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

Top Track

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: 31 out of 243
  1. MarinaS.
    Dec 4, 2009
    10
    The best her album ever!!
  2. Jan 10, 2020
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Blackout is Britney's biggest act in music. It is a pop bible and reference to new generations. Popularized dubstep and rhythms that were forgotten. The vocals are clean and their compositions strong. Piece of me and Gimme More are extremely strong and will be remembered for eternity. She became a legend. Expand
  3. ChrisNYC
    Nov 1, 2007
    10
    Britney is back!!!!....The album gives awesome dance tracks from start to finsih......say what you will about her personal life, but let the Britney is back!!!!....The album gives awesome dance tracks from start to finsih......say what you will about her personal life, but let the music speak for itself......and it delivers, time and again! Expand
  4. Jun 15, 2018
    9
    The best album in the history of Britney Spears, all the songs are very good.
  5. AOH
    Oct 30, 2007
    8
    Absolutely her best. Hands down the years biggest surprise.
  6. FrankF.
    Oct 30, 2007
    0
    15 songs of nothing!

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