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Lady Gaga

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Lady Gaga, La Roux: Slaves To Synth

Report and Interview by Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 17 December 2008

The male guitar band is dead. The future is electro, female, DIY – and very in your face. Caroline Sullivan talks to the solo acts ...

On Music: Lady GaGa and Florence Welch

Comment by Jude Rogers, The Guardian, 16 January 2009

Lady GaGa and Florence Welch have been hailed as the new queens of pop. But why pretend they're anything more than cheap imitations? ...

Lady Gaga: Academy, Manchester

Live Review by Dave Simpson, The Guardian, 1 July 2009

THE 23-year-old formerly known as Stefani Germanotta must be pop's most ruthlessly effective self-promoter since Madonna. ...

Frank talk with Lady Gaga

Interview by Ann Powers, Los Angeles Times, 13 December 2009

ALMOST IMMEDIATELY after she deposited herself in a corner booth at L'Espalier, the restaurant at Boston's Mandarin Oriental Hotel on the December afternoon after the ...

Transvision Vamp: Lady Gaga

Comment by Simon Warner, Rock's Backpages, January 2010

THE POWER OF Lady Gaga has been one of the most scintillating features of 2009: three number one UK singles, a sprawling debut album and ...

Aladdin Sane Called, He Wants His Lightning Bolt Back: On Lady Gaga

Essay by Mark Dery, True/Slant, 20 April 2010

"HOW NOT DUMB is Gaga?" asked the New Yorker music critic Sasha Frere-Jones, in the first flush of Gagamania. Almost exactly a year later, his ...

Lady Gaga: True romance

Live Review by Jude Rogers, New Statesman, 2 June 2010

Despite her fearsome reputation, Lady Gaga knows how to charm a crowd. ...

Lady Gaga and the New World Order

Comment by Dorian Lynskey, The Guardian, 1 July 2010

Lady Gaga's music videos are undoubtedly elaborate — but is there any truth to one blogger's claims that they are loaded with occult references and ...

Lady Gaga: Staples Center, Los Angeles

Live Review by Roy Trakin, Hits, August 2010

I'VE HAD MY eye on the artist formerly known as Stefani Joanne Germanotta since May 2008, when I wrote about a local Hollywood showcase. ...

Is Lady Gaga Corrupting Our Kids?

Comment by Pete Paphides, The Times, 12 August 2010

Modern pop stars are corrupting the young, says the pop veteran. But isn't that what they've always done? ...

Is Lady Gaga corrupting our kids?

Comment by Pete Paphides, The Times, 12 August 2010

Modern pop stars are corrupting the young, says pop veteran Mike Stock. But isn't that what they've always done? ...

Spectacles: Muse and Lady Gaga

Report and Interview by Jude Rogers, The Word, January 2011

Muse pushed the envelope of live spectacle, while Lady Gaga was oddly intimate. Who won? ...

Lady Gaga's New Gay Anthem

Comment by Jon Savage, The Guardian, 14 February 2011

Has Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' got what it takes to be a classic gay anthem? Jon Savage on the debt she owes to a ...

Lady Gaga: Born This Way (Polydor) ***

Review by Andy Gill, The Independent, 20 May 2011

FIRST THINGS FIRST: that cover is simply awful, its adolescent heavy-metal imagery — "ride me, wild one!" — effectively destroying in a single stroke Lady ...

Lady Gaga: In Defense of Gaga

Comment by Bill Holdship, Metro Times, 8 June 2011

One writer makes a case why she's the greatest pop star on the planet ...

This Megalith Reality: Lady Gaga Live

Live Review by John Calvert, The Quietus, 11 September 2012

I KNOW IT'S COMING, but when it finally does it's different to how I expected. It's far worse. Less than real.  ...

Lady Gaga: ARTPOP (Interscope)

Review by Kate Allen, Rock's Backpages, November 2013

LIKE THE REST of the world, I too have an opinion on Lady Gaga and her latest album/app/manifesto — ARTPOP. ...

Lady Gaga: ARTPOP

Review by Mike Diver, Clash, 13 November 2013

THE FIRST FOUR minutes of Stefani Germanotta's third album proper are completely fascinating. 'Aura', this set's opener, manages to be a multitude of songs at ...

Behind The Aura: The Risky Business of Lady Gaga

Comment by Kate Allen, Planet Notion, March 2014

WHY did the world come to a shuddering halt a couple of weeks ago to watch and condemn Lady Gaga having paint spit up on ...

Lady Gaga: ArtRave, O2 Arena, London

Live Review by Kate Allen, Rock's Backpages, October 2014

THE PAST YEAR or so has not been kind to Lady Gaga. Broken bones, cancelled tours, major management fall outs and furiously scrutinised falling music ...

Lady Gaga's David Bowie tribute didn't do either artist justice

Comment by Maura Johnston, The Guardian, 16 February 2016

Gaga has Bowie's shapeshifting abilities and a strong voice, but the late star's legacy was ill-served by the hectic megamix she performed. ...

"Purposeful pop": can stars like Katy Perry create change through music?

Comment by Maura Johnston, The Guardian, 14 February 2017

After Perry's #wokepop at the Grammys, there's an argument about how subversive pop can be in 2017. History shows it will take more than hashtags. ...

Lady Gucci is just the latest guise of the ever transmutable Lady Gaga

Profile by Edward Helmore, The Guardian, 8 December 2021

Pop singer, activist, art installation, actor, Stefani Germanotta has taken on many faces ...


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