The Fame

Lady Gaga - The Fame
Critic Score
Based on 13 reviews
2008 Ratings: #567 / 779
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2008 Ratings: #101
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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.
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.

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.


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.

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.
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.

Beats Per Minute
Unfortunately, despite any good will engendered by “Paparazzi,” the rest of the album isn’t much better.
Good album.

In her debut album, Gaga shows the great potential she has to make great songs like "Poker Face" or "Just Dance" this album undoubtedly encourages you to dance all the time, a very pleasant album to listen to. Like I think it's a very good debut album.

Favorite tracks: Just Dance, LoveGame, Paparazzi, Poder Face, Eh Eh, Beautiful Dirty Rich, The Fame, Money Honey, Boys Boys Boys, Brown Eyes, I Like It Rough, Summerboy, Disco Heaven.

Least favorite track: ... read more
A minha pré-adolescência foi repleta de obsessões pela cultura pop e a Lady Gaga, sem dúvidas, foi uma dessas obsessões. Revisitar o The Fame completinho, depois de tanto tempo, me deixou com um gosto bastante agridoce na boca, porque eu tinha a impressão que o álbum era melhor do que realmente é. Acredito que essa sensação tenha sido construída por conta dos singles, que são os maiores destaques do álbum. ... read more
The Fame é o album de estréia da Lady Gaga, é um album que faz uso de um dance pop bem pesado com batidas bem texturizadas e densas, é uma obra bem dançante, quase todo o tracklist é composto de músicas agitadas e rápidas, o que se mostra um album bem agradável a um público grande que apenas quer dançar e curtir um bom som.

The Fame eu vejo separado em duas coisas, os singles e o resto, começando pelos singles, ... read more
i wanna take a ride on your disco stick
Álbum com apenas singles icônicos mas nada de mais só salvo uma no single!
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