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Average User Score: 9.0Nov 9, 2011I am a new Nirvana fan, I began exploring them when my friend who is a diehard fan of the band, as well as many of the rock bands of the 90'sI am a new Nirvana fan, I began exploring them when my friend who is a diehard fan of the band, as well as many of the rock bands of the 90's recommended I buy this album and give it a try. And I have to say, this is, so far, one of the best albums I've heard so far. And I haven't heard In Utero fully just yet. Of course, the hit "Smells Like Teen Spirit" is on this record, it's not one of the best Nirvana tracks that they did, but it defines what they were here for: and that was to create some good grunge music with fantastic lyrics. One of my favorites on this album is "Come As You Are" and "Polly", it's a deep song and with Kurt singing "No I don't have a gun" is icing on the cake; "Polly is extremely deep as well and speaks of a girl being molested and burnt with a blow torch. This one makes you think and put you in the shoes of the abuser. "Lithium" is another great track. Even though he's more than likely speaking of the drug Lithium in this, it just feels like a feel-good song. "On a Plain" has this same notion as "Lithium", just makes you feel good! In "In Bloom" the guitars are the star of the song. And Kurt's vocals are absolutely fantastic in this, and might I add, a very melodic song! "Breed" is one of my favorite tracks as well. It shows a bit of raw and edgier side to Nirvana that would define their next album, In Utero. "Territorial Pissings", "Lounge Act", "Stay Away", "Drain You" are more upbeat tracks and they are quite addicting, definitely makes you abuse the repeat button. And after when you hear these upbeat tracks, "Something in the Way" just hits you and makes you feel like you're in Kurt's shoes, as a depressed man who had a troubled childhood and was trying to find a place in this world. 10 minutes after Something in the Way ends, "Endless Nameless" begins, a bonus track, that if you're not careful and leave your CD player on might freak you out when it starts. This track sounds a lot like something off of "In Utero", something on the lines between "Milk It" and "Tourette's", lots of screaming, haunting guitar riffs, and the "Mama" Kurt wails in the song puts chills down your spine (in a good way) along with the guitars during that short amount of time. The song is about 7 or 8 minutes and it's been said that Kurt wrote it on the spot while he was recording "Lithium" and got pissed off, so "Endless Nameless" was born, and even though it was only created in a just a short amount of time, it's a great track, but only for those who can stand Kurt's screaming vocals. Overall this album is absolutely fantastic! The early 90's was certainly a wonderful time for these grunge and punk rock artists! In a nutshell: this album is worth every single penny.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.2Apr 4, 2011When budding Kesha Sebert first arrived on the scene back in late 2009, she was perceived as an autotuned drunk who brushes her teeth with aWhen budding Kesha Sebert first arrived on the scene back in late 2009, she was perceived as an autotuned drunk who brushes her teeth with a whiskey bottle. Continuing on to early 2010, when she released her debut album, Animal, Kesha continued to discuss the likes of drinking, partying, and even associating everyday things with drinking (ex: Hungover). Now continuing on the footsteps of Animal, Cannibal, keeps the electropop going with more variety and flavor. With "Grow A Pear" (which sounds like something out of an old Nintendo game), is filled with vulgarity and infatuation with a boy who has a more feminine side than most boys. Likeable, yet laughable lyrics (...and no, I don't want to see your mangina). "Grow A Pear" is for the ones who like a couple of laughs. Continuing with the trend of self-empowerment songs, "We R Who We R" continues in the footsteps of Katy Perry and Lady Gaga with lyrics discussing being who you want to be. Though catchy towards the younger crowd, the older crowd would not be pleased with this song, considering the repetitious syllables (DJ turn it up up up up...) which even for teens can get annoying for a while (was that really necessary Kesha?) Though the songs are catchy, Cannibal is not worthy of becoming a Grammy winning album. This album is more humorous than serious and at times the autotune and synths get a little annoying after a while. But for the most part, Kesha continues to be a front runner in nightclubs and is popular among the dance crowd as well as teenage America.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.4Apr 4, 2011Femme Fatale, in my opinion, is possibly the best album Britney Spears has released. Now granted In the Zone gave us "Toxic" and Circus, wellFemme Fatale, in my opinion, is possibly the best album Britney Spears has released. Now granted In the Zone gave us "Toxic" and Circus, well it gave us "Womanizer" and "Circus"! But Femme Fatale is definitely up-to-date with the latest genres of music including, techno, electropop, synthpop, and even a touch of dubstep, which is new to the States (thankfully its Britney who is introducing dubstep to us!). Some of the hallmarks of the albums has to be:
I Wanna Go: a very upbeat, catchy tune with lots of autotune and bounce! This song is definitely radio worthy and I feel it has potential to be the popular song of Summer 2011! When the song starts it just makes you want to get up and dance and sing along to it! It's a great song and is probably the best song on the album!
Trip To Your Heart: Very dancy tune, with lots of catchy beats and an awesome chorus melody! Trip to Your Heart is probably one of the sweetest songs on "Femme Fatale" and, in my opinion, sounds like something that Britney would've sung on "...Baby One More Time" or "Oops I Did It Again" if both of the albums were released in 2011! How I Roll: When you first hear this, you'll immediately think that this song is sexy (heavy breathing at the beginning of the song)! Like most of the songs on "Femme Fatale" it has a catchy chorus ("Because I got 9 lives like a kitty cat!") which makes it very sexy and alluring for Britney to sing! Gasoline: This song is shockingly perfect for the age in which we live in (ahem! gas prices). Gasoline is a very sexy song that fits perfectly for Spears and might I add, make gasoline sexy again!
Criminal: This song is a more ballad like song which features Britney falling in love with a criminal. Definitely, puts you in the shoes of Britney's mama! And how she would feel if Britney really were in love with a criminal. Although slow, it's a great addition to "Femme Fatale"'s lineup of nightclub dance worthy tracks
Up N Down (only available on the deluxe version): I love this song! The beats are perfect, vocals are perfect, melody is perfect, everything in this song is perfect! Definitely a song you would hum in your head! Some of the other songs with honors would include:
Drop Dead (Beautiful),
Seal It With A Kiss,
Now I can say the whole album is great, but there is one song that I don't particularly like, and most people can agree with me on this one, Big Fat Bass! It sounds... OK... but too much autotune and heavy beats. Will.I.Am is not at his best in this song and doesn't do a great job as he did in "The E.N.D." but despite it all, Britney's vocal are outstanding and fills the void of the not-so-great beats and "vocals" (if you would like to call them that) of Will.I.Am! Overall the album is fantastic, but leaves a lot to be desired when it comes to Big Fat Bass. Other than that, well worth every single penny. Great addition to any Britney fan's collection!
I also suggest the Deluxe version, all of the bonus tracks are awesome, even though I didn't mention them, they're great!… Expand