I don't dislike her at all.
I f'ing love her.
Music is changing now, 2009 is a year of change for music, and Lady Gaga is at the forefront of that change. She is amazing, she blends the old teachings of pop, with a new and more electronic sound, yet, she's also willing to experiment with and incorporate other styles in her music.
People say that its wrong she says she's influenced by the likes of David Bowie and Queen and such. I say, since when is wrong to be influenced by great artists? They also say they cant see it. Oh really, tell me, was David Bowie not a person who pushed the limits of fashion? How could you not see the Queen influence in songs like "Brown Eyes", and "Summerboys"?
People, lots of people, don't want to like Lady Gaga (especially here) because she's new. The people they know, who listen to the top 40, like her, and they think everything top 40 is "ZOMFG WRST SONG EVAR!1!!11!one!11eleven!!one!!1!". Though I doubt, they've ever taken the time to listen to her album and songs without thinking of the many dumb fans, what the people who like the same music as them think of her, and the fact that she is in the top 40.
She writes most of her own music, she does not lip sync, she is an incredible performer, she has a fantastic vocal range, her fashion sense is amazing (and yes, humorous at times too), I could go on.
I think, that as I said, a lot of people don't like her because she's "top 40", and then the people who like top 40 and don't like her think she's too weird and different, and not some cookie cutter american idol semi-star.
I'd challenge everybody who doesn't like her to look at her album unbiasedly, songs like "Paparazzi", "Poker Face", "Paper Gangsta", "Retro, Dance, Freak", and "Brown Eyes" are fantastic.
Sorry for my run-around logic, but that's my opinion.
edit: O RLY! Lady Gaga wants fame? I never would have thought somebody in hollywood, who has an album named "The Fame" would want to be famous! Give me a f'ing break, what a horrible excuse. Know who else wanted to be famous? Elvis, Hendrix, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, etc. obviously I'm not comparing her to them, but the fact still remains, most of the people you like, probably wanted to be famous.
Hate me for it. Everybody here says they want "change" in music. But when it comes, they hate it. Why don't you stop wanting it to be the next Led Zeppelin, or the next Nirvana,or the next Metallica, or whatever and listen to it for what it is, something different, something new, something that blends the old and makes it their own.
Or, you can go ahead and continue to wallow in your pre-1998 music elitism, with the occasional exception of bands/artists who are deemed "good or "worthy" by others with your elitist view/taste in music.
I love older music, but I love newer stuff too. Its not that damn hard.
And there's a big f'ing difference between genuinely not liking somebody after thoroughly examining their songs and the majority of their album, and just hating them because everybody else who likes your type of music does.
edit: Hey, what's wrong with looking like a tranny? Or being androgynous? What about David Bowie? Annie Lenox? Robert Plant? (j/k) Vince Neil?
edit: I love it that when women write lyrics about sex and act crazy, they're whores. But when guys write them and act crazy, they're f*cking bad *** rock stars! And what the hell is wrong with being bisexual? That's not a valid reason to hate somebody.
edit: sorry Karl... I've been gone a while, and I didn't really have much of a chance to talk about her and the issue in depth until now, and well... it just kind of exploded, I still cant stop typing.
Again, sorry, but all of this bullsh*t just pisses me off anymore.
· 1 decade ago