2018 Grammy Award Nominee!
Best Pop Solo Performance: "Million Reasons"
Best Pop Vocal Album: Joanne
Deluxe Edition Double LP Gatefold Package Includes
Three Bonus Tracks!
Lady Gagas 5th studio album, Joanne, is released on double LP and is the follow
up to her last solo effort Artpop which debuted at #1 on the Billboard top 200
albums chart and is certified platinum.
"Lady Gaga's album, Joanne, which is named after her late aunt a sexual
assault survivor who died of lupus at nineteen experiments with rootsier
idioms like country and folk, maybe as a kind of goofy gesture toward
authenticity, or maybe just to distance herself further from 2013s overblown
and gloppy ARTPOP. Gaga has always sounded most comfortable belting out rich,
brawny pop songs while wiggling around a piano bench, and her best tracks, like
the deeply irresistible "Yoü and I," from 2011s Born This Way, are reminiscent
of the more virtuosic fringes of glam-rock ("You and I" features inimitable
Queen guitarist Brian May, a drumbeat that nods directly to "We Will Rock You,"
and harmonies that very nearly recall "Bohemian Rhapsody").
"Glam its blatant preoccupation with fame and stardom, its mischievous and
inelegant tendencies, its emphasis on the theatrical, the visual, the decadent,
the garish made sense for Gaga, both for her voice... and for her fantastical,
psychedelic-leaning visual taste. A move toward singer-songwriter earnestness
now especially following Cheek to Cheek, the collection of jazz standards she
recorded with Tony Bennett, itself a purposeful expression of seriousness,
maturity feels unnecessary...
"Joanne is rife with visitors, though none make themselves especially known:
Mark Ronson (who co-produces), Florence Welch of Florence + the Machine, Josh
Homme of Queens of the Stone Age." - Pitchfork.com
Deluxe Edition Double LP
Three Bonus Tracks
1. Diamond Heart
4. John Wayne
5. Dancin' In Circles
6. Perfect Illusion
7. Million Reasons
8. Sinner's Prayer
9. Come To Mama
10. Hey Girl (feat. Florence Welch)
11. Angel Down
12. Grigio Girls
13. Just Another Day
14. Angel Down (Work Tape)