The Fame Monster - Lady Gaga
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  • Summary: The New York-born singer releases an eight track album inspired by her current fame.
Score distribution:
  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. The Fame Monster says nothing new lyrically, and has its troughs, but it's a bolder and more coherent record than GaGa's debut.
  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. When all is said and done, The Fame Monster isn't going to win Lady Gaga any new converts, but it does prove something to her millions of fans: that she's not complacent with doing the same thing over again.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 7 out of 169
  1. TarekM.
    Jan 13, 2010
    10
    A beautiful album by Lady Gaga, it's even better than the first one.
  2. Sep 15, 2014
    10
    It is an awesome album. There are so many good tracks on this 2 CDs. My favourite tracks are Bad Romance, Monster, Brown Eyes, Love Games andIt is an awesome album. There are so many good tracks on this 2 CDs. My favourite tracks are Bad Romance, Monster, Brown Eyes, Love Games and of cause Poker Face. The value is really high and I fell not the slightest regret for buying this album. Expand
  3. May 27, 2011
    10
    Though there is no denying that The Fame is a much better album, The Fame Monster stays more consistant than The Fame with its dark,Though there is no denying that The Fame is a much better album, The Fame Monster stays more consistant than The Fame with its dark, mysterious tone, something that The Fame didn't pull off. Expand
  4. 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
  5. May 25, 2011
    9
    The album is perfect in its own way and every song in the album is definitely enjoyable to listen. It showed Lady Gaga in a different side asThe album is perfect in its own way and every song in the album is definitely enjoyable to listen. It showed Lady Gaga in a different side as compared to her previous album. Expand
  6. BelfordH.
    Dec 3, 2009
    9
    There are some amazing songs on this album. Dance in the dark, bad romance and monster. Not to mention telephone. also there's the There are some amazing songs on this album. Dance in the dark, bad romance and monster. Not to mention telephone. also there's the rather strange tune of allejadro overall i'd give it a 10 but is't just lacking the wow factor. Expand
  7. Mar 2, 2011
    0
    I bought the first album on a whim because I liked the first single but I didn't buy this album, listened to it on the internet and it'sI bought the first album on a whim because I liked the first single but I didn't buy this album, listened to it on the internet and it's definitely one of the worst albums I have heard. Expand

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