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http://assets-s3.rollingstone.com/assets/images/album_review/the-fame-monster-1356555433.jpg The Fame Monster

Lady Gaga

The Fame Monster

Interscope
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November 18, 2009

Gaga is including locks of hair from her wigs in the deluxe reissue of 2008's The Fame. It's the Warhol-y thing to do. But she covers her conceptual bets by rolling out sturdy club-thumpers, and this eight-song EP (included in the reissue and sold separately) is largely on point. "Bad Romance" makes her name a Teutonic chant; "Alejandro" is a loving Abba spoof. Half the disc is Madonna knock-offs, but that's part of the concept — fame monsters needn't concern themselves with originality.

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