Born This Way is unmistakably Gaga..a busted disco ball on the floor; shiny, shattered, broken, reflective, disjointed, jagged, sparkly, beautiful.. and a mess. And for one day you could buy it for a dollar on Amazon.com thus selling a Million copies in its first week
It has all has the subtlety of a chainsaw, and Ms. Gaga wouldn't have it any other way.
If one thing, the sound of Born This Way very sonically consistent..hair metal rave. A very dirty hotel tryst between La Bouche and Def Leppard.
Vocally, Lady Gaga has never sounded better or more soulful. The thin girl vocals of Paparazzi are replaced with a sultry, soulful growl.
Of course on her sophomore album she had to go "deeper"..with the lyrics, the production, and the sound design. Lots of Sex, Religion, and self Empowerment..its Madonna 1992 Erotica. She can also speak in foreign languages now.. at least phonetically