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The Fame Monster

Lady Gaga

The Fame Monster

Repackaged version of the New York singer's debut album The Fame with eight new songs

ADM rating[?]

6.6

Label
Polydor
UK Release date
23/11/2009
  1. 8.0 |   Independent on Sunday

    If this is her idea of a stopgap release, we're looking here at a major talent indeed. On the evidence available so far, Lady Gaga isn't flesh and blood like the rest of us. She is made of amazingness

  2. 8.0 |   music OMH

    Given the strength of these eight stopgap songs – it's amazing to think they were due to be lumped in on a re-release – Lady Gaga is the real deal. This world and others had better watch out
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  3. 8.0 |   Eye Weekly

    There’s only one unanswered question: is this brunette-turned-blond too smart for her own good?
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  4. 8.0 |   NME

    In the same way as Radiohead battle computers and learn new instruments to hew their sculptures while Fuck Buttons and HEALTH discover new sonic languages, she uses pop, its producers and masks and all its artifice, as her tool of self-expression
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  5. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    ...this is top- drawer electro pop with the focus very much on the songs
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  6. 7.8 |   Pitchfork

    ...all of a sudden, for a brief time at least, she's the only real pop star around
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  7. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Half the disc is Madonna knock-offs, but that's part of the concept — fame monsters needn't concern themselves with originality.
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  8. 7.0 |   The Observer

    I sniffily called Lady Gaga a Pussycat Doll sprayed silver. She is actually a lot more splendidly deranged than that
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  9. 7.0 |   Daily Telegraph

    Although not as thematically integrated as the original Fame, GaGa’s vivacious energy, bold melodies and almost comically relentless sensationalism keeps things interesting
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  10. 6.0 |   Spin

    “Bad Romance,” with its earworm nonsense lyric (“ba-ra-a-a-a, ra-ma, uh-uh-ah!”), throws in a couple of negative-sounding words, but plays like the best Madonna song in ages
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  11. 6.0 |   Click Music

    ...it's a reminder that Gaga is a prolific, talented songwriter, and thats never a bad thing
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  12. 6.0 |   PopMatters

    ...just like Queen Madge before her, Gaga is allowed to make a few mistakes on her way towards pop nirvana—and judging what she’s aiming for with The Fame Monster, there’s a good chance she’s going to get there sooner than later
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  13. 6.0 |   Rave Magazine

    ...she puts on a better pop show than anyone in the world right now, and the stage, I’m sure, is where these songs will really shine
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  14. 4.0 |   The Sunday Times

    More than the standard seasonal reissue/cash-in, then? Yes, laudably. As vital as it is uncynical? Possibly, though it may strike some as simply more of the same
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  15. 4.0 |   The Times

    The album is saved only by the thumping Bad Romance, with its deliciously deranged “Rah-rah-ah-ah-ah” chorus
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