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Fame [Bonus Track]
     

The Fame [Bonus Track]

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by Lady Gaga
 

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Fueled by heavy dance tracks and popping electronic beats, The Fame, the first album by the glamorous Lady Gaga, is a well-crafted sampling of feisty anti-pop in high quality. Already a famous female DJ in her own right, Lady Gaga (nee Stefani Germanotta) pulls out all the stops on The Fame, injecting hard-hitting synthesizers and crashing slicks and grooves. From its

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Fueled by heavy dance tracks and popping electronic beats, The Fame, the first album by the glamorous Lady Gaga, is a well-crafted sampling of feisty anti-pop in high quality. Already a famous female DJ in her own right, Lady Gaga (nee Stefani Germanotta) pulls out all the stops on The Fame, injecting hard-hitting synthesizers and crashing slicks and grooves. From its opening track until it closes, The Fame fails to come up short on funky sounds to amuse fans of this dance genre. However, what carries this album to new heights is the combination of voice and the razor sharp lyrics which accompany it. Gaga's sound is no different than that of Gwen Stefani, however her coy delivery of each cooing note gives the album a laid-back slick feeling of ease, which meshes with the dramatic beats that back the album up. In addition, the lyrics which feed the album, especially on the desirous "Paparazzi" or the boastful, vain "Beautiful Dirty Rich," salt and pepper the album with a nasty, club-friendly feeling of fun and feistiness that an excellent, well-produced dance album should have. The lyrics are not any more deliciously entertaining than they are on the title track, which feeds the listener savory lines like "Give me something I wanna be, retro glamour, Hollywood yes we live for the fame." There are a couple of missteps, such as the rock-tinged non-dance piano track "Again Again" (which would be a nice track had it not been sandwiched between such meaty ones). Plus, the The Fame has it's "ballad," however the breezy "Eh, Eh" doesn't hold water on this album; rather, it feels dry and lifeless, something which holds this album back; however, the infectious "Poker Face" and title track which follow it successfully rejuvenate the vibe on the album for its second half. Gaga has stated that the eighth track on each release of the album will be different, however "Money Honey," is a galactic number susceptible to comparisons to the album's lead single, the well-known summer smash hit "Just Dance." That's not necessarily a bad thing, since the lead single is a powerhouse of dance waves and infectiously produced beats, but the album doesn't always stand out as definitive, even though it's consistently fresh and innovative. As the album winds down, the tracks start to slow down, but Gaga's frosty tones and sickly hooks end the album satisfyingly. Ultimately, the beats need to end up repeating themselves in places, but in the long-haul, The Fame is in excellent standing for establishing Lady Gaga with a solid career.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/28/2008
Label:
Interscope Records
UPC:
0602517891388
catalogNumber:
001180502
Rank:
2534

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Performance Credits

Lady Gaga   Primary Artist
Victor Bailey   Bass
Colby O'Donis   Background Vocals
Joe Tomino   Drums
Tom Kafafian   Guitar
John Hummell   Drums
Dave Murga   Drums

Technical Credits

Vincent Herbert   Executive Producer
Martin Kierszenbaum   Composer,Producer
Dave Russell   Engineer
Nick Dresti   Composer
Rob Fusari   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer
Brian Kierulf   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Aliaune "Akon" Thiam   Composer
Tony Ugval   Engineer
Lady Gaga   Composer
Josh Schwartz   Arranger,Producer
Joanne Germanotta   Poetry

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The Fame 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Bonaparte More than 1 year ago
When I heard her hit single, "Just Dance," I was intrigued on who Lady Gaga was, because she was a mix of Gwen Stefani and Christina Aguilera in style and beat. Her other songs, not to mention the hypnotizing "Poker Face" and "Beautiful, Dirty, Rich," are unique and distinctly Gaga's vision which bring a more upbeat or personal style back into a world filled with the same beats on sex, drugs, and violence. Hopefully, Lady Gaga will produce more songs to get us dancing through any situation.
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Plsburydoughboy2.0 More than 1 year ago
It's the new pop act on the block, and she comes out swinging! It's definitely true that she draws parallels from all the other female pop act contemporaries (starting with Gwen Stefani), but that shouldn't be any source of complaint. Lady GaGa can really sing and carry a danceable tune, and aside from a few sidestepping songs (missteps, really), it's a sparkling debut. It's some good dance music with a dash of hip-hop, an old but tried & tested formula which she dishes with aplomb. I woudn't call it instant genius, but this is one of those albums that's more than good for what it is, so have a listen.
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