I was kinda meh about "Born This Way." I liked it, but it was underwhelming, coming from the artist that gave us "Poker Face" and "Paparazzi" and "Bad Romance." And usually, the lead single from an album is like the BEST song on it, so that was kind of a red flag. But "Judas" is a complete BANGER!!! It ROCKS!!! This should have been the lead single, I think! It leaked last week, so the label rushed it out on iTunes. It's AMAZING!
Next up, they remixed Rihanna's "S&M" making it a duet with Britney Spears. I liked the Rihanna version just fine, but I like the duet version as well. It just seems... off. Like... why, first of all? I'm dying for Rihanna and BFF Katy Perry to do something together, but as far as I know, RiRi and Brit Brit have never even met. It's not like anyone was thinking, "You know who need to do a collaboration? Those two!" Also, the timing is odd. "S&M" was released ages ago (she's already released a follow-up single "California King Bed"). And Ri's album didn't come out that long ago and Brit's album just dropped. They couldn't put this together before that? They could have put it on Brit's album and maybe it would have done better. But, yeah, I still like it. I want to hear it in a club! (And clubbing may very well figure in my near future... hopefully this'll still be popular by then!)
Beth Ditto, the lead singer of The Gossip has released a solo EP of electro pop songs. Her first single is "I Wrote The Book" and was iTunes free song last week. Yeah, I know, great timing asshole. It's great! The video is an homage to Madonna's "Justify My Love."
I can't wait for the club mixes! From angry rocker chick to disco diva! She can do it all! The rest of the EP is fun too, very 80s synth pop, a la Depeche Mode. But be warned "I Wrote The Book" is the fastest of the songs. The rest are still worth a listen, though!
Finally, I couldn't NOT buy this shizz!!!
Is it mind-blowing? Nah. But it's fucking NKOTBSB, BITCHEZ!!!