Dance Pop | Rhapsody TV
April 18, 2011
Lady Gaga's second album steps ever so slightly away from the dance pop she helped dominate the charts with -- or, rather, she widens her gait to include a broader musical range. Euro-industrial club beats meet metal meets anthemic classic rock (complete with cameos by E Street Band sax man Clarence Clemons) meets '80s mall pop -- and all of it filtered through religious metaphors (from organ swells to "Judas"). It's a postmodern pastiche of pop references hot-glued together with Gaga's earnest ethos of individualism and freak-flag-flying.