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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  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: 8 out of 211
  1. TarekM.
    Jan 13, 2010
    10
    A beautiful album by Lady Gaga, it's even better than the first one.
  2. JoshP
    Dec 2, 2009
    10
    Lady Gaga has more quality material on this album than many pop stars who have come out the past five years, she has a star quality and a raw Lady Gaga has more quality material on this album than many pop stars who have come out the past five years, she has a star quality and a raw talent in vocals and songwriting which can compare to Pop Royals Madonna and the late Michael Jackson with an artistic flare not seen since brit Art-Rock star Kate Bush! The Fame Monster boasts sheer brilliance with 8 sensationally epic songs including-Bad Romance,Dance In the dark,Teeth,Telephone,Monster,So Happy I Could Die,Alejandro and the epic rock ballad SPEECHLESS! one of the best albums of the decade from a star in the making! Expand
  3. Oct 21, 2016
    10
    This album redefined pop culture forever, truly an iconic/classic timeless album & will remain one of Gaga's most critically acclaimed albums!This album redefined pop culture forever, truly an iconic/classic timeless album & will remain one of Gaga's most critically acclaimed albums! The way she ran the industry with this album is impressing. Expand
  4. Jan 6, 2015
    10
    Tão bom quanto ao The fame.

    Monster 10 Speechless 10 Dance in the Dark 9.5 So Happy I Could Die 9.5 Essas são as músicas que ouço até
    Tão bom quanto ao The fame.

    Monster 10
    Speechless 10
    Dance in the Dark 9.5
    So Happy I Could Die 9.5

    Essas são as músicas que ouço até hoje depois de 4 anos do lançamento.
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  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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