Lady Gaga
The Remix


3.0
good

Review

by David Driver USER (82 Reviews)
May 30th, 2010 | 23 replies


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: A decent collection of both terrible and terrific remixes, leaving fans to sift through the ga-garbage to find the good stuff.

To put Lady Gaga’s massive influence into perspective, one doesn’t have to do much more than search her name on Youtube and view the thousands upon thousands of people putting their spin on “Pokerface”, “Bad Romance”, and literally dozens of other Gaga songs. Her music has become so momentous and celebrated in the current music scene that it’s influencing people by the droves, so it makes total sense that a remix album, aptly titled The Remix, would surface to keep the Lady Gaga hype machine rolling. Question is: does Lady Gaga’s collection of remixes constitute a worthwhile release, or is it just a simple cash grab?

First, not surprisingly, there are plenty of enjoyable interpretations to be found on The Remix. Plenty of songs, such as “Pokerface (LLG vs. GLG remix)”, Chew Fu’s “Love Game” remix and Deewan’s “Just Dance” remix are all fresh and creative takes on the Gaga songs that have been floating around for the past couple of years. Some of the best songs on the disc, however, are the ones that threaten to be the superior version of the tune: Stuart Price’s remix of “Paparazzi” adopts the melodic, slower sensibility of the original and puts more of a drive to it, while Robot To Mars’s mellower take on “Love Game” is incredibly well-done and changes the feel of the original song completely. Along with other favourable, more run-of-the-mill cuts, Remixes has enough enjoyable content to justify it’s release.

But, not surprisingly, there are also plenty of questionable tracks to be found. Songs like Richard Vission’s “Just Dance” remix and Passion Pit’s “Telephone” remix are long, meandering, and largely pointless, as they lack any momentum and are void of any anticipation or fun. The Pet Shop Boys’ remix of “Eh Eh (Nothing Else I Can Say)” really doesn’t have any good ideas, while “Bad Romance (Grum remix)” sounds like it was just thrown together. The “Alejandro” and “Dance in the Dark” remixes are decent, but they sound very elementary and don’t really warrant more than one listen. For every good song on the album, there’s probably a bad song elsewhere on The Remix to drag down the overall quality.

And lastly, the most questionable aspect of this remix album is the song selection. I realize that most the tracks focus on her singles, but some songs don’t really deserve to have dual remixes (The two “Bad Romance” and “Telephone” remixes, for example, are both pretty bland). Also, I would have liked to have seen other songs from The Fame album included here, most notably “Beautiful Dirty Rich”, “Starstruck” and “Money Honey”, since they have a lot of potential to become some interesting remixes. Casual fans of Gaga will find a lot of familiar tracks here, but anyone who’s enjoyed her full albums will be left wanting a bit more.

So, like most remix albums, I would have to say that Lady Gaga’s Remixes is absolutely nothing special, as there are plenty of average tracks and a handful of stinkers to drag down the overall quality of the album. Combined with the fact that the song selection and lack of variety in general is largely disappointing, you’re probably better off just checking out the individual tracks rather than purchasing the whole lot. And, like most remix albums, you’ll probably just end up putting a couple of remixes on your playlist and throwing out the rest. A decent release for sure, but you'll have to have the patience to sift through some duds.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
Mclovin
May 30th 2010


293 Comments


Good review! Lol'd at "ga-gabarge," but I think it should read "ga-gaRbaGe."

focksy
May 30th 2010


437 Comments


diggin the album cover


theacademy
Staff Reviewer
May 30th 2010


28810 Comments


r u a WR on the packers? donald driver?

Digging: Charli XCX - Sucker

LepreCon
May 30th 2010


4156 Comments


Got a massive order of these into HMV a few months back, they were imports from Japan at the time I think

EBTCardMania
May 30th 2010


512 Comments


diggin the album cover


Ire
May 30th 2010


41829 Comments


Good review. Good to see her discog being covered.

Mclovin
May 30th 2010


293 Comments


diggin the album cover

Why couldn't Hayley make an album cover like this, dammit.
Noooooo, she has to post a crappy picture to twitter >

FadeToBlack
May 30th 2010


11034 Comments


cause her record company would get done for possessing child porn.












o wait thats not child porn thats Hayley Williams my bad

Mclovin
May 30th 2010


293 Comments


Eh, I don't think her tatas are as child-like as the pictures suggests, but you never know.

Comatorium.
May 30th 2010


4195 Comments


diggin the album cover


[2]

Mclovin
May 30th 2010


293 Comments


But, on a related note, I'm now intrigued to look several of these up.

cvlts
May 30th 2010


8983 Comments


never understood the love for this chick. but hey! dont criticize what you dont understand.

pos.

Foxhound
May 30th 2010


4570 Comments


awesome review, never seen this before. I'll pos when I read again.

Zizzer
May 31st 2010


915 Comments


I'll probably just look up the Passion Pit one. Thanks for the review

zaruyache
May 31st 2010


7407 Comments


diggin the album cover

[3]

Digging: Maybeshewill - Fair Youth

Zizzer
May 31st 2010


915 Comments


The Passion Pit cover was nothing to get too excited about.

Beauville88
May 31st 2010


226 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I'd probably say it's the worst on there.

It sounds like something I could make. It's THAT bad.

Kingnick635
June 26th 2010


5 Comments


haha thumbs up on the soft-core pornographic album cover

dylantheairplane
August 5th 2010


2171 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

That Passion Pit remix is fucking terrible. The only good things on here really are "Dance in the Dark" (Monarchy 'Stylites' Remix) and "Eh, Eh (Nothing Else I Can Say)" (FrankMusik "Cut Snare Edit" Remix)

cirq
August 5th 2010


9265 Comments


somethings wrong with this chicks brain.



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