Though I may not have been terribly impressed with Gaga on stage, I nevertheless spent a good couple of weeks doing my running to 'Artpop'. I am a sucker for bombastic pop music!
(Which is the reason I love Adam Lambert with undying passion, despite how scarce he has made himself.)
'Joanne' is not in any way bombastic. Quite the contrary, it is an incursion into basic rock music (yes! rock music!) with the occasional jazzy tune. It is tasteful, unobtrusive, unexcessive and a whole load of other adjectives that I had never thought I would attribute to Lady Gaga.
Whether it will remain in my ipod for as long as my favourite 'Born This Way' is still an open question.