Monday, May 23, 2011

Gaga Releases 'Born This Way': Do You Hear The Global Ching Ching?

Do you hear that bombastic rumble? Nope, it's not Judgment Day... we're over that, for heaven's sake (apologies to the "righteous" 3% of humanity who were to be whisked away to the sweet hereafter May 21)...

Today's ballyhoo is the sound of Lady Gaga's new album Born This Way, released today, catapulting to the top of the sales charts around the globe.

New single "The Edge Of Glory" proves Gaga still has plenty of gas in her tank, following albums The Fame and The Fame Monster. I couldn't imagine her ever releasing a song as damn good as "Bad Romance," but this uplifting electro-pop anthem—featuring an immediately identifiable sax solo from Clarence Clemons—sure comes close.

And it gets better, cool cats: Amazon.com is selling the album today only for 99 cents. Can you say collective ching, ching?