I’m not the biggest Lady Gaga fan. I can understand her appeal, and (sorta) buy into her whole pop-art angle, but musically and anatomically, I prefer Katy Perry. I mention the two together, because they’ve both cornered the market for female pop artists. One taking the more out-there avant-garde approach, ala Madonna. The other staying more conventional, crafting perfect pop candy (her album is cotton candy scratch and sniff, btw) and showing off some skin while doing it, let’s call this the Britney Spears approach. It’s only a matter of time before they kiss. And then Katy Perry can right a song about it. But in all seriousness, Perry made a strong case for song of the season (she had two contenders), and if not, then the artist of the summer. Forget radio overkill, forget whatever annoyance that may have caused, KP makes good ass pop music – and she’s fine as hell. As for her second single this summer, I favor this rendition.
Update: For Confirmation this