The Fame Monster

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  • Summary: The New York-born singer releases an eight track album inspired by her current fame.

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Bad Romance
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh! Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh! Caught in a bad romance Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh! Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh! Caught in a bad romance Rah rah ah-ah-ah! Ro mah... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Only after being overwhelmed by the sheer visibility of her warp-speed relaunch did I realize how enjoyable and inescapable her hooks and snatches had turned out to be.
  2. 88
    Not only does this new song cycle retain the Euro-tastic sheen of its predecessor, it outdoes it in sheer dance-floor whump.
  3. 'Poker Face,' pretty much the one song 2009 will be remembered for, are included on the original album, this becomes essential for anyone who even remotely likes pop. For the rest of us, it's the moment Gaga cements herself as a real star.
  4. In her music videos and live shows over the past year, Gaga has worked hard to demonstrate her creative ambition and stylistic range, and that project continues on The Fame Monster.
  5. Fame Monster does provide some small, if fleeting, glimpses behind the pretense.
  6. She covers her conceptual bets by rolling out sturdy club-thumpers, and this eight-song EP (included in the reissue and sold separately) is largely on point.
  7. Available as a second disc with The Fame or as a self-contained album, The Fame Monster continues where Gaga's debut left off and features eight new tracks of varying quality.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 6 out of 217
  1. TarekM.
    Jan 13, 2010
    10
    A beautiful album by Lady Gaga, it's even better than the first one.
  2. PeterQ
    Nov 28, 2009
    10
    Lady gaga keeps it coming with 8 amazing new songs, each different, as well as catchy. they are also based on severeral different "monsters" Lady gaga keeps it coming with 8 amazing new songs, each different, as well as catchy. they are also based on severeral different "monsters" she discovered while on tour. telephone is, by far, the most catchy song, followed by Bad romance and speechless. Overall, the album is worth the 8 dollars on itunes. Expand
  3. Oct 22, 2016
    10
    It is a very strong album and very very good vocals. I'm in love with this album and Lady Gaga.I mean she changed the pop music standarts. SheIt is a very strong album and very very good vocals. I'm in love with this album and Lady Gaga.I mean she changed the pop music standarts. She is a living legend I adore her. Expand
  4. Dec 9, 2014
    10
    This is the best pop album of the 21st century. With the icy electropop instrumentals and the catchy hooks of songs that are allThis is the best pop album of the 21st century. With the icy electropop instrumentals and the catchy hooks of songs that are all single-worthy, Gaga makes it hard to top herself. "Dance in the Dark", "Monster", and "Bad Romance" are essential must-listens on the album. I promise that you won't regret giving this album a listen. Expand
  5. May 6, 2016
    9
    The Fame Monster is Lady Gaga's best album to date. Each song is unique, the production and the writing are great and you cannot help but toThe Fame Monster is Lady Gaga's best album to date. Each song is unique, the production and the writing are great and you cannot help but to sing along to these iconic hits, like Bad Romance or Telephone.
    Her contemporaries should take notes. This is music. This is art.
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  6. Sep 12, 2010
    9
    I don't need to say much, this is a highly enjoyable album and those that hate it are just haters with nothing to do. Bad Romance, Telephone,I don't need to say much, this is a highly enjoyable album and those that hate it are just haters with nothing to do. Bad Romance, Telephone, Alejandro, Monster, Dance In The Dark and Teeth are awesome, Speechless proves that Lady Gaga just isn't suitable to sing ballad and So Happy I Could Die is... well, disposable. What I love about her is her freshness, her creativity to create insanely catchy hooks and surprisingly good lyrics. Those that dismiss her as just another pop act are clearly mistaken,cause she will be her... for a really long time. Expand
  7. Aug 8, 2015
    0
    Cant enjoy the songs as i wished i wanted to. I liked a couple songs but as a whole album together, it fell quite flat and short for me. ICant enjoy the songs as i wished i wanted to. I liked a couple songs but as a whole album together, it fell quite flat and short for me. I dont understand the praise for this album. Expand

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