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The Fame (US Version)

October 28, 2008 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: October 28, 2008
  • Release Date: October 28, 2008
  • Label: Streamline/Interscope
  • Copyright: (C) 2008 Interscope Records
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  • Total Length: 50:19
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  • ASIN: B001IXSU8M
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (408 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,938 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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75 of 95 people found the following review helpful By Mike VINE VOICE on March 28, 2009
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This album is kind of an odd duck. On the whole, it's produced a lot more like the European pop-dance music (vocal trance, etc) except it has some really odd instrumentation and song structures. Interesting musically. Reminiscent of electroclash with glam elements in the choruses. Lyrics are beyond dumb and occasionally autotuner is used to mask vocal deficits, but this is typical for the genre, since it's about the beats.

Oh, and boy will it get you moving. Real high energy stuff. Great for a workout or the morning drive to work. Every song is good. Nearly every track sounds like it could be a single. A very solid album.

Highly recommended for dance, glam, and electro fans. Most everyone else with a moderately open mind to dance or pop should like it too.

If you like this album, you should probably check out the Veronicas new album too. Another great electro/dance/pop album with rock song structures.
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44 of 55 people found the following review helpful By snake plisken on June 8, 2009
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I initially bought it for the first two singles, but I must say that as I played it a few times during my commute, it grew on me. Nearly every track is enjoyable (especially loud, BTW), and of course "Pokerface" has now become my favorite dance-pop song (if only for that first 10 seconds alone). To paraphrase Stellan Skaarsgard's (sp?) comments about the work of Dan Brown...Lady Gaga's "the Fame" is the equivalant of junk food, its not very nutritious, and before you know it you've gone back for handful after handful until you've gotten a stomach ache.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Brett Corkins VINE VOICE on March 30, 2009
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Being original in this day and age is tough. Clearly. I think music listeners are grasping this fact more readily nowadays or else Lady Gaga wouldn't even be around right now. While Lady Gaga isn't original, she brings an interesting sound to the table full of pounding basslines, synthesizers galore, crazy vocal distortions, and some relatively good vocals to boot. When you can surround the listener with this much action, we'll be a bit more forgiving of lack of originality.

It's pretty clear Lady Gaga is here to do two things.
1. Make dancefloor ready music.
2. Use extremely racy lyrics.

Make no mistake, racy lyrics are nothing new. Just look at Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera primarily. Yet Ms. Gaga's voice is so different from the afforementioned singers and her beats are so good that it doesn't matter. These songs aren't anything most regular people are going to relate to, which is fine. They're first. By the end of the CD you know basically exactly what to expect which hurts the overall product.

If you only care about the music, nothing else, this CD is sure to please. There isn't any major missteps as far as the songs go, keeping a pretty steady pace throughout the entire CD. The first single, Poker Face, is still a good all around song, as is her current single, Just Dance. Other immediate standouts are Lovegame, Eh Eh (Nothing Else I Can Say), The Fame, Paper Gangsta, and I Like It Rough. The other songs are consistent with the feel of the CD so as not to drag down any spot of the duration.

Lady Gaga is one of those artists that you can't say someone else will like. I really enjoy her but I have friends who cannot stand her. So if you'll enjoy this CD or not is all about your taste in music. For me though, I'll keep recommending it. While The Fame isn't a big departure from other things out right now, it's interesting enough to check out for sure.
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90 of 119 people found the following review helpful By Amy G. on January 13, 2009
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This is my new go-to cd for the treadmill. All of the songs (with the exception of "Brown Eyes", which kinda sucks) have a good keep-you-moving dance beat. They're catchy tunes that stick in my head long after my workouts are over, and Lady Gaga's voice is better than most dance-pop artists. I do have to say that the lyrics on this cd are definitely lacking (my reason for only 4 stars). They go into all-out stupid territory sometimes. For example: "I wanna take a ride on your disco stick," from Lovegame. Or, "...'cause I'm bluffin' with my muffin," from Pokerface. Oh, and the phrase "cherry-cherry boom-boom" is in, like, 3 songs for no reason whatsoever (her trademark, maybe? Maybe at 27, I'm just too old for this stuff). Still, it's a fun cd, and who listens to this type of music for the lyrics anyway?
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15 of 19 people found the following review helpful By N. Bowman on April 1, 2009
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So, I was really hesitant about this whole Lady Gaga phenomenon... Her name is kind of ridiculous, what I had seen of her previously was a little outrageous and over the top... Plus, I had only heard very little of Just Dance--mostly just the chorus, which is catchy, but didn't really make me want to hear more. So, here's my breakdown:

1. Just Dance - Very techno, club music. The chorus is catchy but is not what draws you in. The lyrics are not really deep or anything (that isn't Lady Gaga's style), but they are fun.

2. LoveGame - This song is ridiculous, but fun. The chorus is so catchy. It's just a feel-good song that you will play loudly in the car just jammin' out.

3. Paparazzi - This song has the same feel, but isn't as techno-dance-music like. It's a little slower. Love her voice. You can actually get a little more of a feel of it here. And the song isn't actually about the paparazzi...

4. Poker Face - The second single, which I'm sure most people are familiar with. I wasn't as I don't listen to the radio very often. My friend played this song for me, and I thought it was super fun and catchy. The song also has that techno, club song feel (but not in the annoying way that many of that type are). It just has funny lyrics that make you laugh and have a good tine.

5. Eh, Eh (Nothing Else I Can Say) - This song has a different feel, kind of a retro sound to it. It's not really techno, but it's fun to sing along to. Her voice is really good (which we know isn't always the case with singers these days).

6. Beautiful, Dirty, Rich - This song I guess would be described as euro-pop... It's fun, a little weird. The chorus is really fun, although this isn't my favorite song on here... it's still worth a listen.

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