October 21, 2016
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Joanne is the fifth studio album from Lady Gaga. Three years after the semi-failure ARTPOP, Gaga is back with her first personal album. She strips down on the crazy outfits, the full makeup and the wigs. She strips down the electronic sounds and gives us a very emotional album. While I think that lot of the songs look more like b-sides than actual songs to put on a major album, I still think the result is excellent.
But when Gaga really leaves everything away, she shines with the power of the Sun. Joanne and Million Reasons are the two most intimate songs and are wonderful. In a way, I wish that Lady Gaga would go fully on her promise and really gives up even more. How much I would pay to listen to an album with only her voice and her piano. That would be quite something.
- I loved the eponymous "Joanne" song. The stripped down music makes the emotions very powerful and the chorus is just sublime.
- Perfect Illusions
- Million Reasons
- Hey Girl
I give it 7 out of 10. Excellent.