Blackout - Britney Spears
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 431 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. 70
    Spears’s fifth studio album is her most consistent, a seamlessly entertaining collection of bright, brash electropop.
  3. At times the levels of raciness reach Spinal Tap levels of hilarity, as on 'Ooh Ooh Baby's' slinky Glitter Band stomp.
  4. From 'Gimme More's' heavily treated vocals that sound like a sex addict's cry for help to the electro throb of 'Piece Of Me', where fembot Brit tackles the paps with laser eyes, it could really do with a few more human touches.
  5. The biggest failure of these songs, and the most confusing thing about this album, are the melodies.
  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: 27 out of 178
  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. JamesKuyken
    Oct 31, 2007
    10
    Awesome come back album!!!!
  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! Still waiting for something like this again from Britney Expand
  5. ChrisH
    Nov 30, 2007
    9
    Considering I never really enjoyed Brittney before, I was quite taken back by the quality of production and almost cutting edge electro pop beats and sounds. Each song is with ease better than anything she has released as single before, with maybe the exception of Toxic, which was class. Who cares if its mainly producers who have made this good? Good music is good music, so lets be happy there is so much of it on one CD, and its from Britney Spears, weird, but true! Expand
  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' 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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