I don't want to be too antagonistic here, so I'll preface this with "In my opinion".
Pop music has been the least innovative genre of music since the Beatles codified the method for turning it into an international money-maker. What has occurred in pop music is a sort of replaceable parts approach. Mass production is great, in many cases. I like getting a Big Mac. It's always the same delicious flavor with no surprises. But in the case of pop music, every possible configuration of the formula has been done hundreds, if not thousands of times. I'm quite certain that I could easily find dozens of songs that I could layer over any of Gaga's music and the song structure (even many of the melodies) would match perfectly.
So what sets this music apart from the thousands of other pop songs? Her outfits and her videos. If she's designing her own outfits, then she's a fashion designer. She performs on stage and in videos? She's an actress. Though, I'd credit the writer/director more than I'd credit Gaga. Why do you think all the big pop acts are lead by a super attractive performer? Are unattractive people incapable of creating this type of simplistic music? Of course not. What they're selling is an image and you shouldn't delude yourself into thinking your buying it for the music because, as a pop fan, you already own this music many times over.
That said, if you like Gaga's music, it doesn't matter what I think. So, please, Gaga fans don't take it personally. Enjoy!
poxic wrote:She's a serious musician who decided to go the weird-sexy-fluffy-pop route to instant fame
"Is the Dark Side stronger?"
"No! Quicker, easier, more seductive."
So, she gave up being a serious musician for fame and riches. Not very admirable.
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