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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-oooh Oh-oh-oh-oh-oooh, oh-oh-oh Caught in a bad romance Oh-oh-oh-oh-oooh Oh-oh-oh-oh-oooh, oh-oh-oh Caught in a bad romance Rah,... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
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  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 240
  1. TarekM.
    Jan 13, 2010
    10
    A beautiful album by Lady Gaga, it's even better than the first one.
  2. Oct 20, 2016
    10
    The Fame Monster is much darker than its predecessor, The Fame, and is one of the most iconic albums to be released in this millennium. WithThe Fame Monster is much darker than its predecessor, The Fame, and is one of the most iconic albums to be released in this millennium. With standout tracks such as Bad Romance, Alejandro, Speechless, Dance In The Dark, Telephone, and So Happy I Could Die, this is Gaga at her finest. Expand
  3. Feb 15, 2017
    10
    Not for nothing this jewel is considered a Bible of the Pop !!! With this album Gaga came to revolutionize an industry and genre that sinceNot for nothing this jewel is considered a Bible of the Pop !!! With this album Gaga came to revolutionize an industry and genre that since 2006 was dying, The Fame was his coming and The Fame Monster his word.

    Not only the way to do Pop music, but also the message you give in songs, music videos, presentations. That's The Fame Monster, how to get back to Pop something with soul, sense, art, make it yours.
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  4. Sep 25, 2014
    10
    Bad Romance to Teeth - all of them are just pure masterpieces, no flaws detected in any of the 8 golden tracks on this fantastic album. LovingBad Romance to Teeth - all of them are just pure masterpieces, no flaws detected in any of the 8 golden tracks on this fantastic album. Loving this album very much. Expand
  5. Oct 24, 2016
    9
    The greatest album in history, all the songs are a masterpiece. Bad Romance is the millenium hit and I love it, thanks for create it, thanksThe greatest album in history, all the songs are a masterpiece. Bad Romance is the millenium hit and I love it, thanks for create it, thanks for make me brave Expand
  6. Oct 21, 2010
    9
    This is much more of what I was expecting from an artist even much higher above cookie-cutter-pop-stuff. This album shows a different and moreThis is much more of what I was expecting from an artist even much higher above cookie-cutter-pop-stuff. This album shows a different and more intimate side of Lady Gaga than ever before, especially in her debut album, The Fame. "Dance in the Dark", & "Telephone" are amazing. The rest are also very good. This will probably be one of the best albums the Fame Monster will ever make. 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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