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There is a suitable time or place to listen to any music and this CD deserves to be appreciated at high volume when your senses are fully awake (or perhaps need awakening) !

'Lady Gaga' is a clearly talented singer/performer (I've seen TV broadcasts of her live at Glastonbury to know that to be true - she wears outlandish costumes, 'dances', plays instruments as well as composing the majority of her material) and there is a good range of songs on offer on this album to enjoy her vocal quality and musical 'energy' to it's best.

Things get off to a great start with the powerful 'Let's Dance' and it's pretty much full-throttle from then on; my favourites are 'Poker Face' on the album and 'Paparazzi' (although it is better performed live). It's not just her voice that helps to make these songs so enjoyable of course, the largely synthesised supporting music is also excellent and of a style unusual/defined enough to prevent the tracks becoming unforgettable or difficult to distinguish from other modern music.

The reproduction quality of this CD is flawless and there's nearly an hour of music to enjoy; the UK-edition I own has 16 tracks and some good online bonus content (an extra track, downloadable videos and wallpaper images) but I found the live video offered was unavailable for download - although it is available 'elsewhere'...

Even the CD packaging is a classy-affair, with a chunky/'curvy' jewel case and an informative booklet including plenty of photos of the 'Lady' herself.

I am too old to be in disco's or nightclubs where Lady Gaga tracks might be played, but I can imagine how good the experience might be; playing this album loud on my home hi-fi is a good substitute !

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After enquiries, I've added a photo of the CD box to this Amazon sale page to help with distinguishing this version from others.
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on 4 January 2010
Lady GaGa is definitely one of the hottest acts in the world right now. The Fame, her debut album, is brilliant and has the international number one hits Just Dance and Poker Face on it. They're both brilliant up tempo songs and ones you can easily dance to. Just Dance earned GaGa a nomination at the 51st Grammy Awards for Best Dance Recording. GaGa released an extension of her The Fame album called The Fame Monster containing eight new songs, including the number one Bad Romance. She's so different from most artists in the charts and it's refreshing to see. Her songs are really good and she deserves all the success she has had. To date she has sold over 20 million digital singles and eight million albums worldwide.
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on 14 October 2009
I bought this album after hearing lady gaga's first three singles and was pleasantly suprised, however if you are looking for an album with lots of variation this probably isn't the one for you as all songs are along the same theme (money, fame, boys, fun). After purchasing this it has been stuck on repeat on my car ever since! Its really catchy, happy and if you love Gwen Stefani's solo work you will love this as many of the tracks reflect Gwen's style! Always individual, definetly enjoyable. If you like lady gaga's previous chart releases you are sure to love this...here's hoping for more of the same from this hot new act in years to come.
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There is a raw excitement trembling and reverberating through
the trees and brambles of The Wild Wood tonight.
The harsh frosts and bitter winds of early January are
receding rapidly in its' wake.

Becky Barn Owl and Foxy DeWitt were both resoundingly right.

Lady GaGa is indeed a new force of nature to be reckoned with.

That we have received such a gift so early in 2009 should be
read as nothing less than a powerful portent of good things
to come in the months ahead. Something to make the unfolding
miasma of social and economic hardship a little easier to bear.

'The Fame' is perhaps one of the most vibrant debuts to have
crossed the threshold of The Wolfcave in the past year or so.

Ms Germanotta is to be warmly congratulated.
This generous collection of sixteen sparky and sprightly
electropop gems is a complete joy.
The predominantly drum-loop and synthesizer led compositions
wink affectionately at the past whilst simultaneously injecting a
sometimes weary genre with a much needed burst of new life.

The vocal arrangements display a thoughtful and subtle complexity
which belie the relative simplicity and economy of the musical ideas.

'Eh, Eh (Nothing Else I Can Say)', for example, is probably one of the
most gorgeous pop songs that you will be likely to hear this year.

Before and after it many more delights to be savoured.

'Just Dance' is a terrific opener. The loping rhythm and killer chorus
immediately had Scatty and Gritz (The Cubs) singing and dancing along.
I'm pretty sure I even caught Mrs Wolf grudgingly tapping a toe in the
kitchen whilst preparing this evening's rabbit stew!

Other classy contenders include the rumbustious 'Boys Boys Boys';
the unwittingly saucy 'Love Game' ( what is the "disco stick" upon which
this young lady wishes to ride ? ); 'I Like It Rough' packs an ambiguous
and disturbing emotional punch and the hilarious 'Poker Face', where we
are invited to witness our fearless heroine "bluffin' with my (her!) muffin".
Final "bonus track" 'Again Again' with its' more conventional
instrumental, band-led, arrangement delivers a powerful and
satisfyingly truncated conclusion.

Our Lady can sing. No doubt about that. Blonde becomes her.

Her thanks to Mr Warhol (even though barely a year old when he died)
would doubtless have been appreciated and preserved in Polaroid
splendour were he still with us.
( I have a feeling, however, that this release may well deliver
more than the traditionally allocated fifteen minutes of fame ).

The nod to Ms Ciccone may be less well received by Her Madgesty.
( The allegiance of New York's twenty-something males
will certainly be put to the test ! )

Mr RedOne serves the project well throughout, as does
Mr Herbert's allegedly executive production.

A cracking and crackling little album.

Highly recommended.

( In Memoriam - Eartha Mae Kitt, 1927 - 2008 ).
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on 26 July 2010
This has to be one of the most consistent debut album i have listened to in an extremely long time. It's incredibly catchy, the lyrics are smart and the beats are incredible.

My favorite line of the album is from the exuberant Brown Eyes, in which she passionately sings

"Everything was everything but baby it's the last show
Everything could be everything but it's time to say goodbye so.
Get your last fix and your last hit
And grab your old girl with her new tricks,
Honey yeah, it's no surprise that I got lost in your brown eyes

Lady Gaga is out for world domination and this debut proves it.

My favorite songs are Poker Face, Brown Eyes, Paper Gangsta, Boys Boys Boys, and Money Honey.
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on 29 December 2011
From the first time I heard this album I absolutely loved it. Almost every song is very catchy and pleasant to listen to. There's a great beat to each song Gaga has great attitude.

There are some songs that I don't like, such as Paparazzi and Eh Eh, but the other songs are so good they more than make up for it.

If you haven't heard this album you've been living under a rock for the last few years. This album began the worldwide pop phenomenon that is now Lady Gaga. It is one of those classic pop albums that will never be forgotten. Pure pop all the way.

Clearly, if you're not a pop fan, stay away. I know there are some people out there who despise Gaga. It's obviously not for them.
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on 4 June 2010
I purchesed this the second it became available, i still have not removed the CD from my CD player, i cannot stop listning to it on my iphone, always watching her music videos on tv and have went to london to see her twice, every song is of the highest quality each song is so good each would hold there own in the charts if not all would be able to top the charts, its like a greatest hits and can see why its the first cd in years to reach diamond status and that achievment is even more impressive with the times we live in with copied cd's getting used more than ever downloads an people not buying so much CD's.
In my opinion i honestly think this album is the greatest ever! i own CD's such as every oasis cd, every eminem cd, beatles,ac/dc, avril lavigne, girls aloud, nirvana, robbie williams, michael jackson, katy perry, rage against the machine, metallica, cascada, pink, marina and the diamonds, kasabian, silverchair and much more.
Lady GaGa right now is the best in the world at what she does in my opinion and you will not regret buying this album thats for sure.
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on 8 October 2009
I bought this CD for my daughter-in-law, and now my 7 month old grandson is besotted with Lady Gaga's singing!
It's good to be able to come on to Amazon and get virtually anything you want. It's easy to order, and the product arrives quickly and well packaged. I have nothing negative to say about Amazon or any of the items I have received.
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on 2 December 2009
Whatever you think of her as a person,just put that to one side and open your ears as well as your eyes.
A very solid performance,some memorable tunes and at least three top 10's.
What Christmas party won't feature at least one of these ?
At this price you might as well buy the CD as download it.
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on 20 June 2015
Lady Gaga's debut The Fame has to one of the greatest twenty-first century albums so far and one of the greatest electro - pop albums ever. That isn't an understatement its a fact.The album hardly left the charts in 2008 and went platinum multiple times across the globe.The album yes did had some fillers but the whole album as a collective changed the music industry as a whole. The singles Just Dance,Poker Face,LoveGame,Paparazzi and Eh,Eh (Nothing Else I Can Say) are amazingly catchy bops with at the time an innovative euro-dance sound which was not heard of in the industry so far.Other tracks like Paper Gangsta,Again And Again and Brown Eyes also proved Gaga was a talented musician and Lyricist.

My personal favorites are I Like It Rough,Summerboy and the daft but fun Boys Boys Boy.

Fast Delivery and the inlay,disc, and jewel case were in excellent condition.....
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