Applause is a standard electro dance song but with enough of a twist to make things a bit more interesting. Lady Gaga's delivers some interesting vocals on the verses and the chorus/hook has some interesting layering and is super catchy. You can't help but dance a little. Put your hands up make 'em touuuucch. It is still kinda generic but I kind of expect that from a first single. "Born This Way" was definitely not the best song on "Born This Way" and I expect the same from "Applause" and "ARTPOP".
What's with Gaga's obsession with Fame though still? Harking back to "The Fame (Monster)" era that a lot of people preferred to BTW. It's no Bad Romance or Poker Face though.
Overall I'm pleased with this though. It's just a good song but it wont be remembered as one of her best. Bring on ARTPOP.
P.S also side note about Gaga saying bloggers are bad blah blah blah. I know she was referring to a certain blogger that used to suck her tit but now apparently hates her and other certain bloggers. But she needs to just got over the fact that people have opinions that differ to her own. Not everyone will like you. Although I do feel too much hate goes around the internet but you kinda just have to deal, saying these things will just rile people more.