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An update on Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way'

We check out four songs from the most anticipated album of the year

The event album of the year isn’t being played for critics before its May 23 release, but you’ll find a full review on EW.com and in our next issue. In the meantime, here’s a recap of the four singles we’ve heard so far, including her latest, ”Hair.”

”BORN THIS WAY”
Diva disco-pop meets underdog empowerment anthem — and, yes, echoes of Madonna’s classic 1989 battle cry ”Express Yourself.” B

”JUDAS”
It seems like she’s lost her sense of fun on this sobering tribute to religion’s most famous backstabber. B

”THE EDGE OF GLORY”
A sax-kissed killer that could have been swoon fodder for a Top Gun montage. B+

”HAIR”
Gaga advocates individuality through follicular freedom. Girl nails dance-floor uplift, but the teen-rebel lyrics feel boilerplate. B-