Blackout

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  • Summary: Britney newest release includes tracks written by T-Pain and Pharrell Williams.

Top Track

Piece Of Me
I'm Miss American Dream since I was seventeen Don't matter if I step on the scene Or sneak away to the Philippines They still gon' put pictures of my... See the rest of the song lyrics
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: 30 out of 197
  1. MarinaS.
    Dec 4, 2009
    10
    The best her album ever!!
  2. RyanC
    Jan 15, 2008
    10
    Radar is awesome!!!!!! I am pretty sure it will be another #1 single too. It's good.
  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. Oct 22, 2014
    10
    This Is a Perfect album. Yes the Gimme More is super and Piece Of Me a big hit, Radar & Break The Ice this amazing. This Perfect. Britney 4This Is a Perfect album. Yes the Gimme More is super and Piece Of Me a big hit, Radar & Break The Ice this amazing. This Perfect. Britney 4 big hit in 1 album. 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 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. DamionR.
    Nov 1, 2007
    8
    People have to put aside absolutely everything that is going on in Britney's life and just focus on her music right now, as it is the People have to put aside absolutely everything that is going on in Britney's life and just focus on her music right now, as it is the only thing that matters and the only thing that people have the right to make their business and critique...and her new album, "Blackout," is the best album Spears has put out to date. Her debut was cute from beginning to end, and the subsequent albums have produced some of the best pop singles of the last ten years, but were filled with filler. "Blackout" is her first album that is filler-free and every track is strong. From the excellent comeback single "Gimme More" (which would be doing better if people would stop playing personal tabloid and just enjoy it for what it is), to the brilliant "Piece of Me," the Gwen-Stefnesque "Toy Soldier" to one of her best recordings to date, "Heaven on Earth." Britney, I wish you all the best with your stuff, but professionally, you're return is welcomed with open arms. Masterful. Expand
  7. FrankF.
    Oct 30, 2007
    0
    15 songs of nothing!

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