NME magazine, which is arguably a very pretentious music magazine, has just compiled a list of the 10 Most Pretentious Albums Ever and the number one pretentious album of all time is Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way.”
This is what NME had to say about Gaga’s album: “For a while Gaga was the most exciting pop star on the planet. Then on “Born This Way” she seemed to believe in her own hype, convinced that she had a message to share. Cue an album of unwieldy ‘anthems’ that couldn’t mask the fact that the fun had left the building. Most Pretentious Moment: The German sung ‘ScheiBe.’ Did electroclash die for this?”
Well, nobody calls Gaga pretentious without getting some backlash from the star herself.
Gaga tweets, “Oh the irony of winning ‘Most Pretentious Album Ever’ from none other than NME. *eyeroll* I might laugh forever + then return to narcissism.”
Great comeback Lady Gaga. Do you hear that? That’s the sound of Madonna giving Lady Gaga a high-five. Welcome to the club. Pinkies out, ladies. Remember to always take yourself super seriously and keep churning out pop albums because you alone are changing the world.
Also, not to play devils advocate or anything, but Lady Gaga appeared on the cover of NME 10 months ago. Gaga may be pretentious, but NME is a hypocrite.