“Speaking purely from a musical standpoint, I think I am a great performer. I am a talented entertainer. I consider myself to have one of the greatest voices in the industry. I consider myself to be one of the greatest songwriters. I wouldn’t say that I am one of the greatest dancers, but I am really quite good at what I do.”
-Lady Gaga talking herself up in her Vogue profile.
Ok, I can accept that Lady Gaga is a “great performer” and a “talented entertainer” – she drapes herself in dead cow parts for award shows and strives to smell like blood and semen, and no one else is doing that right now – and while I was dubious at first over the “greatest voices in the industry” bit, I then considered what the other voices in the industry are like, and I think I can accept that one too. But one of the greatest songwriters? I just can’t stand for that.
I think Molls described it best when she referred to Lady Gaga’s work as “broke down Soviet disco music,” but what about you guys:
Images courtesy of Mario Testino/VOGUE