Label: Interscope/Lady Gaga 1
ArtPop's opener begins with a murder and ends with Gaga asking if you "wanna see the girl behind the aura." Only before you can respond, the singer/songwriter/producer follows with a love song that reveals more about planetary alignment than any potential suitors, and 13 other tracks that are equally autobiographical. Highly sexual second single "Do What U Want" is the highlight, and "Gypsy" has perhaps the dance-pop hook of the year. Either way, your take might be determined by your reaction to this couplet: "Enigma pop star is fun / she wear burqa for fashion."