didn't do that with Born This Way. What made Kanye's last album a critical darling was that he went into the studio and made an album that wasn't following trends or pandering to fans, and to some extent that was what Gaga did with The Fame Monster, which is why that is regarded so highly. She didn't make it for the fans, she made it for herself, she dug deep within herself and released her best songs. In terms of what this will sell, it won't be seen as a failure, but musically it is. Hopefully her fourth album is an album she makes for herself.

I don't agree with that actually. When I listened to it, I felt it was for herself. I guess if you find the beats "repetitive club beats", that's obvously a problem that's hard to argue against. I just disagree and I don't see how "Government Hooker" or "Bad Kids" or "Bloody Mary" fit that description. Also, I'd say the song topics don't fit well in clubs. There's a lot of Jesus thrown around in there. I kind of like the fact that there are songs like "Bloody Mary" and "Judas" with beats that don't seem to fit the typical radio pop lyrics.

The style of music fits the same as her previous work though, doesn't it? She's had quite a few "club beat" songs in the past. But as someone said, you gave The Fame Monster, the EP that made people really take notice of her and pushed her into another level of hype, a 69%. You don't seem to like her music in general.

(I also love you and it pains me to disagree with you. xoxo)
12:08 PM on 05/23/11 
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I don't agree with that actually. When I listened to it, I felt it was for herself. I guess if you find the beats "repetitive club beats", that's obvously a problem that's hard to argue against. I just disagree and I don't see how "Government Hooker" or "Bad Kids" or "Bloody Mary" fit that description. Also, I'd say the song topics don't fit well in clubs. There's a lot of Jesus thrown around in there. I kind of like the fact that there are songs like "Bloody Mary" and "Judas" with beats that don't seem to fit the typical radio pop lyrics.

The style of music fits the same as her previous work though, doesn't it? She's had quite a few "club beat" songs in the past. But as someone said, you gave The Fame Monster, the EP that made people really take notice of her and pushed her into another level of hype, a 69%. You don't seem to like her music in general.

(I also love you and it pains me to disagree with you. xoxo)
that's fine if you disagree with me, I have no problem with that, just my interpretation of this album. I think the lyrical content is poor on Born This Way, while the lyrics, while not amazing, were more personal and introspective I guess. I like some of her songs, but no, I'm not a huge fan of Gaga, but I'm not a hater either, just a curious music critic. And it wasn't my intention to rate The Fame Monster with whatever score I gave it, I don't pay attention to what I score things. I feel like a lot of the lyrics on this album are suppose to be "shocking" and "controversial" instead of the more personal lyrics on TFM. I just thought she would go to another level after hearing TFM.
01:00 PM on 05/23/11 
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that's fine if you disagree with me, I have no problem with that, just my interpretation of this album. I think the lyrical content is poor on Born This Way, while the lyrics, while not amazing, were more personal and introspective I guess. I like some of her songs, but no, I'm not a huge fan of Gaga, but I'm not a hater either, just a curious music critic. And it wasn't my intention to rate The Fame Monster with whatever score I gave it, I don't pay attention to what I score things. I feel like a lot of the lyrics on this album are suppose to be "shocking" and "controversial" instead of the more personal lyrics on TFM. I just thought she would go to another level after hearing TFM.
Haha I don't really believe that anymore.
01:02 PM on 05/23/11 
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I am sure Gaga is totally 100% responsible for every way her album is promoted
Haha seriously. People who are pinning this on her are just doing so because they hate her to begin with, anyway.
01:05 PM on 05/23/11 
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Haha I don't really believe that anymore.
what, that I'm not a huge fan? I'm not. I liked The Fame Monster, a few songs off of Fame, and maybe 1-2 on this new album. She is an incredibly interesting figure in music though, so I pay attention to her and make comments about it.
01:06 PM on 05/23/11 
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what, that I'm not a huge fan? I'm not. I liked The Fame Monster, a few songs off of Fame, and maybe 1-2 on this new album. She is an incredibly interesting figure in music though, so I pay attention to her and make comments about it.
No, that you don't hate her. Based on your comments in the past year, one could easily assume that you do.
01:06 PM on 05/23/11 
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Haha seriously. People who are pinning this on her are just doing so because they hate her to begin with, anyway.
I mean it's totally okay to hate her, just avoid threads that will be discussing her then, I don't go into Taylor Swift and Ke$ha fans and bitch about them



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