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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
  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 241
  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. Mar 4, 2017
    10
    An EP full of amazing tracks. Dance in the dark is THE SONG on this record.
    MY TOP 5
    1. Dance In The Dark 2. Monster 3. Alejandro 4.
    An EP full of amazing tracks. Dance in the dark is THE SONG on this record.
    MY TOP 5

    1. Dance In The Dark
    2. Monster
    3. Alejandro
    4. Bad Romance
    5. So happy I could die
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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. Feb 6, 2017
    9
    Com 8 faixas, o LP "The Fame Monster" seria inicialmente apenas o relançamento de uma edição de luxo do seu bem sucedido "The Fame", mas desdeCom 8 faixas, o LP "The Fame Monster" seria inicialmente apenas o relançamento de uma edição de luxo do seu bem sucedido "The Fame", mas desde o início Lady Gaga fez questão que o trabalho fosse levado como o seu segundo disco de estúdio. Com pouco mais de 30 minutos de duração, Gaga consegue usar o tempo a seu favor, fazendo deste trabalho um disco com muito mais coesão e a concisão acaba por ser um elemento que a impede de tropeçar dentro de clichês do gênero.
    Com letras feitas para dominar as pistas e um dance pop conceitual influenciado nitidamente por gigantes como Madonna, Prince, Michael Jackson e David Bowie, Lady Gaga aqui traz letras pessoais e passagens sobre moda e o esteriótipo da fama como algo atroz. A artista que chegou na música pop em meados de 2008 e em 2009 dominava tudo como um furação, tem aqui em seu ápice o despertar, mesmo que em primeiro momento em incerteza e desdém, de o nascimento de uma estrela tão extravagante quanto os seus looks feitos pelo "Haus of Gaga". Com muito mais poder criativo e visão artística que qualquer concorrente da época, ela podia até dividir os charts com as mesmas, mas era de longe a artista mais influente e marcante do pop de sua geração.
    Mesmo que acusada por alguns de copiar o estilo de alguma das estrelas anteriormente citadas, Gaga tem em "The Fame Monster" o poder de intrigar e de unir com o seu produtor RedOne um som bastante original pra época e manter o lado visual do pop que estava apagado há algum tempo (exemplo disso são seus videoclipes que excedem a barreira comum da época dos 3 ou 4 minutos).
    O EP funciona praticamente bem por inteiro e tudo soaria facilmente como um potencial hit número #1 das paradas. Os destaques ficam pela ótima "Bad Romance" que engole todos os singles de trabalho do "The Fame", além de "Speechless" inspirada pelo rock de seus ídolos Bowie e Queen, "Dance in the Dark" inspirada por "Vogue" da Madonna e "Telephone" que contém a participação muito bem colocada de Beyoncé.
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  6. Nov 21, 2010
    9
    Overall, the E.P is really strong and the standouts are the 3 singles: Bad Romance, Telephone, Alejandro and Monster. The only 2 tracks I findOverall, the E.P is really strong and the standouts are the 3 singles: Bad Romance, Telephone, Alejandro and Monster. The only 2 tracks I find a bit below my expectations are Teeth and Dance In The Dark. Overall, The Fame Monster is enjoyable and is a great follow up to The Fame. 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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