This may come as a surprise, but I am capable of being wrong.
When I listed the best and worst albums of 2008, I chose Lady GaGa’s The Fame as the worst of the year, deriding its extreme shallowness.
But in the last year, Lady GaGa has become something so much more than her shallow dance music. In her live performances and videos, she’s used fashion, dance, and confusion over whether or not she has a cock, to tap into that most powerful of human emotions, WTF.
So I was wrong. I’ve come to love her whatthefuckedness. Like, have you seen her latest video?
Plus, in case you missed it, the video for Paparazzi:
So incredibly good! She’s taken that shallowness and embraced it, twisted it, flipped it around and reflected it back on an unsuspecting public.
Oh, and here she is all acoustic-style back in 2005:
She can sing. And looks better as a brunette. I think. Actually, it’s hard to even tell what she looks like, since she’s completely different every time she’s seen. I don’t know if I’d recognize her walking down the street. Being plastered all over every media source but remaining almost unrecognizable? That. That takes talent.