Tuesday, Dec. 08, 2009

The Fame Monster by Lady Gaga

If her innuendo, wardrobe and instincts for self-promotion recall Madonna, her albums, as of yet, do not. There's still a little too much filler for global domination to be a real goal. But the hits — "Bad Romance," "Speechless," "Telephone" — are towering and undeniable. They also demonstrate a complete understanding of what dance audiences require and vocal talent that's easy to forget underneath all that platinum hair.