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Old 20-09-2013, 09:38
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It is such an absolute mess. I think it could have been good but everything about it is just awful, from the production to the lyrics to the general structure of the song. I can't believe the song isn't just some sort of lame joke.

Mainly though, I can't believe this song comes from the same person responsible for amazing tunes like Bad Romance and Edge of Glory.

Has anyone else listened to Burqa yet? What did you think?
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Old 20-09-2013, 10:06
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In context with the album I think it'll be great, the version that leaked (and performed) I hope is just the demo.
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Old 20-09-2013, 10:10
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You're a bit late but I like Aura, it's so much fun and symbolic. It's not her best song but certainly nowhere near her worst. Plus only the demo leaked.
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Old 20-09-2013, 10:11
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I love it, lyrically it's different but memorable and the beat is amazing (particularly the live version)
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Old 20-09-2013, 10:24
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It's a hot mess, but it's not awful.
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Old 20-09-2013, 10:27
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I'm not a Gaga fan by any stretch of the imagination but I really like it
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Old 20-09-2013, 10:48
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I'm surprised so many like it - shows just how individual musical tastes are. If it is just the demo we've heard so far, I can only hope the final version won't sound so messy. There is a good song in there something, it feels like.
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Old 20-09-2013, 11:04
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I'm a fan but I will admit the song is a bit of a mess, at least the demo is anyway. I hope the final version will be a bit more polished.
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Old 20-09-2013, 11:38
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I absolutely love it.
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Old 20-09-2013, 11:47
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I really like it. I like the complextro influences in the verses, and I really like the auto tuned second verse when she sing-talks "I may not walk on your street or shoot a gun on your soil".
I do think that it kind of sounds like three songs in one, though.
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Old 20-09-2013, 11:50
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It's not as bad as Americano that was an awful song but yeah seems Gaga can neither do pop nor experimental these days but decent chorus.
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Old 20-09-2013, 15:01
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Its really bad. Her music has deteriorated to the point where its almost painful to listen to.
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Old 20-09-2013, 15:17
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The intro is an attrocity. One of the worst noices I've ever heard, it's not even music. The verses are equally painful, both lyrically and musically. The chorus is tolerable and catchy, but the rest of the song is so bad that it can't be saved. Overall, yes, I agree, it's pretty bad.
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Old 20-09-2013, 15:19
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It's not as bad as Americano that was an awful song but yeah seems Gaga can neither do pop nor experimental these days but decent chorus.
Americano is great! It does exactly what Gaga set out to achieve with it, a crazy fun song, Gaga having a laugh!
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Old 20-09-2013, 15:25
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One of her strongest choruses. OP sounds a bit bothered.
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Old 20-09-2013, 15:27
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OP sounds a bit bothered.
What does that even mean?

Editing - you edited your post as I replied. so now my own reply makes no sense.

Do you have problem with anyone being critical of Lady Gaga, then?
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Old 20-09-2013, 15:29
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What does that even mean?
Going to the lengths of creating a thread about a song they heartily dislike = bothered.
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Old 20-09-2013, 15:30
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Going to the lengths of creating a thread about a song they heartily dislike = bothered.
No. You used the word "pressed" before, and in that context I don't know what it means. I'm not down with the kids now I'm 30, I guess.

Why shouldn't I create a thread? This is a music forum for ALL discussion, not just obsessive Stanning.
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Old 20-09-2013, 15:32
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No. You used the word "pressed" before, and in that context I don't know what it means. I'm not down with the kids now I'm 30, I guess.

Why shouldn't I create a thread? This is a music forum for ALL discussion, not just obsessive Stanning.
Hence the edit.

There are many current songs I dislike, but I wouldn't create a thread based on that.

It's a messy song with some great moments, IMO. Particularly the chorus and breakdown.
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Old 20-09-2013, 15:42
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There are many current songs I dislike, but I wouldn't create a thread based on that.
But people discuss music critically all the time. What's wrong with it? Maybe you should stick to Appreciation threads, because I don't think I'm the one who is bothered.
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Old 20-09-2013, 15:48
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But people discuss music critically all the time. What's wrong with it? Maybe you should stick to Appreciation threads, because I don't think I'm the one who is bothered.
How many threads on the main page are dedicated to songs that the op dislikes? Lol.

Sad and mean-spirited.
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Old 20-09-2013, 16:12
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I thought the song was called aura?

I like the aurararara part. They should use that after the courus too.

I have a strange feeling this is the song which is going to be used as the followup to telephone. Please tell me its not
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Old 20-09-2013, 16:46
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I thought the song was called aura?

I like the aurararara part. They should use that after the courus too.

I have a strange feeling this is the song which is going to be used as the followup to telephone. Please tell me its not
A lot of people are worried this is the case! I love the song but it should not be released as a single! The right song, with the added bonus of being the sequel to Telephone's video, could do so well for her! Aura is kind of typical of Gaga ATM for me- a messy verse that's full of WTF moments followed by a strong chorus
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Old 20-09-2013, 17:17
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Sex Dreams has to be the next single. IMO. Or even ArtPop (song), that might sell the album.
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Old 20-09-2013, 18:17
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Nothing I've heard so far is 'special' its either awful, messy and at best just good and actually the only good I've heard is Sex Dreams. If the rest of the album is the same standard then I think she's going to get a hammering from the critics
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