Blackout - Britney Spears
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 468 Ratings

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  • Summary: Britney newest release includes tracks written by T-Pain and Pharrell Williams.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 24
  2. Negative: 2 out of 24
  1. Britney has delivered the best album of her career, raising the bar for modern pop music with an incendiary mix of Timbaland's 'Shock Value' and her own back catalogue.
  2. Blackout is state-of-the-art dance-pop, a testament to skills of the producers and perhaps even Britney being somehow cognizant enough to realize she should hire the best, even if she's not at her best.
  3. Blackout is business as usual. Courting publicity more shamelessly than that infamous kiss with Madonna, Britney writhes, moans and generally gives good pillow talk for the duration of an album where crunk, glitches, squeaks and clubbed-up beats dominate.
  4. The biggest failure of these songs, and the most confusing thing about this album, are the melodies.
  5. The electronic beats and bass lines are as thick as Ms. Spears’s voice is thin, and as the album title suggests, the general mood is bracingly unapologetic.
  6. It wants to be danceable, sexy, and a defiant response to the media shitstorm. It's not even that danceable.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 28 out of 181
  1. MarinaS.
    Dec 4, 2009
    10
    The best her album ever!!
  2. Amy
    Dec 29, 2007
    10
    I can't stand this girls music BUT this CD blew me away ! WOW !!!
  3. SamJ
    Oct 31, 2007
    10
    This is a great album, with great music. It is outstanding in the fact that it gets you to get up and dance. There isn't a single song This is a great album, with great music. It is outstanding in the fact that it gets you to get up and dance. There isn't a single song that you would want to skip over. A perfect collection for getting the spirit up. no doubt a 10/10 Expand
  4. Nov 21, 2013
    10
    best Britney album so far, followed by Femme Fatale and then Circus. Blackout is so sick, deep, new, I love it. congratulations to producers!best Britney album so far, followed by Femme Fatale and then Circus. Blackout is so sick, deep, new, I love it. congratulations to producers! Still waiting for something like this again from Britney Expand
  5. PaulaD.
    Nov 13, 2007
    9
    I don't think that she's doing her best, but i like the album.
  6. nute
    Nov 3, 2007
    8
    Hmm. never liked britney b4, but some of these songs are, i grudgingly admit, quite brilliant, and very avant garde. 'piece of me' Hmm. never liked britney b4, but some of these songs are, i grudgingly admit, quite brilliant, and very avant garde. 'piece of me' is better and more futuristic than a lot of electronic bands (Digitilism, Underworld, etc.) which was a shock. And the song Freakshow is nearly as good as SXYLV, Lava Lava, or D.A.N.C.E. Also, reading the New York Times reveiw, I'm suprised metacritic counts it as only a 40, when reads more like a 75 to me, especially with quotes like this: "That doesn Expand
  7. FrankF.
    Oct 30, 2007
    0
    15 songs of nothing!

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