Lady Gaga needs no introduction. She is, after all, the real deal: the over-the-top pop star our generation was waiting for back in 2008, who would go on to shake the industry with a disco stick. Now, five albums (and one extraordinary EP) later, she’s back on top with Joanne. The country-pop bop of an album is going to take time for its influence to sink in, but as we saw with “Just Dance,” the influence will come.
How, though, does Joanne stack up to Lady Gaga’s other musical projects? It’s the second time she’s veered away from the traditional pop productions that shot her to ridiculous success, but something about the entire Joanne mystique puts it in the same lane as her previous electronic efforts. Read on for our not-so-scientific ranking of Lady Gaga albums, albums that will never not have us dancing in circles.