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Published:June 8th, 2011 12:41 EST

'Born This Way' A Flop! Lady Gaga Should Have Joined The Circus

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Is Lady Gaga really `Born this Way`? After a spectacular first week of sales, with almost 1.2 million copies of her CD and downloads sold, the second week shows a big fall off. `Born this Way` sold only 169,387 copies last week. That`s a drop of 85% from the first week. It`s important to remember that 440,000 of those first week sales were only for 99 cents.


Lady Gaga belongs under the Big Top of a circus and not in a recording studio or a stage. Lady Gaga`s outlandish personality and garish wardrobe are a natural for the circus; the sideshow freaks would welcome her with open arms.

The circus comes to town once a year, and for a couple of days with can deal with the freaks, elephants and clowns. But to put up with Lady Gaga`s antics and sophomoric songs all year long is a nightmare.

"Born This Way" is the most overhyped album in generations, it pales in comparison to a CD by a true artist like Adele. A music lover might groove to Lady Gaga`s overproduced songs in the club when he`s high and drunk, but when he`s sober and home in his bedroom he`ll recognize Gaga`s product as unadulterated trash.

"Born This Way" really wasn`t much of a bargain at 99 cents.

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