Foo Fighters - Lady Gaga | Song reviews
Dave Grohl growls through a gloriously dumb blast of bubblegum metal; echoes of Madonna drown out Lady Gaga’s trite motivation message.
Published: February 23, 2011
“Born This Way”
Lady Gaga the Image is far more interesting than Lady Gaga the Songwriter. Kooky outfits, yes, but she has yet to put the metaphorical shoe on the head of her songs. “Born this Way” is driven by the same pulsing, fist-pumping wall of synthesizers in every numbing pop song these days. It is merely a louder, busier and cornier “Bad Romance.” In other words, it is a bloated sequel, not a new franchise. It’s also a blatant rip-off of Madonna’s “Express Yourself.” She sings, “My mama told me when I was young, we’re all superstars.” Well, her mama lied. Some of us work in the fast food industry, miss game-winning field goals or die of depression. But it’s a pleasant thought for morning commutes, greeting cards and the credits of teen movies. She’s been preaching the same message since Lolla. The moral is you are who you are, and people are going to have to deal with it. So does that mean we’ll never hear a Gaga song that strays from the formula?
Gaga hitsMonday 28.