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Sir Elton John on Lady Gaga's 'Artpop': 'It was not a good album'

Music legend Sir Elton John has revealed that he wasn't surprised at how badly Lady Gaga's Artpop album did commercially. 

During a new interview with Zane Lowe's Beats 1 radio station recently, Sir Elton admitted that it wasn't a great record and he thinks she could do much better with a simpler sound:

"Artpop was not a great idea. It was not a good album and I think she would admit that... I think she's a great writer. To me, she is (real name) Stefani Germanotta and I love her and I care about her - she's godmother to my two children. And I want her to go and make a kind of simple, fabulous, great song record. Maybe like (Carole King album) Tapestry, but her version."

Sir Elton is working with Gaga on her forthcoming new studio album and, as previously reported, added: “I'm writing with Lady Gaga tomorrow. I've heard two songs, which are killer. They're just great songs. It's like back to the early stuff of hers - like ‘You and I’ and the Bruce Springsteen one, as I always call it, ‘Bad Romance’.”

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