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THE INFAMOUS™ Album Review: Lady Gaga “Born This Way”

[Editors Note: On my other site I had reviewed Kanye West’s “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” and Nick Minaj’s “Pink Friday” albums. They were among my most viewed posts, but the only reason I haven’t reviewed any other albums is because the music industry has been lame as fuck recently. Nothing has come out that I feel is a big enough release for me to waste my precious time on and review. On March 23, 2011 Lady Gaga dropped her highly anticipated album “Born This Way” and I just knew that this album would be the perfect way for me to kick-start my album reviews on this site. I will only review albums I feel are important or heavily hyped by the propaganda machine. My writing has stepped up a bit since the last time I reviewed an album so this should be interesting compared to my older work.]

Once upon a time I used to be a major music junkie. Every time something dropped I was at the record store buying them albums up like they were dubs of bubonic chronic. That was back in the days when CD’s were the best audio option available and CD players were cool and hip. I still got tons of CD’s, but I have since transferred all of the music over to mp3s. Times have changed and so has the music. The actual music doesn’t meet the standards of yesterdays past. The way we buy (or illegally obtain, yes I’m looking at you) music has also changed. Albums aren’t up to par so now I can buy the tracks I like and skip the rest. If I keep repeating this process over and over again then the music becomes over-saturated and my level of musical gratitude goes down little by little, until I consider all music dispensable. The release of an album is no longer an event. I miss those days. Enter Lady Gaga. Now before I get to the point I’m trying to make, let me just say that I have been an exclusive fan of hiphop for most of my life. Nothing against any other genres, but I wasn’t fucking with pop, r&b, rock, none of that shit until like 2005 when hip hop started putting me to sleep with all that damn car tipping and Laffy Taffy finger snapping. Read more…