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

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Piece Of Me
I'm Miss American Dream since I was 17 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 203
  1. MarinaS.
    Dec 4, 2009
    10
    The best her album ever!!
  2. kellyj
    Jan 17, 2008
    10
    The people who keep doubting Britney just keep on getting pushed further in the mud by her ever growing incredible dance music. That are also The people who keep doubting Britney just keep on getting pushed further in the mud by her ever growing incredible dance music. That are also memorable. Britney is a legend, and not just in the joking kind of way like people on Livedaily keep saying about Crustina. Blackout is amazing. Gimme More, Piece of Me, Radar, Break the Ice, Heave on Earth, Get Naked, Freakshow, Toy Soldier, Ooh Ooh Baby, Perfect Lover, and Why Should I be Sad are all A+ tracks from an A+ artist. 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. Mar 5, 2016
    10
    HerHer bestllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllm Expand
  5. MikeS.
    Dec 3, 2007
    9
    Despite her best efforts - Britney has not destroyed her career. This album is surprisingly good. Scratch that great. for what it is - you Despite her best efforts - Britney has not destroyed her career. This album is surprisingly good. Scratch that great. for what it is - you can't get much better. Fun, bubble gum pop that you can't help but dance to. "Radar" "Piece of Me" and "Gimme More" are stand outs but the best is "Toy Soldier" which should be a HUGE dance club hit. 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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