Lady Gagas "The Fame" Makes Me Want to Just...Dance!
Jun 11, 2009
Normally, music such as Lady Gagas might annoy me, but for some reason, I just love her album The Fame. I think part of this comes from my love of electronica. Though a lot of Lady Gagas songs have pop elements, they also have this great dance club/electronica feel to them. I almost feel as if her music is better suited for some European Discotecas. I'm sure that might actually be the case. But just like in my headline, her music really makes me want to go clubbing, it's so bass filled and rhythmic that it is prefect for those kind of atmospheres. Having said that, I wouldn't go around playing this at casual dinner parties, but if I'm home and there is no one else here, I will blast "Just Dance", that's how I got my day started this morning.
Tracks like "Just Dance", "LoveGame", "Poker Face" and "Starstruck" really bring out that dance club feel, focusing very heavily on synthesizers and bass. These are the best tracks on the album for the purpose of "dancing" or partying. Besides being such greatly designed songs, all of these tracks listed above have very well written lyrics. While not all of the tracks on The Fame have as great lyrics as these songs, Lady Gaga does a fantastic job twisting and playing with words on tracks like "LoveGame" or "Poker Face". The best song on this album though is "Starstruck". Lady Gaga does a wonderful job balancing pop with electronica and fun lyrics. It hasn't become one of her hits yet, but I'm sure it will be in the very new future. You can listen to the track "Starstruck" at last.fm.
There are a few tracks on The Fame that aren't that great, but are now hits like "Paparazzi" or "Eh, Eh (Nothing Else I Can Say)". These two songs are overly poppy and in my opinion don't really fit into the album; especially "Eh, Eh", it sounds like it belongs on a Mariah Carey album. Sure the song is catchy like every song on The Fame, but being catchy does not make a good song. As far as "Paparazzi" goes, it tries to hard to be two different types of music those being pop and electronica. It's one of those tracks that should have stayed one way instead of attempting to go in multiple directions. Again, "Paparazzi" is catchy, but not all that great.
All together, besides a few tracks on the album that aren't quite up to par, The Fame is a really fun album for any fan of synthesized pop music or who likes the club scene...or just has a guilty pleasure for it altogether. Lady Gaga experiments a lot in her first album, having her try at dance music, pop and a little rap (check out Paper Gangster). Definitely a superstar in the making, Lady Gaga is just pure music fun, I can't wait for her next album, 4/5!
Pros: An album full of catchy, dance hits... Cons: ...and it's pretty much nothing more than that. The Bottom Line: If you're looking for a fun, dance album, this is it. Anything else, and you may want to look elsewhere. I'm probably not the only one who feels this way, but at this moment in time, I'm pretty tired of Lady Gaga. It's funny, because when I first heard of her and bought her music, it was this time last … more
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Lady GaGa's "The Fame" is a must for anyone into dance/pop/electro music. "The Fame" and Lady GaGa has a lot of the style elements of Gwen Stefani and her first release; pure dance, fun, enjoyment and songs that are truly unique to her. The Good: The dance songs are by far the best about this release. "Just Dance", "Boys, Boys, Boys", "Eh Eh (Nothing Else I Can Say)" just took me by surprise by how fresh they sounded. These are pop songs, songs that are meant to get you up … more
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