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Lady Gaga: Born This Way (Polydor) ***

Andy Gill, Independent, The, 20 May 2011

FIRST THINGS FIRST: that cover is simply awful, its adolescent heavy-metal imagery — "ride me, wild one!" — effectively destroying in a single stroke Lady Gaga's methodically built reputation as a serious style icon with an intelligent grasp on her own visual presentation.

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