Perhaps the very last criticism that anyone would level at Lady Gaga or her music is a lack of extravagance, Well it seems that Corin Roddick of Purity Ring disagrees; his remix of her latest offering, ‘Applause’ makes her sound bigger and more theatrical than ever. He’s ignored the tracks original music entirely, keeping only the vocals and twinning them with an entirely new instrumentation. All of the signature Purity Ring elements are here, but turned up to their limits. The maximised sound works perfectly with Gaga’s vocals, creating a huge, overblown pop anthem. This is a coming together of the two extremities of modern pop music, and the results are as over-the-top as one would expect. And for a pop anthem, that is no bad thing.