Can't beat a bit of GaGa.
"The moment art surrenders its imaginative medium it surrenders everything"
Oscar Wilde, The Decay of Lying
Morrissey fills loads of his songs with yodelling/lalala-ing etc. It's a perfectly fine way to fill the time in a song, same as using the word "baby" which is obviously utterly unacceptable in real life.
Out of interest, how much Gaga have you listened to? Just on the radio for the "Ra-ra-ra" bit before you turn over, or anything more substantial?
Also, the biggest misconception is that Gaga thinks "Just Dance" or "Money Honey" or "Boys Boys Boys" are deep songs, and a philosophical take on life. They're not, she's admitted as much, they're songs to dance to. Which is why follow up album The Fame Monster is so good, it's not about being vacuous and famous, it's about 'other things'. There was more to her than the image the tabloids wanted to push on us.
I'd personally say that Gaga is putting in far more effort to her music, videos, presentation and generally being a pop star than Morrissey is these days.
(To be fair, the most cringeworty thing is this is exactly what I was like when I first started listening to Morrissey. People told me I'd grow out of it and I was sure they're wrong. Whoops.)
good music is good music, despite who's making it
why limit yourself to one artist?
It's a perfectly valid way of singing. The human voice conveys more than just language.
I've never counted but Morrissey must yodel/la la/yelp/hum and whistle on a couple of dozen songs.
As for Lady Gaga - getting back on topic. She currently does nothing for me on any level - but given the way some have written about her here, I'm prepared to give her a further listen. I have an album of hers here and will give it a go in the morning, after which I will be more qualified to comment.
++ I'm not running away I'm running too, corruption of the spirit isn't in it for a good looking man about town ++
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I'm happy for Scientology, they have a nice volcano, and I'ma let them finish. But Lady Gaga and I belong to the Illuminati and that's the craziest religion of all time! Of All Time!
I like *her*, but her music is unlistenable. She's quite entertaining, I like the scale of her crackers-styling, but her songs are everything I hate about modern music. Shame really.
(Although, I'm not sure that I do like her. It's probably just because once, when asked who's style she admired, she said Morrissey. This happens quite alot.)
I like a couple of her songs.
My daughter, who is my eyes and ears for new music, went to see Gaga at T in the Park this year and was sooo impressed with her live gig, especially as she did not expect to even remotely enjoy it.
"I like her because she writes her own songs and controls her own image."
Cracks me up when people say this about artists. To me this is like saying "This is good cheese because they actually use dairy products to make it". Strange quality standards.
I like the odd throwaway pop song. A couple ones off the top of my head, Single Ladies, SexyBack...but to me Lady GAGa's music seems terribly generic and she really just does not have any vocal talent. I was surprised that she wrote her own stuff I guess, but it still doesn't add up to anything.
Seems to me the personality/fashion/style aspect of this person is the main attraction. To me that doesn't count for much.