My boyfriend already posted his and I don’t think I’ll add anything new to what he already said, but I thought about sharing mine as well since I had already written it down elsewhere and someone might still be interested, so here it is!
Ok, this is predictable but… THE ALBUM IS FUCKING AMAZING! She played the whole thing, from beginning to end, in the most amazingly creepy yet coolest club I’ve ever seen (the Berghain in Berlin) and it was seriously incredible. I don’t think I’m ever going to want to play that album anywhere but in a club!
As soon as “Aura” started she left the stage and disappeared, which was quite disappointing. UNTIL, she popped up from the back and stood on top of some sort of podium filming us (like she did for the “Applause” lyric video, she actally filmed througout the whole album) and it was INSANE. We were literally partying with her! One of the most exciting experiences of my life, I swear, she was jumping like crazy and we all were as well.
Aaaaanyway, it’s not easy to remember many details, it was all a bit too full-on and crazy to concentrate completely on the music. I’ll try to do song by song, but it won’t be easy!
Aura: It sounded as amazing as always but just much better
External image That song was made to be played at a club. Didn’t pay much attention to the new vocals, everyone was jumping and screaming, but yeah, that song is pretty much fucking perfect.
Venus: I’ve listened to the snippet and all I can say is the full thing sounded MUCH better. Not sure if it’s all down to the fact it was played in such an amazing place and extremely loud, but I remember fucking loving it. It sounds very random and the music changes quite a bit through the song, a bit like in “Bad Romance”. The clip that’s been posted is the beginning of the song if I’m not wrong and I remember thinking the chorus was catchy.
G.U.Y.: One of my favourites without a doubt! I already loved the clip and the full song didn’t disappoint at all. It sounds just as good, there’s no boring part or anything.
Sexxx Dreams: It was great! The music wasn’t different to the live version but there were some different lines in the song, like a complete new part right before the “I can’t believe I’m telling you this…” part.
Jewels & Drugs: I didn’t love the live version but dancing to it was fun! It sounds pretty strong and I don’t think it was much different to the live version. I’m not sure but I think the DWS breakdown wasn’t there, which would explain why the album version is shorter than the live one.
MANiCURE: I’m hopeless I guess, I thought it sounded like the live version but when the whole thing was over a friend told me it wasn’t! Simone’s telling me it sounded more powerful and more electronic than the live version.
Do What U Want: -
ARTPOP: Ok, I really enjoyed it at the iTunes festival but I think the album version was just incredible (I really need to learn more positive adjectives! She said during the Q&A that this song is meant to be a bit hypnotic and there’s no better way to describe it in my opinion.
Swine: This was my favourite at the iTunes festival and I’m happy to say it’s as amazing as it was live if not better! You’re going to be happy about this, Jester!
External image The whole squealing she did live is not there, or at least not as much, but it does sound fucking amazing. Sadly the slow party in the beginning is missing in the studio version, I thought it was great but it’s not there.
Donatella: The brief spoken part in the beginning of this song is going to make all us gays go weak at the knees: “I’m blonde, I’m skinny, I’m rich and I’m a little bit of a bitch”. That was beyond fierce! The song was great but I really can’t remember much about it, but it was definitely one of the highlights to me.
Fashion!: This was probably my least favourite song on the album, but I’m not surprised since it’s produced by will.i.am and David Guetta
External image Although I have to say it doesn’t sound like any song any of the two have done before. It wasn’t bad though (there’s not one bad song on “ARTPOP”, trust me), just not as good as the rest in my opinion. Sorry but that’s all I can say about this one!
Mary Jane Holland: The last part of the album started getting a bit confusing, the crowd was too loud and it’s all a bit of a blur now, but I remember loving this one, but I sadly can’t stay much more!
Dope: The live version (“I Wanna Be With You”) was quite insipid, but the studio version is really good! The lyrics are very different to the version she performed at the iTunes Festival, it now says “but I need you more than dope” instead of “I wanna be with you”. It sounded quite dramatic if I remember correctly, but quite stripped back, there wasn’t a lot going on. Gaga and her make-up artist, Tara, cried their eyes out during this one!
Gypsy: The album version is obviously COMPLETELY different to the live version she performed at the party, it starts slow and becomes a midtempo although the chorus gets faster if I’m not wrong.
That’s all I can say about the songs! Sorry for the pointless review, but I really can’t remember much more!
External image The album was quite Gaga and it flows really well, even “Dope” and “Jewels & Drugs” don’t sound out of place in my opinion. I also think “Aura” opening the album and “Applause” closing it is a great decision!
And how hot did she look? Let me tell you, very! She was wearing the creepiest-looking contacts I’ve ever seen! We had a lot of eye contact (which was exciting as hell) and she looked intimidating
External image Her ass is out of this World, I’m gay so I wouldn’t do much to it, but I think I’m going to start carrying a picture of it in my wallet.
It was an amazing night! I’m still on a high, I was so overwhelmed I even got emotional at points! I’m such a pussy