The worst thing that an album can do is starting off with the best track. "Aura", the opening song, is an irresistable psytrance inspired excellent line delivery, generally hard beats, techno-ish bass and synths and an earworm chorus. Sadly, it stays the album's most memorable moment.
Much of the album's songs sound the same, and on top of that, surprisingly uninventive. Lady Gaga, who is known for such power anthems as "Born This Way", "Bad Romance", "Telephone", "Poker Face:, "Alejandro", "Just Dance", "The Edge of Glory", "Judas", "Lovegame" or "Paparazzi" - in other words more memorable tracks and instant classics than any other artist in the last 10 years - it is kind of sad that her fourth album (considering "The Fame Monster" a standalone album) sounds, simply put, exchangable.
We've all heard this before, and much better.
Gaga's fun diva attitude just isn't enough to sustain the entire album.
It is called "artpop", but stil remains Gaga's least artful album to date. It's just not original enough, it lacks passion, surprise and great melody - all of the characteristics Gaga's music is known for.
Like with most of Gaga's records, sex is present throughout the album, but without being too graphic. Language is present at the level of average pop music. The worst terms come from the featured artists. The track "Aura" starts off with Gaga describing how she kille her former self (not too graphic). Some drug references, but nothing too extreme.