Blackout

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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: 29 out of 192
  1. MarinaS.
    Dec 4, 2009
    10
    The best her album ever!!
  2. AjayD
    Jan 1, 2008
    10
    I wasn't a Huge Fan of her, but after hearing this Album, I am her new Fan. THis album is kill people, Do not miss it, all the tracks I wasn't a Huge Fan of her, but after hearing this Album, I am her new Fan. THis album is kill people, Do not miss it, all the tracks are a Hit for me! Expand
  3. JessicaL
    Oct 31, 2007
    10
    I wrote Britney off a few months ago. I wasn't going to buy her album until someone suggested it to me. I love it, shamelessly. It is I wrote Britney off a few months ago. I wasn't going to buy her album until someone suggested it to me. I love it, shamelessly. It is that good. The beats + her voice, the oversexed lyrics, the word play from all her paparazzi coverage...LOVE it. I can't wait to listen to it again. Expand
  4. Aug 2, 2014
    10
    The 2007 album, Best album of Spears.
    The amazing and cool album, Gimme More, Hot As Ice and Piece Of Me are best songs of princess of pop!
    The 2007 album, Best album of Spears.
    The amazing and cool album, Gimme More, Hot As Ice and Piece Of Me are best songs of princess of pop!
    Danja is so amazing, Pharell is so cool and Timbaland is so fantastic...
    Britney is the only princess of pop
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  5. PaulaD.
    Nov 13, 2007
    9
    I don't think that she's doing her best, but i like the album.
  6. RyanL
    Oct 31, 2007
    8
    Britney knows what she excels at and she delivers it here on Blackout. Most every song is a get out of your seat and dance groove. Those Britney knows what she excels at and she delivers it here on Blackout. Most every song is a get out of your seat and dance groove. Those looking for personal, introspective lyrics have come to the wrong place. Maybe on the next album. Expand
  7. FrankF.
    Oct 30, 2007
    0
    15 songs of nothing!

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