I once stumbled upon a Drowned in Sound forum thread which said something to the effect of ‘I am slowly coming to the conclusion that Lady Gaga is truly a once in a generation artist’. Now, on Drowned in Sound, this was likely some hillaaaarious ironic statement (their forums are genuinely funny!), but I am, genuinely, slowly coming to the conclusion that she is a great artist, possibly even a genius.
She writes amazingly original and outstanding pop songs.
Her videos are incredible. Almost to the point of disbelief.
And my personal favourite:
I just don’t think we can pass her off as a joke/transvestite Madonna clone anymore. She is truly incredible, whether you like her music or not.