Let me educate you: art in its purest form represents the artist as much at it represents its public. Million Reasons is a personal song, yet speaks to you in a universal language. You are not supposed to like it but you are not supposed to compare it to the incomparable for the sake of an argument when it's not needed. This album has no analog in Gaga's discography and if you are to compare it, you should do so by using other examples which in this case are timeless records sung by talented artist. Therefore, Joanne is already classic.
Let’s pretend Bee’s career was like banking. Everything we’ve watched Bee do over the years has been like a deposit into a bank account. When she has moments where things don’t pan out exactly the way she wants or a certain single doesn’t meet certain expectations, she’s good. All the deposits over the years ensured that if “the check was short this week”, she was still comfortable. Basing a career on singles and chasing cookie cutter radio formulas is like living check to check. You ain’t worth **** but what’s going on right now. There’s nothing memorable. There’s nothing iconic. 18 years of healthy deposits. And now she’s sitting back CHILLING.