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Cd Review: Lady Gaga The Fame Monster

Lady Gaga’s new album The Fame Monster has eight songs, but this was enough for Gaga to top the U.S. and European charts.

According to Rolling Stone magazine, Lady Gaga is “the biggest new artist” and had the biggest breakthrough in 2009.

The Fame Monster helped Gaga win two Grammys for best dance recording and best  dance album. It has sold more than 1.4 million copies in the U.S. alone so far.

Her album was second on the 2009 top 10 albums with 1.8 million copies sold just after Taylor Swift’s Fearless CD, which sold 2.6 million.

In this album, Gaga mentions love, death, loneliness and alcohol. Her songs are catchy, and the beats are incredible. They’ll make you want to dance even if you don’t feel like it.

The Fame Monster includes the most played song on the radio, “Bad Romance,” the first lead single from the album.

It is played around 80 to 85 times per day on radio stations, topping Leona Lewis’ “Bleeding Love” song in 2008. “Bad Romance” became the No. 2 song on iTunes’ top 10 songs coming after Kesha’s “Tik-Tok.”

“On my re-release The Fame Monster, I wrote about everything I didn’t write on The Fame,” Gaga told MTV.

“Bad Romance” describes a girl obsessing over a guy, saying she will do anything for him, wants everything from him, knows that this love will hurt but still wants it.

“I want your ugly, I want your disease, I want your everything as long as it’s free, I want your love,” the lyrics say.

“Telephone,” which features Beyonce, explains how a boy can be annoying and obsessing, especially a problem at a club when the narrator just wants to dance.

“Boy, the way you blowin’ up my phone won’t make me leave no faster, put my coat on faster, leave my girls no faster,” Beyonce sings. “Stop calling, stop calling,” Gaga sings.

“Monster” has that ‘80s beat and, not a surprise from Gaga on this song, talks about  an attraction between a boy and a girl.

“He licked his lips, said to me, girl you look good enough to eat,” the song says.

“Teeth” has a stomping beat different from the other songs, but the lyrics are similar. Gaga begs a guy to sink his teeth into her: “Take a bite of my bad girl meat, take a bite of me, boy, show me your teeth.”

Of course, the album doesn’t have just crazy, clubbing songs, “Alejandro” and “Speechless” are calm pop songs more like ballads, on which she even plays the piano.

The Fame Monster has put unique Lady Gaga on top.

Diana Silva

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