Yes, it's the modern day "Vogue." Yes, it has elements of George Michael's "Freedom." And yes, it probably sounds better as a full-out rock song with a slower tempo and an 80's hair band. With all of that said & realized, I still love this new record from the lovely Lady Gaga. "Born This Way" is the feel-good self-empowerment record for the 2010's, skillfully harnessing elements of its predecessors (yep, like "Express Yourself" and "Vogue') while being reworked with Gaga's incomparable knack for lyrics that are both catchy & intricate. Overall, it's a good record, taking into consideration the underground Euro-pop sound that seems to be emerging on the major records as of late. Listen, comment, and enjoy! I certainly did.