Lady Gaga is known for her elaborate costumes and chameleon-like appearance, but in her latest video, the 'Fame Monster' toned down the shock value for a simpler video.
The choice may be a wise one, as fans may start expecting Gaga to try to outdo herself. But going with the reverse, and having a surprisingly normal video, might be a surprise in and of itself - the type of surprise that is a welcomed one.
However, the video has mixed reviews. On Twitter opinions of the video range from, I really like #edgeofglory it's nice, simple and lets the song speak for itself, to I thought @ladygaga would have done a better music video for #edgeofglory than that, oh well still luver her XO.
One Twitter user made a fairly valid argument, stating, the problem with @ladygaga is that whenever she does something normal, we all think that there's something wrong with it.
Justin Timberlake states that he agrees with the millions who think Lady Gaga is good. In the latest Playboy issue the singer turned actors says of the (relatively) new pop sensation, She's a force. Beyond awesome. I mean, she's legitimately talented. I'd love to see her come out with another record a couple of years from now that's completely different, maybe something Tori Amos could do.
If I were Lady Gaga, I'd do whatever I wanted, which it looks like she's doing.
'JT' may be on to something.
It's obvious from the transition from 'Born This Way' to 'Judas' that Gaga is starting to transform to a more subtle version of her own self.
Timberlake continues, She's just plain old good. But I don't know what the future holds for her. Her sound is so big. She's got the outfits and she shocks you, but you kind of wonder how an act that big stays around forever.
The heavy 80's dance beat is enough to entice listeners, and her somewhat normal appearance gives viewers the opportunity to finally see Gaga. This new appearance came at just the right time. In 'Edge of Glory,' the third video from her latest album 'Born This Way,' Gaga switches up her M.O. and gives us a fun and visually appealing video.
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