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Behind The Aura: The Risky Business of Lady Gaga

Why did the world come to a shuddering halt a couple of weeks ago to watch and condemn Lady Gaga having paint spit up on her? Why wasn’t anyone more dazzled by her human BBQ rotisserie opening number? That shit was cool.

Lady Gaga’s SXSW show was hardly the first …



Lady Gaga’s ARTPOP (Through the Many Minds of Gaga)

In case you were wondering, Lady Gaga has a new album out called ARTPOP and it is, well, incomprehensible. It’s an album more outrageous than Gaga herself and more sexually overt than Hugh Hefner’s 80th Birthday party (we didn’t think that was possible either).

So, to try and fully understand



Notion 066 Feature: ARTPOP As Pop Art

Lady Gaga makes her connection to pop art explicit with the incredible Jeff Koons cover of ARTPOP.

“One second I’m a Koons then suddenly the Koons is me.” Lady Gaga, ‘Applause‘.

In the late 50s American artists began capitalizing on their own culture (something British artists had …



Album Review: Icona Pop – This is…

With the release of their first ‘official’ international album, This is…, Sweden’s Icona Pop find themselves in a strange position. Renowned and well-known for their Charli XCX co-written – and ad-synced to hell – breakout track ‘I Love It’, and with a 2012 Swedish debut LP, Icona