Maybe it's just here with all the negativity, but I'm getting bored of how often this record is attacked. The overall quality and creativity that went into BTW far exceeds anything she put out previously.
TF could be mistaken as a Katy Perry album. It was nothing special outside of the singles she released, and I did not like Gaga during this era because I saw nothing special in her. The music was basic.
TFM is just an evolution of TF. It's still very generic pop, but this time she had the resources of good producers. When you look at TFM, there is really nothing special about it creatively. The songs are all decent, but in the end they are just basic pop songs. The era is overrated because of what she did during this time - when she hit superstardom. The videos, performances, and fashion were all new and exciting for the time, and she excelled at all of this as opposed to BTW.
BTW is the first Gaga album where it seems like she has creative freedom. There is a reason she doesn't really like some of her music from her previous works - because she was manufactured to a certain extent and had less voice in what she could do with her music. There is a reason she hates Telephone, it goes against her as a creative force.
BTW broke Gagas past works of generic pop and at least tried to be something different, something more.
Look at songs like Edge of Glory, Electric Chapel, HML, Scheiße - they show growth as an artist and to me, shit over everything from her past two works.
The album gets hate because the singles weren't as successful as people wanted them to be. That's all what it really boils down to. People like it when their favorites succeed, especially Pop music stans as I have learned. It's sad really. I recall that Americano user on GGD even claiming he doesn't like her anymore because she is "flopping".
So anyway, let's discuss why BTW is still her best album to date.
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