2011 three disc (two CDs + DVD) release. Born This Way: The Collection includes Born This Way, a 14-track collection of remixes, and a DVD containing the 130 minute concert video , Lady Gaga Presents The Monster Ball at Madison Square Garden. Lady Gaga is well-recognized for her outr sense of style as a recording artist, in fashion, in performance and in her music videos. Her contributions to the music industry have garnered her numerous achievements including five Grammy Awards amongst 12 nominations, two Guinness World Records and the estimated sale of 23 million albums and 64 million singles worldwide.
I heard a few songs on the album before I purchased it and I thought they were really good. Namely Marry the Night and Edge Of Glory. I also saw an interesting Interview on the TV with Lady Gaga and it made me curious in her work. So I bought the CD from Amazon.
I must say it is a fabulous CD and the music is very upbeat. I sing on the way in to work. I'd say her style is unique but on this album, it is different from her prior.
After listening to this CD multiple times, I have purchased the first 2 of her albums. The first 2 are good but not like this one at all.
If you are into the beats and really like to sing along like you are at a club, then it's for you. Lady Gaga is so crazy she's genius.
"Born This Way" by Lady Gaga is a musical kalediscope of pop, rock, and dance, (with different songs that actually work together). The appeal to many of these songs on this compilation is that many of the meanings to the songs have various meanings to them such as the quirky "Government Hooker" and the "Fashion of His Love". I am only guessing that "Government Hooker" is about being many things to those around you (subconsciously acting in accordance to how someone expects you to act). "Fashion of His Love" appears to be comparing how a love of certain fashion is almost related to when you intensely care about someone. However, my two favorite songs on this catchy cd are "Heavy Metal Lover" and "Edge of Glory". "Heavy Metal Lover" seems to be a musical track about group love. "The Edge of Glory" is a daring song about taking controversial chances in the personal life arena. The easiest way to determine if you are going to like "Born this Way" is if you are open to enjoy pop, rock,and dance music. In addition, I have recently been to one of her concerts where she put much effort and fun energy into her musical performances. This compilation is similiar in the sense that you get a sense that she put forth much of that exciting energy and fused it in her songs on the "Born This Way" collection.
BTW is without question the best pop album I've heard in many many years. Multiple tracks are single worthy in addition to BTW, Judas and The Edge of Glory including Hair, SheiBe, Heavy Metal Lover and possibly Marry The Night. Bloody Mary gave me chills! The beats are sick. The vocals are stellar. Gaga has songwriting chops in spades!!! I highly recommend this body of work.
Am glad that the songs were on it I like, as for the rest of the album it was ok but am glad I never bought the extended version as I thought I should have as this one is plenty to listen to~ liked her Monster Album better but still hey it is Lady Gaga and I love her.