Listen to Lady Gaga’s Joanne, Finally

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Advance reviews of Lady Gaga’s Joanne have been mixed — Vulture’s Craig Jenkins called it “slightly frustrating” in his review, stating that “the war between what Joanne wants to be and what it needs to be is a constant.” Elsewhere, critics say it’s everything from her best album yet to one that “fishes for inspiration,” but with the stream finally here (via Spotify, below, and on Apple Music), it’s up to you to listen and decide. Meanwhile, Gaga is starting the second go-round of her “dive-bar tour” tonight at New York City’s The Bitter End, reportedly with Mark Ronson in tow. Both the album and her tour are low-key departures for the bigger-is-usually-better performer, so these next few months should be an interesting time to be a Gaga fan (or “fanemy,” if Joanne isn’t exactly your Little Monster’s cup of tea). Take a listen: