The Fame

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LADY GAGA The Fame (2009 UK 16-track CD album – The Fame is the debut album from 2009s biggest import from America – Lady Gaga; and includes the smash hit singles Just Dance Poker Face LoveGame Paparazzi)No one can accuse a singer who titles her first solo record The Fame of hiding her motives, and

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LADY GAGA The Fame (2009 UK 16-track CD album – The Fame is the debut album from 2009s biggest import from America – Lady Gaga; and includes the smash hit singles Just Dance Poker Face LoveGame Paparazzi)No one can accuse a singer who titles her first solo record The Fame of hiding her motives, and as an exercise designed to make a pop star out of the woman previously known as Stefani Joanne Germanotta, it succeeds perfectly. There is plenty more to Germanotta than the super-stylised, cosmetically reworked face she presents to the world. For all the Paris Hilton-esque bimbo role-playing, Lady GaGa is a product of New York’s knowing downtown art/dance scene. So it’s no surprise to find that The Fame is a witty take on contemporary pop values, at times cruelly sarcastic (“Paparazzi” blatantly flirts with the same snappers who drove Britney over the brink). It’s as shameless as Pussycat Dolls (she has already penned tunes for them), as crass and kiddie-friendly as anything Black-Eyed Peas might concoct, and as generation-defying as her obvious inspiration Madonna. In short, The Fame is built to sell, and tunes like the chart-topping single “Just Dance”, the amusingly stupid “Boys Boys Boys” (supposedly a tribute to Motley Crue’s equally dumb “Girls Girls Girls”) and the brutal materialism of “Money Honey”, “Beautiful, Dirty, Rich” and the title track seduce the ear rather than impress the intellect. Smarter than it first appears, The Fame might be the start of a long and interesting career or it could prove to be a flash in the pan, but it’s easy to tell why it sells. –Steve Jelbert

Product Features

  • Record Label: Polydor
  • Catalog#: 602517917477
  • Year Of Release: 2009

Comments

Samar Nasseri "Sam4God" says:

Brilliant Album, Very Talented Artist 0

Mr. Laurence Williams "laurence_p_williams" says:

A Storming Debut Album with Several Classic Tracks There is a suitable time or place to listen to any music and this CD deserves to be appreciated at high volume when your senses are fully awake (or perhaps need awakening) !’Lady Gaga’ is a clearly talented singer/performer (I’ve seen TV broadcasts of her live at Glastonbury to know that to be true – she wears outlandish costumes, ‘dances’, plays instruments as well as composing the majority of her material) and there is a good range of songs on offer on this album to enjoy her vocal quality and musical ‘energy’ to it’s best.Things get off to a great start with the powerful ‘Let’s Dance’ and it’s pretty much full-throttle from then on; my favourites are ‘Poker Face’ on the album and ‘Paparazzi’ (although it is better performed live). It’s not just her voice that helps to make these songs so enjoyable of course, the largely synthesised supporting music is also excellent and of a style unusual/defined enough to prevent the tracks becoming unforgettable or…

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