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: 48 out of 183
  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
    Britney comes in his extraordinary stage show that can do various styles of music, namely EDM or mid tempo. Britney puts all her heart in this album. It has music for all times. A great album. Expand
  3. Dec 4, 2013
    10
    I loved the album because it has more calm and sensitive songs than Femme Fatale. It sounds like In The Zone or Blackout. My favorite songs are Alien, Passenger, That I found You...
    I won't say she is back, because first she never left. And each era has its own unique thing.
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  4. Dec 3, 2013
    10
    WHAT AN ALBUM! Filled with catchy and pure-motivation songs, this album is one of Britney's best yet. The beautiful ballads Perfume, Don't Cry and Hold On Tight are emotional and beautiful at the same time. The album is obviously her most personal, Britney wrote on every song, discussing issues that are close to her heart. This is the album of the decade. Expand
  5. Dec 10, 2013
    7
    I don't understand the critics liking more "Femme Fatale" than this one (67 VS 50... Really? Femme Fatale gave me a headache, except for few tracks) I enjoyed this album, her voice is less "Squirrel" so it's a +1, "Alien" and "Perfume" are amazing tracks. A couple of songs are terrible, yes, but most of them are enjoyable. Finally many critics make a big deal about "She said it will be the most personal album, and it's not" well yes maybe it's not but we have a Katy Perry (Just an example, not to shade) that said her album will be "Dark and mature" well, her album it's not and critics are lovin' it. Expand
  6. Dec 22, 2013
    5
    Her personal album? I don't really think its really 'personal'. It just another Will.I.Am production, wished she ventured more. Certain songs have very cheap beats but overall its 'okay' Expand
  7. Jan 18, 2014
    0
    Awful Eurotrash prefab beats dehumanized sadness. No idea, no fun, no lightness; just mechanical thumbing and gross sexual lyrics. One more time, was much better. The voice sounds like a robot sampled Britney and then played it. WTF! Where are the real melodies? Where is the real voice? Where is Britney? Expand

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