Blackout

  • Record Label: Jive
  • Release Date: Oct 30, 2007
User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 553 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 75 out of 553

Review this album

  1. Your Score
    0 out of 10
    Rate this:
    • 10
    • 9
    • 8
    • 7
    • 6
    • 5
    • 4
    • 3
    • 2
    • 1
    • 0
    • 0
  1. Submit
  2. Check Spelling
  1. Jun 12, 2011
    5
    I never liked her but this album is her best by far. Catchy chorus and beat. Of course after you have to consider she probably didn't write a single word or contribute in any way to this album but after all it's Britney Spears.
  2. Aug 7, 2011
    5
    A somethat surprising album that delivers more than you might actually expected, with loud, sexy, electronica beats as well as some Timbaland style corkers thrown into the mix you can't help but like this album for what it is, pop music. But that's all this album is, it offers little else, nothing that pushes the boat out, nothing overly memorable and sadly the only things that have beenA somethat surprising album that delivers more than you might actually expected, with loud, sexy, electronica beats as well as some Timbaland style corkers thrown into the mix you can't help but like this album for what it is, pop music. But that's all this album is, it offers little else, nothing that pushes the boat out, nothing overly memorable and sadly the only things that have been pushed to their limits is auto tuning and backing vocalists (Robyn for example), which i'm aware is used with most artists, but at some point a limit should be reached. Expand
  3. mark
    Oct 31, 2007
    4
    Britney can't sing, and the lyrics are mostly lame. Some pretty good production is what keeps this album from being a complete disaster.
  4. ChrisV
    Oct 30, 2007
    5
    Very disappoint record... its not britney anymore.. its only a bunch f producers doing their thing and britneys voice on the track, sucks!!!
  5. Noctiluca
    Jan 8, 2008
    6
    The usual Britney fare is here. There's high-production and the myriad of maestros do their job, but the lyrics remain completely insipid (save for one track). It's designed for a bubbly audience that laps up anything with a consistent thump-thump, for people who could care less that what she's saying makes no sense, that the music is a bandwagon approach to what's The usual Britney fare is here. There's high-production and the myriad of maestros do their job, but the lyrics remain completely insipid (save for one track). It's designed for a bubbly audience that laps up anything with a consistent thump-thump, for people who could care less that what she's saying makes no sense, that the music is a bandwagon approach to what's "hot" at the moment, or -- most importantly -- that she didn't write any of it herself. Britney is interchangeable, as anybody could do her job, leaving her in the status of a guilty pleasure. It's more an ode to producer's talents than anything. Check it out if you're into music with a glossy sheen, but if you want pop with substance go elsewhere. Expand
  6. Apr 24, 2015
    6
    Track by track review:
    1. Gimme More 7.5/10
    2. Piece of Me 6.5/10 3. Radar 10/10 4. Break the Ice 10/10 5. Heaven on Earth 7.5/10 6. Get Naked (I Got a Plan) 10/10 7. Freakshow 1.5/10 8. Toy Soldier 1/10 9. Hot as Ice 10/10 10. Ooh Ooh Baby 9.5/10 11. Perfect Lover 5/10 12. Why Should I Be Sad 2/10 Highlights: Radar, Get Naked (I Got a Plan) Potential singles: Gimme More,
    Track by track review:
    1. Gimme More 7.5/10
    2. Piece of Me 6.5/10
    3. Radar 10/10
    4. Break the Ice 10/10
    5. Heaven on Earth 7.5/10
    6. Get Naked (I Got a Plan) 10/10
    7. Freakshow 1.5/10
    8. Toy Soldier 1/10
    9. Hot as Ice 10/10
    10. Ooh Ooh Baby 9.5/10
    11. Perfect Lover 5/10
    12. Why Should I Be Sad 2/10

    Highlights: Radar, Get Naked (I Got a Plan)
    Potential singles: Gimme More, Piece of Me, Radar, Break the Ice
    Expand
Metascore
61

Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 24
  2. Negative: 2 out of 24
  1. The biggest failure of these songs, and the most confusing thing about this album, are the melodies.
  2. Poetry it's not. Still, there is something delightfully escapist about Blackout, a perfectly serviceable dance album abundant in the kind of bouncy electro elements that buttressed her hottest hits.
  3. For every hot, of-the-moment track, though, there's something like the nonsensical 'Hot As Ice,' which was co-penned by the thoroughly talentless T-Pain and might have worked two albums ago but just sounds retrograde here.