The Fame

Lady Gaga - The Fame
Critic Score
Based on 11 reviews
2008 Ratings: #528 / 757
User Score
Based on 812 ratings
2008 Ratings: #148
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October 28, 2008 / Release Date
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Pop / Genres
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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.
i wanna take a ride on your disco stick
The Fame, disco de estreia de Lady Gaga, soa ultrapassado e nada atrativo. Não dá pra imaginar que alguém com faculdades mentais realmente consiga curtir esse disco, um pop dançante furreca misturado eletrônico mal executado, nem pra sua época isso aqui poderia ser considerado bom.
The Fame é inconsciente, mal feito, medíocre, e claro, SUPERESTIMADO.

Sem dúvidas foi um disco muito importante para carreira da Gaga, com The Fame ela ... 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
The Fame must have been a revolutionary album on the year of its release but today it is just a normal pop album.
Guilty pleasure sex
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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

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