Britney Jean - Britney Spears
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  • Summary: The eighth studio release for the pop singer includes guest appearances from her sister Jamie Lynn, T.I., and will.i.am.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 21
  2. Negative: 3 out of 21
  1. 83
    In just 10 tidy songs, it brings us closer than ever before to that distant dreamer.
  2. Nov 26, 2013
    70
    It's a concept album about the loneliness of pop life--with a high-profile broken engagement behind her, Brit gets personal and drops her most bummed-out music ever.
  3. Nov 26, 2013
    60
    This album continues the striptease of Britney’s career. But behind each discarded veil there is just another veil, an insubstantial gauze masking teams of (presumably unphotogenic) producers, writers, stylists and sloganeers.
  4. Nov 26, 2013
    50
    Despite the absence of longtime producer Max Martin and his associates, the album is a surprisingly retrograde affair, with midtempo tracks marred by dated production and vocals that hark back to the days when Brit was selling 10 million.
  5. Dec 4, 2013
    40
    At a mere thirty-six minutes, it’s not a stretch to see Britney Jean as a half-baked effort, more of a commitment to be completed and shipped off than the labor of love it was touted as.
  6. 40
    Ms. Spears and Will.i.am have turned to European disc jockeys who have found dance music’s lowest, least funky common denominator: the steady thump of four-on-the-floor. And they’ve settled for too many tepid tracks.
  7. Dec 2, 2013
    30
    Nowhere does Britney Jean sound like Britney Spears.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 47 out of 181
  1. Dec 3, 2013
    10
    If you're looking for an autobiography, then Britney Jean is not for you. Britney Spears has yet again delivered a solid album with meaningful lyrics in many songs such as Passenger, Alien, Now That I Found You. For the fans, Britney Jean is almost everything you could have wished for. EDM-influenced, ballads, up-tempos tracks all come together to give you a fan-favorite album. Expand
  2. Dec 3, 2013
    10
    If you're looking for an autobiography, then Britney Jean is not for you. Britney Spears has yet again delivered a solid album with meaningful lyrics in many songs such as Passenger, Alien, Now That I Found You. For the fans, Britney Jean is almost everything you could have wished for. EDM-influenced, ballads, up-tempos tracks all come together to give you a fan-favorite album Expand
  3. Dec 4, 2013
    10
    This is the best album of the year!!! Great musics, a very good vocal perforamance. Find here, what you're looking for! Britney is iconic and always shows her better. Expand
  4. Dec 3, 2013
    10
    maybe it doesn't sound to some people as "the most personal album", but nobody can deny that it is the most experimental album of hers. an amazing album with a big production! Expand
  5. Dec 4, 2013
    7
    It’s not a bad album, to be clear. But Britney said that the album would be personal, so it received the title of “Britney Jean”. But where’s the personal moment? I don’t know, I expected a little more from this album... Expand
  6. Apr 16, 2014
    5
    This album is just extremely underwhelming.

    Quote for truth:

    "I felt that although Work ***** and Perfume are the standout tracks, I
    don't feel the effort put in by her. Honestly I think this is her laziest album - she does not focus on her range and power in her vocals. The rest of her songs are poor, average at best..." Expand
  7. Jan 8, 2014
    0
    This album is the worst mistake of her career... the only track that i saved it's Alien, all the rest is the awful production of will i am who has lost his salt since a long time... Expand

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