The Fame

Lady Gaga - The Fame
Critic Score
Based on 11 reviews
2008 Ratings: #510 / 735
User Score
Based on 450 ratings
2008 Ratings: #100
October 28, 2008 / Release Date
LP / Format
Streamline/KonLive / Label
Pop / Genres
Suggest a Genre
Add
Abuse of this feature may prevent future contributions from your account.
www.ladygaga.com / Website
Tags
Your Review
Sign In to rate and review

CRITIC REVIEWS

100
AllMusic
Where GaGa excels, and why she crossed over, is how she doesn’t leave all this as a collection of hooks and rhythms, she shapes them into full-blown pop songs, taking the time to let the album breathe with chillout ballads and percolating new wave.
70
musicOMH
Empty lyrics are all part of the game when it comes to creating pop music – and Lady Gaga looks to have hit the jackpot here with her blend of sassy attitude, metallic beats and sharp, incisive songwriting.
70
PopMatters

The Fame isn’t designed to be a club record: it’s simply a pop record with dancefloor intentions, which, really, gives the disc a meaty backbone that relies on hooks more than grooves, making each song all the more digestible and accessible.

70
Sputnikmusic

Most songs on The Fame seem to be different takes on a similar formula, and for the most part the execution makes each song stand out from the rest. Yet listening from top to bottom, The Fame will tend to grate on the nerves of the listener by the end.

67
A.V. Club
The greatest weakness is the singer-slash-performance-artist's limited vocal range. Gaga seems to have spent more time cultivating her sequin-bedecked stage persona than her singing.
50
Slant Magazine

The songs that work ... rest almost solely on their snappy production and sing-along hooks and reveal Gaga as the Xtina/Gwen/Fergie hydra monster that she is.

40
Beats Per Minute
Unfortunately, despite any good will engendered by “Paparazzi,” the rest of the album isn’t much better.
truerowance
74
The Fame must have been a revolutionary album on the year of its release but today it is just a normal pop album.
AndreiCDorneles
85
A star is born and shines today thanks to The Fame.

Best tracks: Paparazzi, Poker Face, Just Dance, LoveGame, The Fame, Boys Boys Boys, Paper Gangsta, Disco Heaven.
Worst tracks: -
exception
38
i wanna take a ride on your disco stick
Tielur
75
Guilty pleasure sex
drumsdreaming
85
Thanks to its lead single and unique style, this album made Gaga not only an international star, but an icon that influenced music, fashion and trends between the late 2000s and the early 2010s.
Purchasing The Fame from Amazon helps support Album of the Year. Or consider a donation?

Track List

  1. Just Dance
  2. LoveGame
  3. Paparazzi
  4. Poker Face
  5. Eh, Eh (Nothing Else I Can Say)
  6. Beautiful, Dirty, Rich
  7. The Fame 
  8. Money Honey
  9. Starstruck
  10. Boys Boys Boys
  11. Paper Gangsta
  12. Brown Eyes
  13. I Like It Rough
  14. Summerboy

Sign in to comment
No one has said anything yet.
In Library (114)
Tielur
mathcoimbra
daveyjam
chanel
Alifer93
dumbmoonlight
GroovyAMFS
francowt
lacrastes
JuneTennou
Contributions By
royalflush, patton, philthy, erik, twigs