Track one - "Marry the Night" This track is pretty straightforward. A little bit "older style" vocals it seems. Probably going to be a popular song in dance clubs.
Track two - "Born This Way" The title track almost everyone has heard. Sounds much better on the CD than on the radio. Not the most exciting song on the album. I don't know why this is the title track, others are much better.
Track three - "Government Hooker" These names, wow. Interesting intro with this one. Amateur opera fading into chopped vocals which fades into a dance beat layered with layered vocals. This song is a sandwich.
Track four - "Judas" Second most popular song in the public. This song doesn't feature a completely linear beat, at least. Rather bland vocal work, here.
Track five - "Americano" Spanish influenced song again. Reminds me of "Alejandro." Spanish words are present. Imagine this, link below, with Lady GaGa fronting it. Oh and add some electronica elements. http://www.virginia.org/uploadedImages/virginiaorg/Images/OrgImages/O/OfficeofTourismMHCEDC/mariachi-band-r.jpg
Track six - "Hair" I thought this was going to break into a Kenny G song for a second at the beginning. A song about rebellion from parental oppression using hair as a metaphor for freedom? That works. The vocals being chopped and autotuned in this song seem a bit messy. :/ Overall probably my favourite on the album so far.
Track seven - "Scheiße" "I can't speak German, but I'm going to do a song half in German anyway." I don't even know if this is German. Some words are German, some are not? So confused. Danceable and pretty nice in its electronic sounds thrown in.
Track eight - "Bloody Mary" Very vintage at the start. THEN THE BEAT! That was VERY satisfying. This song has gritty elements that one just needs to love along with a smooth and wonderful chorus. The bassline in this song happily bounces. Plucked violins add an element of class. This is the best song so far. This is wonderfully mastered and just a great song. I'm going to have that bassline stuck in my head for a while (not that I mind :D).
A few surprises await in this song, too. :)
Track nine - "Bad Kids" Nice choice of placement. Aggressive and upbeat, perfect to follow a smooth and relaxing song. Kinda boring, though. Nothing sticks out to me as wonderful in this one. Some nice soundstaging elements.
Track ten - "Highway Unicorn (Road to Love)" Ok, what kind of title is this? HAHA. This song is just plain odd. Interesting panning choices in this track. Nothing too special here, either. Electric organ makes it a bit more spicy, though.
Track eleven - "Heavy Metal Lover" I don't think I've heard this one before.."Dirty pony, I want to hose you down." This song has some interesting lyrics. Not a typical "GaGa" style song. Much trancier in nature.
Track twelve - "Electric Chapel" Electric guitar into a thumping 80s style rhythm. This one is laid-back kinda like "Bloody Mary" is, but being infused with more rock/classic rock elements. They actually had a guitar solo. Go GaGa. Annoying high synth sound after the guitar solo. Probably an angry rhythm guitarist messing with the recording because he/she didn't get a solo.
Track thirteen - "Yoü and I" Slower song. Vocally concentrated. Reminds me very much of country music around the late 90s and early 00s. Random ü? Cute ending.
Track fourteen - "The Edge of Glory" Very trancey. Poppy chorus. A nice balance of upbeatness and energy being present. The separate takes for vocals are really apparent on this track and I'm not sure why. This isn't a bad album closing track.
The album as a whole - "Born This Way" This album wasn't blow my mind awesome, but it was a good listen. Some of these tracks were a pretty large change from typical GaGa. I don't need to say much here because you can probably piece together my opinions from the individual track comments. I'm going to go listen to "Bloody Mary" a few hundred more times now. :D
Edited by fluffygdog95 - 5/23/11 at 10:43pm