Judas Drops…

See below for my initial thoughts on the leaked track (download here), but I have some new points to add:

* The instrumental isn’t as hard-hitting as I was hoping it would be. It’s got a more 80’s vibe than a hard-dance vibe, which is unfortunate, because this song deserves the ‘sledgehammer’ beats that she was promising us. Alas.

* The chorus is very similar, both melodically and sonically, to ‘Poker Face’ and ‘Bad Romance,’ but I actually think that this is its best incarnation. The ‘Woah-oh-oh-oh, I’m in love with Judas’ parts are in particular very good.

* The verses are underwhelming. The instrumental to the verses is menacing, but the lyrics and the speak-sing manner in which she goes about complementing it is simply lacking.

* The bridge is completely incoherent and self-indulgent — typical Gaga garbage. She also made up a new word (‘offensed’ — you mean offended? Did no one notice this?).

* Overall, I’m sure it will be a big hit, mostly because of the sweeping, melodic chorus, which is — just like its genealogy — Poker Face and Bad Romance — a winner. I wonder whether we’ll get Poker Face 4.0 on Gaga’s third full-length album.

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25 Comments

  1. Ducky
    Posted April 15, 2011 at 1:49 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I have to wonder, is Gaga even trying? I mean this song is exactly like Bad Romance(she also weirdly copies Rihanna in the verses). I don’t know, I personally thing it’s worse than Born This Way. I just find it lazy.

    I think it’s funny that 2011 was suppose to be this big year for Britney and Gaga, yet both of them are disappointing. I love you Britney, but you look like are eating Zoloft like it’s candy.

  2. Julian
    Posted April 15, 2011 at 6:30 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Is she trying to sound like Rihanna in the verses? The chorus sounds like Kesha’s bloooooooooooooooooow but in a higher pitch.

  3. LadyBritBrit
    Posted April 15, 2011 at 11:45 pm | Permalink | Reply

    In her defence the chorus is extremely well sung and sweet to listen to. Ain’t no Britney Spears/Florence Wench ear-sex, but it’s pretty sweet, I like the instrumental, after the middle eight you are right the middle eight try’s way to hard.

    I guess all her good lyric writing skills were used up on Fame Monster.

    The chorus is myfave bit

  4. Medulla aka Morrigan
    Posted April 16, 2011 at 6:32 am | Permalink | Reply

    –Alex–

    Did you see the cover for the Born This Way album??
    http://twitpic.com/4lelv6
    They basically pasted her head and arms over the front part of the motorcycle; any 15 year old with Photoshop knowledge can do that!

    Also, Mediafire took down the song file. If you downloaded the song, can you please email it to me??

    • MUSIC MOOVING
      Posted April 17, 2011 at 4:00 pm | Permalink | Reply

      YOU CAN LISTEN ON YOUTUBE

  5. Judas
    Posted April 16, 2011 at 1:37 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I hate Lady Gaga and wish she would leave me alone. I’m getting a restraining order.

  6. Tora
    Posted April 16, 2011 at 7:43 pm | Permalink | Reply

    All her songs sound the same. She has no writing skills.

    • MUSIC MOOVING
      Posted April 17, 2011 at 4:02 pm | Permalink | Reply

      YOU HATERS MAKE ME LAUGH! THEY CANT GET OVER THE FACT THAT LADY GAGA IS THE BIGGEST STAR IN THE WORLD! AND HER MUSIC IS AMAZING!

  7. MUSIC MOOVING
    Posted April 17, 2011 at 3:58 pm | Permalink | Reply

    ALL I CAN SAY IS THAT….HATERS: BACK OFF. RIGHT NOW…


    YOU SEE ALL THOSE PEOPLE ON THE CROWD AND EVEN PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD, THEY ALL LOVE LADY GAGA..HATE HER BUT GAGA WILL STILL SHINE AT ALL TIMES..LOVE U GAGA

  8. Ravenlyn
    Posted April 17, 2011 at 4:06 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Every time Gaga releases anything, the Cowell-wannabe critics and the conspiracy theorists show up full force to look for flawed, stolen and Occultic material. I think Gaga releases songs like Judas in part to mess with these people and give them something to talk about. As for the song…it’s growing on me but isn’t one of my favorites. Government Hooker on the other hand…AMAZING. I have a feeling Government Hooker is going to be Bad Romance/Poker Face 2.0, in terms of success and #1 spots.

  9. MUSIC MOOVING
    Posted April 17, 2011 at 4:08 pm | Permalink | Reply


    TAKE A GOOD LOOK, BRITNEY, MADONNA AND BIEBER…TAKE A GOOD LOOK

  10. Bitch
    Posted April 17, 2011 at 4:13 pm | Permalink | Reply

    You may find Mother Monster annoying and self-indulgent….
    Well, sorry ’bout that but she’s not going anywhere soon. She has a legion & army of fans that will support her no matter what, so you better go to another planet because our Mother Monster is here to stay… and at the top of every single chart in the WORLD.
    Whatcha’ think about that?

  11. Dalekodium
    Posted April 17, 2011 at 4:40 pm | Permalink | Reply

    The beginning is awesome and really catchy. Judaaa-Juda-Ahhhhh-Judaaa-Juda-Ahhhh-Judas-GAGA! *.*

  12. VigilantCitizen
    Posted April 17, 2011 at 4:54 pm | Permalink | Reply

    “Judas” is Satanic, Evil and encourages sin.

    This girl speaks the truth. Open your eyes, Gaga fans. This alledged “Lady” *cough cough* is brainwashing our kids. Stop them listening to her crap and her messages, don’t let the media and government teach them this pro-Gay and Lesbian shit!

    • MUSIC MOOVING
      Posted April 17, 2011 at 4:57 pm | Permalink | Reply

      OMG LOL AT THAT DUMB BITCH
      I’M LAUGHING SO HARD RIGHT NOW

    • Tiana (Minion Of Gaga)
      Posted April 17, 2011 at 5:00 pm | Permalink | Reply

      “Sex is a huge sin”
      Oh for fuck’s sake. What brainwashing has this kid been subjected to by her parents and the Church? I feel sorry for her and the people who agree with her.

    • GigglyGayMonster
      Posted April 17, 2011 at 5:03 pm | Permalink | Reply

      CLOSETED LESBIAN ALERT!
      I hope her Catholic Priest Ass rapes her at confession (:

      Lots of love, I’m going to party in Hell with ma Monsta family!

    • SpearsFatale
      Posted April 17, 2011 at 5:16 pm | Permalink | Reply

      If listening to Gaga and Britney’s Music is going to get me sent to Hell and make my soul dirty, then SO BE IT. YOU KNOW WHAT I SAY? SO BLOODY BE IT. I don’t care what any Christian has to say, I’m going to LIVE MY LIFE as a FREE BITCH AND FEMME FATALE, BABY.

  13. EC
    Posted April 17, 2011 at 5:32 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I love Gaga but the whole Monster thing is getting out of hand now :L She really is influencing some of her fans to do creepy and illegal things.
    http://www.nme.com/news/tabloid-hell/56164

    • HuffPost
      Posted April 17, 2011 at 5:56 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Wow…poor Cat.
      I hope the woman gets the mental attention she needs.

    • Tiana (Minion Of Gaga)
      Posted April 17, 2011 at 6:07 pm | Permalink | Reply

      To be honest, Gaga can’t expect her fans not to do things like this if she wears Animal-cruelty based products herself. She wore meat, for God’s sake. I’m a hardcore Gaga stan, but there are a lot of crazy fans out there and at least one of them is going to take what she does literally and try to imitate her.

    • Judas
      Posted April 17, 2011 at 6:29 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Because Gaga has a more special relationship with her fans than most Artists, she’ll get more worship and love from them. And some of them just take their idolisation and love towards her too far. Let’s face it, Gaga is one of the biggest Popstars in the world.

  14. HuffPost
    Posted April 17, 2011 at 5:55 pm | Permalink | Reply

    She’s so focused on being bizarre, iconic and influential that she’s robbing herself of being versatile which comes with having less hit records.She wants to isolate herself from the rest of the industry.In her mind and eyes there is Lady Gaga and then there is everyone else.

    If you look closer at society, you’ll see that people are tired of giving religion all the glory. Not to offend anyone but it’s true. Even if Gaga wasn’t famous, this generation would be set on straying from the straight and narrow anyway. You can’t force everyone to blindly obey the Bible, Quran, etc. It doesn’t work like that. People want to have Fun without their morals pinning them down all the time. It’s not surprising that Artists like Gaga are making songs like Born This Way. Music really can make people feel Free and the dancefloor helps them escape their problems.

  15. Baby Monster
    Posted April 17, 2011 at 6:32 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I submit to you, Mother Monster. I am your slave eternally. Liberate us, Holy Fool †

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