"Judas"

From its drone-smeared synth throb to its bizarro hook, Gaga's latest club-crusher is a feistier monster than "Born This Way." A bad-romance confessional about a lover she can't leave behind, "Judas" is Gaga in full-on provocateur mode. (The video's Mary Magdalene motif already has Catholics
bunching their undies.) But even when Gaga plays divider, she's still a uniter; despite lines like "In the most biblical sense, I am beyond repentance/Fame hooker, prostitute, wench," she works her grandma-scandalizing magic without losing any of her anthemic whoosh.

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