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Wednesday, December 28 2011

The 2011 Artists of the Year

This year's top artists are a diverse lot represented by two of the world's biggest pop divas, a plethora of critically adored indie faves, some new talents emerging from the hip-hop underground, a couple of veteran Americana acts, and a few alt-rock legends among many more.

Tuesday, December 13 2011

The Most Disappointing Albums of 2011

The selections on this list aren't necessarily bad albums -- some actually happen to be among the most critically acclaimed of this year. In some cases, it's just that the albums weren't what fans were expecting, and in others, they were exactly what they were expecting.

Thursday, October 7 2010

To Gaga Is to Dada

To Gaga the world is to delete any attachment with any part of history, including its narratives of romance. In a state of Gaga one is proudly detached from any past meaning.

Monday, April 12 2010

Lady Gaga: Fame Over

Lady Gaga is the return of the repressed mainstream, a Frankenstein of Tumblr fantasies and Twitter dreams. Social media’s decentralization and relativism run amok have brought us to a breaking point.

Monday, January 25 2010

Part 2: From Handsome Furs to Oneida

Slipped Discs continues with hip-hop royalty, a genre-busting classical quartet, the future of soul music, an Americana demigod and many more. All records that missed our top 60 list last year.


Sunday, January 18 2015

The 2015 Grammys Get Jazz Mostly Wrong, a Little Right

Grammy nominations in jazz are rarely adventurous and usually confusing. Yet this year's slate is intriguing.

Wednesday, August 22 2012

In Defense of Not Going Goo-goo Over Lady Gaga

Seven days. Two letters. And one angry animals rights group. Lady Gaga's rein at the top is possibly nearing its end.


Monday, October 6 2014

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek

Cheek to Cheek is a sound pairing between Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, though not without flaws.

Sunday, November 10 2013

Lady Gaga: Artpop

Lady Gaga can see all the smiling faces in the funhouse mirrors nodding in approval, but she refuses to believe that she's the only person in the room, the smiles all her own.

Sunday, October 23 2011

'Poker Face': The Intelligent Design of Lady Gaga

Is Lady Gaga a true artist or a con artist? To quote Gaga herself, "Whatever."

Friday, May 27 2011

Lady Gaga: Born This Way

No one will deny it's going to be the biggest pop album of the year, but the needlessly excessive religious imagery, surprisingly repetitive beats, and unfocused songwriting wind up burying some of Born This Way's best moments.

Wednesday, August 25 2010

Lady Gaga: 3 August 2010 - Kansas City, MO

Lady Gaga lived up to her relentless and nonstop hype machine and performed for a solid two hours, playing some 19 songs.


Thursday, August 15 2013

Lady Gaga's Round of "Applause" (single review)

As Gaga and Perry go toe-to-leopard-print-toe, it's obvious which diva comes out on top. Shame then that neither track are indicative of either artist's actual strengths ...

Thursday, June 16 2011

The Hypocrisy of Mother Monster. Yeah, We Mean You, Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga preaches acceptance and love. However, her music videos teach that love is only for the beautiful.

Wednesday, May 4 2011

Scandalously, Lady Gaga Performs "Judas" on 'Ellen'

The scandalous Lady Gaga...

Friday, April 22 2011

Lady Gaga Commemorates Judas Days Before Easter

As Christians prepare to commemorate Christ's ultimate sacrifice on the cross and celebrate his resurrection, Lady Gaga fans are celebrating "Judas," the artist's newest song

Thursday, March 10 2011

Lady Gaga Isn't the First Diva to Cut the Cheese

How does Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" compare — in both effectiveness and cheesiness — to other self-empowerment anthems that have come before it?

Track Review: Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" (Sound Affects) [15.Feb.11]
Gaga Studies (Sound Affects) [24.Nov.10]
The Case for Lady Gaga (Sound Affects) [15.Sep.10]
Beyond the Pale: Lady Gaga's "Alejandro" (Sound Affects) [1.Sep.10]
Lady Gaga - "Alejandro" (video) NSFW (Mixed Media) [11.Jun.10]
Lady Gaga Critique (Marginal Utility) [20.Apr.10]
Answering Lady Gaga’s "Telephone" Call (Sound Affects) [2.Apr.10]
The World Is Going GAGA! (videos) (Mixed Media) [19.Nov.09]
Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" Video: WTF? (Mixed Media) [12.Nov.09]
Gaga for Fame (Sound Affects) [28.Jul.09]
20 Questions: Lady GaGa (Sound Affects) [19.Nov.08]


Tuesday, March 26 2013

Pop Divas Are Making a Spectacle of Themselves

LOS ANGELES — Hours before Pink’s recent show at Staples Center, creative director Baz Halpin is crouched beneath the stage in the dimly lighted corridor

Wednesday, May 16 2012

Indonesian police refuse permit for Lady Gaga concert

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesian police Tuesday said they had refused to issue a concert permit for U.S. pop star Lady Gaga, citing objections from conservative

Wednesday, July 6 2011

Sales plunge for Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way'

LOS ANGELES — On a trip through London's Heathrow Airport earlier this week, Lady Gaga tumbled off the impossibly high heels she was wearing and took

Monday, May 23 2011

New from Lady Gaga, Brad Paisley and Joseph Arthur

LADY GAGA "Born This Way" Grade: A-minus Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" album is straight-up crazy. By now, we've all heard the title track that

Thursday, July 8 2010

Five suggestions to help Lady Gaga

Dear Lady Gaga, We're worried about you. No, not because of your recent finger-flipping faceoff with Mets fans or your alleged banning from the Yankees'

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