GaGa didn't start like the controversial singer that is today. I remember clearly when I first saw the Just Dance
video on Tv. It seemed so nice, catchy, but at that moment, no one had portrayed in their minds what GaGa was going to be nowadays. As Poker Face
got released, we kinda felt something about her direction, and Paparazzi
did nothing but confirm it. GaGa, nº1 in pop music for 2009.
Though, her first album, The Fame
, didn't convinced me. First six tracks were perfect, but songs like Beautiful, Dirty, Rich
or Boys Boys Boys
were more like a letdown for me. So, the american 24-year-old singer announced that she is going to release The Fame Monster
, as an EP (changing it to a full-LP).
The Fame Monster has only 8 songs, and a 34 minutes length, but I personally don't need more in order to realize, or better yet, be sure that GaGa is still the best singer in pop music since 2009. The Fame Monster starts with Bad Romance
, a 4:54 minutes track, debuting with clear vocals. Then, the bass plays all along the song, in a reminescence of the 80s music, even better. The chorus drops then with ''I want your love, and I want your revenge, you and me could write a bad romance...''
, probably the catchiest lyrics that we've heard in a while. Bad Romance is overall an excellent party song, with smart lyrics, thing that usually don't get to happen in mainstream pop music.
After the ''Bad Romance'' trip, we get to meet Alejandro
, and actually is really nice to meet him. The 2nd track starts with a messy Spanish accent from GaGa, but I can't to be with you like this, Alejandro
, and then the fire starts, europop classy beats, and a chorus that we will remember, for sure. Don't call my name, don't call my name, Alejandro...Monster
is the 3rd track on The Fame Monster, and continues the dance tempo imposed by Bad Romance and Alejandro. The song is catchy as hell, with GaGa comparing her lover to a monster, stating that ''he ate my heart''
. Appearently, the song has more than this, the ''i've never seen one like that before''
leading even the most ''clean'' minds to some, let's say, pervert irony.
After 3 dance songs, GaGa thought that it's time to impress. And she does that really well, helped by Speechless
, a sensitive track wrote by GaGa for her father. The lyrics are at their best on this piano-based composition, compared with Queen or David Bowie. Speechless is a raising track, showing that, despite being a pop singer, GaGa can go on her own with her imagination and vocal power. Good job.
I consider Dance in the Dark
to be the highlight of this album. A brilliant intro, pretty similar with George Michael's Careless Whisper, and a chorus that will bring you dancing in the dark, in a club, bathroom, or class. Because this is Dance in the Dark's purpose. Make you loose some pounds, and put you on your knees with its synths. Telephone
starts with something similar of a phone tone. That intro is actually my alert for text messages, haha. Telephone, the 6th track on the album, is probably the most poppy song from the album, and it also gets the only collaboration on the album, with the RnB diva, Beyoncé
, which I personally think that helpes the song in a way that GaGa doesn't, bringing some dark tunes from Bronx on a pop song, with GaGa in a club, stressed by her boyfriend that dumped her. Lyrics are not that bright, but the rythym fits the lyrics in a great way, so who the hell cares about the lyrics in this case?So Happy I Could Die
is perfect. Just perfect. It's silky, kinda sensitive comparing it to the other tracks (except of Speechless, of course). GaGa confirms her love for parties again, stating that she is ''happy in the club, with a bottle of red wine''
, in a pretty different chorus than the others, and by different I mean not sooo catchy. And that's good. So Happy I Could Die is one of my favs on this album.Teeth
is GaGa's need to confirm her unicity. Who the hell would wrote a song about a teeth? GaGa, for sure. ''Show me your teeth''
is her request, altogether with some bells on background. Teeth is a song to remember, not a love or hate song, just love.
The Fame Monster is solid as hell. So, 5/5 for one of the best pop albums ever. Thank you.