botherd: (gaga: rah rah ah-ah-ah)
botherd ([personal profile] botherd) wrote2011-05-19 10:10 pm

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So, the new Gaga album. FUCKING AMAZING, RIGHT? I wasn't really expecting it to be all that after Born This Way and Judas, but fuck me, it's so good (and the singles sound a lot better in the context of the album, I think). Initial favourites are Bloody Mary, Electric Chapel, Government Hooker and Schei├če, but I love the whole thing. I want to say something more substantial, because I've been playing and thinking about the album all day, but I'm not sure I can properly explain everything that I love about it. Anyway, the point is: she really fucking delivered, and I couldn't be happier.

In other news, I feel vaguely obliged to talk about the latest episode of Glee, even though I forgot last week and didn't much like this episode.

Usually I'm the person who cries at every damn thing on television - I got a box of tissues ready! - but I was unmoved. Mostly because I think it's hugely problematic that they just wheel out a disabled character and then unceremoniously kill her off purely so Sue can have something to emote about. I know everyone's over Sue and she needed a reset but did they have to do it in such an emotionally manipulative way? Blah. Also, I'm going to say this in a small voice because I know it's blasphemy, but I think Jane Lynch is a tiny bit overrated.

Also, Finn and Quinn. What is this? I just can't. The only satisfactory way to resolve the interminable love triangle would be to hook Quinn and Rachel up, and I say that as someone who completely failed to get Rachel/Quinn until Born This Way.

I felt like the audition sequence was less than the sum of its parts. Santana was smoking hot and sounded great, Kurt was Kurt, Mercedes was awesome, and Rachel killed it (holy shit, I wasn't super impressed with My Man when I just heard the mp3 but the performance was incredible) but I feel like they could have done more with the whole thing? IDK.

Favourite moments: Santana smokes cigars, and Brittany knows how to turn off a video camera. (Fuck you, Mr Schue. Please go to Broadway and leave this show.)

[identity profile] immortality.livejournal.com 2011-05-19 09:40 pm (UTC)(link)
Bb, help a girl out? I can't find a download for Lady Gaga's new album anywhere. :(

I've seen like, what, half a dozen episodes of Glee in my life? I thought the speech at the funeral was terribly sad, but I also haven't been watching the show, so ... I do fucking HATE Finn/Quinn and Rachel/Quinn though, mostly because I fucking hate Finn. He/they are one of the reasons I could never properly watch Glee, for reals. Though I am oddly attracted to Rachel/Quinn due to being bored one weekend and reading a whole bunch of R/Q smut ... what is my life.

[identity profile] botherd.livejournal.com 2011-05-19 09:45 pm (UTC)(link)
Can you torrent? I could upload for you but my internet connection's really slow in the evening and I ought to go to bed soon so I probably wouldn't be able to get it for you tonight.

Finn is AWFUL. He started out okay, but somewhere along the line he just turned into a colossal douche. I have no idea why Rachel and Quinn - two smart, talented, attractive girls - are fighting over him.

[identity profile] immortality.livejournal.com 2011-05-19 09:47 pm (UTC)(link)
I can torrent!

And yeah, I got nothing.

[identity profile] botherd.livejournal.com 2011-05-19 09:49 pm (UTC)(link)
Take your pick! No idea which one I used but I'm sure one will work. :D

[identity profile] immortality.livejournal.com 2011-05-19 09:49 pm (UTC)(link)
Ty darlin~

[identity profile] fivewhatfive.livejournal.com 2011-05-19 11:10 pm (UTC)(link)
I WAS SUPER NERVOUS THAT THIS ALBUM WOULDN'T DELIVER AND THEN IT BLEW. MY. MIND. I've seen my mother dance and clap during Americano. Consequences will never be the same. My inner stan is running wild and now I want to write things, but what would I even write? In short: I don't know what to do with myself.

LOL WHAT EVEN WAS THAT GLEE EPISODE? Sue was barely relevant throughout the season and then ALL OF A SUDDEN HER SISTER IS DEAD. Two episodes to the finale and they stop everything to throw an entirely shameless tearjerker our way. Consistency is a lie. But I still cried

I do love how I'm super scared of Quinn now. She has plans for New York. I'm sure it'll turn out to be something really lame in canon, but in my head she's joining the League of Assassins.

[identity profile] botherd.livejournal.com 2011-05-20 09:19 am (UTC)(link)
I STILL CAN'T BELIEVE HOW GOOD IT IS. I'LL NEVER DOUBT HER AGAIN.

I love how everyone basically expects Quinn to turn into a serial killer now. I'm going to be so disappointed if her plan turns out to just be a haircut.

[identity profile] cheapantique.livejournal.com 2011-05-20 09:41 am (UTC)(link)
I wasn't expecting the album to be good as I wasn't feeling Judas or Born this Way but I was completely blown away! I LOVE IT. It sounds so musical theater in places too. Even better.

It's so rare I can listen to an album from start to finish, and it just flows perfectly. It's cohesive and really well put together. And I now like Judas and Born this Way which is odd. My favourite though has to be be Americana. I really want to see a vid for this one as its about gay rights and immigration laws. It would be epic.

[identity profile] botherd.livejournal.com 2011-05-20 04:24 pm (UTC)(link)
Americano is amazing! When I first heard what it was about I thought the lyrics would probably be pretty clunky but they're really not. And, yeah, the whole album is amazing - I don't think there are any weak tracks.

[identity profile] torak303.livejournal.com 2011-05-24 04:04 pm (UTC)(link)
Listening to Born This Way for the third time, and still warming to it. Too many of the songs have blended together for me so far, but that's because I'm reading at the same time. Enjoying Americano and You And I so far, they've really stood out. I will definitely give it more time, there are just SO MANY SONGS.

But still, NEW GAGA IS EXCITEMENT.