Good afternoon everyone, for those unaware the NFL SuperBowl takes place this Sunday (5th February 2017). Although I am in no way a fan of sports this event means one thing for music fans: The SuperBowl Halftime Show!
This year the privilege of performing went to my all-time favourite musician and idol, Lady Gaga.
As the event takes place in five days and Gaga has five studio albums released I will be looking back on her previous works and offering fresh reviews.
Today’s review will focus on her first studio album ‘The Fame’.
Alike all of Gaga‘s albums, ‘The Fame’ has a direct story incorporated within it and the tracks focus on a variety of themes. These themes include: alcohol, sex, money, love and of course fame.
‘The Fame’ acts as Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta‘s introduction of Lady Gaga whilst showcasing her struggles of attempting to make it in an industry as harsh as the music business.
The 15 track album combined all the best elements of pop, disco and ballads to create a pleasuring experience for the listener.
When listening to the album back I was shocked to discover how fresh it sounded and as a veteran little monster it was nice to mentally return to 2008 and rediscover the first generation of Gaga.
This album was best known for hosting some of Gaga‘s earliest (and some would argue greatest) hits such as: ‘Just Dance’, ‘Poker Face’, ‘Love Game’ and ‘Paparazzi’.
It’s been great to review and re-listen to this album again (as it’s certainly been a while since I last did) and I cannot wait until tomorrow when we once again meet the deepest, darkest parts of ourselves as we say hello to our friend ‘The Fame Monster’.
Until next time: stay safe, be happy and keep jamming!!