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Absolutely fantastic. When lady gaga burst out onto fame in 2008 she was known for being a Madonna copycat but when she released the sequel to her debut alum the fame in 2009 she went from Madonna copycat to mother monster. The 8 track album was called the fame monster. This 2 cd set conscists of a fame monster deluxe edition including her debut album the fame. Altogether there is 24 songs and I will run through them with you.
Disc 1: the fame monster
1.bad romance: one of the best songs on the album has a fantastic beat and definitely changed gaga's image. A fantastic lead single for the album 10/10 2.Alejandro: a fantastic sassy single from the album and the alternitive beat on the song can please anyone 9/10 3.monster: a great girl power title track song but it not single worthy 8/10 4.speechless: an empowering, great slow song, disappointed it was never a single 9/10 5.dance in the dark: a fantastic gaga song. Should have definitely been a single 10/10 6.telephone ft Beyoncé: a fantastic second single one of my favourites on the album 10/10 7.so happy I could die: a fantastic party song but wouldn't do well as a single 8/10 8.i like this song but it is probably the weakest song on the album 6/10
Disc 2: the fame
1.Just dance ft Colby O'Donis: a fantastic first single for gaga will go down in history as one of the best dance songs 10/10 2.Lovegame: one of my all time favourite gaga songs, absolutely brilliant 10/10 3.Paparazzi: a fantastic song about what fame can do to you but I think this would have done better as a slow song 9/10 4.Poker face: even bigger then just dance! I love this song 10/10 5.I like it rough: one of my favourites on the album should have been a single 10/10 6.Eh, eh nothing else I can say: a lovely song but not one of my favourites 8/10 7.Starstruck ft space cowboy and flo rida: a fantastic dance song but wouldn't have done well as a single 8/10 8.Beautiful, dirty rich: a fantastic song with a catchy beat should have been a sixth single! 10/10 9.the fame: a nice song but not one of my favourites good she did not pick it as a single 8/10 10.money honey: love this one, a real dance song 9/10 11.boys, boys, boys: a bit of a silly song but still catchy 7/10 12.paper gangsta: fantastic! Should have been a single instead of eh, eh nothing else I can say 13.brown eyes: her first and one of her best slow songs 9/10 14.summerboy: slow and boring 5/10 15.Disco heaven (bonus track): a fantastic dance song should have been included on all versions 9/10 16.again again (bonus track): a good song but I do see this being similar to speechless that did get released after this 8/10 17.retro dance freak (bonus track, not included): a fantastic dance song should have been put on all versions not just the Japanese version 10/10
When Lady Gaga hit the scene I said Gaga who? well I think we all now know what Lady Gaga is and is not as it were, she reminds me of Annette Peacock only this time imagine Annette Peacock on Acid! I mean all this in the nicest possible way Lady Gaga is a really excellent performance artist she has observed others and spat out the resultant images with a gusto rarely seen in any other performers she makes Bowie seem tame by comparison nothing she does could ever surprise me I expect her to be differenta nd outrageous at all times and why not, go for it girl we are all having a ball watching the show. I find this lady to be both attractive and interlectually exciting if ideas were measured in trillions of dollars she would own the planet by now, sadly she has to stick with that Monster that is fame, me I would settle for some notoriety fame has never appealed to me on a personal level, that is as if anyone has a choice, your fifteen minutes starts now...or not.
There is not a lot that can be said about Lady Gaga's The Fame Monster EP that hasn't been said before. Its 100% pure pop perfection,one of the best albums of the twenty-first century so far.Each track is a masterpiece and it proved to the whole world that Gaga was here to stay whether you liked it or not. The whole era was marvelous. The videos,the costumes,the music was just pure theater and art.It was fantastic to be just be able to witness it at the time.
I have the the fame monster two-disc collection and had decided to buy the EP version (The one I'm reviewing now) and to my happy surprise it was the explicit version which apparently hard to find. Favorite tracks - Dance In The Dark,Monster and Alejandro.
Fast delivery and the disc,inaly notes and jewel case are in excellent condition....
Lady Gaga never disappoints - she has created a whole new genre. I got "Born This Way " first, and got her other albums in reverse - have finally caught up. Can't wait for the Art Pop due for release any time now! This music not only appeals to teenagers, I am a grandmother. My time was in the 70's, I was a T Rex / Bowie / Stones / Pink Floyd / Aerosmith fan and went on to enjoy happy hardcore and rock - some bands are still on the go and I still enjoy listening to them. Lady GaGa appeared on stage with the Stones - and gained a lot of respect in my book and from many others. She's a PROPER musician - nothing fake about her except of course the wigs, she's much deeper than that. Listen to her lyrics - which are her own, and take a look past the wigs, performance costumes, lipstick and so on - a great artist and performer deserving of credit and attention.
I am not normally a fan of mainstream pop music, but have a soft spot for Lady Gaga. I liked her debut album and was further impressed after hearing her sing live on TV, but my admiration for her was cemented the moment I heard 'Bad Romance' on the radio for the first time. I pre-ordered this album on the strength of that song, and have continually returned to it in the proceeding years.
Highlights for me are the aforementioned 'Bad Romance', 'Telephone' and 'Dancer in the Dark', but really the whole album gets listened to all the way through on a regular basis.
She may get a lot of stick for her wacky fashion sense, but she can't half write a good pop song and she has an incredible voice. There is substance to her style.
Three tracks 1, 3 & 5 on the ‘Fame Monster EP’ aren’t explicit, like the downloads, the explicit version is only available as a download or on the standalone ‘Fame Monster EP’ CD which unfortunately was a US release only, although I’m sure will be floating around online as an import if you really want it on disc. This deluxe edition is good value though & the edit on the explicit tracks is barely detectable.
Love this bought it because at the time it was the only version of The Fame Monster but they’ve released a new gatefold version so I’ve also purchased that too I won’t be able to decide which one is nicer!
The fame monster contains all of the hits I was hoping to collect on buying this CD. Poker face, Bad romance and paparazzi all present and as I'm infrequently in tune with the charts or popular songs on the radio there were a couple of gems that had passed under my radar. I really love GAGA and this CD is a definite car CD that you can happily sing along to in a traffic jam or to get work out of your head after a bad day in the office. There are a couple of disappointing tracks but I'll not mention them by name as music is such a personal thing and it really come down to what floats your boat. Recommend the Fame Monster though for the tunes that you'll love to play when you want some decent happy -take your brain out- tracks.