Thursday, December 18, 2014

Bands we love to hate (justified or not): Lady Gaga

If you are just joining us...  I'm tackling the bands/artists that everyone loves to hate - justified or not.

Lady Gaga

This one I understand. Her style is so far-fetched and over the top that it is overly distracting. Her meat dress and other outlandish outfits leave anyone with any kind of fashion sense wanting to scratch their eyes out. Unfortunately for her, once seen has destroyed all abilities to listen to the music, even with the eyes closed.

Lady Gaga is the stage name for Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta. Gaga rose to prominence with her debut album The Fame (2008), a critical and commercial success which produced global chart-topping singles such as "Just Dance" and "Poker Face". A follow-up EP, The Fame Monster (2009), was met with similar reception and released the successful singles "Bad Romance", "Telephone", and "Alejandro". Her second full-length album Born This Way was released in 2011, topping the charts in more than 20 countries, including the United States, where it sold over one million copies in its first week. The album produced number one single "Born This Way". Her third album Artpop, released in 2013, topped the U.S. charts and included the successful singles "Applause" and "Do What U Want". In 2014, Gaga released a collaborative jazz album with Tony Bennett titled Cheek to Cheek, which debuted at number one in the United States and became her third consecutive number one album in the country.

Go on.. give her a listen (but don't look!)
(sorry, I just couldn't bring myself to share the real thing...)