Review | Lady Gaga, Born This Way
Out: Monday 5/23
Us Rating: ****
Lady Gaga's game-changing debut, 2008's The Fame, and its hit-filled add-on, The Fame Monster, ruled. But the phenom's second LP is the one she was born to record. Wildly audacious and arresting (imagine Bruce Springsteen, Elton John and Madonna poured into a sonic blender!), it's equal parts stadium-worthy epic anthems like "Hair" and convention-defying dance-pop. And her hard-core little monsters will eat up the studio version of her live fave "You and I."
-- IAN DREW