The Fame Monster

Lady Gaga - The Fame Monster
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Based on 16 reviews
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2009 Ratings: #20
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
AllMusic

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.

83
Pretty Much Amazing

At 32 minutes long, The Fame Monster might be too slim to be considered a full release, but Gaga sends some loud messages nonetheless. With this release she continues to impress herself upon the public conscious, and should have her sights set firmly on becoming a modern pop icon.

82
Beats Per Minute

Yes, Lady Gaga’s music as presented on The Fame Monster is still “unoriginal,” but it’s no longer uninspiring. It is a facsimile of various trends and sounds in popular music, from the ’80s to 2009, sometimes even stretching all the way back to the ’60s. But pop music isn’t about originality.

80
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.
80
NOW Magazine

She creates layers of dark, self-indulgent, eye-popping music that holds up against her previous hits and is, in some cases, even more satisfying.

78
Pitchfork

Despite her flitting between personalities and personas, her music feels more like her own here than it did on her debut LP. The songs feel like they were written for Lady Gaga rather than simply for any modern pop star.

70
Rolling Stone
She covers her conceptual bets by rolling out sturdy club-thumpers, and this eight-song EP is largely on point.
70
Slant Magazine

I still think the album is patchy, garish, and grossly materialistic, and I find Gaga herself to be alternately the best thing to grace the late-night circuit since Madonna and insufferably self-important. But there’s no denying her p-p-p-poker face.

60
PopMatters

When all is said and done, The Fame Monster isn’t going to win Lady Gaga any new converts, but it does prove something to her millions of fans: that she’s not complacent with doing the same thing over again.

60
Spin

It's comforting to learn that Lady Gaga's supposed dark side-The Fame Monster offers a flipside to The Fame's sexy fun-is just as fun-loving and club-rousing as the songs that made her famous, because, really, her playful façade is a huge part of her appeal.

60
Under The Radar

You'd be temped to call The Fame Monster Act II of Lady Gaga's career, but it's really more like Act 1.5. Available as a second disc with The Fame or as a self-contained album, The Fame Monster continues where Gaga's debut left off and features eight new tracks of varying quality.

50
Consequence of Sound

The Fame Monster will undoubtedly please Lady GaGa’s army of fans and spawn more lush videos. You have to admire her full-on style and carefully constructed persona but I’m not sure this album is adding anything by way of originality or true invention to the music world.

Ana_Paula007
89
Com o tempo, vem o amadurecimento, e hoje posso deitar e rolar para esse album incrível, onde Lady Gaga estava começando a ser tornar de fato, uma grande estrela pop.

No dia 18 de novembro de 2009, a cantora americana Lady Gaga lançava a reedição do seu primeiro album de estúdio (The Fame de 2008), intitulado The Fame Monster. Se The Fame já havia sido um disco importante para alavancar a carreira de Gaga, The Fame Monster só a consolidou ... read more
vivvuk
80
when i was much younger i used to shit all over radio pop music stars like katy perry and lady gaga. now that i'm far more mature and actually checked out the music, i can safely say that katy perry still fucking sucks cock but lady gaga can make quality music like this. digging this record heavy
lukassantiago3
100
"The Fame Monster" shows how Gaga could take the pop music to a unbeatable, iconic and majestly well done level.
EMR
72
Probably her best effort to date. Released as some kind of 'extension' to Fame, this short set of dance-ready pop tunes showcases Gaga in her prime, not only with some of her absolute best singles (difficult to stay still on Bad Romance, Alejandro, Monster), but also on her highest and most cohesive point, aesthetically speaking. Some really fine anthemic choruses and beats here, despite a few downsides, such as Dance in the Dark and Telephone.
GersonAOTY
85
Um álbum que definitivamente mudou a música pop desta geração com a sua extravagância e impacto cultural, as músicas são inovativas para o mainstream da época, sendo talvez o projeto mais bem conseguido da Gaga apesar de alguns obstáculos no caminho como "Teeth" que podia ser facilmente descartada e tornar "The Fame Monster" ainda mais fantástico.

Bad Romance (10/10)
Alejandro (8.8/10)
Monster ... read more
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