So here we are, the last day of my countdown and time to see what my top 10 tracks of 2013 are. I must say it’s all a little surprising to see how it all panned out. I hadn’t really thought of any of the songs as outright contenders for the #1 of the year, but someone has to be there, and it’s about time I let the cat out of the bag.
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Day 2 of my end of year countdown, and while we are still some way from the top there are plenty of hot tracks to look at. I’m still working out the top 20, I thought I had it all pinned down but now I’m not so sure… hmm.
Time for another big album dropping, perhaps one of the most anticipated pop releases of the year, or at least the most talked-about, even if Gaga herself was doing most of the talking.
It’s almost a surprise that we even got this album, considering how delayed and muddled the pre-release promo has felt. A flurry of buzz singles followed after the main single “Applause”, I’m not sure if it was just increasingly commonplace tactic to see if any of them stuck around as big hits, or just a sample of the album. Either way, it felt like a decent number of the songs were familiar before the album came out.
After initially feeling it was a bit of an overproduced mess, I think this is perhaps as strong as “Born this way”, I’m just not entirely convinced the huge singles are on here. Still, I can’t deny she’s putting everything into this album. Continue reading
R Kelly? Who saw that coming? I suppose Chris Brown survived a domestic abuse case, I guess R Kelly can survive whatever his thing was (#nolibel), and even that weird “Trapped in the closet” song thing he did. Why am I talking about R Kelly? Gaga’s featuring him on the latest of her “ARTPOP” promotional singles.
We are getting a new Gaga song every week until the album’s out apparently. It’s only a few weeks away, but it’s a technique that seems to be working alright so far. Having said that, I believe “ARTPOP” pre-orderers are getting these songs delivered instantly, so maybe that’s why she’s hitting iTunes #1s all over the world with this.
Anyway, she’s going for ART’n’B (or something) this time around, with a deep, chugging synth kicking things off. She’s ready for some action anyone, waiting for R Kelly to do what he wants with her body. How romantique! ❤ Continue reading