The Fame Monster

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Initially planned solely as a standard double-disc reissue in the wake of the blockbuster success of The Fame, Lady Gaga decided to release the new material as a separate EP called The Fame Monster in addition to the standard two-CD set, where it's tacked onto a now standardized version of her debut. It's a nice move for fans, plus it helps emphasize the new material, which does act as a bridge from the debut to a forthcoming full-length. Everything on The Fame Monster bears a galvanized Eurotrash finish, as evident on the heavy steel synths of "Bad Romance" and the updated ABBA revision "Alejandro," as it is on the rock & roll ballad "Speechless" -- its big...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Initially planned solely as a standard double-disc reissue in the wake of the blockbuster success of The Fame, Lady Gaga decided to release the new material as a separate EP called The Fame Monster in addition to the standard two-CD set, where it's tacked onto a now standardized version of her debut. It's a nice move for fans, plus it helps emphasize the new material, which does act as a bridge from the debut to a forthcoming full-length. Everything on The Fame Monster bears a galvanized Eurotrash finish, as evident on the heavy steel synths of "Bad Romance" and the updated ABBA revision "Alejandro," as it is on the rock & roll ballad "Speechless" -- its big guitars lifted from Noel Gallagher -- and the wonderful, perverse march "Teeth." Even the stuttering splices on "Telephone," a duet with Beyoncé, leans to the other side of the Atlantic, which just emphasizes the otherness that's become Gaga's calling card. And even as she's becoming omnipresent, with her songs mingling with those who co-opt her on the radio, she is still slightly skewed, willing to go so far over the top she goes beyond camp, yet still channeling it through songs that are written, not just hooks. The Fame Monster builds upon those strengths exhibited on The Fame, offering a credible expansion of the debut and suggesting she's not just a fleeting pop phenomenon.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/23/2009
  • Label: Interscope Records
  • UPC: 602527291567
  • Catalog Number: 001387202
  • Sales rank: 11,181

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Bad Romance (4:54)
  2. 2 Alejandro (4:34)
  3. 3 Monster (4:09)
  4. 4 Speechless (4:30)
  5. 5 Dance in the Dark (4:49)
  6. 6 Telephone (3:40)
  7. 7 So Happy I Could Die (3:55)
  8. 8 Teeth (3:40)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lady Gaga Primary Artist, Piano, Vocals, Background Vocals
Ron Fair Conductor
John Goux Guitar
Rodney Jerkins Musician
Eric Jackson Guitar
Abe Laboriel Jr. Drums
Tal Herzberg Bass
Space Cowboy Background Vocals
RedOne Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Ron Fair Arranger, Producer
Vincent Herbert Executive Producer
Teddy Riley Producer
Rodney Jerkins Composer, Producer
Julian Peploe Art Direction
Dave Russell Engineer
Paul Foley Engineer
Gretchen Anderson Producer
Taja Riley Composer
LaShawn Daniels Composer
Fernando Garibay Arranger, Composer, Programming, Producer, Instrumentation
Beyoncé Composer
Hisashi Mizoguchi Vocal Engineer
Tal Herzberg Producer, Engineer
Space Cowboy Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Instrumentation
Ianthe Zevos Creative Art
Dan Parry Engineer
Dyana Kass Creative Art, Marketing
RedOne Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Vocal Arrangements, Instrumentation, Vocal Editing
Lady Gaga Arranger, Composer, Programming, Producer, Vocal Arrangements, Instrumentation
Johnny Severin Engineer, Vocal Editing
Bobby Campbell Creative Art
Mike "Handz" Donaldson Special Effects, Vocal Engineer
Lazonte Franklin Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2011

    Great CD

    I'm a big fan of lady gagas music, when I heard the song bad romance on the radio, I just had to get this album, too bad theres only 8 songs on here, there should have been more songs, other than that all the songs on here are fun to listen and dance to. Lady gaga rocks!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Good Car CD

    I got this CD because I enjoyed Lady Gaga's other CD, the Fame. While I like the first CD more than this one, it is definitely worth owning, as it definitely is a wonderful whole new CD full of songs with her unique style. My fave song is Bad Romance, and this is definitely the best song on the CD. I'm also fond of Teeth, which I think is a song about vampires, but I'm not sure. My one complaint about this CD? It feels too short.

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