Just Dance is so fucking great. The Apple Music algorithm is basically playing is everyday now and I’m like… can’t get enough. The iconic intro, the verses, the rush of that chorus, Colby o’Donis being Schrödinger Akon, THEN THE RAP VERSE NOT BEING THE ACTUAL BRIDGE WHICH IS ANOTHER HIGHLIGHT…. that song was something they MADE, something professional.
Perfect Illusion is great and keeps getting better with time but I also understand anyone who hates it and the vocal performance will always be… a choice. For good or bad. I’d love if she revisited it someday (maybe a live performance) and took the Kevin/Tame Impala approach of more “sedated” vocals.
Apart from Stupid Love, which felt like playing too safe, all her leads are very great statements and introductions. Even if Perfect Illusion is an outline on Joanne, it was a great “brace for impact” dddd.