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The Fame Mon­ster In­ter­scope

So, let’s get this right: The Fame Mon­ster is a new al­bum with Lady Gaga’s The Fame al­bum, at­tached? Or is The Fame rere­leased with eight ad­di­tional songs? What­ever the com­mer­cial mar­ket­ing tricks, it has to said there’s value for money here for peo­ple (like my­self) who weren’t too bowled over by The Fame un­til the likes of Just Dance, Poker Face, Pa­parazzi and Eh Eh

(Noth­ing Else I Can Say) marched sin­gle file into the charts. The Fame

Mon­ster has no such draw­backs: this is top-drawer elec­tro pop with the fo­cus very much on the songs – which re­fer in var­i­ous ways to Gaga’s rise to star­dom, and its some­what less glitzy as­pects – and not so much on Gaga’s oc­ca­sion­ally pre­ten­tious ap­proach to her (con­cep­tual) art.­dy­ TONY CLAY­TON-LEA

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