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Does Lady Gaga's 'Applause' Lack Some Gaga-ness?

August 20th, 2013 8:29am EDT | Brent Faulkner By: Brent Faulkner
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Every move that a celebrity like Lady Gaga makes is gargantuan, period.  Lady Gaga has become one of today’s most inescapable pop artists, transcending platinum albums to basically be recognized as a pop cultural icon.  Yep, it’s that deep.  After only three albums (The Fame, The Fame Monster, and Born This Way), Gaga has elevated herself to full blown stardom.  After a two-year hiatus, Lady Gaga is returning and of course it’s going to be huge.  While she deserves major applause for her accomplishments, does her new single “Applause” capture the essence or greatness of Gaga’s past? Well…