2009: a Pop Culture Year in Review

Note: Watch this video for a mixtape mash-up of pure pop bliss from 2009.

When I think back on 2009, the first thing I will think of is that it was the most creatively inspiring year of my life.  It’s been a long time since artists seemed to be so excited about their craft and dedicated into putting out work that is interesting, thought-provoking, and daring.  We got Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” video, Beyonce evolving into Sasha Fierce, a new slew of young Hollywood actors rebelling against the formula Lindsay Lohan had strewn along, and a surplus of young indie bands releasing some of their most original work yet.

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Lady Gaga Releases “Bad Romance” Video; World Collectively Dies in Awe

After much delay and hype, Lady Gaga has finally released her video for “Bad Romance”, virtually proving she is the most visually entertaining artist in pop music right now.

Currently, I’m in such a state of shock and awe, that I’m incapable of writing a review other than to say my mind is blown.  Everything in this video is over the top, edgy, fierce and absolutely crazy.  The ending is also pretty freakin’ epic.  So I really have nothing else to say other than I have never been more honored to have her following me on Twitter.

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Lady Gaga’s New Song “Bad Romance” Is Sickkkk

Two weeks ago, Gaga performed a sample of her song ‘Bad Romance” during SNL (it also happens to be the performance that won me over as a fan because it was so freakin’ brilliant), and today the song finally hit the BBC airways.  Coming from someone who hated on her all summer, I was blown away when I heard this.  It’s probably the most cohesive song she’s ever created, and the lyrics are actually well written and not just about sex.  But then there’s the beat and synths which pretty much elevates it to the heavenly heights of awesomeness that can only be experienced with headphones.  Seriously, you will have an orgasm in your ear by the time she gets to the chorus. 

Song is after the jump.  Apparently there a few different versions floating around, but this is the Cherrytree version where she has a French bridge. 

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