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Born This Way

Lady Gaga

Born This Way

Second full album from the New York pop singer and 7th most powerful woman in the world according to Forbes

ADM rating[?]

6.5

Label
Polydor
UK Release date
23/05/2011
US Release date
23/05/2011
  1. 9.0 |   BBC

    A storming collection of high-concept pop brilliance designed to soundtrack every preposterously tremendous Gaga moment for the next 18 months
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  2. 8.2 |   Beats Per Minute

    Gaga completely invests every inch of herself into her work, for better or worse
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  3. 8.0 |   State

    The first brave steps into the future
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  4. 8.0 |   NME

    What you cannot fault about this album is the scale of its artistic ambition. Print edition only

  5. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    A fist-pumping, techno-thumping, electronic explosion that will make you drive faster, dance better and howl along to outrageous lines such as "Put your hands on me, John F Kennedy"
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  6. 8.0 |   Rolling Stone

    There isn't a subtle moment on the album, but even at its nuttiest, the music is full of wide-awake emotional details
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  7. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    Boasts a pop vision flexible enough to be both serious and surreal yet it almost always hits its target
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  8. 8.0 |   NME

    For the most part this is one relentless torrent of heavy-metal-rave-pop. At the very least it’s a triumph in sound engineering
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  9. 8.0 |   Slant Magazine

    There's nothing small about this album, and Gaga sings the shit out of every single track
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  10. 7.5 |   The Quietus

    The quintessential Lady Gaga studio experience to date
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  11. 7.5 |   A.V. Club

    Ostentatious, referential, and self-indulgent
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  12. 7.0 |   music OMH

    The record is blitzing, happily ludicrous, and plenty of fun for a while, but at the core there's Gaga, singing beautifully but clouded by all the readymade pop around her
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  13. 7.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    Gaga is a mixed message, she gets the notion of media spectacle but also knows the intriguing power of silence
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  14. 6.0 |   No Ripcord

    It lacks the overall quality of Robyn’s Body Talk or the stand-out singles of Rihanna’s Loud, yet it’s still packed with hooks, killer choruses and unexpected twists
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  15. 6.0 |   Prefix

    Nobody wants to think about Jesus or Judas or self-actualization or teenage rebellion on the dance floor. They just want to latch onto something that jiggles and gyrate
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  16. 6.0 |   Q

    Feels like the first proper Lady Gaga album. Print edition only

  17. 6.0 |   Rave Magazine

    Lady Gaga’s recent HBO special ended with a rehearsal-room acapella of Born This Way, and it was a real surprise to hear the track in such stripped-back form. It was subtle, graceful and even moving in its simplicity – everything this big, brash and defiantly-tasteless album is not
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  18. 6.0 |   The Observer

    Born This Way runs big, timeless American themes through the prism of decadent European dance music. Print edition only

  19. 6.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Gone is the hesitant starlet, obsessed with her own newfound fame on The Fame Monster, and in her stead is a very confident pop star who looks well on her way to a long, exciting career
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  20. 5.0 |   Entertainment.ie

    The only thing that really matters is whether or not these songs will get you out of your seat on a Saturday night. On that basis, yes, at least briefly, a few of them will
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  21. 5.0 |   PopMatters

    Lady Gaga has yet to make a great album
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  22. 5.0 |   The Digital Fix

    It gives us no great pleasure to describe Born This Way as pretty ordinary
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  23. 4.0 |   The Scotsman

    Both an exercise in excess and an act of consolidation
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  24. 0.0 |   Tiny Mix Tapes

    Think of this zero as the massive bedazzled orifice out of which our heroine has spawned a new era of popular culture
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