Femme Fatale - Britney Spears
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  • Summary: The famous pop artist's seventh album promises a sleekly produced, seductive sound, perfect for a disco party with her signature dance floor pop.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 25
  2. Negative: 1 out of 25
  1. Mar 31, 2011
    88
    As long as Brit keeps the ballads to a minimum and plays to her strength as a willing pop renegade (which she does here more than on any of her previous albums), she will continue to make exciting, groundbreaking modern music.
  2. 83
    Judging by these songs, she's a childless man-eater who could drink Ke$ha under the table. That disconnect, added to the fact that Spears doesn't claim so much as a co-writing credit on a single track, can make the album feel like an autopilot affair.
  3. Mar 25, 2011
    80
    Less adventurous is her sex-on-the-dance-floor lyrical fixation, so it's those playful touches that set Femme Fatale apart from most cornball dance pop on the radio these days.
  4. Mar 21, 2011
    70
    Femme Fatale, after all, is a flawed album, with lyrics that barely clear the level of a Ke$ha and a maturity level to match. But it's a pop album that's supposed to make you dance, and when it comes to that, there's not a star out there that can match Ms. Spears.
  5. Mar 28, 2011
    70
    Sonically, it has everything except hooks, either in the rhythm or the melody; it's all surface style, driven by sound and given shape by hypersexual lyrics Britney sings listlessly.
  6. Mar 29, 2011
    50
    Good lyrics or no, we still know Femme Fatale will be a blockbuster regardless, which is perhaps why there still remains room for Spears to try a few different things musically, and when Spears' producers are given room to stretch, they manage to pull of a few pop music miracles.
  7. Max Martin, Mr "Baby One More Time", has been roped in again along with scores of interchangeable Scandinavians to create an album of autotuned landfill chartpop which you will scour in vain for anything on a par with "Womanizer".

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 81 out of 111
  2. Negative: 24 out of 111
  1. Feb 24, 2012
    10
    It is best!
  2. Apr 2, 2011
    10
    Its amazing. I love all the crazy melodies and the beats. Even Big Fat Bass isnt THAT bad. My only problem is the lyrics.

    'You're so
    bright, like a dream'
    'Seen you out tonight smiling and talking'
    'Steaming like a pot full of vegetables'


    Also people need to stop talking about her not writing any of it. Rihanna didnt write ANY of loud. Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley didnt write and even Pavarotti lip sync's!
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  3. Mar 29, 2011
    10
    Britney returns to the pop spectrum right where she left off with Blackout, continuing to be an advocate for Electro Pop's continual explosion. With hard hitting dubstep beats and an exploration of European dance music, we are treated with one excellent Dance album in Femme Fatale that is sure to leave listeners begging for more. Dare we say, the bar has been elevated? Bravo Ms. Spears, BRAVO!!! Expand
  4. May 4, 2014
    8
    Brit's seventh studio album serves as a testament to her career. She's obviously not the most talented artist you've ever seen in the music industry, but you do get these moments from her where she gets it right, and when she gets it right, she kicks your favorite female pop star's butt and look good doing it. Expand
  5. Apr 5, 2011
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This is a good album and i think it's one of the best in this year,definitely isn't a perfect album but has some very good songs,like "Hold It Against Me" and "Inside Out".But unfortunately has some bad songs like "Big Fat Bass" but generally is a good album and I liked!!!!!! Expand
  6. Aug 9, 2013
    5
    One of the worst Britney Spears CD's. Her highly autotuned voice gets annoying, and the songs are horribly written. Definitely not a good album, only four or five good songs. Collapse
  7. Nov 21, 2012
    0
    This is a really bad album, full of autotune, and bad songs, all the album sounds old, the same sound as always, i just find this so boring. Thank god i dont have to hear this anymore. Expand

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